Programme Manager

  • Location
    Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
  • Salary
    £36.38/Hourly
  • Category
    Engineering, Aerospace, Automotive - Aeronautical & Space Engineering
  • Job type
    Temporary contract
  • Industry
    Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive
  • External Reference
    PM2021

Programme Manager



Location: Leighton Buzzard / Hybrid WFH


Duration: 6 months with scope to go permanent.


Hours of Work - Standard Hours - 39 hours per week. Breakdown of working hours below;



31.5 core hours: Monday to Thursday, 09.00 to 16.30. Fridays, 09.00 to 12.30.



The additional 7.5 hours can be worked on a flexible time agreement during the below times:


Monday to Wednesday between:



  • 07.30 to 09.00

  • 16.30 to 18.00


Thursday between:



  • 07.30 to 09.00

  • 16.30 to 19.00


Friday between:



  • 07.30 and 09.00

  • 12.30 and 14.00


Purpose



  • Responsible for program managing all aspects of the A350 Galley Product lifecycle


Primary Responsibilities



  • Program manage a new product introduction (NPI) with multiple projects running concurrently and within a matrix organization in conjunction with other project and program managers

  • Execution of the Collins Management System (CMS) procedure (COL-CMS-POL-0001) to deliver programs to time, cost and quality metrics defined by program charter.

  • Creation and update of Program Charter for all aftermarket and legacy programs, as set out in the Departmental Handbook (COL-CMS-PRO-0001)

  • Ownership of all galley programs at phase gate six as per CMS Gated Approval Process (COL-CMS-PRO-0002).

  • Plan programs and lead team in line with CMS Value Stream Planning & Cadence Reviews (COL-CMS-PRO-0003).

  • Liaise with internal departments to ensure that customer requests / deadlines are achieved under budget and manage risks and opportunities as per CMS process (COL-CMS-WK-0001).

  • Track the financial performance of the products and be a part of the team to improve its financial contribution to the business using Program Charter.

  • Leadership of IPT as per RASCI described in Departmental Handbook (BMS-17-00).

  • Ownership of quotations for work, inline with charter & IPT RASCI.

  • Set goals and objectives of subordinates inline the Collins Aerospace values and CMS framework respectively, including performance connect reviews.

  • Act as a customer focal and brand ambassador in keeping with Collins Aerospace hospitality and conduct policies.

  • Liaise with internal departments to ensure that customer requests / deadlines are achieved under budget

  • Generate a strong focus within the team on customer relationships and delivery of the internal objectives

  • Track the financial performance of the products and be a part of the team to improve its financial contribution to the business

  • Contribute to the implementation of robust project management processes

  • Communication and focal with customer on both technical and commercial issues

  • Generate a strong focus on customer relationships and development

  • Lead Continuous Improvement Activities


Related Experience



  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office Suite, Project and JDE)

  • Knowledge of NPI product lifecycle - JDP, PDR, CDR, FAI

  • Commercial knowledge / awareness and a strong focus on the delivery of internal objectives

  • Good planning skills (Microsoft Project or Primavera)

  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management

  • Proven strong programme management skills in a matrix environment

  • Focus on customer satisfaction

  • Experience of Airbus procedures and ways of working (desirable)

  • Able to think 'outside the box'


Education



  • Educated to HND/Degree level in a technical discipline


Certifications/Licences


Formal PM training / accreditation such as PMP or APM











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