Project Manager (Manufacturing)

Full Time Permanent

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Project Manager required for an engineering manufacturing company near Littlehampton, West Sussex.

This role is a senior position within the PMO team. All standard requirements of a Project Manager are retained, but the role also includes:

* involvement in the strategic direction and continuous improvement of the PMO team

* resource planning and the ability to manage direct reports or mentor and set the example to others within the team

* closer involvement with sales strategies, capture planning and maximising future opportunities from a PMO perspective, with the associated interaction with important Customer during the bid stages accordingly

Candidates need to have experience in managing multiple projects concurrently ranging from £10k repeat orders to a £1m+ development projects (and must be familiar with gated new product development processes).

Candidates needs to have experience of delivering project management excellence, of a technical product in a technical environment, from concept phase through to prototyping and trials, and into production.

And experience working within, and delivering products or services to, the Defence & Security Sectors – will also consider Automotive or Aerospace sectors.

Other required experience / knowledge includes:

* Commercial awareness, and experience dealing with Customers and understanding Customer needs

* Use of Microsoft Project to control, define and monitor progress against schedules.

* Use of project management software tools such as: SAP, ERP systems.

Preferably a practical understanding of JIRA tools.

* Competent in Project Management techniques such as Critical Path, Agile and Pert Analysis

* Understanding of project life-cycle management.

* Experience of risk and opportunity management.

* Contract management experience; preferably Government / MoD contracts and their associated project delivery gateway methodologies.

* Experience of project financial management and KPI reporting.

* Experience dealing with and presenting to senior stakeholders

* Professional project / programme management qualifications such as APMP, PRINCE 2 or UK MoD – Acquisition Employment Trained would be an advantage

Salary depends upon experience and qualifications (desired qualifications include degree or equivalent in an engineering subject plus relevant project manufacturing experience)

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