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Bombardier Proposal Manager - Bombardier Defense in Wichita, Kansas


Bombardier Defense proudly unites expertise, innovation, and unwavering dedication to forge the future of military aviation. We are dedicated to forging the future of military aviation by enabling persistent airborne solutions for our special missions’ customers.


Our employees are expected to bring their authentic selves to work because we firmly believe our people are at the heart of our success. We are mindful of our employees’ well-being and are consistently working to improve upon our benefits package:

  • Competitive salary and short-term incentive based on company performance.

  • Flexible Hybrid Work Schedule.

  • 10 personal and sick days (up to 130 days cumulative).

  • Flexible group insurance program (Supplementary maternity benefits, medical, dental, travel, life, short- & long-term disability).

  • Flex Dollars Allocation (Wellness, Health, and Group RRSP).

  • Tele-health program.

  • Share Purchase and Pension Plan.

  • Learning opportunities through the Bombardier Academy of Learning.

What are your contributions to the team?

  • Lead negotiations, proposal and commercial impact phases for contractual change management throughout the program execution

  • Support the overall program execution of assigned accounts:

  • Develop and track the detailed program schedule and milestones

  • Track program requirements, scope, budget

  • Perform continuous risk management

  • Track and support Flight Test and aircraft modification;

  • Track and support aircraft deliveries as required;

  • Act as the face of the organization to external customers;

  • Holds P&L oversight for assigned program and accountable for overall customer satisfaction;

  • Ensure milestones are achieved per committed schedule and budget – ensuring proactive risk assessment and contingency management;

  • Has intimate knowledge of contractual requirements for assigned program and ensures timely execution and administration to remain in compliance with such requirements;

  • Prepare and lead weekly Program reviews; including internal executive reviews and external customer reviews;

  • Coordinate with internal resources/stakeholders such as engineering, contracts, finance and logistics during program execution;

  • Coordinate payment/invoicing;

  • Manage program performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques. Establish and manage program key performance indices;

How to thrive in this role? Skills, knowledge & experience:

  • You hold a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (or equivalent);

  • You have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in program management; or equivalent experience;

  • You are team player with initiative and excellent communication skills;

  • You have excellent customer-facing skills and experience are required;

  • You have the ability to effectively negotiate in-line with business objectives;

  • You are able to manage time and prioritize tasks effectively while working toward aggressive deadlines;

  • You have a strong working knowledge of Bombardier's policies and processes;

  • You have experience interfacing with operations.

  • You have a strong technical knowledge of aircraft, aircraft systems and special mission equipment;

  • You have knowledge of CGR, ITAR and previous experience in government and military flight operations exposure would be considered an asset;

  • You may be required to travel (post-Covid) and work extended hours when required;

  • You are eligible to view and handle CGR material as well as be able to obtain a NATO Secret security clearance (as required).


If you aren’t sure you have all the skills, knowledge, and experience for this role, you are encouraged to apply. At Bombardier, we aren’t looking for the perfect candidate. We are looking for great talent with an optimistic attitude that wants to get the job done.

Now that you can see yourself as a Proposal Manager at Bombardier Defense, apply and let’s chat!

Bombardier is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of all races, religions, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, immigration statuses, disabilities, or other legally protected characteristics to apply.