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Commercial Officer Dassault

Date: Aug 31, 2021

Location: Papendrecht, NL

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.


About the opportunity


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As our Commercial officer you provide Commercial expertise and support to our local specific customer  team. This role supports the Dassault Faclon F6X, F7X and F8X programmes in Filton and Papendrecht, You work to ensure the management and resolution of commercial issues on a day to day basis such as commercial change management, support local level claims, bids and proposals. You Inform the Programme IPTs (integrated program team) of contractual obligations and boundaries. You are the first point of escalation for customer purchase order or contractual issues internally and from customer.  This role is challeging if you like to set up and implement improvement processes, and negotiations with your customer.

You will be based in Papendrecht in The Netherlands and you work together with a Program support officer and Program manager

Your responsibilities

  • You actively interact with your customers and program team where contractual obligations and limits to obligations are.
  • You support new bidding activity when required, including the compilation of a business model and Commercial proposal.
  • You manage/maintain the company order book to reflect the customers purchase order requirements.
  • You will ensure that commercial/contractual correspondence files are maintained.
  • You maintain key performance metrics and contribute to internal reporting requirements.
  • You support change negotiations with customers.
  • You set up aftersales procedures and improve current processes
  • You ensure that overdue debt is kept to a minimum and customers pay in accordance with agreed payment terms.
  • You support Project / Program Review structures and reports
  • You actively review Customer MRP and conclude on demand changes, 
  • You manage opportunities to improve the business case.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

  • You have a BSc Degree 
  • You have a healty drive and ambition to let this program grow in value
  • You are experienced with commercial activities, such as customer relations, negotiations, aftersales and product life cycle management
  • You have a least one (1) year experience in a similar role
  • You are customer focused and have customer contract knowlegde
  • You have excellent computer skills and you are not afraid to communicate in English


Our offer

Besides an innovative and international work environment that offers you a good work-life balance , We offer you  opportunities to learn and grow, a competitive salary grades in CLA L1 pension plan, 40 days off and travel allowance (from 10 km single journey) as well.

For more information about this job please contact Marloes van Es-Erkelens (recruiter) via marloes.vanes-erkelens@fokker.com

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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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