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Team Leader

Date: Sep 25, 2022

Location: Langfang, CN

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. 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.

Job Summary

The Team Leader is accountable for achieving the People, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cash and Cost (PSQDCC) targets through the disciplined and rigorous deployment of the Lean Operating Model.

The Team Leader is accountable for attaining Operational Excellence across their designated area of responsibility, in line with the Performance Centre objectives.

The Team Leader is accountable for creating a ‘Great Place To Work’ through developing and empowering first class Team Members and driving a culture of continuous improvement, safe working and open dialogue.

Job Responsibilities

  • Create and sustain a culture that is aligned to the GKN Aerospace “Great Place To Work” value drivers and Culture Principles by role-modelling behaviours, motivating, encouraging and recognising the contribution of individuals and teams.
  • Hold Team Members and Team Leaders accountable to embody the GKNA culture principles
  • Be Open and Honest when appraising and managing individuals’ performance whilst supporting and coaching individuals to close performance gaps
  • Provide opportunities for Team Members to play to their strengths; do what they do best and create on-going opportunities for learning and personal development
  • Exemplifying a safety-first mindset and ensuring that the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards are applied and that their assigned areas are a model of a world class healthy and safe working environment
  • Leading and developing their teams to understand the context, mechanics and the delivery of PSQDCC targets to meet customer and stakeholder commitments
  • Driving the disciplined and rigorous deployment of the Lean Operating Model (LOM) across their assigned areas
  • Active involvement in problem solving and the management system using a ‘Go to Gemba’ approach to solve problems with the ambition that 95% of issues can be solved within the zone itself
  • Contributing to the Value Stream future state design, and ensuring its execution across their assigned areas
  • Cooperate with other Team Leaders to ensure the best performance outcomes for the entire Area
  • Holding the functional support staff accountable for adhering to the Global standards and enabling their zone team to meet its targets
  • Ensuring the disciplined execution of Daily Management and Standardised work through the conscientious adherence to Leader Standard Work
  • Driving and facilitating the Engagement of all team members, ensuring engagement actions are defined, implemented and followed-through
  • Complying with all legal and regulatory requirements and ensuring that staff are aware of the policies and their individual responsibilities and accountabilities:
  • The company’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policies
  • Compliance and Ethics Policy on Contracting with the United States Government in all areas of responsibility involving direct and indirect contracting with the United States Government
  • Export Control regulations
  • Responsibility for managing a Zone budget as agreed with their Group Leader
  • Taking ownership when having to make difficult decisions linked to their Zone

Job Qualifications

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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