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Supply Chain Process & Implementation Specialist - St. Louis, MO

Date: Mar 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 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

Lead SCM Projects aiming at developing and continuously improving the end to end flow of material, efficient utilization of available capacities and resources, in a safe environment and in order to meet customer demand, enhance material flow and optimize inventory.
Ensure compliance to policies, standards and governance of SCM processes through communication and training of the site SCM team. 
Support the site SCM in executing the site SCM Strategy in accordance with the guidelines provided by the SCM Centre of Excellence.


Job Responsibilities

  • Contribute to build business cases with clear deliverables within Key SCM projects to support Global/Regional Supply Chain Management team to deliver the roadmap to achieve excellence in SCM, taking into account Risk ManagementSupport Global/Regional Supply Chain Management team in the creation and/or deployment of Business standards.
  • Depending on the size of the site, responsible for uniformity, accuracy, stewardship, semantic consistency, and accountability of the organization’s official master data in the local ERP and systems
  • Ensures master data integrity in key systems as well as maintains the processes to support the data quality
  • Responsible for data management, governance, and master data quality in conjunction with other functional data owners to ensure functional master data integrity across the operation of financial systems is consistent and meets stated business rules and requirements.
  • Identifies areas for data quality improvements and helps to resolve data quality problems through the appropriate choice of error detection and correction, process control and improvement, or process design strategies.
  • Provides assistance in resolving data quality problems through the appropriate choice of error detection and correction, process control and improvement, or process design strategies collaborating with subject matter experts (SMEs) and data stewards.
  • Performance Objectives:
    • Service Level
    • Inventory level 
    • Planning Data & Inventory Integrity
    • End to end logistics costs
    • GKN Policy Compliance


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related fields; 8 years professional experience in a manufacturing environment is acceptable in lieu of education 
  • 5 years of supply chain manufacturing experience
  • Must be a US Person. Must comply with ITAR regulations and site SSA requirements.


 Preferred Qualifications:

  • GKN experience
  • APICS CPIM or CSCP certified or equivalent
  • 5 years experience in Master Data Mgt., Transportation Management, Inbound / Outbound Flow, Customs, Transport & International regulations, Internal Flow & Warehousing, End-to-End visibility and data exchange. Practitioner level Inventory Management, Industry & Product acumen, Project Management, Operations Excellence, End-to-End Supply Chain Mgt.
  • 5 or more years experience in Forecasting & Demand Planning, IBP / MPS / MRP, Daily Scheduling & Execution, Master Data Mgt., Leveraging IT solutions, budget management and finance acumen, Lean Mind-set & Business Excellence.

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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