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PMO - Operations

Project management Cwmbran , Wales , United Kingdom Permanent Full-time

Job Description

For more than 80 years, Safran Seats has been a premium manufacturer of First and Business Class seating systems for passenger airlines.
With the largest seats portfolio of all seats suppliers, we pride ourselves on innovation, customization, quality and industrial design.
Safran Seats GB, based in Cwmbran, South Wales is a 100% owned subsidiary of Safran Seats and we currently have 800+ employees (across 3 sites in the UK- Cwmbran, Newport and Brackley).
Seats GB offers:

• Unique and High-end Quality products
• Market leader in Bespoke aircraft seating
• Passenger Experience Expertise
• In-house design studio and group Synergies
• Dedicated production line and Industrialisation facilities
• Bespoke capabilities
• Co-creation abilities

Your role is to contribute to program, project and business line
management and performance by providing support for
operational teams to help achieve their cost objectives
(including sales targets for program aspects), delivery and
quality objectives. This also encompasses managing risks and
opportunities, and deliverables.
• As delegated by the program, project or business line manager,
depending on their scope of responsibility, you are responsible
for the following duties and tasks:
- establish standards and ensure compliance with program
and project management processes
- organize and facilitate the management process (reviews,
milestone reviews, decisions and actions)
- perform micro-planning for program aspects, synchronize
and consolidate integrated planning for project and business
line aspects, and report any irregularities
- incorporate the schedules of program partners and verify
- consolidate initial and actual costs (NRC and RC) upon
program/project completion
- oversee and consolidate technical and economic performance,
and report any irregularities
- oversee and consolidate the performance of risks and
opportunities management, and report any irregularities
- handle management information (KPIs, reporting, other related
documents and dashboards)
- propose decision-making scenarios and help prepare
decision-support documents
- support and coach operational teams on management
processes (program and project management, work package
management, visual management, continuous improvement
- support methods and tools teams in maintaining business
tools and the management reference system (including
- contribute to experience feedback on program, project
and business line management and therefore contribute
to continuous improvement efforts within these areas
of responsibility

Complementary Description

• It is your duty to assist program, project and business line
managers with the operational management of their
organization to help them meet their objectives
• Program, project and business line managers remain solely
responsible for the overall performance in their areas of
• You do not have any decision-making authority regarding
programs, projects or business lines and you cannot stand in
for managers. In other words, management, planning,
resource allocation, communication of lead-times, financial
data, risks and opportunities remain the sole responsibility
of managers
• Your role is to help managers achieve their commitments
regarding delivery (deliverables, milestones),
non-recurring and recurring costs (NRC and RC), Margin at
Completion (MAC) for program aspects, Earned Value
Management (EVM), and quality
• You must be proficient in the use and configuration
of management tools, and in overseeing their use
by people involved in the process
• You are expected to address and report any irregularities
with regard to the program and project management
reference system
• You are also expected to make recommendations
to ensure continuous process improvement
and the deployment of best practices
• Responsibilities for generic aspects include ensuring that
the reference systems applicable to this scope are effectively
implemented and consistent with processes, regarding:

Job Requirements

• Program requirements and Prompt milestones
• Comprehensive understanding of the program/project
environment (organization, workflow)
• Technical knowledge of products
• Knowledge of development methods (systems, software,
electronics, engineering, etc.)
• Knowledge of problem-solving techniques and continuous
improvement methods
• Program and project management (reference systems, planning,
technical and financial aspects, risks)
• Planning methods (especially defining WBS and organizing
integrated schedules)
• Change management
• Proficient use of management tools and software
(collaborative enterprise networks, SharePoint, etc.)
• Ability to conduct meetings
• Ability to perform reporting
• Understanding of customer relations
• Program and project financing
• Design-to-cost or design-to-value techniques
• Proficiency in management tools
• English
• Communication
• Team management
• Negotiation/communication
• Leadership
• Analytical thinking and an ability to synthesize information
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Management of multidisciplinary teams

Do you want to join our team?
Our employees are at the heart of our success; we offer a range of competitive benefits, career progression and training opportunities helping to ensure we build the future.
Company Benefits
At Safran Seats GB, we continue to support our employees and their contribution by providing a range of benefits.
• 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays
• Working Hours (unless specified) are 37.5 hours per week; Mon-Thurs (8am-4:30pm), Friday (8am-1:30pm)
• ‘On Board Benefits' Programme, providing a number of schemes such as cycle to work, technology savings, retail discounts and access to private healthcare
• Fulfilling your potential with 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
• Free parking onsite
• With a focus on employee health and wellbeing, we have a large, canteen/break area with indoor and outdoor seating, bicycle storage and shower/changing facilities.

Specificity of the job


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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.

Safran was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.

Safran Seats is a world leader in aircraft passenger and crew seats. One million seats made by the company are now in service worldwide.

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