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Category Procurement Manager - IT & Corporate Services

Date: Oct 14, 2021

Location: Dallas, TX, US

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


Implementation & Management of corporate contracts at regional & global reach for GKN Aerospace. Development and implement commodity strategies that leverage GKN Aerospace’s spend to deliver significant annual improvements in cost and service levels.
Coordinating implementation of contracts through the P2P function at sites and manage compliance. Manage cross-functional stakeholder teams to identify business needs and implement contracts that support business requirements.

Job Responsibilities

• Accountable for delivery of the targeted savings identified as part of annual planning reviews to improve bottom line profitability of GKN Aerospace.
• Ongoing development of Aerospace Commodity strategy for areas of responsibility (to be documented and published to stakeholders)
• Develop & Lead stakeholder teams (Europe & Global commodities) based across multiple countries to deliver improvements in contracts (cost, performance, quality) for GKN Aerospace 
• Work with all layers of GKN Aerospace organization to communicate and gain buy in/ support to commodity strategies.
• Provide analysis & information to senior management on plans and benefits of actions
• Lead key negotiation activities with senior level representatives of suppliers to deliver benefits to business
• Development of a consistent approach/strategy to indirect materials commodities with colleagues in North America
• Establish data/fact driven analysis of potential opportunities for procurement activities
• Manage Requests for Proposal / Auction activities within commodities across GKN Aerospace.
• Monitor compliance of sites to contract and take remedial actions as required
• Develop commodity budgets / forecasts & liaise with sites to embed locally
• Implement and Manage Standardized Business Review Process within areas of responsibility

Job Qualifications


Required Qualifications:

•    Bachelor Degree in Supply Chain Management or related discipline
•    7 to 10 years of experience in Supply Chain Management or Procurement
•    Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements. 


Preferred Qualifications:

•    GKN experience
•    Ability to develop and deploy a category strategy across a regional and global organization
•    Attention to detail with clear ability to see the bigger picture
•    Advanced analytical and negotiation skills
•    Strong personal computer skills and knowledge of procurement systems and softwa


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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Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth