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US Early Careers - Supply Chain Management & Procurement

Date: Jan 15, 2023

Location: Newington, CT, US 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

With direct supervision, a Supply Chain/Procurement Intern is responsible for participation in projects to improve sites' Planning, MPS, and SIOP processes. The projects may include: Documenting Standard Work through written Statement of Works and/or Video Tutorials, Supporting the deployment of MRP systems and processes across the sites, and Enhancement of the process tools to better support the following SIOP activities.

Our Summer Interns commit to a 12 week internship starting in June and are expected to work 40 hours a week. Summer Interns are invited to participate in the Internship Development Program which consists of three virtual sessions (June, July, & August) with all US interns focusing on professional leadership development. 

  • We are hiring Summer Supply Chain/Procurement Interns in our Tallassee, AL and Newington, CT facilities.

Our Supply Chain Co-Op opportunities expect the student to commit to a minimum of a semester starting in January, June, or August and are expected to work 40 hours a week. GKN Aerospace will work with you on an individual basis to ensure we meet the structured & specific requirements of your co-op from your university.

  • We are hiring Supply Chain/Procurement Co-Ops in our Tallassee, AL facility.

Job Responsibilities

•    Compile plant SIOP by consolidating data from Programs (Demand Plan, ME (Resource Capacity), Manufacturing (demonstrated performance), New Programmes (Phase-in/out), SC (Inventories) and Purchasing (Suppliers capacity)
•    Identify internal and external bottlenecks
•    Ensure plans are robust - compile what-if scenarios for opportunities and/or risk mitigation
•    Summarize assumptions and risks to the plans and ensure these are clearly communicated / understood and final plans agreed / signed off with all the stakeholders during plant SIOP review
•    Assisting in the creation of tools to simplify the following MPS activities
•    Sequence work orders in line with MPS for specified products and production lines understanding all the physical and manning constraints of these lines.
•    Monitor manufacturing output/performance daily against the schedule, challenging and understanding whenever performance differs from standard.
•    Monitor Stock cover daily in order to avoid Stock outs as well as overstocks by adjusting the execution sequence if possible or raising the issue with the Master Scheduler.
•    Monitor availability of raw material / components and escalate as required to Procurement / Master Scheduler.
•    Proactively communicate/escalate to the Master Scheduler / Value Stream management potential production execution issues/constraints to trigger preventive actions against potential supply failure.
•    Weekly track, challenge and report Schedule Adherence with reasons for deviation to Value Stream Management and Master Scheduler.
•    Ensure actual run-rates, batch quantities and changeover-times data are tracked and regularly updated in systems
•    All other duties as assigned by Manager


Job Qualifications

•    Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s program in a related supply chain field such as Business Management, Supply Chain, Procurement, or related technical field.
•    Must have completed your sophomore year or later in your current program.
•    Minimum GPA of 3.0
•    Capability to work effectively in a variety of engineering and manufacturing assignments.
•    Keen interest in the Aerospace Manufacturing industry. 
•    Proficient in Microsoft Applications.
•    Team player with excellent planning and organization skills. 
•    Effective communication and writing skills.  Attention to detail is critical. 
•    Enthusiasm for continuous personal development and leadership opportunities.
•    Local candidates only (relocation, work sponsorship and/or housing not available).
•    Must be a US Citizen due to program security clearance requirements and/or SSA requirements. 


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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