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Procurement Analyst - Category Management - Indirect- Remote

Date: Jun 27, 2022

Location: Irving, TX, US El Cajon, CA, US Cromwell, CT, US Orangeburg, SC, US Phoenix, AZ, US Santa Ana, CA, US Newington, CT, US Sumner, WA, US North Charlestown, NH, US Wellington, KS, US Manchester, CT, US Amityville, NY, US Tallassee, AL, US Garden Grove, CA, 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


The Procurement Analyst, Indirect is responsible for running projects and generating reporting metrics across North America.  The position also interacts with the Category Managers and Buyers involved with purchasing indirect materials, goods and services for the region and globally.

Job Responsibilities


• Create, publish and maintain monthly, quarterly and annual cost savings and provide support with handling day-to-day reporting, analysis, metrics and contractual issues.
• Provide Strong analytical ability to engage and actively manage diverse and complex procurement and ERP systems
• Support indirect strategic sourcing initiatives
• Conduct analyses needed to prepare for negotiations; spend analysis, market analysis, building TCO’s
• Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders to understand the various operational needs
• Build and execute negotiation strategies
• Support contract implementation
• Supplier Performance Management
• Handle day-to-day contractual matters
• Process improvement drives
• Perform other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned

Job Qualifications


Required Qualifications:


• Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance or related discipline is preferred
• 1+ years of experience in Procurement


 Preferred Qualifications:


• GKN Experience
• Ability to identify opportunities and drive improvement
• Experience developing and deploying procurement strategies 
• Attention to detail with clear ability to see the bigger picture
• Strong analytical and negotiation skills
• Ability to interact and build relationships
• Strong personal computer skills (Advanced Microsoft Office) and knowledge of procurement systems and software

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: Irving
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas