Program Manager - Defense & Security

Program Manager - Defense & Security


Program Manager - Defense & Security

The Program Manager is the key point of contact between the customer and the organization for all existing development, production and long-term agreements. This person manages all phases of complex electronic development and manufacturing programs leading to successful introduction of new products on the defense market for various and/or dedicated military customers.


Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Master degree or equivalent. At least 4 years of experience in project or program management, preferably in Aviation or Defense industry, at least in highly technical production environment
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal and ability to communicate both external and internal at various levels including senior management. Fluent English is a must, Dutch and French knowledge is an asset
  • Strong organization skills, time management. Ability to work as primary contact with major customers. Proven experience as team leader with a pro-active approach to program management
  • Business analysis experience is desired
  • Strong affinity for technical matters such as electronic and software. Education in any of these fields is a complementary asset
  • PMI certified is an extra advantage

Job Role and Responsibilities

  • Prepares Program plans, including schedules, statements of work, work breakdown structures and budgets. Participates in proposal efforts and contract negotiations for larger programs
  • Works with the business development organization to develop additional opportunities by leveraging off current customers and programs
  • Chairs internal and customer program reviews. Serves as the primary customer interface and is accountable for customer satisfaction while meeting all contractual and internal financial requirements.
  • Analyzes requirements to develop focused program essentials, specifying goals, strategy, staffing need, scheduling, identification and management of risks, contingency plans, and best use of available resources
  • Ensures that the developed product is consistent with the required business results objectives
  • Follows up the introduction of new developments into a production environment
  • Remains responsible for the execution of deliveries in series production phase, as well as the sustainment and change management of the product until successful handover to the aftersales/maintenance team
  • Directs and coordinates activities of assigned program personnel of the various disciplines (R&D, test department, subcontractors, purchase, operations, quality assurance) to ensure program progresses on schedule and within budget providing leadership and motivation to the project team members throughout the program life cycle.


  • Colleagues who share determination and high standards of work that move the world forward
  • Career opportunities in an international environment
  • Challenging projects in high tech markets
  • A competitive salary package and a great company culture with many development opportunities
  • Easily accessible thanks to traffic-free routes


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