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POST DATE 8/25/2016
END DATE 3/22/2017

GKN Aerospace Tallassee, AL

Tallassee, AL
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Role Purpose
Provide management oversight and control of assigned program management areas of GKN Aerospace, insuring that cost, quality and schedule commitments are planned for and/or met. Accountable for the Program P&L. Provide day-to-day coordination to the various multi-discipline teams which have the responsibility to manage cost, quality, schedule & performance objectives of each specific activity from pre-proposal, through contract award and program management of development contracts.
Key Responsibilities


Provide program management direction of specific program activities across many functional disciplines in order to meet the company's business cost, quality and schedule requirements.

Leading and directing one or more project teams in the professional services arena. Preparing project execution plans and monitoring project completion from initiation through delivery to meet mission objectives.

Utilize management skills to monitor performance of projects while providing technical and analytical guidance to project teams through the entire life cycle of the project..

Insure systems required to track and manage cost and schedule requirements are operational and available for staff. Insure that assigned programs and/or pre-proposal and proposal activities are managed to requirements and according to company procedure.

Own customer relationship for assigned program. Provide for periodic management review with assigned programs and ensure professional customer interface is developed and maintained. Effective communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation).

Insure contractual conditions and changes are properly reviewed, negotiated and incorporated by all functional disciplines.

Provide for identification and winning of follow-on work through personal involvement and leadership, to ensure all programs activities conform to company quality and safety requirements.

Assume responsibility for decisions concerning planning, direction of tasks and the coordination of budgetary activities with authority to require action (not define the action) within any functional area when necessary,

Must be able to influence and coach individuals that do not directly report to role. Effective working in a highly matrixed IPT /value stream environment.

Exemplifies athe corporate culture, which supports the Company's overall business objectives and goals, Safety First, Quality Always, then Delivery.

Provides leadership and direction with emphasis on team building through strong problem solving and analytical skills.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills

Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or related discipline required. An advanced degree in business and/or engineering is highly desirable. A minimum of7 years applicable manufacturing operation's, finance, contracts, and/or program management work experience is required. PMP certification preferred but not required.

GKN Aerospace is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. GKN is committed to bringing greater diversity to its workforce. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer (minorities/women/veterans/disabled)