Manufacturing Programme Manager
Bolton, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2d ago

The Opportunity

Manufacturing UK is an integral part of the Operations Directorate whose key mission is to ensure that MBDA’s deliverable commitments are met in terms of time, cost and quality.

An opportunity has arisen for a high calibre and experienced Project Manager to influence a multi-disciplined team in the delivery of production contracts containing both development and production elements.

What are we looking for?

  • Accomplished and ambitious Project Manager with a proven track record in the delivery of fixed cost programmes, of significant value, within a collaborative matrix organisation.
  • Experience within an engineering or production environment would be of preference.
  • Substantial experience at a senior level, interfacing with key customers and company directors in order to respond to complex situations and effectively influence key stakeholders.
  • A confident communicator, able to build strong relationships, with experience in driving and supporting multi-functional teams and delivering to tight time-scales.
  • Enthusiastic, pro-active and tenacious; you will be able to prioritise and understand strategic business needs as well as managing the day-to-day tactical decisions
  • Preferably educated to degree level or possessing project management accreditation from a professional body, but alternatively candidates with significant and relevant experience will be considered.
  • What’s in it for you?

  • The role will provide many stimulating challenges, personal development opportunities and the chance to influence resolutions at senior levels whilst working in a highly collaborative environment.
  • MBDA values its employee’s personal and professional development and therefore provides opportunities for both on the job training, e-learning and classroom learning in a variety of technical and managerial subjects.
  • The opportunity to gain professional accreditation via the PMI.
  • As part of a multi-national you will have the opportunity to travel on a regular basis both within the UK and internationally.
  • What would you get?

  • Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), superb learning and development opportunities and more .
  • The Role

  • Planning, facilitating and taking accountability for the success of large scale production contracts, associated with high technology products to schedule, cost and quality.
  • Taking accountability for the Master Manufacturing Delivery Plan, ensuring alignment with demand.
  • Developing and maintaining key relationships with customers and key subcontractors.
  • Ensuring accurate reporting of progress against all aspects of project performance up to director level.
  • Maintaining control of the programme scope ensuring alignment of funding to deliver the plan.
  • Assisting in tendering / bidding activities associated with follow on production contracts.
  • Preparing and maintaining contract risk and opportunity plans / budgets.
  • Managing and developing a small team of aspiring / assistant Project Managers.
  • What’s great about the team?

  • The successful candidate will be joining an the Manufacturing UK that is in the process of transitioning to a revised organisation structure whilst working hard towards numerous key milestones that will take a high technology product through development and series production.
  • The respective project teams are ready to welcome an intelligent and motivated Project Manager that can ensure Customer and client expectations and needs are exceeded on a consistent basis.
  • Manufacturing UK prides itself in providing the ultimate application of manufacturing expertise and capability throughout the whole lifecycle and supply chain of our product.
  • MBDA is committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential.

    We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

    Please Note : MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the ability to fulfil the requirements of the role.

    Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process.

    Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).

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