Program Manager

Vacancies 13 March 2017

We currently have a vacancy for a Program Manager. This opportunity requires a highly motivated team player with excellent management and leadership skills, organisational skills, initiative and interpersonal skills, as well as relentless drive to ensure customer commitments are kept.

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Rynette Germishuizen P010804
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What you will be part of

Saab Grintek Defence, which is a business unit operating within South Africa. The business unit is focused on design, development, integration, testing, documenting and deployment of products for aerospace and defence industries. This position is in the Electronic Warfare (EW) Airborne/Land Program Office department.

Your role

The successful incumbent for this challenging position will be responsible for:

  • Program management (Customer programs and Customer Responsibility): ensure the efficient and profitable execution of all allocated programs and related contracts within the constraints of schedule, budget and scope of work
  • Key Account Management responsibilities
  • Planning: develop, execute & maintain a project management plan and aggregate project plans for all allocated projects
  • Contract execution: ensure adherence to contractual requirements and objectives, utilizing resources effectively over the full lifecycle of the contract
  • Resource Management: facilitate line management planning to secure appropriate resources
  • Control: ensure the conformity of program output against contractual requirements, as well as company norms and standards
  • Risk Management: manage the identification, assessment and mitigation of project risks
  • Reporting: report project status to the Project Steering Committees

Your experiences and skills

  • Minimum of 5 years Project Management experience in a customer or development environment
  • Extensive financial knowledge and experience
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification will be an advantage
  • MS Office (Especially MS Excel), MS Project, and Financial Database experience
  • Experience in aerospace/military development processes will be advantageous
  • Working knowledge of safety critical development process (e.g. RTCA DO 178/254) will be advantageous
  • Knowledge of Electronic Warfare Systems fundamentals and development processes will be beneficial


  • The ideal candidate will have an applicable B.Degree, Engineering Management qualification or equivalent
  • An MBA or equivalent qualification will be an advantage


SAAB Grintek Defence in South Africa will give preference to South African citizens and those that advance its employment equity goals and objectives.

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