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Quality Management System (QMS) Configuration Management

Date: Apr 12, 2021

Location: Portsmouth, GB

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.


Job Summary

Certified entity/site based role that operates under the respective BMS/QMS Manager.  Their primary purpose is to administer the local BMS in accordance with the global BMS standards and local tailoring and to provide core BMS support to the BMS/QMS Manager

Job Responsibilities
  • The maintenance and improvement of the local BMS ensuring the BMS fulfils the requirements of the industry standards, applicable Aviation Safety laws, customer & GKN Aerospace requirements.
  • Working with the BMS Architects and Local Business Process Implementer (LBPI) for the integration, effectiveness and efficient coherence of the local BMS with other Management Systems such as the Safety Management System, Health & Safety (ISO 45001), Environmental (ISO 14001), Energy Management (ISO 50001), Information Security (ISO 27001) etc. as applicable to the organisation. 
  • Act as business partner supporting Local Business Process Implementers (LBPI) and associated stakeholders for the definition, deployment, maintenance of the documented information of the local BMS.
  • Manage the change control procedures including impact assessments and recommendations against regulatory / Industry standard amendments and coordination of governance reviews for any changes.   
  • To recommend to LBPI and the appropriate BMS/QMS leader of any assurance activities deemed necessary in support of BMS activities e.g post deployment of significant document/administration changes.  
  • To provide general BMS administration support to BMS/QMS Manager as defined at a local level, typically support to the management of key BMS meetings, QS induction / training activities, customer/3rd party meeting/audit preparation/hosting and follow-up To provide functional support for Quality Management and Information applications.
  • To act as a BMS Change/Training facilitator supporting workshop and BMS Continuous Improvement activities.
  • As required to act as an internal auditor and/or provide support for audit planning, auditing and audit follow up.  
  • Gather /analyse intelligence and data to enable assessment of the BMS, regulatory and quality risks.
  • Evaluate business processes for the purpose of assessing effectiveness, driving efficiency and quality improvements;
  • Support, as directed, for the conduct of quality/compliance investigations to establish root causes and assist other LBPI areas with corrective action.

Note: Individual can perform this role as a task within another role if appropriate and capacity is properly catered for

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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