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General Electric Senior Product Manager - Dowty Propellers in Gloucester, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

In this role you will be responsible a team of program managers within the newly formed OE & Product Value stream at Dowty Propellers reporting to the OE Product Leader. The purpose of Value Stream is to lead cross functional teams to deliver high quality propeller products to customers that operate reliably in service and managing the product lifecycle to deliver on all business objectives. You will be responsible for developing the product strategy within your assigned portfolio, working with all functions to ensure customer commitments are met and tracking progress through weekly and monthly key performance indicators (KPIs). Strong commercial acumen and program management judgment are required to achieve the outcomes required.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead programs team and cross functional teams in accordance with lean principles (Daily Management, operating reviews, Leader Standard work).

  • P&L and budget responsibility for the assigned portfolio.

  • Adhere to, and lead tollgate process for assigned programs.

  • All contract performance related activities, tied to customer(s) or program(s) managed by yourself and your team.

  • Perform as interface between the customer and the internal business team, sharing voice of customer internally as appropriate, assuring timely resolution of issues, and negotiate changes, variations, solutions to issues.

  • Develop and execute strategy for assigned portfolio of products to ensure continued sales growth, profitability and opportunities for simplification or cost reduction.

  • Interpret internal and external business challenges and recommend solutions or best practices to improve products, processes or services. Stay informed of industry trends that may inform work.

  • Act as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Product Management and/or commercial experience.

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in a technical or business subject from an accredited university or college or the same knowledge/experience.

  • Excellent cross-functional leadership and Organisational skills to meet goals and set priorities, in challenging and uncertain environments.

  • Strong Interpersonal skills to lead and coach team members.

  • Ability and willingness to travel.

  • Change Management experience.

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience in aftermarket & services product management

  • Experience of FAR15 pricing and negotiations.

  • Data analysis skills and familiarity with digital analytics solutions.

Flexible Working

Dowty Propellers supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance.

Total Reward

At Dowty Propellers we understand the importance of Total Reward. Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.

As a new joiner to Dowty Propellers we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;

  • Non-contributory Pension

  • Performance related bonus

  • Life Assurance

  • Group income protection

  • Private medical cover

  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS (

Right to Work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website. (


Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes