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Bombardier Program manager - Bombardier Defense in Wichita, Kansas


At Bombardier, our employees work together to evolve mobility worldwide - one good idea at a time. If you have a good idea, we will provide the environment where it will thrive and grow into a great product or customer experience. Your ideas are our fuel. This role is key to support operations on Bombardier Defense programs out of Wichita, Kansas. Reporting to the Manager, Bombardier Defense Programs - the candidate will have the following responsibilities (but not limited to):

What are your contributions to the team?

Accountable for the overall execution of Modification activities:

  • Develop and track the detailed program schedule and milestones

  • Track program requirements, scope, budget

  • Perform continuous risk management

  • Track and support Flight Test and aircraft modification activities;

  • Track and support aircraft deliveries as required;

  • Coordinate with internal resources/stakeholders such as engineering, operations, quality, logistics, contracts and finance during program execution;

  • Manage external stakeholders/ suppliers to ensure timely execution of deliverables.

  • Act as the face of the organization to external customers;

  • Holds P&L oversight for assigned program and accountable for overall customer satisfaction;

  • Leads negotiations, proposal and commercial impact phases for contractual change management throughout the program execution;

  • Ensure milestones are achieved per committed schedule and budget – ensuring proactive risk assessment and contingency management;

  • Has intimate knowledge of contractual requirements for assigned program and ensures timely execution and administration to remain in compliance with such requirements;

  • Prepare and lead weekly Program reviews; including internal executive reviews and external customer reviews;

  • Coordinate payment/invoicing;

  • Manage program performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques. Establish and manage program key performance indices.

How to thrive in this role? Skills, knowledge & experience:

  • You hold a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (or equivalent);

  • You have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in program management; or equivalent experience;

  • You are team player with initiative and excellent communication skills;

  • You have experience interfacing with operations.

  • You have excellent customer-facing skills and experience are required;

  • You have the ability to effectively negotiate in-line with business objectives;

  • You are able to manage time and prioritize tasks effectively while working toward aggressive deadlines;

  • You have a strong working knowledge of Bombardier's policies and processes;

  • You have a strong technical knowledge of aircraft, aircraft systems and special mission equipment;

  • You have knowledge of CGR, ITAR and previous experience in government and military flight operations exposure would be considered an asset;

  • You may be required to travel (post-Covid) and work extended hours when required;

  • You are eligible to view and handle CGR material as well as be able to obtain a NATO Secret security clearance (as required).

  • You have experience with supplier management.


If you aren’t sure you have all the skills, knowledge, and experience for this role, you are encouraged to apply. At Bombardier, we aren’t looking for the perfect candidate. We are looking for great talent with an optimistic attitude who wants to get the job done.

Now that you can see yourself as a program manager at Bombardier Defense, apply and let’s chat!

Bombardier is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of all races, religions, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, immigration statuses, disabilities, or other legally protected characteristics to apply.