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10 months ago
Thales
Location: Crawley
Job type: Permanent
Category: Management Jobs
Programme Manager
Core Benefits – Private Medical (Couple cover), Yearly Bonus, Pension, 201 hours holiday per year + 1 company day.
Location: Crawley, West Sussex

Thales
people design solutions that enable two thirds of planes to take off
and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross
50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control
the world’s largest commercial aircrafts. In the UK, our simulators
train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and
search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of
our aerospace team makes a difference.

This Programme Manager
role is an exciting opportunity to lead and direct the execution and
performance of programmes within the Helicopter (HEA) Sector Services
Business. The role will also include working as part of the campaign
team to grow the level of post acquisition support business. Primary
responsibility will be around the management of bids and contract
fulfilment providing full end-to-end service delivery. Due to the
contractual obligations of the project, considerable emphasis is placed
on customer satisfaction; with this in mind the role will require a
diligent, dynamic and commercially astute Programme Manager to make the
role a success.

A high level of stakeholder engagement,
networking and development of key relationships will be required in
order to fulfil the project objectives – the ability to influence,
negotiate and communicate at an advanced level would be an advantage.

Key responsibilities:

The
Programme Manager is ultimately responsible for all activities during
bid and or/contract fulfilment of all associated programmes including,
but not limited to:

• Ensure programmes are planned, set-up, organised, documented, executed and concluded consistent with Chorus 2 requirements

To carry out day-to-day activities effectively and efficiently within
the framework of Thales corporate policies, directives and instructions

To present and report programme process and activities to the GM, Head
of Programmes and Planning Flight Avionics and Flight Avionics, as
required
• To assist marketing to achieve market and business objectives as part of the offer and contract negotiation team

To define, establish, manage and lead a high performing and successful
integrated programme organisation, including individual and team
resource profiling
• To provide robust leadership to build team confidence, competence and talent, and be their mentor and role model
• To delegate duties and responsibilities to the programme organisation/team
• To set and implement programme delivery strategies, including the maximizing of opportunities, and the mitigation of risks
• To set and drive improvements to programme cost budgets
• To conduct audit assessments and associated reports/actions including implementation of suitable actions
• To implement customer relationship management techniques

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:


Experience and a proven track record for delivery in a technical,
complex and sizeable project environment or equivalent customer service
environment
• Thorough understanding of project/programme
management including; integration, value, scope, quality, procurement,
time, finance, human resource, risk, opportunities and communications
• Good working knowledge of project management tools/software including enterprise tools such as Oracle or similar
• Comfortable in a customer-facing environment and developing business opportunities

High-level influencing, networking & communication skills
developed within global organisations – ideally enhanced through
international assignments or secondment
• Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills and written presentation/report writing skills
• Innovation and creativity to think differently and move the business away from the norm
• Strong administrative, organisational, managerial, leadership and team working skills
• Experience in the development and delivery of service bids and programmes
• Experience with Earned Value Management, and/or business accounting practices would be an advantage
• Desire to build future capability through coaching, mentoring and competency-based development of subordinates (and peers)

Hands-on experience that covers project control, financial reporting,
customer services management, budgeting, process development, lean
manufacturing, quality or environmental management
• Engineering familiarity would be advantageous

Project Management certification to minimum level C through a
national/international recognised authority (APM, PRINCE, PMI or
equivalent) is preferred or at least a defined plan for achieving this

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