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Logistics Specialist

Date: Oct 26, 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 role and department

The GKN Supply Chain team in Hoogerheide supports the site concerning any logistic topics towards the business.

To achieve this, we have a diverse team of supply chain professionals in the following areas:

  • Physical distribution (receiving, warehousing & shipping).
  • Master scheduler(s).
  • Shop floor scheduler(s).
  • Global Supply Chain Support.

The teams are responsible to secure a perfect delivery from order to delivery to our customers in the aerospace industry. As the aerospace industry requires fast & flawless delivery, the team needs to work as one team.


Working as a Logistics Specialist, you are responsible for:

  • Define and review KPIs, perform analysis, drive continuous improvement projects.
  • Define methodology / standard work, manage and monitor performance of applications and tools used by SCM and maintained by Global Supply Chain Support.
  • Translate internal customer needs to (new) IT application functionalities or reports (IQBS).
  • Train staff in the use of IT applications (eg IQBS, Tradeshift, BaaN).
  • Offer first line support to the application users.


  • HBO-level in Logistics, IT or business management.
  • 0-2 years working experience.
  • Excellent social and communication skills.
  • High attention to detail and strong analytical skills.
  • Proactive and problem solving attitude.
  • Good communication skills in English and Dutch.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS office.

What we 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 in the CLA scale K (this depends on your experience and knowledge level) and great secondary benefits.

For more information about this job please contact Evert-Jan Wisse, via Evertjan.wisse@fokker.com or Michael Mannien via Michael.Mannien@fokker.com

Would you like to come aboard? Apply directly with your CV and motivation via the "apply now" button!

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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