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Value Stream Manager/Operations Manager

Date: Jul 11, 2019

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Job Summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a professional manager to join GKN Aerospace, based at our Filton facility, Bristol.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and managing product and information flow within the value stream in accordance with lean methodology to achieve value stream KPI’s. You will have strong people leadership and resource management skills as well as having the ability to deliver against performance objectives, that are focused on continuous improvement and people development within the value stream.

Job Responsibilities
  • Accountable for all operational results (Cash, Quality, Cost, Delivery) across the value stream defined from raw material reception through finished goods shipment
  • Accountable for reporting and delivering to all KPI’s which drive the operation to continuously improve, ensuring the Operations Group Leaders (OGL) maintain all key KPI data & visual management boards
  • Define and deliver Continuous Improvement Plans for the value stream from future state maps. Prioritise and task manage value stream support team to perform against KPI’s and budget
  • Accountable for contact between the value stream and all external stakeholders in the production process (shared resource manager, sub contractors, external logistics personnel) in terms of delivery performance, quality issues, and flow between the facilities
  • Through the OGLs, ensure that all employees are fully conversant and compliant with the Company’s Health and Safety policies. Ensure that all relevant Health and Safety legislation is effectively implemented and managed Support Operations Manager/Head of Business in all business aspects


Qualifications and Skills - Formal Qualifications


  • Quality system awareness
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Awareness of HSE requirements
  • Resource management skills
  • Supervisory management skills
  • Basic understanding of continuous improvement tools and techniques
  • Comprehensive knowledge of finance/budgeting
  • Understanding of a commercial business environment
  • Export Control understanding and regulatory requirements



  • Aircraft and manufacturing experience desirable


Specific Functional Capability, Knowledge and Skills Required


  • Selection matrix, presentation, competency based questions, scoring matrix Form