Programme Manager - Weapons

Raytheon U.K.
Glenrothes, Fife
03 Jul 2019
02 Aug 2019

Summary of Role:
Raytheon UK is looking for a dynamic and high performing Programme Manager with current product manufacturing experience to work within Raytheon’s facility based in Glenrothes. Reporting to the Sector Lead, this is a critical role for the success of the Raytheon UK Weapons Business. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and reporting products manufactured in our “state-of-the-art” manufacturing facility in Glenrothes.
This is a complex and challenging role that will be highly rewarding and high profile, with extensive communication and interfacing with both internal and external stakeholders, demanding excellent interpersonal skills and high levels of energy and stamina. The work location will primarily be based at Glenrothes facility with requirements for occasional travel to other UK Raytheon sites and Raytheon sites within the US.

Business Context and Scope:
We are looking for a dynamic individual with experience working in the area of electronics manufacture to manage our manufacturing programmes for our Weapons Business. The right candidate will be customer focused with a track record of delivering programmes on time and to budget and will be able to effectively manage relationships with internal customers, senior management, team members and peers. You will be able to build strong teams, be able to track programme performance and look for creative and innovative solutions to challenges that arise. You will be experienced in communicating to customers and senior leadership and effectively communicating programme status and requirements. You must be able to identify and analyse project risk and opportunity data, identifying and tracking risk and opportunity mitigation/realisation plans to minimise project risk exposure and maximise opportunities

Candidate Requirements:

Personal Characteristics
•Strong Leadership skills with a desire to succeed
•Proactive team builder who can motivate and lead by example
•Strong interpersonal skills, team motivator, able to build strong relationships with customers and peers. Able to drive multidiscipline teams
•Strong influencing skills of multi-discipline teams and non-direct reports
•Innovative & creative problem solver. Able to develop and deliver effective presentations.
•Able to facilitate problem solving of complex issues across business units and organisational boundaries
•Excellent Communication – Written and verbal at all levels within the organisation and with the customer
•Ability to identify and understand technical and non-technical programme issues, to summarize key concerns and follow through with development of an action plan to correct or satisfy problem areas.
•Courage; able to make the difficult decision
•Ability to rapidly assimilate information, culture and process to bring maximum effect in a short space of time.

Education and Experience

•Engineering or Science Degree preferred (or equivalent)
•Experienced Project Manager with a successful track record in setting up and executing complex programmes to schedule, budget and quality with P&L accountability
•Effective scope management and ability to understand and execute to customer requirements
•Experience in developing and communicating programme focus areas, objectives and strategy to multi-disciplined teams to ensure delivery of programme requirements.
•Experience in capture and proposal management with a track record of preparing and submitting winning proposals
•Risk and Opportunity management, knowledge of qualitative and quantitative risk and opportunity management techniques and tools.
•Effective stakeholder management including both customer interfacing and presenting to senior management
•Ability to make decisions and develop corrective actions based on programme performance data and metrics
•Project planning and budgetary control with profit and loss experience

•Significant experience of project management in an engineering or manufacturing environment
•Using Earned Value techniques to control and monitor programme performance
•SC Clearance

•Proven track record in delivering programmes to budget, schedule and quality
•Team player with excellent time management skills
•Leadership skills - ability to influence, persuade, lead and motivate multi-disciplined teams
•Innovative and proactive problem solver – anticipates and plans to mitigate them
•Excellent verbal, written and presentational skills
•Resilient - Able to operate effectively under stretching project constraints, pressure and displays sound judgment at all times
•Self Motivated, pro-active

Raytheon Career Development:
Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits:

•25 days holiday + statutory public holidays
•Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
•6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’
•Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme’s.
•Enhanced sick pay scheme
•Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
•37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements). Flexible working arrangements may be considered depending on the role and subject to line manager approval.


Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success.
Raytheon UK pro-actively encourages diversity of ideas, thoughts, and networking opportunities and has created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including Raytheon Women's Network, YesNet (Young Employees Success Network), D&I council, Reservist Network etc. and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.


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