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Programme Manager Rolls-Royce

Date: Nov 15, 2021

Location: Trollhattan, SE

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

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 Rolls-Royce IPT has a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and experienced Program Manager with responsibility for various engine programs in Sweden and in the UK.

Reporting to the Program Director, this role is part of the management team for Rolls-Royce engine programs.

As the Program Manager, you will be responsible for the delivery of programs across different lifecycle phases against agreed strategies, working with stakeholders to ensure deliverables are completed to a consistently high standard, on time and within budget.

The relationship with operations and the external customer is key to succeed in this position.

We are looking for an individual with excellent communication and organisational skills who works well to deadlines and under pressure, and feels comfortable working across multiple locations and with cross-functional teams.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead an IPT to create a highly performing team enabling the technical and leadership contributions from each member to achieve programme success and excellence in the Customer relationship.
  • Apply financial and business management competencies to deliver the Business case, balance sheet, (working capital), revenue, margins and budget. This will include delivering the STRAT plan though the annual budgets.
  • Ensure with their IPT that the contract is met and the achievement of each deliverable is agreed with the Customer.
  • Identify and pull the insertion of technology to reduce cost and improve programme performance
  • Support BD in new business bid proposals and lead negotiation of repeat or opportunities directly related to existing programme contracts
  • Manage the Customer through ensuring "green" performance in Customer Scorecards and resolve any items of risk or issues with the Customer. Ensure the suitable engagement of the Organisation for resolution of technical issues and Operational items requiring escalation
  • Chair the Configuration Control Board and agree any Customer/Supplier/internal changes within the scope of their authority
  • Manage risks and opportunities to ensure the optimisation of margins/revenue and achievement of contractual requirements. This will be done is a planned and controlled way involving the whole IPT.
  • Manage the accomplishment of the programme against a defined set of measures, adding any that might be necessary in addition to those within the Programme Performance Summary and related measures
  • Ensure the capacity and competency requirement for resources and investment are provided through the various function process including the MPS, SIOP, and procurement external supply chain management processes
  • Lead the deployment of the Lifecycle Management, ensuring the timely achievement of Gates and the suitable commitment of IPT and Functional team members.
  • Ensure the programme is managed in accordance with PM governance and procedures including the creation of a Quality Plan to demonstrate application of the existing GKN BMS and to ensure compliance with any Contractual requirements
  • Ensure the use of lessons learned and LEAN/CI processes to drive a culture of continuous improvement and secure optimised performance. This includes driving improvements in margin and quality/schedule enablers to deliver contract and business case requirements
  • Where appropriate ensure the NPI phase of the programme delivers the capability and capacity for business case performance in steady sate, spares and support. This includes fulfilling all contract requirements.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in business, science, engineering or equivalent practical experience.
  • At least five years of relevant business experience.
  • Proficiency in the fundamentals of Program Management, Finance and LEAN principles.
  • Passion for the Aerospace industry.



For any questions regarding this role, please contact

Stefanie Bongs, Program Director Roll-Royce, +44 7825-063700

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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