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Operational Buyer (Site)

Date: Sep 26, 2022

Location: Papendrecht, NL

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. 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.

Job Summary

Voor onze productielocatie in Papendrecht is een vacature ontstaan voor een operationeel inkoper. Kom jij ons team versterken?
Als operationeel inkoper draag jij de verantwoordelijkheid voor het tijdig bestellen van de juiste benodigde materialen. Het gehele inkoopproces is al vastgelegd waaraan jij uitvoering gaat geven. Aangezien wij afgelopen januari zijn getransformeerd naar een nieuwe organisatiestructuur is het van belang dat jij kritisch bent op proces en verbeteringen signaleert waar nodig. Het meest belangrijke aspect binnen deze functie is de tijdigheid en juistheid van de afgeleverde goederen zodat er geen vertraging plaatsvindt binnen het productieproces. Voor deze rol is het van belang dat er initiatief wordt genomen, leiderschap wordt getoond en het tactische spel goed beheerst wordt.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring delivery in line with operational performance requirements from suppliers across a scope of ~ £10m spend
  • Responsible for supplier scheduling in line with MPS and the accuracy of supplier and procured parts data within the MRP system to ensure that demand signals minimise shortages and eliminate unwanted inventory
  • Responsible for the daily maintenance of supplier promise dates to ensure that the most up-to-date and accurate information is held within the supplier schedules
  • Contribute towards and support the Procurement Operations Manager or Site Procurement Manager to deliver the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process in regards to external supply reviews
  • Management of suppliers to ensure that they can deliver against committed orders, identification of supply risk, constraints and bottleneck, escalating as required
  • Maintain external capacity reviews in line with MPS
  • Responsible for on-going supplier performance improvement
  • Responsible for the supplier relationship and daily interface
  • Responsible for ensuring multi-function team reviews are taking place with key suppliers
  • Daily communication with internal customers and receiving areas
  • Responsible for the adherence to standard procurement processes and daily regimen/management tasks
  • Ownership of the supplier scorecard process to ensure that supplier performance is communicated to all levels of the supplier and is regularly reviewed as part of multifunction team reviews
  • Support SQE on supplier non-conformance and processing of supplier returns and claims
  • Ensure prompt supplier payment by clearing any invoice queries
  • Ensure adherence to the Health and Safety policies and procedure.

Job Qualifications

Om deze functie succesvol te vervullen vragen wij het volgende:

  •      Minimaal HBO-niveau op het gebied van Inkoop of Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  •      Minimaal 2 jaar relevante werkervaring binnen inkoop.
  •      Ervaring met Material Requirements Planning (MRP).
  •      Vermogen om relaties op te bouwen met een leveranciersnetwerk en inzicht in leveranciersprocessen.
  •      IT-geletterd en uitermate kundig met Excel.
  •      Beheersing van de Engelse taal.
  •      Analytisch vermogen, Besluitvaardigheid, Klantgerichtheid, Milieubewustzijn en Organisatiesensitiviteit

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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