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Junior Project Manager

Posted 25 May 2024
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Dutch (Fluent)

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GKN Aerospace is reimagining air travel: going further, faster and greener! Fuelled by great people whose expertise and creativity sets the standards in our industry, we’re inspired by the opportunities to innovate and break boundaries. We’re proud to play a part in protecting the world’s democracies. And we’re committed to putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do, opening up and protecting our planet. With over 16,000 employees across 33 manufacturing sites in 12 countries we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers and achieved sales of £3.35 bn.in 2023. There are no limits to where you can take your career.

New vacancy: Junior Project Manager

Are you a solution oriented professional looking for a step towards program management? Are you ready to embark on a dynamic career journey where your passion for program / project management meets the aerospace industry? Then here we are with a new vacancy for a Junior Project Manager!
As a Junior Project Manager you are a member of the Program Management team based in Papendrecht. You focus on the day2day MRO operations (maintenance, repair, overhaul) of the wheels & breaks of the Landing Gear of one of the Defense programs. You are responsible for the administration and the activities associated with the control and monitoring of the progress, scope, cost and resource management within the program. With a strong focus on maintaining the relationship with the customer, you will report, find solutions to hick ups and ensure that our protocols are being followed. Still interested? Then keep on reading about the key responsibilities of the role.

Note: the role’s internal title is Program Support Officer (IPT).

What you'll do

  • Compile and follow up work breakdown structure (WBS), organization breakdown structure (OBS), and cost breakdown structure (CBS) schedules / plans of the program.
  • Report and keep overview of financial and operational performance of assigned agreement to management.
  • Manage customer relationship, address concerns to stakeholders that impact operational / contractual performance and follow up on the implementation of solutions.
  • Control and monitor progress, scope, costs and resource management and allocation of the program.
  • By gathering and analyzing measurable data & KPIs, create reports and identify/initiate improvements on on-time delivery and quality based on Customer Scorecards / delivery schedule adherence in close collaboration with the responsible disciplines.
  • Keep an overview of non-conformities progress, follow MRO KPI’s, identify priorities, assist in escalating open queries to customer.
  • Track progress on ensuring that customer’s requirements are met, prepare and maintain the customer outlook for budgeting purposes.
  • Prepare the demand for operations, including required performance measures and preparing the handshake agreements with the performance site.
  • Support Risk and Opportunity Management activities with stakeholders, manage the risk register to control and mitigate the risk exposure.
  • Establish and control robust document management in the IPT and towards/ from the customer.
  • Support creation, coordination and delivery of (change) proposals to customer requests.
  • Preparing and analyzing the Program Performance Summary (PPS), and initiating actions in case of deviations.

What you'll bring

  • A HBO (university of applied sciences) degree or equivalent thinking level,
  • Technical understanding or experience at a complex manufacturing company.
  • Proven experience in project coordination & monitoring, ability to create and deliver comprehensive program reports (e.g. financial, logistics, quality data).
  • Knowledge and good user of ERP systems (e.g. BAAN or similar).
  • Ability to create structure in own work, accurate and enjoying administrative support.
  • Strong user of Microsoft Office package (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Customer focused, proactive, strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Can hold a debate, challenge decisions and identify / suggestion solutions.
  • Fluent in English and (preferably) in Dutch.
  • Strong in stakeholder management.

What we'll offer

We are committed to offer you a challenge but also a great opportunity to learn and grow. We want to offer you a career that can go to many directions thanks to our breadth of international opportunities. By being part of GKN Fokker Aerospace that has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of our industry, you will know that you will be working towards being the most trusted partner in the aerospace industry.
In the role of the Junior Project Manager (internally: Program Support Officer), you will belong to a passionate team and you will be facing challenges on a daily basis. We will support and promote your professional and personal development. Furthermore, we will offer you:

  • A gross monthly salary between € 3.507,- and 5.089,- depending on your experience and qualifications,
  • 8% holiday allowance,
  • 40 paid holidays for full-time employment in line with the Collective Labor Agreement Metalektro (27 holidays and 13 ADV days),
  • An excellent pension scheme (PME) and travel allowance,
  • Hybrid working, giving you the opportunity to balance home and office working,
  • Profit sharing scheme,
  • A pleasant and informal working environment, in which we work together to achieve the best result for our customers.

Next to a competitive package, we will offer you a world of opportunities: we want to see your career fly! We will support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities. That's the beauty of being part of a global business, once you're on board you never know where your career journey may take you!

Extra information

You can apply by clicking on the 'apply' button and attaching your CV and (preferably) your cover letter. For questions you can contact our Talent Acquisition Specialist Marina Monogyiou at marina.monogyiou@fokker.com. You can expect a first chat with Marina and possibly 1 or 2 online/F2F interviews with the hiring manager and members of the team.
Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN Fokker Aerospace. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created an environment where everyone can be at their best. We are also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know. Be part of our journey!

We’ll offer you fantastic challenges and amazing opportunities. This is your chance to be part of an organisation that has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of our industry; and is committed to pushing the boundaries even further. And with some of the best training on offer in the industry, who knows how far you can go?

A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working

Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. We believe that we can only achieve our ambitions through a coming together of diverse minds who enjoy collaborating in an inspirational environment. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

We are the place where human dreams, plus human endeavour, shape the future of aerospace innovation and technology.

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With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

Engineering
Hoofddorp
1,000 employees