Smiths is always looking for curious minds. For new colleagues who want responsibility and relish a challenge. Those who would like to use their talents to help make the world safer, healthier, more efficient and more connected.
We're proud that we've been helping propel the human world forwards during our 160 year history of innovation. By looking at things differently.
By adapting and never standing still. And by always thinking big.
Today we're an aligned global business of five divisions and around 22,000 colleagues, that touches the lives of millions every year across five vibrant global markets.
Smiths Detection is a global authority on the application, management and manufacture of world-class detection and screening technology.
We deliver the solutions you need to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals and narcotics.
Known for our best-in-class expertise, equipment and support, customers rely on Smiths Detection to help them make the world a more secure place.
With over 40 years’ experience, our mission is to use technology to develop innovative solutions and services which uphold the free flow of trade and make the world a safer place.
So whether you're an experienced professional or just starting out on your career, our global scale and focus on growth means great career opportunities for the right colleagues.
There's never been a better time to join Smiths. And help us create the future.
Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for achievement of Program technical, revenue and cost objectives and establishment and management of customer and internal and external team relationships
Assists Business Development, Sales and Product Development activities by conducting feasibility analyses of potential programs.
Feasibility studies include market analysis, production and delivery capability, impact on other Company programs and projects, risk assessment, and financial objectives .
Programs should also fit into the company’s overall strategic plan
Assembles and leads under his / her functional area Bid teams responding to tenders and / or requirement specifications.
Liaise and coordinate with multidiscipline subject matter expertise across Smiths Detection and the Centres of Excellences / Manufacturing plants
Strong Commercial acumen to support and drive opportunity development and program management
Implements all Program policies and procedures and Applies Company’s decision criteria for accepting and rejecting programs
Organizes and coordinates activities that may include manufacturing, engineering, planning, maintenance, R&D, to effect program efficiency and effectiveness
Organizes, allocated resources, and manages the internal and external multidisciplinary teams and customer relationships on medium size and / or complex Programmes
Analyzes budget estimates against program goals and price / cost objectives, and contributes to Approved budgets. Tracks program progress via earned value or similar method
Support Sales for RFP, RFQ, RFI, etc.
Prepares detailed program plan and schedule, presents to senior management, and receives approval or makes revisions to receive approval to initiate the program
Serves as the key contact with program customer and maintain positive customer relations. Negotiates and reaches agreement with customer or end user on all his / her Programme specifications including Programme deliverables, scope, time, cost and quality
Periodically conducts risk assessment of program deliverables based on impact and probability, and takes action to mediate risk.
Appropriately escalates risks in accordance with governance model
Effectively reports program status to all stakeholders, including metrics and change control. Prepares and presents periodic status reports and retain documentation
Develops and uses control methods and reporting for forecasting, identifying, monitoring and resolving programme variances in scope, cost, time and quality
Closes program by receiving documented acceptance from customer / end user, completing all required documentation and transitions the program to the service team
Must comply with and ensure department compliance with Company ethical, health, safety and environmental policies
Must comply with all applicable export and security regulations
Other duties as assigned
Diversity & Inclusion
We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics.
We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.
Bachelor degree Project Management, Technology, Engineering and / or Business Management.
PMI PMP or IPMA certification is required
Knowledge of how data management impacts business processes
Technical Degree or five to ten years related experience and / or training
Experience in managing Mechanical & Electrical related projects that involves interfacing with multiple work disciplines.
Minimum 8 years Program or Project Management experience, technical or product-oriented
Ideally have knowledge of programs / customers / technologies in Smiths Detection Global key markets but not mandatory
Demonstrated understanding of complex integrated technology based sensor systems
Ability to build and manage cross-functional multicultural teams in a matrix environment and influence people outside of direct reporting relationships
Effective communication and people management skills at all levels of the organization and externally facing
Superb problem solving skills and able to think and perform under pressure while leading a team to deliver customer solutions
Working knowledge of standard planning tools
Ability to learn and use other computer based information systems and software
A can do attitude
Approximately 30% international travel may be required