Vacancy - M Class Programme Manager - Princess Yachts

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Job Title: M Class Programme Manager
Reports to: Operations Director
Hours of Work: 39hrs per week, Mon – Thurs 7.30am – 4.30pm, Fri 7.30am – 12.30pm
Resource Responsibilities

Directly / indirectly managing and successfully developing a team assigned to the M Class yachts. Timely and efficient consumption of allocated materials

Main Purpose of Role

  • Deliver scheduled programmes on time, to cost and quality targets in a safe environment
  • Support the Operations Director in the delivery of improved operational performance
  • Establish, maintain and improve processes that deliver a 'Right First Time' philosophy
  • Interface with clients / client representatives


  • Manage full cycle build / programme delivery.  Provide clear objectives and co-ordination of cross functional resource including sales, development, purchasing, manufacturing, assembly, and quality.
  • Preparation of detailed production plans for each yacht with all planning assumptions verified
  • Preparation and management of key project KPI's (dashboard) for all functions to deliver programme
  • Conduct reviews with all independent functions by means of a 12 week look ahead – output measured by KPI.
  • Provide weekly/monthly reports for executive review detailing project status via key performance indicators. 
  • Work with the Operations Director and other Programme Mangers to balance capacity and resource across all lines.
  • Drive continuous improvement in areas including but not limited to Assembly Hours, Parts Supply, PD & QI reductions, re-work reductions, Scrap, Obsolescence,  BOM accuracy, RFT Design, Quality) and put together specific plans with the interdependent functions and measure improvements
  • Conduct regular programme reviews with all interdependent functions to ensure plans are on target and to highlight any concerns and put in place suitable countermeasures to protect timing, cost, quality and customer. 
  • Builds and lead a performance driven team, including making key appointments, to deliver the vision
  • Act as an Ambassador for Princess Yachts, operating with integrity and drive appropriate to the Company’s values, to promote Princess as a market leader.


  • Labour costs, BOM Cost, Change (Custom Options) Cost
  • On time delivery
  • Quality measures
  • H&S measures

Strategic Interface

Work closely with:

  • Development to ensure next generation boats can be built to cost and quality
  • Engineering & Quality to drive product and process improvement
  • HR to ensure that labour relations, recruitment, absence etc are managed professionally
  • Continuous Improvement function to identify and deliver improvement
  • SH&E team to ensure that agenda is embedded within manufacturing complies with legislation, regulations and ISO requirements.

Person Specification

  • Management experience in luxury manufacturing or marine, preferably with large yacht build experience. 
  • Experience handling budgets
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant processes and able to carry out quality audits
  • Experience in supervising a team
  • Strong Leadership of the team
  • Good communication skills
  • Working knowledge of systems – ERP/MRP, Quality Systems, T&A, Production Control Systems, Engineering Change Process, etc
  • Ability to utilise and analyse software tools such as efficiency trackers, standard work, block plans to enable schedule adherence and meet productivity targets
  • Health and Safety qualified and able to carry out risk assessments, Hazard ID etc
  • Facilitate staff development – probationary reviews/ appraisals/return to work etc
  • Good IT skills – communication, spreadsheets, presentations
  • Able to read drawings and impact on production
  • NPI / PI process knowledge including routine changes and NSO’s
  • Lean Manufacturing basics -Problem solving techniques, A3 reporting, visual management, 6S
  • Project Management – able to plan, organise and lead projects

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you may be required to undertake other duties appropriate to the role.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on this link to forward a CV and covering letter to our Recruitment team with “M Class Programme Manager” listed as the subject heading.

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