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ERP Specialist

Date: Aug 29, 2021

Location: Bristol, GB London, GB Portsmouth, GB Blythe Valley, GB Bristol, GB Luton, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

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.


Job Summary

The ERP Centre of Excellence (CoE) specialist will act as a skilled knowledgeable team member whose mission is to provide the business global ERP support and deliver best practices around a particular area of ERP.

Working as a member of the global ERP CoE team, the ERP CoE Specialist will play a role in provisioning ‘Build’ (Global ERP Standard Template) and ‘Run’ to continuously improve and support their designated ERP platform within the agreed SLA. The ideal candidate will have experience with Infor Baan ERPLN or other major ERP platforms e.g. SAP

Job Responsibilities

  • Work as a global team of ERP subject matter experts to deliver ERP support within agreed SLAs.
  • Ensure the business/function are aware of the latest capabilities and drive standard ERP  best practice
  • Provide the functional expertise on business requirements and participate in design decisions in regards to global ERP template
  • Support and translate the functional business requirements into functional designs
  • Implementing Global IT standards
  • Supports Annual IT Budget
  • Follows IT security requirements and ensure they are designed into future ERP demand/requirements
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Management

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in ERP usage and support in their specific area of ERP
  • Systems experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a global team environment – to effectively listen, challenge and communicate
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level.
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive and take initiative
  • Professionalism and flexibility
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in the English language


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with ERP support
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications
  • Open to occasional travel, if required

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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