Program Manager

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Meg Easterbrook

Program Manager

12-month FTC


We are working with a leading prime contractor and systems integrator, responsible for a wide portfolio of high technology programmes, complex integration, training and through-life support, spanning the defence and civil sectors. They are looking for a Program Manager on a 12-month fixed term contract to join their complex programs.

Program Manager Job Description

  • Manages subordinate teams overseeing subcontractors or critical subcontracted systems for all contract types and programs.
  • Directs and manages all costs, quality, schedule, financial and technical performance requirements that are levied on the subcontractor or the product family and is required to ensure performance and support of the contract milestones of the system.
  • Develops sourcing and subcontract program management strategic plans that address overall program capture needs and execution.
  • Acts as the main focal point to the subcontractor and program management office.
  • Responsible for and directs all phases of the subcontract from initiation of the business case for make or buy decisions through requests for proposals, subcontract management plans, negotiation strategy, cost accountability and program execution.
  • Makes decisions affecting the performance of the subcontractor.
  • Establishes milestone objectives and manages performance to committed schedules and contractual specifications.
  • Leads team normally composed of engineers, quality and procurement personnel.

Experience needed for the Program Manager position

  • Supplier and Programme/Project Management Experience
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Liaison capability - Frequent inter-organisational and outside customer contacts. Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.
  • Strategically aware - Defines the strategic direction and completion of specific programs and projects, through sourcing strategy and supplier positioning.
  • Demonstrable Risk and Opportunity management experience
  • Ability to manage and control scope using change control processes
  • Supplier management and negotiation experience with supplier performance analysis skill set
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task (position may include programme execution and proposal support efforts) across multiple programmes/platforms
  • Experience of creating schedules and managing internal and external parties to the schedule
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Ideally require Bachelor's degree from an accredited college. Will also consider individuals with equivalent experience / combined education

Please note the successful Program Manager will also need to pass SC clearance.

Benefits of the Program Manager position.

Due to the nature of the business, please enquire for further details on this position.

Above average rate plus permanent benefits.

How to Apply for the Program Manager position

If you meet the above requirements, and you are interested in working for an incredible company where you will be challenged and rewarded, please call Meg Easterbrook on 01342 330503 and quote: Program Manager

Alternatively click 'Apply Now!'

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