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Procurement Projects Manager

Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Papendrecht, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Job Summary

Responsible for the operational delivery of all Procurement Projects in the site Procurement team e.g. Work Transfers, Major aircraft modifications and New Product Introduction (NPI).

A key link with the Procurement Global Commodity team in terms of the discharge of the Commodity strategy on the site.

Job Responsibilities

  • Accountable for the development and execution of project plans for Procurement Work Transfers, Major aircraft modifications and New Product Introductions (NPI) within the supply base.
  • Interface with the Global Procurement Commodity team, site Procurement team and key stakeholders within the business lines to ensure on time delivery of the Procurement NPI, mod or Work Transfer project;
  • Ensure that adequate site resources are in place and managed to deliver site projects within the committed timescales;
  • Ensure that the risk management process is followed for each procurement project;
  • Accountable for communication with internal customers regarding any Procurement NPI, mod or Work Transfer project and ensure that the correct process and procedures are adhered to and signed off at the appropriate times;
  • Accountable for the completion of supplier rate readiness reviews and load & capacity activities in support of any Procurement NPI, mod or Work Transfer project;
  • Accountable for the on-time delivery and quality of parts from suppliers for any NPI, mod or Work Transfer project until parts have passed FAI;
  • Ensure that all projects are handed over seamlessly to the Site
  • Manage direct and indirect resource to deliver projects;
  • Ensure the Health and Safety policies and procedure are adhered to by the Procurement Projects 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.


We are GKN Aerospace

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. 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. 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.

Our 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 €90.000,- based on 40 hours (depending on work experience and expertise); 
- Possibility to earn up to 6% bonus;
- Attractive pension;
- 29 free days + 13 free 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 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

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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