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Infor ERP Manager

Date: Apr 29, 2022

Location: Papendrecht, NL Hoofddorp, NL Hoogerheide, NL Woensdrecht, NL Hoogeveen, NL Helmond, NL

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.

Role purpose

The Infor ERP Centre of Excellence (CoE) Manager will develop and lead a globally diverse team of skilled knowledge workers whose mission is to provide the business a sustainable Infor and BAAN ERP support capability and deliver best practices around the Infor and BAAN ERP solutions.

Build and lead a team to provision Build (Global ERP Standard Template) and Run to continuously improve and support the ERP platform within agreed SLA.

Key accountabilities

  • Lead a global team of ERP subject matter experts to deliver ERP support with agreed SLAs.
  • Ensure the business/function are aware of the latest capabilities and drive standard ERP best practices
  • Structures, leads, trains and coaches IT staff for maximum effectiveness
  • Conducts annual employee reviews and sets staff objectives in line with global and regional objectives
  • Implementing Global IT standards
  • Application Lifecycle Management
  • Responsible for the Annual IT Budget
  • Ensuring the Infor ERP CoE function is efficient and customer service oriented.
  • Ensures IT security requirements are observed and designed into future demand/requirements
  • Assists in negotiations with suppliers within area of responsibility
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Management
  • Flexible to travel regionally and internationally. 

When will you be succesfull?

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in people and project management.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with ERP Management.

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with Infor and / or BAAN ERP.

  • ITAR regulations are applicable to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements.


Desirable :

  • Systems experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to work effectively in a global team environment to effectively listen, challenge and communicate

  • Demonstrates strong leadership with the ability to globally lead people and get results

  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level.

  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive and take initiative, including performance of duties exercising independent judgement

  • Ability to work directly with upper management in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Strong problem solving and project management skills

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in the English language

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills

Why come on board?

  • Making One GKN is a great journey!
  • You find new applications and core business tools fun and exciting.
  • A competitive salary based on your experience.
  • Beautiful workplaces, for example the Headquarter in Papendrecht.
  • An enthusiastic global team is waiting for you


Should you have any questions?

Feel free to contact Will Vincent, Global ERP Director, via Will.Vincent@usa.gknaerospace.com