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Procurement Programme Manager

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Blythe Valley, GB Bristol, GB Bristol, GB Portsmouth, GB East Cowes, GB Luton, GB Papendrecht, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 51 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world”s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.

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.

Job Summary

** To be based at any site in the UK or the Netherlands**

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/Programme. Coordination of the Global Commodity team and the Business Line management team to build a robust sourcing strategy for Programmes within the Business Line/Programme. Development of strategies to achieve Business Line Procurement/Programme cost challenges. Coordination of the Commodity team to drive initiatives.

Job Responsibilities

  • Accountable for communication with internal and external stakeholders for status of all Procurement projects linked with the Business Line/Programme
  • Accountable for the on-time delivery of all Procurement projects linked with the Business Line/Programme
  • Ensure that robust project and risk management is carried out on all Procurement projects linked with the Business Line/Programme
  • Ensure that adequate resources are in place to deliver Business Line/Programme Procurement projects within the committed timescales
  • Accountable for the completion of supplier rate readiness reviews and load and capacity activities in support of any Procurement  project e.g. work transfers, NPI
  • Accountable for the development of sourcing strategies for the Business Line/Programme and alignment with the Global Commodity team
  • Accountable for the development of initiatives to achieve Procurement cost challenges aligned with Business Line/Programme expectations

Job Qualifications

  • BSc degree, or equivalent in a Business, Engineering, or Science discipline
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant business experience
  • Proven track record of delivery of large complex projects
  • Previous experience with an international supply base
  • A demonstrated ability to build relations with a supplier network and having insight in suppliers processes

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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