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Programme Manager

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: Portsmouth, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About GKN


“Join us and help make things fly every day!”

A Truly Global Business 
Every day, around the world, we help aircrafts fly further, faster and greener.  We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 38 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.8bn. Together as “one GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions.  We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050! 


Making a Difference 
It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.

Job Summary

As the Programme Manager you’ll join the Programme team of two Programme Managers’ and report in to the Senior Programme Manager. You’ll be responsible for the execution of the business case and contract in line with requirements and the agreed scope.  You’ll partner internally and externally to ensure the continued success of the programme. You’ll be involved with NPI activities and support the Head of Programmes (HoP) with all programme developments, Gate Reviews and changes. This will include:
•    Supporting the execution of the programme (including changes) to comply with all the business case and contractual requirements for their products
•    Being responsible for continuously monitoring the performance of the allocated programme, managing off-track items and for reporting progress through the PPS
•    Acting as the voice of the customer, is responsible for providing all necessary information, and supporting data to the customer, in a presentable and standardized format
•    Supporting the HoP in defining the vision, strategy, budget for the programme to optimize cash flow, profitability and growth
•    Actively executes Risk, Issue and Opportunity Management to control and mitigate the risk exposure and take advantage of opportunities


This position is a 12 month fixed-term contract.

How You'll Contribute

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and expertise/ talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:


•    Demonstrable experience of programme management, having created and executed a project plan
•    Demonstrated experience of managing all programme financial deliverables and budgets
•    Experience in commercial, engineering or operations within the automotive, pharmaceutical or marine industry 
•    Strong communication skills and the ability to achieve by influencing others
•    Ability to build relationships with customers and other external stakeholders


•    Demonstrable experience in commercial, engineering or operations within the Aerospace industry
•    Either completed or registered for acknowledged Programme Management Certification
•    Experience within Operations 
•    Ability to build and lead teams


We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do. The Programme Manager will have a strong work ethic with a desire to work within the aerospace industry, able to work independently and also within the team. 

What We'll Offer

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:
•    £35,000 to £40,000 per annum dependent on experience
•    Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
•    Life Assurance 8 x salary
•    25 days holiday + bank holidays
•    Income protection
•    Shopping discounts
•    Cycle To Work Scheme
•    Employee Assistance Programme
•    A collaborative, dynamic working environment 


Please note the working hours for this role are 7.30am till 4.15pm Monday to Friday with every second Friday a non-working day ‘Free Friday’.


As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly!  We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities.  That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you! 


Why Join Us

A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working
Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN.  Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute.  It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year.  By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work. We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

Hybrid Work Approach
We understand our employees thrive by working differently, what works for one may not work for another, offering different ways of working is core to us creating a great employee experience. We’re pleased to provide a hybrid working approach enabling you to balance your time between working remotely and working in our offices.  We’re also keen for our employees to achieve a work life balance so we’re happy to discuss flexible working options with you should the role be able to accommodate it. 


Join us and keep the world moving … click on the link below to apply