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Dir, Program Management

Requisition ID:  73692
Business Unit:  Engine Systems Orange County (3210)

CA, United States, CA 92618

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defense 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 9,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Our Engine Systems division brings together a range of abilities to support aero-engine manufacturers including Pratt & Whitney, General Electric, Safran and Rolls Royce.

At Meggitt, we have spearheaded pioneering applied research and technology programs to develop next generation turbofan cooling. We create thermal management components which operate reliably in extremes of temperature, pressure and vibration on the engines and airframes of leading military and commercial rotary and fixed wing aircraft.

Together, our Engine Systems division is helping to create the engines of the future.

Job Designation

The Director of Program Management is accountable for the performance of all programs executed in the Product Group and of the program governance for the home base site.

Job Core Responsibilities

•    Responsible for through-life performance of all programs within the Product Group, including project NPV & IRR, non-recurring & recurring costs, schedule and quality adherence, customer satisfaction, and management of opportunities, risks, customer or other program escalation.
•    Thorough leadership and collaboration with Product Group functional peers, implementation and application of rigorous Program Lifecycle Management to ensure effective governance and execution of programs including program reviews, gate reviews and effective IPTs.
•    Management of key customer relationships within the Product Group; management and coordination of escalated issues.
•    Providing leadership to program managers to ensure effective execution and performance of programs within the Product Group and home base site.
•    Ensuring that underperforming programs are recognized and the appropriate recovery actions taken.
•    Developing program management talent in the Product Group to meet the business requirements.
•    Supporting the preparation of proposals during bids for new business. 
•    Leading the PM function with clear guidance, coaching and support for:
          As a key member of the Product Group Leadership team, collaborating across all functions to embed a culture of Program Lifecycle Management process adherence and ownership to ensure a common process and roadmap is being used with contribution from all to develop products and deliver the benefits during production and in the aftermarket.
          Business case management – delivery of return on investment for customer-funded projects and non-funded projects and development of robust recovery plans when deviations occur.
          Robust planning and resource management (IPTs) to enable successful project and program delivery.
          Risk & opportunity management – ensuring that risks and opportunities are managed through direct program actions not just reported.
          Working across the Product Group to evolve the program function through the Meggitt Production Systems Gates for sustained growth and capability.
          Working with the site leadership teams to develop site PM talent, address training gaps and address performance shortfalls.
          Working with the Product Group Leader and Division functional leaders to ensure strategic targets for growth and development are met.
          Working across the Product Group and directly with customers when needed to ensure customer relationships are maintained and working to address performance shortfalls relative to Customer Score Card feedback.
          Working with the Division PM leader to ensure alignment of Divisional goals with Product Group.
          Undertaking special assignments / projects as needed by the Division to support key organization goals and objectives.
           Leading the team and engaging with all areas of the business using engagement behavior that is consistent with the Meggitt values and culture. 

Job Specifications

Education:  Bachelor degree in related field required; Master degree or MBA a plus
Years' Experience: 10+ years of program management experience in a production industry; aerospace background required
Certifications: APM or PMP desirable

•    Strong customer focus and relationship management capabilities
•    Exceptional stakeholder engagement and management abilities to align diverse stakeholder groups toward common goals
•    Solid experience with program and project management methodologies applied across large complex programs
•    Possess a strong technical background to understand and evaluate the technical specifications, requirements and capabilities associated with the program
•    Strong finance business acumen, including business case performance metric measures management, (NPV, IRR, RC, NRC, etc.)
•    Exceptional leadership and strategic thinking capabilities along with the ability to interface with cross-functional disciplines; planning and prioritizing work across multiple programs to meet commitments, using excellent interpersonal skills to drive tasks to completion
•    Self-motivated with problem solving and decision making skills
•    Demonstrated ability to manage multiple activities and projects
•    Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to develop clear and detailed plans

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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