GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world's aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world's advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.
About the opportunity
GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.
We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.
Execution and delivery of Procurement Projects across the Business Line e.g. New work bid activity, Work Transfers, New Product Introduction (NPI). Interface with the Site Procurement Projects teams to coordinate project activities linked with the Business Line/Programs. Coordination of the Global Commodity team and the Business Line management team to build a robust sourcing strategy for Programs within the Business Line/Program. Development of strategies to achieve Business Line Procurement/Program cost challenges. Coordination of the Commodity team to drive initiatives.
A key member and contributor to the Site Leadership Team.
Role modelling a culture that is aligned to the GKN Aerospace "Great Place to Work" value drivers and Culture Principles.
Exemplifying a safety-first mindset and ensuring that the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards are applied and that their assigned areas are a model of a world class healthy and safe working environment.
Complying with all legal and regulatory requirements and ensuring that staff are aware of the policies and their individual responsibilities and accountabilities:
o Import and Export Control Regulations .
o Compliance and Ethics Policy on Contracting with the international Regulations all areas of responsibility involving direct and indirect contracting with the international Regulations (eg ITAR, EAR).
Leading and developing their teams in the delivery of People, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cash and Cost (PSQDCC) targets, meeting customer and stakeholder commitments.
Procure/Schedule parts, materials, tools, etc. to site/program schedule and business schedules in line with business targets.
Act as an authorized agent of the company with responsibility for managing all supplier-related delivery activities and authority to commit company resources through alignment of central contracts and agreements.
Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers and contractors to ensure a high quality, reliable source of supplies, services and information.
Develop a highly motivated, well-trained staff capable of meeting the short and long term staffing requirements of the department and Company.
Contributing to the Plant strategy and ensuring its execution across their assigned areas
Contributing to the Procurement Commodity and Programme strategy, and ensuring its implementation and execution across the site.
Ensuring the disciplined execution of Daily Management and Standardised work through the conscientious adherence to Leadership Standard Work
Manage implementation of contracts within sites, including necessary transfers of work / products.
Responsible for realizing Operational targets:
Supplier delivery performance
Raw material inventory performance
Invoice management performance
Organize Operational reviews with Stakeholders (eg. KPI's, targets, compliance, )
Responsible for active Supply Chain risk management.
3+ years experience in Procurement or Project and/or Program Management
Bachelor's Degree in a Business, Engineering, or Science discipline
3+ years experience building relations with a supplier network and having insight in suppliers processes
3+ years experience working with cross functional teams
Consciousness of the environment
Planning and organization
Focus on results
Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)
As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.
A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.
GKN is an equal opportunity employer.
We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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