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PLM System Specialist

Date: Jun 9, 2022

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

A Truly Global Business 
Every day, around the world, we help aircraft fly further, faster and greener.  We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.8bn. Together as “One GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions.  We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050! 

The Opportunity

As a Business Systems Specialist  you will be responsible for the deployment, configuration, education and maintenance of the engineering suite of applications to support the Engineering IT strategy and providing  a technical lead on the development and release of improvements to the ERP system.

How You'll Contribute

  • Required to follow all HSE rules and regulations.  Must wear appropriate PPE as required.
  • Provides the IT vision and strategy required to meet the current and future business requirements                              
  • Directs the implementation and maintenance of systems and services providing essential business functions while remaining aware of how IT downtime affects the business.       
  • Test and verify new functionality in conjunction with nominated business leads.    
  • Key interface with the Engineering IT at all UK sites.
  • Develop new functionality to improve production needs.                                                                       
  • Assist nominated business leads with analysis of historical/statistical information.
  • Responsible for development and adherence to IT costs budget.
  • Maintain the ERP system and manage associated change requests.                                                      
  • Lead the Functional areas in proper Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) utilization, deployment and upgrades.
  • Mentoring high performing teams to developing the right skills and capabilities required the IT Strategy.
  • Working as effective member of multi locational team often requiring demonstration of leadership qualities.
  • Work with Process Improvement Teams across the organization to understand and improve the business. 
  • Make recommendations, develop and / or leverage best practices and professional experience.
  • Provide business guidance and strategy to leverage current business systems capabilities.

What We'll Offer

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:
•    Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
•    Life Assurance 8 x salary
•    25 days' holiday + bank holidays
•    Income protection
•    Shopping discounts
•    Cycle To Work Scheme
•    Employee Assistance Programme
•    A collaborative, dynamic working environment 

As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly!  We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities.  That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you! 
A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working
Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN.  Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute.  It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year.  By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.
We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.


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