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3 months ago
Raytheon UK
Location: Chester
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Paul Duffy
Sector: Military & Defence
Category: Assistants & Executives Jobs, Senior Manager Jobs

Programme Director - Airborne ISR
Raytheon UK is looking for a dynamic and high performing Programme Director with current and previous military and aerospace programme experience at a senior level to work within Raytheon’s Airborne ISR Business. The successful candidate will have significant P&L responsibility for the execution of a large strategic programme to deliver Airborne ISR to a Middle Eastern Customer. It is anticipated that the Programme Director will lead the final programme negotiation team before going on to lead the design, development, manufacture, acceptance and support of the programme.

This is a complex and challenging role that will be highly rewarding and high profile, with extensive communication and interfacing requirements with the International Customer, Government and Industry stakeholders, and the Raytheon Leadership Team, demanding excellent interpersonal skills and high levels of energy and stamina. The work location will primarily be based in the Broughton, North Wales area with frequent visits to customer sites in the Middle East and travel to the US.

Main Duties:

The Programme Director will be responsible for programme execution across the full programme life cycle. The successful candidate will be required to:Direct the delivery of the overall programme.
Manage the programme within agreed budgets using Earned Value techniques, delivering each contracted milestone to agreed performance, cost and schedule commitment.
Ensure that the customer and project requirements are fully understood and implemented within the programme plan.
Motivate the programme team to perform and deliver requirements.
Work in conjunction with functional leaders to ensure that the resources required to support the programme are available and are assigned to the appropriate tasks and duties.
Facilitate complex problem solving initiatives. This will require a high technical competence and ability to think strategic solutions from the customers’ perspective.
Identify project risks and opportunities, quantify and produce mitigation, capture and contingency plans.
Ensure the goals/ objectives are clearly communicated, understood and executed by the programme team.
Develop strong relationships with the senior customer community and team mates to ensure that they are meeting their commitments to the project.

Candidate Requirements:
Demonstrable strong Leadership skills with a desire to succeed and inspire performance 
Proactive team builder who can motivate and lead by example
Strong interpersonal skills, team motivator, able to build strong relationships with customers and peers. Able to drive multidiscipline teams
Innovative & creative problem solver. Able to develop and deliver effective presentations.
Able to facilitate problem solving of complex issues across business units and organisational boundaries
Excellent Communication – written and verbal at all levels within the organisation and with the customer
Commercially astute
Excellent negotiation skills
Ability to identify and understand technical programme issues, to summarize key concerns and follow through with development of an action plan to correct or satisfy problem areas.
Integrity and honesty
Energy, Drive and Staying Power; maintains personal motivation over the long haul
Courage; able to make the difficult decision
Ability to rapidly assimilate information, culture and process to bring maximum effect in a short space of time.

Education and Experience

Previous experience of successfully leading a large multi-disciplined team to deliver an airborne platform integration programme (or significant elements of it) for the Defence or Aerospace Industry with annual revenues in excess of £100M.

Degree in Science, Engineering or Business Management, plus established progressive experience in programme/project delivery using business performance management and reporting methodologies

Experience of working within the regulatory frameworks of the Defence or Aerospace Industry and specifically as required to achieve certification for delivery into the Middle East

Demonstrable international; bid and proposal management experience, winning new, repeat or follow on business through leading and supplying winning proposals  Demonstrable experience of senior international Customer stakeholder engagement specifically within the Middle East.
Experience of effective management of programmes using Earned Value Management, EVM

Member of a relevant Engineering or Programme Management Professional Institution

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