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Procurement Operations Manager - St. Louis, MO

Date: Oct 5, 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

Responsible for the operational performance of suppliers. 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 minimize 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 standardization 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 minimize 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

  • Bachelor degree in engineering, business, or science discipline
  • 10 years professional experience in related industries (i.e. manufacturing, production, etc.) 
  • 5 years experience in procurement, supply chain, and/or production management
  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirement

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous and significant experience with an international supply base
  • A demonstrated ability to build relations with a supplier network and having insight in suppliers processes
  • A demonstrated ability to develop a performance excellence organization
  • A track record of Leadership to work with cross functional teams
  • Strong understanding of the Aerospace industry and associated technological and commercial trends
  • Core competences: Analytical ability, Decisiveness, Customer focus, Consciousness of the environment, Organization sensitivity, Planning and organization, Focus on results
     

 

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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.

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