Business & Project Manager

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P8273S
  • Closing date 27th Jun 2021

Are you passionate about the defence world and advanced technology?

Would you like to develop your skills in a highly challenging environment? If so…
The Opportunity

MBDA is a multi-national group, employing 12,000 employees across Europe. With our continuing development in the domestic and international markets, openings have arisen for ‘Business & Project Managers’ across a number of our business areas to define, plan and deliver medium to large size contracts/programmes. This is an exciting time to be at the forefront of change, as part of our new dynamic vision for Europe.
What are we looking for?
  • Demonstrable Project /programme management experience
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills, with the ability to establish, maintain and support strong relationships, working collaboratively across various levels in the organisation
  • Skilled in developing effective partnership relationships with Programme/Portfolio Stakeholders
  • Drive and motivation in leading collaboratively project teams to strive for excellence in the face of adversity
  • Strong business management experience, with a sound understanding of typical organisational issues and challenges that face projects/Programmes.
  • Driving best practice and identify opportunities for innovation
What’s in it for you?
  • Working in an exciting, complex and changing environment, there are opportunities to add value and make a difference in delivering capability to our customers.
  • A great platform to embed your stakeholder management skills, across a diverse multi-functional organisation.
  • Exposure to working within a vibrant and well established ‘Business & Project Management’ community
  • Opportunity to gain professional/accredited project management qualification
  • Career progression opportunities within and outside the ‘Business and Project Management’ community
  • High level of integration between functional directorates and customers within UK and our European counterparts.
  • Open forum to share best practice and innovative methodologies.
What would you get?

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.
The Role Responsibilities
  • Lead a multi-functional project team, to establish on-time delivery of programme milestones and deliverables.
  • Ensure contract budgets are planned, loaded and controlled in line with Work Breakdown Structure
  • Develop effective collaboration with project teams and internal/external stakeholders
  • Implement project management processes, tools and reporting mechanisms
  • Manage and control contract estimate-at-completion, revenue and margin in line with budget
  • Ensure robust workload forecasts are maintained
  • Plan and facilitate active risk management across projects, with a strong focus on mitigation activities
  • Ensure all Export Regulations are understood, adhered to and compliant
MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements. MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation.

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If you think you'd be perfect for this role, we'd love to hear from you‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

WHO WE ARE

MBDA is the only company capable of designing and producing missile systems to meet the current and future needs of the armed forces over land, sea and air. Through our expertise, we have become a trusted partner to the Ministry of Defence and work closely with the military to ensure that they have the capability they need, in order to protect our freedoms.

MORE THAN A JOB

We share a unique responsibility that brings purpose to everything we do.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to our home nations and their allies. Whether you are Lead Engineer or Business Support Officer, your work is vital in ensuring that our armed forces have the equipment they need, when they need it.
" At MBDA you always have to bear in mind that we are all a part of a very important process that defends our freedoms. "

Balpreet
Supportability Engineer, Customer Support and Services.

WE ARE MBDA

With over 60 years combined experience through our predecessor companies and over 10,000 employees across Europe and the USA, we are trusted suppliers of missile and missile systems to the defence sector.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides smarter and more effective equipment for the armed forces over land, sea and air.

INCLUSIVE AND DIVERSE

We value difference.

Our work has a far-reaching impact, and we all make a difference every day. Our values-led culture welcomes a diversity of skills, experience and perspectives, where everyone has the opportunity contribute, grow and succeed.

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