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Safran Seats Program & Project Management Office 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

In this role, your purpose 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.

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:
- organization Breakdown Structure (OBS) within
your scope of responsibility
- anticipated workload; monitoring of production
deliverables in the development phase
- staff management and contribution to strategic workforce
planning (SWP) (programs/projects/business lines)
- action plans, risks and opportunities

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

There is no regular travel required for this role.

Locate your future workplace

Kestrel House, Lakeside, Llantarnam NP44 3HQ


Wales United Kingdom

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