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Procurement Manager - Manchester CT

Date: Jan 11, 2021

Location: Manchester, CT, 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

The Site Procurement Manager is responsible for execution of the delivery and quality performance of the Purchase to Pay operational processes for his / her site and for contribution of continuous improvement within Supplier Performance Management based on Procurement performance indicators. First line escalation will be managed by The Site Procurement Manager.

Job Responsibilities

 

  • The Site Procurement Manager is responsible for execution of the delivery and quality performance of the Purchase to Pay operational processes for his / her site and for contribution of continuous improvement within Supplier Performance Management based on Procurement performance indicators. First line escalation will be managed by The Site Procurement Manager. 
  • Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Complying with all legal and regulatory requirements and ensuring that staff are aware of the policies and their individual responsibilities and accountabilities.
  • Leading and developing their teams in the delivery of People, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cash and Cost (PSQDCC) targets, meeting customer and stakeholder commitments.
  • Procure/Schedule parts, materials, tools, etc. to site/program schedule and business schedules in line with business targets.
  • Act as an authorized agent of the company with responsibility for managing all supplier-related delivery activities and authority to commit company resources through alignment of central contracts and agreements.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers and contractors to ensure a high quality, reliable source of supplies, services and information.
  • Develop a highly motivated, well-trained staff capable of meeting the short and long term staffing requirements of the department and Company.
  • Contributing to the Plant strategy and ensuring its execution across their assigned areas
  • Contributing to the Procurement Commodity and Programme strategy, and ensuring its implementation and execution across the site.
  • Manage implementation of contracts within sites, including necessary transfers of work / products.
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Required Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent in a Business, Engineering, or Science discipline
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant business experience
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Procurement management and Supply Chain Management within a manufacturing environment, preferrably aerospace.
  • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.  

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Strong understanding of the Aerospace industry and associated technological and commercial trends
  • Expereince buidling and managing a team
  • Experience with an international supply base
  • Able to work independantly and take ownership of decision making
  • Core competences: Analytical ability, Decisiveness, Customer focus, Consciousness of the environment, Organisation sensitivity, Planning and organisation, Focus on results
  • A demonstrated ability to build relations with a supplier network and having insight in suppliers processes
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • A demonstrated ability to develop a performance excellence organisation
  • A track record of Leadership to work with cross functional teams
     

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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