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Procurement Operations Manager

Date: 08-Jan-2023

Location: Papendrecht, NL Helmond, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Job Summary

Responsible for the operational performance of suppliers within the [scope].

Leads a team of operational buyers that are responsible for ensuring delivery in line with operational performance requirements from suppliers across a scope of ~ £50-100m spend.

Resource management to deliver against performance objectives focused on continuous improvement, people development and supplier delivery performance.

Job Responsibilities

  • Leads a team of operational buyers that are responsible for ensuring delivery in line with operational performance requirements from suppliers across a scope of ~ £50-100m spend
  • Consolidation of site level operational procurement reporting, score cards, data, inventory and site level supply risks
  • Accountable for the management of the people within the operational procurement team ensuring that PDP, development plans and succession planning
  • Ensuring that the people within the operational procurement team have the adequate skills to carry out their roles, where skills gaps are identified, putting training and development plans in place to address them
  • Responsible for application across the team of 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
  • Accountable for External Scheduling – Vendor Scheduling, Purchase Orders and Point of Use
  • Accountable for embedding standard procurement process into the operational procurement team including a daily start of shift meeting, a weekly KPI and objectives meeting and maintaining a daily regimen with all employees
  • Working closely with other operational procurement teams to ensure standardisation of procurement process
  • Accountable for the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process in regards to external supply reviews
  • Accountable for the accuracy of supplier and procured parts data within MRP/ERP system to ensure that demand signals minimise shortages and eliminates unwanted inventory
  • Development and delivery of continuous improvement plans for operational procurement
  • Being the senior escalation point with the supplier for any issues relating to supplier performance
  • Accountable for ensuring that regular supplier business reviews are held with all key suppliers
  • Accountable for internal customer relationships
  • Accountable for budgetary control for the Procurement Operations team.

Job Qualifications

To make the difference at GKN Aerospace, passion and talent for the job are important. You like to work on a project basis and you know how to bring the project to a successful conclusion without any effort. Furthermore, you are strong in stakeholder management and organisation-sensitive; you know how to create support where necessary. With enthusiasm, you can motivate and encourage others through recognition and performance feedback. In addition, you have the following qualities:

  • Completed HBO or WO education; a supplementary procurement training is an advantage;
  • At least five years of relevant purchasing experience;
  • Knowledge of and experience with the manufacturing industry (preferred);
  • Affinity with the aviation industry;
  • Experience with project management and stakeholder management;
  • Well-developed organisational and communicative skills.

Wat do we offer

You will work in an international environment with a local culture. Because of the versatility within this
company and in the function you learn a lot and you develop quickly. Because of the extensive purchasing organisation, you
plenty of opportunities for advancement, both horizontally and vertically. 
Furthermore, you can expect the following:

  • Annual salary up to a maximum of € 95.000,- based on 40 hours (depending on work experience and expertise); 
  • Possibility to earn up to 6% bonus;
  • Attractive pension;
  • 29 Holidays + 13 ADV-days 
  • A flexible home working policy whereby you can work from home a few days a week;
  • Informal atmosphere in a dynamic and ambitious department;
  • A passionate team where people like to meet each other for knowledge transfer and to organise activities outside of work;
  • Finally, a unique opportunity to work for a market leader; who doesn't know Fokker? 

More Information

Are you interested in this position and does your background meet the requirements? Please use the Apply Now button. Questions? Please contact our recruiter Bart Hermsen via

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