Portfolio Manager

BAE Systems UK

Location: Monmouthshire

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Portfolio Manager

Location: Glascoed, South Wales

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary:Competitive – Depending of skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

    Provide professional Project Management across a number of projects and be accountable for delivery of the projects included within their portfolio

      Identify and develop follow on business opportunities related to their portfolio of products

        Financially plan and achieve acceptable business financial objectives for orders, sales, gross margin and cash

          Monitor and report project/programme performance for schedule, technical, financial and quality objectives

            Responsible for ensuring that accurate forward load data is derived for projects from the business toolsets

              Establish and maintain strong customer and supplier relationships maintaining regular communications and managing expectations

                Generate business cases with a good level of business acumen

                  Oversee the development, establishment and continuous improvement and tailoring of procedures and guidelines for operation of the project/programme, ensuring adherence to the Operational Framework and LCM mandates

                  Your skills and experiences:


                    Project Management qualification (accredited by APM, PMI or PRINCE), with knowledge of scheduling and risk software tools (e.g. MS Project & Predict!), or qualified through experience

                      Degree-level qualification (engineering discipline preferred) or comparable experience in the engineering/manufacturing sector, with demonstrable Project Management delivery experience, ideally from a comparable industry (Defence).


                        Experience of SAP

                          Experience in building customer relationships and achieving high levels of customer satisfaction.

                            Experience in managing risks and opportunities to the benefit of the projects.

                              Experience working as a Project Manager or Project Engineer in Manufacturing or Engineering sector


                              You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual leave incentive.

                              The Team:

                              Our Portfolio Managers are tasked with the bidding and execution of a range of projects which are critical to the delivery of our business. Typically, these projects involve product development and delivery, insertion of new processes/capabilities or service delivery. The role needs excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with all levels and disciplines.

                              They will develop and manage projects to achieve on time delivery of product or milestones, within cost and budget to the agreed quality standard. Through the development of effective relationships across functions, sites, internal and external stakeholders, they will play a leading role in the swift and effective resolution of project issues. They will be responsible for the development of bids and proposals to support current customers follow on orders.

                              Opportunities for travel (to Bourges, France), portfolio in early stages of growth, Bid work to be done and new projects opportunities.

                              Why BAE Systems?

                              This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

                              We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

                              Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

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