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Strategic Pricing & Market Cost Analyst

Date: Mar 16, 2023

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

You’ll be responsible for managing the proposal preparation process for bids as assigned in accordance with the GKN bid procedure and governance, starting at the bid/no bid decision through to Bid submission to the Customer. Accountable and responsible to deliver high quality, competitive proposals to the business, which are fully compliant with all applicable requirements, on time and meet the expectations of the customer as well as the GKN Aerospace governance.

Cost competitiveness and the deployment of Strategic Pricing is a key requirement for GKN Aerospace to secure new business and retain existing business while driving the best return from our investments in people, technology and capital. This role will be tasked with ensuring GKN Aerospace Business Lines (Engines, Civil Airframe, Defense Airframe) will lead the industry in offering best value offerings to our customers across our product and service offerings.

Job Responsibilities

  • Evaluate gaps in the competitiveness of our offerings and provide concrete plans to regain best in class offerings to not only close the gaps, but to set new market standards.
  • Set strategic pricing for these offerings based on an evaluation of our competitiveness to drive maximum return on our investments.
  • Recommend changes to our industrial structure and the deployment of new manufacturing technology to maintain a competitive edge for the business.
  • Identify opportunities to move into new markets and offerings where our capabilities may allow us to open new markets or displace others.
  • Maintain a comprehensive database that benchmarks the competiveness of our product and service offerings against our current and potential future competitors.

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Finance Accounting or Engineering             
  • 5-10 years:
  • Knowledge of machining methods, production processes and techniques, materials, tools, drawing systems, technical manuals, (military) regulations and the like.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Affinity for costs and models.
  • Independent judgment and interpretation of the calculation outcomes and can clearly convey insights of the result and the relevant aspects within the quotation team and to other stakeholders.
  • Can handle time constraints and working to tight timelines.


  • Experience in Aerospace industry highly desirable
  • Understanding and experience with complex technical and commercial proposal requests from     customers (Aerospace OEMs) and able to translate them into manageable work packages.
  • Ability to manage, challenge and influence senior internal stakeholders
  • Experience in Proposal Management in Aerospace or equivalent industry such as medical equipment or automotive industry.
  • Significant experience in account management and/or business development.
  • Experience running projects involving multi-disciplinary teams under challenging time constraints.
  • Knowledge of MS office Suite.

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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