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BMS/ QMS Manager

Date: Nov 9, 2021

Location: Hoogerheide, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 51 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world”s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.


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.

About the opportunity

For our site in Hoogerheide we are looking for a Site BMS/QMS Manager. In this role you will be part of our Leaderships team and you will manage a team of 6 people. In this senior site role you will operate as a leader to plan, implement, assure and improve the Business Management System (BMS) to meet the needs & expectations of the site’s interested parties and therefore maintain all associated aerospace certificates and regulatory approvals.

To provide the guidance, governance and expertise 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working collaboratively with the 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 BMS in compliance with the GKN Fokker Elmo Global BMS, industry standards, applicable Aviation Safety laws, customer and GKN Aerospace Global Standards requirements.
  • Recording and measuring of any defined Site QMS/BMS Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and for taking the actions necessary to improve and analyze the BMS to use as input for the daily management and the periodic management review process.
  • Systemic risk management for the BMS with focus on compliance and quality. Escalating any BMS risks to the Site Leadership team when necessary the Regional BMS Director and supporting
  • Ensuring the site’s audit requirements are integral to the Regional Audit Manager plans, ensuring compliance with QMS/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 and production process audit as required by the programmes and to assure proper discharge of delegated product quality related activities in the organisation in support of product safety and conformity.
  • Coordination, planning, hosting and leadership of all Customer (2nd party) & Certification Body (3rd party) audits and assessments to ensure successful outcome and, supporting Site Local Business Process Managers (LBPM) in resolving any issues raised as part of the audits
  • Act as the site representation on QMS/BMS 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 Standards, adapting and tailoring the local QMS/BMS processes that control and improve effectiveness and efficiency, to support achieving  business objective
  • Planning and management of the system requirements for hosting and deployment of the local QMS/BMS, its stated processes & associated controls and for training people who will be defining/utilising its functions
  • Acting as an independent escalation route and giving binding advice to the site organization for BMS compliance and product compliance issues.
  •  Assess and reject or approve 'authorization for release' requests in the site.
  •  Determining 'disposition' in nonconforming processes and products in MRBs.
  •  Ensuring that the quality assurance of EASA Part 21G and EASA Part145 at the site is implemented in accordance with this legislation.
  • Cancel certificates of release to service, for example from an already signed COC form or a signed EASA Form 1 form

Skills & Requirements

  • Minimum completed, relevant HBO education, supplemented with recognized qualifications in Business Management and/or Quality Management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of LEAN and its application within a business management context.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ISO 9001, AS/EN9100 and EASA Part 21G and Part 145  regulations
  • Experience in deploying a Business Management System in an organization of the same size.
  • Experience using risk-based audit planning methods and techniques.
  • Affinity with developing employees, their BMS knowledge & perception of BMS value.
  • Good knowledge of the Industry Quality forums that define the standards such as IAQG, AESQ, NADCAP etc.

Our offer

Besides an innovative and international work environment that offers you a good work-life balance , We offer you  opportunities to learn and grow, a competitive salary graded in CLA O, pension plan, 40+ days off and travel allowance (from 10 km single journey) as well.

For more information about this job please contact Marloes van Es-Erkelens (recruiter) via marloes.vanes-erkelens@fokker.com

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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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