Senior Program Staff Director Sponsorship Available

April 11, 2024
£38 - £45 / year

Job Description



A Senior Manager is in charge of ensuring that a largely new product development site meets its annual operational plan, which includes responsibility for financial programme execution, facility budgets, and corporate compliance needs.

You will work across functional areas to improve product strategy and manage client relationships for Connected Aircraft’s customers in the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

Furthermore, owns and affects commercial company operating rules, as well as funds for New Product Introduction (NPI) programmes directed by functional policy.
The function provides autonomy in entering into/executing commercial arrangements within policy restrictions.
High levels of commercial judgement are required to attain the desired objectives.


Job Description.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Lead and guide the business team’s operations in order to maintain and improve the site’s financial performance.
  • Create and implement effective strategies to sustain and increase the site’s programme and product portfolio.
  • Lead the site’s senior leadership team.
  • Responsible for the site’s regulatory compliance.
  • Accountable for achieving functional, business, and overall corporate objectives. Integrate and build procedures that fulfil business demands across the organisation, participate in long-term planning, manage complicated issues within your functional area of expertise, and contribute to the overall business strategy.
  • Increasing commercial experience across countries, product lines, marketplaces, sales processes, and customer segments. Influences policies and guarantees delivery across vast, diverse sales areas.
  • Interprets internal and external company difficulties and suggests best practices for improving goods, processes, and services. Uses a grasp of industry trends to inform decision-making.
  • Leads people in developing innovative solutions to difficult projects, product lines, markets, sales processes, and customers. Has the ability to assess the quality of information received and to challenge conflicting data for analysis. Uses many internal and external resources outside of one’s own function to assist make a conclusion.
  • Typically, a Commercial Manager has senior professional direct reports. Has the ability to attract and retain talent. Frequently oversees medium to large teams, including multi-site projects. Leads functional teams or initiatives that demand moderate amounts of resources, are risky, or difficult. Communicates complicated messages and mostly negotiates inwardly with others to accept a new point of view. Influences peer behaviour and negotiates with external partners, vendors, or customers.

Required Qualifications

  • This position requires extensive product management experience.
  • The knowledge level is comparable to a Master’s degree from an authorised university or college.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse and solve problems.
  • Proven ability to lead programmes and projects.
  • Ability to document, plan, market, and carry out programmes.
  • Developed project management capabilities.
  • Strong experience with contract management.
  • Strong influence and leadership skills to discover creative solutions in a matrix organisation to address complicated projects


Desired skills/experience

  • Relevant expertise in the aviation/aerospace sector or other highly regulated business sectors
  • Good working grasp of Lean technique and principles.
  • Capability to manage many priorities within tight timelines.
  • Excellent attention to detail and correctness.
  • Ability to complete assignments successfully.
  • Proven analytical and organisational abilities.


Flexible Working

GE encourages flexible hybrid work arrangements for this position.


Total Reward.

At GE Aviation, we recognise the importance of Total Reward. Our flexible benefits plan, FlexChoice, allows you freedom, choice, and flexibility in how you receive your benefits while also allowing you to save money where possible.

As a new GE employee, we are glad to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you can then adjust to meet your unique needs;

  • Pension
  • Bonus
  • Car Allowance / Company Car
  • Life Assurance
  • Income protection for the entire group
  • Private medical coverage.
  • Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is necessary and must be maintained for this position. Please keep in mind that if you are unable to receive BPSS clearance, you may be ineligible for the position, and any offer of employment may be rescinded for national security reasons. Please visit the link below for further information on the requirements for BPSS clearance. BPSS


Right to Work.

Applicants from job seekers requiring sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be reviewed alongside all other applicants. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules, candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may be denied an appointment if a suitably qualified, experienced, and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to fill the position. For more information, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration page.

Additional Information

Relocation assistance provided: Yes.