Senior Programme Manager

Cwmbran Permanent
  • Great opportunity to join a leading aerospace company
  • Ability to develop your professional career

About Our Client

Are you interested in working at the business end of Aerospace, where airline brand meets innovative passenger experience? Then your next opportunity could be with Safran Seats, an industry award winning, premium designer and manufacturer of First and Business Class seating and technology. Our passenger experience prides itself on innovation, customization, quality and industrial design.

At Safran Seats, we are unique within aerospace, as we interface with both the world's biggest airlines and airframers alike, with the largest seats portfolio of all seats suppliers. One day you could be liaising with one of the world's largest airframers, and the next, some of the biggest airline brands around the world!

In the UK, Safran Seats specialises solely in the First Class and Business Class seating markets for wide body aircraft, with industrial and engineering teams in Cwmbran and Newport, Wales.

Our in-house design studio co-creates the most innovative experiences in the sky with our airline customers and partners. Our dedicated engineering, production and in-service support facilities are integral to delivering a high-end quality product that we keep flying throughout the life of programme. We are fully supported by a wide team of support functions, from HR to Finance, to Business Development and Planning and Logistics, our team is built to give Safran Seats an end-to-end capability in house in the UK.

Job Description

- Establishes the framework and conditions for the smooth execution of complex programmes
- Passes on the programme objectives to the company's functional departments, within their delegated scope of responsibility
- Is responsible for leading the integrated programme team
- Manages all aspects of the programme(s), including performance, cost, quality and lead-time aspects. As a Senior there may be multiple programmes to manage concurrently.
- Ensures that information shared with the customer is consistent and relevant
- Operates as the SGB primary interface and point of contact with the customer recognising that customer could be external; Airline or Airframer or both, or Internal: Safran in the case of product line management.
- May act as "account manager" in instances where large customers are involved and will work closely with BD teams to cultivate relationships and be first point of escalation (by customer).

The Successful Applicant

  • Ability to develop the strategy for a programme utilising the organisation processes and reference systems.
  • Proficiency in financial management and project management in complex contexts.
  • Ability to listen to customers, provide support and ensure their satisfaction (strong sense of customer culture)
  • Proficiency in the legal and contractual aspects of programme execution in a complex environment
  • Ability to organize and plan projects, including complex collaborative projects with partners
  • Ability to lead and coordinate a multidisciplinary and cross-functional team
  • Ability to identify and analyse risks and support and coach a team to achieve the same
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to present information to internal and external stakeholders at the highest level

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification.

Please apply and submit your CV today! Once your CV has been reviewed, we will contact you with the next stages.

What's on Offer

As a valued member of our team, these are just a few of the benefits you'll receive:
* 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays
* Benefits Programme, with a number of schemes such as cycle to work, technology savings, retail discounts and access to private healthcare
* Career Progressions opportunities such as company sponsorship and further training courses
* Family friendly policies including maternity, paternity, adoptive parents, shared parental leave, parental leave and flexible working
* Equality & Diversity initiatives with internal groups for workplace engagement and involvement
* STEM engagement with schools, colleges and universities and Charitable activities for all

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Project / Programme Management
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