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Infor CoE/Business Systems Manager

Date: Oct 1, 2021

Location: Papendrecht, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 51 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world”s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.

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.

About the Opportunity

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.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Supports 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
  • Required to travel regionally and internationally.

Skills & Requirements


  • 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 
  • 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
  • Professionalism and flexibility
  • 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
  • Open to travel


  • 8+ years’ experience with ERP Management
  • 5+ years’ experience with Infor and/or BAAN ERP
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications

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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