Program Interface Manager

Job Summary

Digital Design, Manufacturing and Services (DDMS) in Airbus Defence and Space. The department is leading the deployment of digital processes, methods and tools that have superior business value for the Program Lines and will enhance end to end operations. The department is a Program/Project management organization that operates with the support of the functions (Engineering, Operations, Services, others). Digital Transformation is a strategic imperative and rich in business opportunities!

While reporting to the DDMS@SpaceSystem project leader, you will be responsible for DDMS deployment towards UK Space projects and the overall coordination and management of requests / communication between Project Stakeholders (Process, Methods and Tools Leads, Engineering and Operations Center of Competences and DDMS Stakeholders

DDMS are transforming and evolving but, they need even more talented people who can make a real difference to how they support, enable and deliver a diverse range of technological solutions and services to our customers.

As part of the transformation the new operating model is oriented around multi-functional, agile teams working with the business and developing our digital capabilities.

Job Profile

Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Value creation by ensuring a balanced orchestration between UK Space Project needs and DDMS deliverables
  • Support the projects during the definition (e.g. proposal phase), setup and operation of the DDMS E2E solution
  • Interface and deliver the DDMS solution to the UK Space projects, including National projects.

Task & accountabilities :

  • Overarching alignment, orchestration and transversal management of UK Space project needs
  • Work as part of a transitional deployment team to support & drive deployment of DDMS in the UK
  • Follow up and ensure timely delivery and deployment to UK Space projects
  • Co-ordinating with UK Space project security and IM security on data management topics
  • Monitor and Follow up UK Space project specific risks
  • Work with all local stakeholders to support where required/co-ordinate the support they need
  • Enhance the knowledge & buy-in of local teams of DDMS.

Skills/Experience Required

Essential -

  • Strong record (5+ years) of programme and project management
  • Proven leadership experience (5+ years) in international / multicultural teams
  • Proven experience in communication and interaction/influencing with stakeholders
  • Experience in key domains, such as engineering, manufacturing, service, supply management

Desirable -

  • Degree in Engineering / Aerospace Engineering or equivalent
  • Ideally experience of application / tool development and deployment projects
  • Implementation of Visual Management Agile working method
  • Innovation and results oriented mind-set

Target Industries -




Working Pattern

Monday to Friday days


Occasional travel to other UK sites


Possible extension after initial contract duration

Base of Work

This role will be working on site 3 days a week, WFH 2 days a week - free parking is provided for this role

Reason for vacancy

Maternity/Paternity cover

Interview Process

One stage interview - virtual

Guidant Global (Airbus) is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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Expiry Date
08/04/2023 14:56:00
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