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SAP Business Systems Specialist - El Cajon, CA

Date: Aug 29, 2021

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 50 manufacturing locations in 15 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

As a Center of Excellence (CoE) SAP Specialist within GKN Aerospace, you will act as a skilled and knowledgeable team member whose role is to provide the GKN Aerospace business global SAP support and deliver best practices around the design and implementation of SAP applications and solutions in line with the business requirements.
Working as a member of the global SAP CoE Team, the SAP CoE Specialist will play a role in provisioning ‘build’ and ‘run’ to continuously improve and support their designated application area within the agreed SLA.  

The SAP 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 SAP 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 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.
  • Ensure to drive standard application best practice.
  • Ensures IT security requirements are designed into future demand/requirements.
  • Supports the implementation of global IT standards.
  • Gathers functional and requirements of processes and business models and translate into technical solution designs.
  • Tests and verifies system functionality within new and existing systems and solutions.
  • Supports implementation of new solutions, upgrades and/or enhancements.
  • Supports change request process during implementation and performing an impact assessment where required.
  • Supports integration design, development, and implementation efforts between SAP and other business applications.
  • Documenting SAP processes and procedures.
  • Works closely with developers to assist with technical specifications and testing.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field required.
  • 8+ years of experience with SAP IT, specifically the Logistics (SM,QM,SD,MM), required.
  • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.
  • Occasional travel.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working within Information Technology environment.
  • Experience working with manufacturing, overhaul and/or business systems.
  • Experience working in a customer-facing role.
  • A strong focus on continuous learning and sharing this information with team members.
  • Understanding and experience working with project management methodologies.
  • Understanding of change management methodologies.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment – listen, challenge and communicate.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • 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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