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Site BMS Manager - Orangeburg

Date: Jan 2, 2021

Location: Orangeburg, SC, 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 BMS Manager is a senior site role that operates as a leader to plan, implement, assure and improve the Business Management System (BMS) to meet the needs & expectations of the site’s interested parties and therefore maintain all associated certification and regulatory approvals.  They provide the guidance, governance and expertize to the site leadership team to nurture a culture of Quality in all site activities, ensure quality compliance and support the delivery of the site business objectives.

Job Responsibilities

  • Working collaboratively with the site Senior Leadership Team to create and sustain a Quality culture and provide appropriate governance and assurance leadership. 
  • Planning, implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of the site Business Management System (BMS) as a complementary extension to the GKNA Global BMS and in compliance with global BMS governance. 
  • Ensuring the site’s audit requirements are integral to the Regional Audit Manager plans, ensuring compliance with BMS internal, customer (2nd party) and external (3rd party) audit requirements and delivering on site follow up activities. 
  • Planning, conducting & follow up activities (including systemic analysis of risk/opportunity) of product audit as required by the programs and activities within the scope of the BMS.
  • Systemic risk management and mitigation for the business management systems with focus on quality and quality compliance. 
  • Coordination, planning, hosting and leadership to ensure successful outcome of all Customer (2nd party) & Certification Body (3rd party) audits and assessments, Supporting Site Local Business Process Managers (LBPM) in resolving any issues raised as part of the audits. 
  • Act as the site representation on business management systems and Quality compliance related matters with Customers, Certifying Bodies and Aerospace Authorities. 
  • Directing Local Business Process Managers (LBPM) to ensure the adoption of the GKNA Global BMS, adapting and tailoring the local BMS processes that control and improve effectiveness and efficiency, to support the business objectives. 
  • Planning and management of the system requirements for hosting and deployment of the local BMS, its stated processes & associated controls and for training people who will be defining/utilizing its functions. 
  • Managing Continuous Improvement of the BMS as well as forward planning on the integration of new regulation/specification requirements


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and/or Quality Management or Engineering/Technical degree with experience in Business Management Systems required. 
  • 8+ years of experience including 5+ years of leadership experience in QMS (Quality Management System) and/or Business Management System (BMS) in a complex manufacturing environment.
  • Experience and/or demonstrated knowledge, experience and training of ISO 9001, AS/EN/JISQ9100, Aviation Regulatory (EASA, FAA etc) & customer quality requirements and application of these into an accredited BMS; effective use of the ISO 9001 Process Effectiveness Assessment Report (PEAR) & the processes.

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience in aerospace industry highly preferred. 
  • Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing/Continuous improvement skills; demonstrated knowledge, experience and training in Lean and its application within a business management context.
  • Experience dealing with customers, certifying bodies and suppliers preferred. 
  • Thorough understanding of the content and application of the IAQG SCMH. 
  • Knowledge of and experience in application of process management and risk management principles in context of BMS planning, development and assurance. 
  • APQC knowledge or experience with common industry process classification frameworks. 
  • An effective problem solver with strong knowledge of tools such as 8D/RCCA.
  • A leader to who can coach peers and has the ability to work within a matrix organization, with strong influencing skills. 

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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