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Procurement Means & Methods Lead - St. Louis, MO

Date: Nov 13, 2021

Location: St Louis, MO, US

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.

Job Summary

Support the site leadership team and buyers with data to monitor and develop site Procurement Operations processes in compliance with US Government and other regulatory bodies, ensuring master data are maintained within the Procurement function. Custodian of all function KPIs and master data

Job Responsibilities

  • Establish a system for internal monitoring and auditing of procurement practices to US Federal Procurement requirements (FAR, DFARS, CFR, etc.)
  • Develop training for employees involved in government contracts
  • Analyze and aggregate data to assist in reporting requirements (i.e. Actual Small Business Spend)
  • Key interface with the Global Procurement Means & Methods team. Supports the setting of requirements for means and methods improvement projects and defining and implementing global procurement standards.
  • Leading functional excellence with regards to ERP processes and purchasing means & methods within the site
  • Training of the function in relation to MRP and purchasing process excellence
  • Leads local process improvement projects
  • Own the local procurement process in the site BMS system/quality system manual
  • Ensure local BMS system/quality system manual is updated from and adheres to internal (global procurement standards) and external demands (Authorities, Customers etc.)
  • Interface with the Global / Regional Procurement Means & Methods function, SBLO, and site Procurement team to support development of Global Procurement means & methods.
  • Accountable for the accuracy and integrity of all procured parts master data including vendor records and quality records.
  • Provide support and coaching for procurement staff regarding any Procurement systems, US Government requirements, MRP data or functionality queries or problems.
  • Accountable for weekly data audits for procurement operations to enable data to be cleansed and monitored by appropriate KPIs.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the demand signal flowing from the Supply Chain function into the supplier is accurate, where any demand issues occur within procurement, leading the activity to rectify.
  • Supporting the achievement of On Time In Full (OTIF) delivery from suppliers, through reporting and performing corrective actions to ensure a robust demand signal from the business.
  • Development and delivery of continuous improvement plans for Procurement Operations processes.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Information Technology
  • 5 years experience in MRP functional excellence. Ideally focused around Procurement processes
  • 3 years experience of program planning, capacity planning, MRP, and ERP technical expertise both from a theoretical and practical viewpoint
  • 3 years experience working with cross functional teams
  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirement


Preferred Qualifications:

  • GKN Experience
  • 5+ years experience in US Government contracting
  • Analytical ability
  • Decisiveness
  • Customer focus
  • Consciousness of the environment
  • Organization sensitivity
  • Planning and organization
  • Focus on results



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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