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Programme Manager  - Redditch


My client has an opening for a Programme Manager based in Redditch, Worcestershire. The role is responsible for the successful execution of the NPD Program(s) and projects and there budget allocation. Lead the Integrated Product Team(s) to drive customer satisfaction, continuous improvement and life of the program financial performance by managing customer programs, contracts, and business relationships.


Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Manage the Profit and Loss of the NPD Program(s) and projects. Responsibility, Authority and Accountability (RAA) for every project scope delivery and successful execution within technical, schedule, cost and quality commitments.
  • Execute IPT leadership across the Program. Seeks team input to promote rapid resolution to issues. Coache and provides feedback/rewards on performance indicators.
  • Supervise the Project Managers assigned to the Program. Establish objectives and goals and provide direction to the program and project teams in areas of customer concerns, potential changes in scope and risk assessment. Facilitates the implementation of program management processes at the site, business unit or Division.
  • Manage effective customer communications. Improve organization responsiveness to customer requirements. Communication and manage customer expectations and contractual commitments internal to the business.
  • Ensure standard program management processes are utilized and adequate support to the program and project teams by coordinating PM reviews, preparing & publishing PM metrics and reports.
  • Maintain metrics for program for earned value (CPI/SPI), quality, technical performance and delivery through all of the PROLaunch phases.
  • Coordinates all risks and requirements of the program into a complete integrated entity. This is accomplished by planning, controlling, integrating all projects into the programs and measuring all elements to ensure the requirements and goals are successfully achieved.
    Manage customer contract, pricing, terms and conditions and contractual flow-down through the organization. Establish and negotiate pricing strategies by system and/or product, market and by customer. Develop contract negotiation strategies. Ensure effective change management process is utilized.
  • Provides periodic program updates (Program Status Report – Green/Yellow/Red) of current situation relating to contractual milestones and problem/high risk areas (e.g., technical, cost, and schedule). Provides updates to the business units as well as divisional, and group levels.
  • Plays a key role in developing new business proposals and executing the overall program plan.
  • Provides overall Program interface with the customer.
  • Coordinates and monitors a One XXXXX Aerospace program technical personnel across multiple sites.


Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements):

  • Bachelors degree required; Engineering degree preferred.
  • Sufficient experience in Program Management; or a combination of Program Management with some Engineering and/or Product Development Management.
  • Experienced in Aerospace New Product Development (NPD) programs.
  • Proven Leadership skills - capability to lead change in an Integrated Team (IPT) environment across multiple sites and customers globally.
  • Fully demonstrating to proficient in Program and Project Management methodologies, processes and tools.
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) accreditation (PMP) highly recommended.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills – both verbal and written with ability to make necessary status reports and technical presentations to management and customer Experience in Risk Management.