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Logistics Team Leader

Date: 31-Dec-2022

Location: Tallassee, AL, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

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.

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

Leads the Logistics Team Leaders in managing, operating and controlling all physical flows to, within and from the site(s). Manages the teams and process effectiveness of receiving operations, transport organising and planning, warehouse operations, management of physical inventory, internal logistics and outbound operations.

Ensures Logistics team execute activities within site, national and international regulations where applicable.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensures safe working environment.

  • Manages the team based on Employee Involvement principles

  • Manages the workload of the area (receiving, shipping, internal movements, warehouse) and optimize the allocated resources.

  • Defines and set up the physical organization of warehouses within site(s)

  • Organizes and control the internal transportation of material in order to assure the best service level and cost.

  • Is interface between supply chain and production at shop floor level ensuring material movement is in accordance with operational expectations.

  • Develops and optimizes all physical and information flows using Lean principles (including company owned external warehouses).

  • Manages and controls the transactional flow for all physical flows.

  • Ensures actual inventory accuracy and reliability (FIFO and Cycle counting etc)

  • Manages inbound and outbound freight with external providers, suppliers and customers.

  • Plan and manage inbound material flow

  • Operate warehousing

  • Operate outbound transportation

  • Manage returns; manage reverse logistics

  • Plan material handling and storage

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required.

  • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • GKN Experience 

  • APICS Basics of Supply Chain Management

  • Entry level for Transportation Management, Inbound / Outbound Flow, Internal Flow & Warehousing and End-to-End Supply Chain Mgt.

  • Experience and expertise in Warehouse & Logistics processes to include Transport management, Internal Flows and Warehousing, Inventory Management, Customs and transport regulations, People Management


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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