GKN Program Manager I in Wellington, Kansas

Program Manager I

Country: United States

Work Location: Wellington

State: Kansas

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

Job Description

About the opportunity

GKN is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by road or air almost anywhere in the world it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do.

The role of the Program Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to the strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver programs according to plan. The Program Manager will also define the program’s objectives.

Who you’ll work with

Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of company projects or subsystems of major programs. Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes. Acts as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.

What you’ll do

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Program Management

  • Directs and manage program development from beginning to end.

  • Define program scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.

  • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents

  • Effectively communicate program expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.

  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve program goals

  • Set and continually manage program expectations with team members and other stakeholders.

  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the program team.

  • Identify and manage program dependencies and critical path.

  • Plan and schedule program timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.

  • Track program milestones and deliverables.

  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals , requirements documentation and presentations.

  • Troubleshoot problem areas, Manage changes in program scope, identify potential crisis and devise contingency plans

About you

Required Qualifications:

  • BS degree in engineering, science or business

· 3 years direct work experience in program management or in lieu of experience applicable internal experience.

· 1 year experience technical understanding of machining and assembly of large integrated structures, designs, processes, manufacturing operations and applications.

  • US citizenship or evidence of authorization to work in the US for any employer for an indefinite amount of time.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to react to program adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to pass a background check and drug screen.

  • Proficient with MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint skills and Project

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • BS degree in engineering, science or business

  • Aerospace manufacturing industry experience.

  • Technically competent with various software programs such as Project Management, Catia and Enovia.

  • Strong analytical and financial skills

  • Aerospace Program Management desired

Key Responsibilities

Not Specified

About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.