Program Manager MRO

Helmond, The Netherlands, GKN Aerospace [GKN-PMMRO]

Field(s) of expertise
Project and Service Management
Job type

About this job

Do you like thinking strategically for the long-term development of a Program and having an impact by managing the maintenance team? Then you might be up for the challenge of growing and improving the MRO business while fulfilling the critical demands of our customers!

We as a Fokker Landing Gear/ GKN Aerospace are a fast moving company that is part of making things fly all over the world! To ensure that we have a qualified team of dedicated professionals we are looking to expand with a Programme Manager position for the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) department. You will lead a multi-disciplinary program team that manages multiple landing gear MRO programs towards several customers. In this role, you have a pivotal role between many disciplines in the entire company.


  • Manage daily the program team of the MRO department
  • Motivate and integrate the different parts of the MRO organization to work well and closely together
  • Work together with the MRO Sales Manager in identifying, winning and on-boarding of new business
  • Identify improvement possibilities and execute these with the team
  • Make handshakes with other departments to ensure deliveries and further improvements
  • Develop and execute the tactical and strategic path for the MRO department
  • Manage Stakeholders on status of program


  • You have a relevant University degree
  • You preferably have a certification of IPMA D and / or proven project management working experience
  • You possess more than 5 years of relevant work experience within a fast moving technical focused company
  • You have a good understanding of the English language (written and verbal )
  • You are able to persuade others without having the hierarchical responsibility
  • You dare to challenge others and yourself
  • Communicative, persuasion skills, customer focused, analytical, result oriented

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