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BMS/QMS Manager

Date: Nov 18, 2020

Location: Helmond, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Vacancy description


You are a self-starter, motivated and able to positively motivate others within an organization, mentoring and coaching of staff and other employees and the development of succession plans? Then you are probably our new BMS/QMS Site Leader


You will act as a leader to plan, implement, assure and improve the Business Management System (BMS) to meet the needs & expectations of the site and interested parties and therefore maintain all associated certification and regulatory approvals. Furthermore, you will provide the guidance, governance and expertize to the site leadership team to nurture a culture of Quality in all site activities, ensure quality compliance and support the delivery of the site business objectives.You lead a team that consists of a QA auditer and BMS configuration manager and you will be part of the Site Leadership team and report functionally to the regional BMS/QMS manager and operationally to the site operations manager.

The grade of this role is O (CLA).



  • Working collaboratively with the site Site Leadership Team to create and sustain a Quality culture and provide appropriate governance and assurance leadership
  • Planning, implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of the site Business Management System (BMS) as a complementary extension to the GKNA Global BMS and in compliance with global BMS governance
  • Ensuring that the local BMS meets all requirements for programmes, customer needs and third party requirements within the defined scope of the site BMS
  • Systemic analysis of Business Management Systems data to the site Management Review process ensuring effective, data based, factual inputs to business decisions
  • Ensuring the site’s audit requirements are integral to the Regional Audit Manager plans, ensuring compliance with BMS internal, customer (2nd party) and external (3rd party) audit requirements and delivering on site follow up activities
  • Planning, conducting & follow up activities (including systemic analysis of risk/opportunity) of product audit as required by the programmes and activities within the scope of the BMS
  • Systemic risk management and mitigation for the business management systems with focus on quality and quality compliance.  Escalating any BMS risks to the Site Leadership and if appropriate the Regional Director of BMS and for support/co-ordination of appropriate actions to mitigate/address these risks

More Responsibilities


  • Coordination, planning, hosting and leadership to ensure successful outcome of all Customer (2nd party) & Certification Body (3rd party) audits and assessments, Supporting Site Local Business Process Managers (LBPM) in resolving any issues raised as part of the audits
  • Act as the site representation on business management systems and Quality compliance related matters with Customers, Certifying Bodies and Aerospace Authorities
  • Directing Local Business Process Managers (LBPM) to ensure the adoption of the GKNA Global BMS, adapting and tailoring the local BMS processes that control and improve effectiveness and efficiency, to support the business objectives
  • Planning and management of the system requirements for hosting and deployment of the local BMS, its stated processes & associated controls and for training people who will be defining/utilising its functions
  • Recording and measuring of any defined Site Business Management Systems Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and for taking the actions necessary to improve
  • Managing Continuous Improvement of the BMS as well as forward planning on the integration of new regulation/specification requirements



  • Master / Bachelor level education (Technical Business; Logistics; Manufacturing Engineering) within relevant branch;
  • An effective communicator with good soft/presentation skills;
  • Experienced in coaching others  with strong influencing skills;
  • Commercial awareness;
  • Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing/Continuous improvement skills;
  • Experience  dealing with customers, certifying bodies and suppliers;
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably aerospace
  • Thorough understanding of the content and application of the IAQG SCMH
  • Knowledge of and experience in application of process management and risk management principles in context of BMS planning, development and assurance
  • APQC knowledge or experience with common industry process classification frameworks.
  • Creative and innovative in non-traditional means of compliance to innovate Business management systems
  • AATT training on AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120



Fokker Landing Gear (FLG) is part of the GKN concern and is active in the field of landing gear and related systems. This includes the design and development, production and assembly of complete landing gears, as well as the repair and overhaul of systems in use. FLG, with its ± 370 employees, is involved in the F-35 Lightning II (JSF) program, the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 , the NH90 helicopter, the Apache attack helicopter and the F-16 fighter plane. ,.



For a Dutch aviation company of this size, we have acquired a unique position in the F-35 (JSF) program based on our design and development capabilities. In addition, FLG has been working on the development of technologies for the application of Composite material in landing gear components for over 15 years. FLG has a leading technology position in the Landing Gear market and is well positioned to contribute to the development of better, sustainable aircraft.