Project Manager - Manufacturing

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Customer facing Project Manager with an automotive/defence/heavy engineering background required to provide support to the Programme Managers and Manufacturing Management Team of our Bolton based defence client to define, plan, direct and deliver the manufacturing projects/contracts against business plan targets through rigorous cost control and schedule adherence. Manage stakeholder interfaces including internal customers and ensure accurate reporting of progress against all aspects of project performance. This role will involve remote working for the foreseeable future and candidates should have strong stakeholder management/customer support experience.

The role involves but is not limited to the following:

Planning, facilitating and providing support to the success of large scale contracts throughout the product life cycle.
Developing and maintaining key relationships with internal customers and key subcontractors.
Ensuring accurate reporting of progress against all aspects of project performance and interpreting requirements back to manufacturing.
Assisting in the preparation and maintenance of contract risk and opportunity plans/budgets.
Communicating consolidated project/programme requirements to a multi-disciplined team to safeguard deliveries.
Playing a key role in tendering/bidding activities associated with the successful acquisition of future business.

Role requirements (skills, training and qualifications)

Experienced Project Manager with a proven track record in the delivery of fixed cost programmes, of significant value, within a matrix organisation. Experience within an engineering or production environment would be of preference.
A natural communicator, able to build strong relationships, with experience in driving multi-functional teams and delivering to tight time-scales.
Enthusiastic, pro-active and tenacious individual who can prioritise and understand strategic business needs as well as managing the day-to-day tactical decisions.
Experience in the application of Project Management skills at assistant level in a relevant business environment.
ESD training

Recognising the RESTRICTED nature of the work, suitable candidates will be SC cleared or eligible for this level of clearance.