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Programme Manager

Date: Mar 25, 2023

Location: Papendrecht, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Job Summary

The Program manager is responsible for the execution of the business case and contract in line with requirements and the agreed scope. Supports the Program Director with Aftermarket activities up to and including Lifecycle Gate 9 and with on-going management activities of the program from Lifecycle Gate 7 and beyond. Supports the Program Manager / Director with Change Control Board activities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supports the execution of the program (including changes) to comply with all the business case and contractual requirements for their products.
  • Responsible for continuously monitoring the performance of the allocated programs, managing off-track items and for reporting progress through the PPS. 
  • Creates Program Improvement Plans including cost improvement, pricing initiatives, enable Zero Defects Manufacturing, redesign initiatives, gaining agreement with relevant stakeholders.
  • Provides input to make, move, buy decisions and strategic procurement decisions.
  • Acts as the voice of the customer.
  • Supports the PD / VP in defining the vision, strategy, budget for the program to optimize cash flow, profitability and growth.
  • Adheres to all program management standards and policies in accordance with the GKN Aerospace Program Management framework and contribute to process development.
  • Actively executes Risk, Issue and Opportunity Management to control and mitigate the risk exposure and take advantage of opportunities.
  • Supports the PD in the proposal process.
  • Responsible for planning and performance of Life Cycle Gate, including preceding Reviews.
  • Responsible for updating Sales / Demand Plan and initiating demand management for serial purchase orders.
  • Responsible for undertaking any other activity required to ensure successful delivery of the program.
  • Responsible for Managing the Product Support Agreements to provide an effective business case.
  • Provides opportunities for further Aftermarket activities within given portfolio and site responsibilities.

What do you need to be succesfull in this role?

  • Ability to create, manage and execute a project plan.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to achieve by influencing others.
  • Experience in commercial, engineering or operations within the Aerospace industry.
  • Ability to build relationships with customers and other external stakeholders.
  • Financial acumen.
  • Understanding of the business models within Aerospace.
  • Either completed or registered for acknowledged Program Management Certification.
  • Compilation of reports to allow effective business line reporting and Operations alignment
  • Experience within Operations, sites and capabilities. 
  • Ability to build and lead teams.
  • Understanding of Engineering processes applicable to out-of-production and repair platforms
  • MRO (Part 145) experience / understanding
  • Customer facing / point of contact for escalation and deliverables

Our Offer

Besides an innovative and international work environment that offers you a good work-life balance , We offer you  opportunities to learn and grow, a competitive salary (Grade M), pension plan, 40 days off and travel allowance (from 10 km single journey) as well.

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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