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IT Project Manager (w/ Manufacturing Exp)

Requisition ID:  79658
Business Unit:  Meggitt USA Services (3405)

Akron, OH, United States, 44306

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defence and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”. These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 10,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Our Corporate Functions keep our business competitive by providing first-class support from Quality through to Finance and HR.

Headquartered in the UK, Meggitt PLC is a global engineering group specialising in extreme environment components and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy markets. Some 10,000 people are employed across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and North America and regional bases in Brazil, India and the Middle East.

Job Designation

  • The Meggitt IT Group (ITG) and Applications team work closely with functions across the global business to identify, develop and deploy manufacturing capability globally. The portfolio is varied but is focused on the manufacturing arena, which includes the manufacturing floor. The IT Project Manager will oversee several parallel projects and deliver a varied mix of manufacturing applications projects ranging from application version upgrades to delivery of new manufacturing applications to new facilities application requirements. A key requirement will be to manage the global rationalization and consolidation of manufacturing applications.
  • The role will need to work closely with the business and workstream leads to shape and drive a delivery plan. Knowledge and strong experience of successfully delivering shop floor capability plus application rationalization programs and projects are paramount.  
  • The role will work closely with the manufacturing sites, and workstream leads to shape and drives a delivery plan.  
  • The successful candidate will be a self-starter, resourceful and resilient leader capable of managing multiple IT delivery projects with challenging timescales. They will be used to a matrix organization and have experience working with and delivering IT capabilities across globally spread teams using a structured project management methodology. An element of global travel will be required depending on the projects.



  • This role is a remote position. Preferred someone who is based on the Eastern or Central Time Zone.
  • Manufacturing shop floor experience


Job Core Responsibilities

  • Grow a solid delivery team trusted to deliver excellence.
  • Work closely with the business teams, IT architects, and project sponsor to define and deliver Manufacturing projects to the business requirements. 
  • Ensure projects within the portfolio are delivered to Time, Cost, Scope, and customer satisfaction is high.
  • Own the Request For Proposal (RFP) process to identify and appoint the 3rd party delivery partners.
  • Be the prime project interface for internal stakeholders and customers. Facilitate the creation of communication plans.    
  • Develop integrated resource plans and ensure appropriate internal and 3rd party resources are engaged, directed, and coordinated promptly.   
  • Develop and execute the plan for delivering project milestones and manage all costs and internal and external resources to ensure on-time delivery of the project plans.
  • Work with the IT Project Management Centre of Excellence (PMCoE) to implement effective project governance and ensure projects follow the approved gated reviews and governance processes. 
  • Project status reporting, both creation, and delivery, to all levels within the organization.
  • Establish appropriate performance metrics and track performance for each project, provide status updates to senior IT and business leadership, and escalate issues for resolution promptly.    
  • Control project requirements, scope, and change management issues and proactively manage project risks, issues, dependencies, and changes. 
  • Create budgets and financial forecasts.
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement and take an active part in improving Meggitt IT’s processes and delivery success through lessons learned. 

Job Specifications

  • Experience of working in the manufacturing aerospace sector.
  • Experience in managing and delivering multiple complex IT projects in manufacturing and shop floor environments plus automated and digitized business operations. Rationalization of applications is also key.
  • Successfully delivered projects in a secure, regulated environment.
  • Successful delivery of enterprise manufacturing and shop floor related applications along with IT infrastructure in a security regulated environment
  • Leadership and gravitas and the ability to motivate and drive a team to success.
  • Strong people skills are a must.
  • Operated within an IT Function.
  • Project delivery mindset so lived and breathed project delivery as opposed to having only operated in a PMO or BAU function.
  • Strong project delivery governance mindset and ability to embed governance disciplines.
  • Resource Planning.
  • Customer focussed.
  • Results-oriented.
  • Problem solver.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Stakeholder engagement.
  • Supplier Management and commercial awareness.
  • Resilient works well under pressure.
  • Delivery Focus and ability to deliver projects to Time, Cost, Scope, and Quality.
  • Track record of delivering projects in a matrix organization through multiple vendors.
  • Project Management qualification or equivalent.
  • Interest in managing change and leading and coaching teams during the business change process on the transformation journey.   


Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent years of experience         

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Working experience in Manufacturing Application, preferably SAP

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities List:

  • Successfully delivered IT projects in the manufacturing arena and knowledge of functional areas.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to develop and maintain excellent customer relations.  Strong business writing skills.
  • Must be proficient in MS Project and MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) 
  • Excellent customer relationship management skills are required. 
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) skills are required.


Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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