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Strategy Initiatives Director

Date: Aug 24, 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

The Director Strategy is responsible for leading a team of specialists who set the strategic direction of the Defense Business.  The team encompasses specialists in Business Intelligence, Strategy & Pricing.  Leading this team, the Director Strategy will develop strategies that will take the Defense to an industry leading position through innovation and challenging “business as usual” approaches to our industry. This role be responsible for producing the annual strategic plan, monthly business intelligence updates, strategic pricing and lead critical business advancing projects.

Job Responsibilities

  • Full responsibility for production of the annual strategic plan. 
  • Develop and execute the product and the supporting industrial strategy.
  • Develop and execute key strategic projects as assigned.
  • Implement a program of Business analytics to drive Defense forward strategically.
  • Develop a suite of business intelligence tools and reports and produce these reports monthly or as required.
  • Develop an M&A strategy and implement.
  • Market intel and planning.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field, required.
  • 10+ years of experience in global strategic business development, including significant experience in defense/aerospace, required.
  • Extensive knowledge of defense & aerospace and peer industries. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous global strategy firm experience.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills.
  • Experienced in leading and motivating diverse teams across GKN to meet challenging deadlines. 
  • Excellent Communication skills.                                                                                                                                                      
  • Ability to influence internal stakeholders.         
  • High attention to detail.                                                                       
  • Highly self-motivated.
  • GKN experience.


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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