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Business Systems Specialist

Date: Mar 1, 2023

Location: Hoogerheide, NL

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.

The site of GKN Aerospace Fokker in Hoogerheide is a dynamic environment with ample development opportunities. We work hybrid, with an average of two days in the office and three days remotely. This can vary according to your wishes. Our site in Hoogerheide will move and be integrated into the site in Papendrecht by the end of 2023.

Job Summary

The IT Business Specialist operates within the Centre of Excellence WDMS team, which consists of Specialists, Developers, Testers and Functional Application Managers. As an expert in the field of business processes, information systems and change management, you play an important and proactive role in improving these systems and business processes. 

Job Responsibilities

If you are an enthusiastic, result-driven business specialist with a hands-on attitude, you will excel at:
•    Mapping the problem statement together with the business in which you work in a solution-oriented manner and know how to get the organization involved in the changes that are implemented to promote the efficiency and effectiveness of the entire organization;
•    Define your business ideas, develop your business cases and feasibility studies and you are responsible for the hourly estimates needed for planning;
•    Help in supporting business applications problems or changes via in-depth investigation and gathering of technical and non-technical information. Once the issue/change is clearly understood, the IT Business Specialist will propose and initiate a solution that meets the business requirements.
•    Performing impact analysis and requirements analysis and adjust the functional specifications.
•    You make change management proposals by means of modeling and mapping of business processes and you are responsible for presenting business process redesign;
•    Proactively sit around the table with internal stakeholders to draw up business requests;
•    Define IT roadmap with upper Management;
•    You are the driving force when it comes to aligning IT and Business.

Job Qualifications

•    Bachelor degree or Master’s Degree in Computer Science/IT or equivalent level gained through experience
•    Have a minimum of 5 years of experience in IT Development and Business Support
•    A very good command of the English and Dutch language is necessary
•    Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook (usage of formulas)
•    ITIL process knowledge
•    AGILE methodology (JIRA/Confluence tools knowledge)
•    The ability to work closely with the client to determine acceptable solutions.
•    The ability to work closely with other Development Teams and IT teams (Infrastructure, Security, Auditors….)
•    Excellent documentation skills.
•    Analytical and conceptual skills.
•    You are an excellent communicator, change manager and collaborator.

What we offer

We offer you a competitive salary, an attractive pension plan, travel allowance if you live further than 10 km and 40 leave days. if you live further than 10 km from work. Besides an innovative and international work environment that offers you a good work-life balance, we offer you great opportunities to learn and grow as well.

More Info

If you have any questions or want more information, please feel free to contact Nico Rumlawan via

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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