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Program Manager - St. Louis, MO

Date: Aug 20, 2021

Location: St Louis, MO, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 51 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world”s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.

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.

Job Summary

The Program Manager will responsible for program performance and managing integrated product teams. The Program Manager will be accountable for program performance including financial management, contract execution, technical implementation and Voice of the Customer ensuring proper methods are followed to track program cost, schedule, and contract compliance. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Continuously monitor program execution, ensuring the proper tracking of program cost, schedules and performance and appropriate reporting of progress against program milestones with stakeholders.  
  • Identify customer tiered milestones and ensure alignment of PMP and IMS to confirm all milestones will be achieved on schedule and on budget.
  • Ensure customer requirements are documented, understood, assessed and integrated into the Program Management Plan (PMP), Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and appropriate budgets are assigned to complete all tasks to deliver the requirements.
  • Establish and maintain a positive, constructive, and collaborative culture internally within the organization and externally with the customer community. 
  • Ensure programs employ consistent and standardized change management processes to maintain compliance with all business case and contractual requirements for their products.
  • Create, implement, and advocate program improvement plans including but not limited to those related to affordability, pricing, continuous improvement, Zero Defects Manufacturing, and engineering design initiatives.
  • Oversee change and manage growth on the program, executing Bids and Proposals activities to coordinate cost budget, schedule and technical compliance to meet the requirements of the customer. Ensure contract negotiation aligns to approved business case, statement of work and requirements.Proactively executes risk, issue and opportunity management to control and mitigate the risk exposure and exploit opportunities.
  • Advocate and uphold the culture associated with GKN’s Great Place to Work initiative.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Science, Finance, Mathematics or Business 
  • 5 years of professional aerospace/defense leadership or managerial experience, either military or industry. 
  • Must be a US Citizen due to program security clearance requirements

Preferred Qualifications

  • Leadership and team building skills to include fostering collaborative and positive cultures, formal and informal influencing skills, and team empowerment and motivation expertise
  • Problem solving skills and knowledge of program management tools and procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Customer/stakeholder relationship building skills



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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