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Date: May 20, 2023

Location: Muncie, IN, US

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.

Job Summary

The Buyer will procure material/services and manage suppliers in accordance with the defined strategies, by optimizing the total cost and ensuring compliance of the purchased items. This role will be primarily based out of the Muncie, In facility. The Buyer must include maintaining Strategic Relationships with existing and future Suppliers, whilst ensuring requirements are met on time and in accordance with the appropriate quality standards, delivering a highly capable and cost effective supply base, other areas of Supply Chain management when required.

Job Responsibilities

  • Reviews and approves purchase orders.
  • Establish and approves sources of raw material and supplies. Receieves quotation and maintain grading system for raw material
  • Generate purchase orders for raw materials and commodities
  • Meet with vendors and suppliers
  • Ensure self-develop in the field of Procurement
  • Corrects discrepancy purchase orders
  • Support efforts concerning supply base rationalization and supplier development
  • Ensure leveraging synergies across the GKN global network

Requirred Qualifications

  • High School degree or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of 1 year of Supply Chain experience with 2+ years of experience preferred.
  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements (if required for site)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Ability to interact with people of different levels inside/ outside the company and to operate within a team to reach team goals and business objectives
  • Ability to empower others to achieve results through motivation, recognition and performance feedback.
  • Ability to express information in a manner appropriate to different levels of people & to lead and close out negotiations.
  • Ability to recognize, respond to customer expectations with sense of urgency.
  • Ability to take full responsibility for decisions & results even when all elements are not under individual direct control.
  • Experience in implementing industry leading best practices.
  • Proven ability in strategy deployment.
  • Proven project management techniques.

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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Nearest Major Market: Muncie
Nearest Secondary Market: Anderson