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Site Procurement Projects Manager

Date: Apr 23, 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! 

Making a Difference 
It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.

The Opportunity

Based at our Filton site, our new Site Procurements Project Manager will be accountable for the delivery and execution of associated Procurement Projects e.g. Work Transfers, Major aircraft modifications and New Product Introduction (NPI). They will ensure projects are delivered to time, quality and cost requirements, and will be a key link with the Procurement Global Commodity team and Programme teams, in terms of the discharge of the Commodity and Programme strategies.

How You'll Contribute

You will be:

     Accountable for the development and execution of project plans for Procurement Work Transfers, Major aircraft modifications and New Product Introductions (NPI) within the supply base.
     Interface with the Global Procurement Commodity team, site Procurement team and key stakeholders within the Business lines to ensure on time delivery of the Procurement NPI, mod or Work Transfer project;
     Accountable for all Site Procurement Project Resource, including Buyers, Senior Buyers and SQEs, to ensure site resources are in place and managed to deliver site projects within the committed timescales;
     Accountable for communication with internal and external customers regarding any Procurement NPI, mod or Work Transfer project and ensure that the correct process and procedures are adhered to and signed off at the appropriate times;
     Ensure that the risk management process is followed for each procurement project;
     Accountable for the completion of supplier rate readiness reviews and load & capacity activities in support of any Procurement NPI, mod or Work Transfer project;
     Accountable for the on-time delivery and quality of parts from suppliers for any NPI, mod or Work Transfer project until parts have passed FAI;
     Ensure that all projects are handed over seamlessly to the Site
     Ensure the Health and Safety policies and procedure are adhered to by the Procurement Projects team;

What You'll Bring

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and expertise/ talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:

* BSc degree, or equivalent in a Business, Engineering, or Science discipline plus relevant business experience
* Experience in Procurement Management roles
* Previous significant experience in Project Management roles
* Previous and significant experience with an international supply base
* A demonstrated ability to build relations with a supplier network and having insight in suppliers processes
* A track record of Leadership to work with cross functional teams
* Strong understanding of the Aerospace industry and associated technological and commercial trends
* Core competences: Analytical ability, Decisiveness, Customer focus, Consciousness of the environment, Organisation sensitivity, Planning and organisation, Focus on results

What we'll Provide

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
•    Opportunity to earn a bonus of up to 22.5% plus 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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