Programme Manager

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Client Delivery, Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Joe Tomkins

Programme Manager




Programme Manager required for a globally recognised aerospace company, based in Cheltenham.

My client are looking for an experienced & pro-active Programme Manager to lead the future programmes and support the campaigns necessary to win them. This role will require the successful candidate to establish, mobilise and successfully deliver multi-disciplinary projects throughout all phases of the product lifecycle.

On offer is a competitive salary which will be discussed upon application, all candidates must also be eligible for SC security clearance.

Benefits for Programme Manager:

  • Bonus
  • Flexible working
  • Health care
  • Dental care
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • 25 days' holiday
  • & many more!

Key Responsibilities for Programme Manager:

  • Ownership and management of the project to time, cost and quality throughout all phases of the product life cycle
  • Provide leadership and direction for assigned project personnel, both in terms of the project objectives & the overarching business goals and processes
  • Establish and maintain a robust requirements baseline for the project and ensure strict adherence to requirements during project execution and disciplined application of the change management process
  • Overall responsibility for developing and maintaining the Work Breakdown Structure & Integrated Master Schedule to ensure that all project schedule commitments & deliverables are met
  • Control project spend and track and report metrics as required including the development and maintenance of a Cost Breakdown Structure
  • Ensure that resource plans are up to date and meet project needs and that tasks are assigned appropriately to project personnel
  • Identify, manage and burn-down project risks, develop & drive risk mitigation actions, review status and maintain a comprehensive Risk, Issues & Opportunities Management Process, resolving and/or escalating issues as appropriate
  • Effectively communicate project status through appropriate management reporting data both externally (customer) and internally (team)
  • Drive ownership and accountability in the project team and develop close, long term productive and conducive customer relationships
  • Identify process improvements and where possible implement initiatives to continuously improve the responsiveness to both customer and business needs

Experience and skill-set needed for Programme Manager:

  • Experienced Project Management professional with strong leadership skills and demonstrable track record in successful project setup, execution and delivery
  • Excellent communication skills and commercial awareness
  • Ability to demonstrate an execution focus and natural drive for meeting project and business commitments
  • Knowledge and experience in the effective use of Project Management tools and techniques
  • Ability to quickly identify the critical path and mitigate risks as they are identified
  • Ability to create effective working relationships within a challenging environment
  • Ability to communicate (and report) at all levels within the business
  • Strong negotiation skills with customers, management, peers and subordinates
  • Ideally qualified to degree level in a technical discipline
  • Proficient in MS Project, Excel Word, Visio and PowerPoint and experience of working with finance teams

To apply for this exciting Programme Manager opportunity, please press 'apply now'.

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