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Business Systems SAP Specialist

Date: Sep 1, 2022

Location: El Cajon, CA, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 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

  • We are dedicated to ensuring that future generations can continue to discover the beauty of the world by being the most trusted sustainable partner in the sky. If you have a passion for Supply Chain and enjoy deliver innovative and core SAP S/4 HANA solutions, join us on the journey of powering the future of sustainable flight!

  • At GKN Aerospace, we believe that inclusion propels innovation and is the foundation of all that we do. Our Shared Purpose: "Connecting and protecting people" drives us to be the best Aerospace Company for our employees, customers, and everyone we serve. We can only do that with a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. Our team spans the globe and is made up of diverse individuals all working together using industry cutting-edge technology to be part of building the best airplanes and spacecraft in the history of aviation.

  • We are looking for an experienced SAP S/4 HANA Supply Chain specialist that will embark on our digital transformation journey across our Supply Chain Landscape.

  • You will be part of a diverse team that challenges itself to provide innovative solutions in high profile, complex projects. Working alongside excellent colleagues from across the globe, GKN Aerospace is an environment where you and your career can flourish.

  • As a Centre of Excellence (CoE) Architect, you will act as a skilled and knowledgeable team member whose role is to provide the business global support and deliver best practices around the analysis and design of applications and solutions in line with the business requirements.

  • Working as a member of the global CoE team, the CoE Architect will play a role in provisioning to continuously improve and support their designated application area within the agreed SLA.

  • The CoE forms part of the wider IT applications team, an integral part of the global IT organization. You will be a trusted partner to the business in providing applications and solutions in line with the IT operating model, working alongside the IT business partners, project management office, security and IT operations teams.

Job Responsibilities

  • Works as part of a global team of subject matter experts to deliver support within agreed SLAs

  • Works alongside the other global IT functions (including IT operations, security, project management office and IT business partners) to support the delivery of the IT strategy in line with the IT operating model.

  • Ensures the business/function are aware of the latest capabilities and drive standard application best practice.

  • Ensures IT security requirements are observed and designed into future demand/requirements.

  • Provides structured training for business/function(s) for maximum effectiveness.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management/team leaders.

  • Supports the implementation of global IT standards.

  • Be aware of the latest capabilities and drive the use of standard tools and processes in the system arena.

  • Liaising with external parties (e.g. consultants, software vendors, auditors etc.) where required.

  • Ability to generate a unified definition of a target landscape based on functional and non-functional requirements to determine solution and environment selection.

  • Gathers functional and non-functional requirements of systems, processes and business models.

  • Supports the implementation of new solutions, upgrades and/or enhancements to existing ones.

  • Supports the change request process during implementation performing an impact assessment where required, and collaborate on compliance monitoring post-implementation (plan-do-check-act).

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

•    Bachelor’s degree.
•    4+ years of SAP S/4 HANA, (SM, PP, SD, QM and MM) experience 
•    U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements. 
Preferred Qualifications

•       GKN experience 
•       Experience working within and/or supporting an information technology environment.
•       Experience working with manufacturing and/or business systems.
•       Ability to be proactive and take initiative, including performance of duties exercising independent judgement.
•       Ability to work effectively in a team environment – to effectively listen, challenge and communicate.
•       Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
•       Strong problem solving skills.
•       Professionalism and flexibility.
•       Good written and oral communication skills in the English language.

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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