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Site Supply Chain Manager - Muncie, IN

Date: Apr 22, 2022

Location: Muncie, IN, 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 purpose of this role is to lead a team of SCM professionals, deliver operational performance using SCM standard business processes and strategy. The scope includes Planning & Scheduling (SIOP, MPS, SFS), Logistics (Freight, Warehousing, Inbound/Outbound, etc.), and associated performance metrics (Delivery, MSA, Logistics costs, DIO, etc.) The role is accountable for the deployment and continuous improvement of Supply Chain Management standard processes. As a member of the site leadership team, the site SCM is the “conductor” for planning and logistics, ensures adherence to management process and alignment.

Job Responsibilities


For the Site:

  • Role modelling a culture that is aligned to the GKN Aerospace A Great Place to Work value drivers and Culture Principles
  • Responsible for providing a safe working environment for SCM employees and for all employees in the logistic areas (receiving, warehousing, material handling and shipping)
  • Accountable for the management of the SCM team (leadership, target setting, performance review, talent management, organizational planning, recruiting/on-boarding, training and development)
  • Execute the Global Supply Chain Management Strategy
  • Deploy, manage, monitor and improve planning processes (SIOP, MPS) within the site
  • Responsible for the site Operations Supply Planning activities (SIOP)
  • Facilitate the site Operations Supply Review (SIOP).
  • Orchestrate the connections between Program teams and Site team in relation to Daily execution, weekly MPS process and Monthly SIOP process (including Integrated Reconciliation at the lowest possible level)
  • If the site organization does not include a Planning Leader, responsible for the detailed execution of SIOP and orchestration of the MPS processes (that includes management of Master Schedulers and Shop-floor Schedulers)


All of the above having a direct impact on the site Delivery and Financial performance.

  • Responsible for the site inventory strategy and performance (DIO).
  • Depending on the size of the site, if the site organization does not include an SCM Process & Tools role, responsible for uniformity, accuracy, stewardship, semantic consistency, and accountability of the organization official master data in the local ERP and systems
  • Ensures master data integrity in key systems as well as maintains the processes to support the data quality
  • Responsible for data management, governance, and master data quality in conjunction with other functional data owners to ensure functional master data integrity across the operation of financial systems is consistent and meets stated business rules and requirements.
  • Identifies areas for data quality improvements and helps to resolve data quality problems through the appropriate choice of error detection and correction, process control and improvement, or process design strategies.
  • Provides assistance in resolving data quality problems through the appropriate choice of error detection and correction, process control and improvement, or process design strategies collaborating with subject matter experts (SMEs) and data stewards.
  • Responsible for the deployment and execution of GKNA standards (people, process, tools) and continuous improvement activities
  • Responsible for the monitoring, review, analysis of SCM metrics
  • Accountable for logistics activities (freight, warehousing, internal movements, inbound/outbound logistics and the associated costs.
  • Accountable for the total cost of the SCM function (headcount, budgets)

Job Qualifications


Required Qualifications:
•    5+ years of experience of planning and logistics operations Supply Chain Management education preferably, with professional curriculum and certification (e.g. APICS CPIM or equivalent)
•    5+ years of experience in the operational execution of the following disciplines: Scheduling and Execution, Master Data Management, Internal Flows and Warehousing, SIOP/MPS/MRP, Inventory Management, Performance Monitoring.

Preferred Qualifications:

•    GKN Experience
•    Good business acumen and understanding of operational interactions related to the flow of information (customers to suppliers), the management of internal and external resources (people and manufacturing capabilities)
•    Practitioner level for Forecasting & Demand Planning, SIOP/MPS/MRP, Scheduling and Execution, Transport management, Internal Flows and Warehousing, Strategy & CI planning, Performance Monitoring, Lean mind-set & business excellence 
•    Good understanding of the site ERP
•    A team player able to influence without direct line reports
•    Member of the site leadership team
•    An SCM professional with leadership capabilities

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