Project Manager - New Business

Project Manager from a defence background required by our prestigious defence client to join the Business & Performance (B&P) function. B&P are responsible for the Project Management activities; defining, planning, directing and delivering contracts and projects within the relevant sector, against business plan targets through rigorous cost control, schedule adherence and the management of stakeholder interfaces, including customers.

Within the New Business area the focus is on supporting the winning of new and follow-on business through:
Leading the Sector's engagement with Sales & Business Development (SBD) to assist in the development of proposals for sales campaigns, meeting the targets for margin set by the business whilst recognising good 'requirements' from bad and proposing alternatives where necessary
Managing the compilation and approval of project Cost Brochures during the bidding phase
Leading and maintaining the Sector's input in the Product Business Cases to ensure it is applicable to current campaigns
Working with the SBD, Commercial Operations function to define and agree any offset proposal; providing advice and the Cost Brochure associated with any direct/semi-direct offset activities
Supporting the preparation of the annual and five year business plan targets
Managing applications to use company funding either in advance of contract launch if required or for R&D to support a product strategy
Providing the Sector focal point for coordinating compliance with export licensing requirements, including compliance with US ITAR and EAR requirements
Ensuring all New Business projects have adequate controls for resourced plans and schedules, work breakdown structures, work package descriptions and cost collection systems

Candidate Experience:

Ideally degree qualified or equivalent with greater than two years' experience of working in a Project Management environment - ideally within the defence sector

Experience in bidding and customer negotiations

Relevant experience of project management tools and practices

A problem solver with good verbal, written and presentational skills

Track record as an effective team player with strong interpersonal skills

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