Contracts Administrator (Commercial Officer) – Muncie, IN – GKN Aerospace – Hoogeveen

GKN Aerospace

Fantastic challenges. Amazing opportunities.

GKN Aerospace is reimagining air travel: going further, faster and greener! Fuelled by great people whose expertise and creativity sets the standards in our industry, we’re inspired by the opportunities to innovate and break boundaries. We’re proud to play a part in protecting the world’s democracies. And we’re committed to putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do, opening up and protecting our planet. With over 16,000 employees across 33 manufacturing sites in 12 countries we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers and achieved sales of £3.35 2023. There are no limits to where you can take your career.

Job Summary

The Commercial Officer will provide Commercial expertise and support to specific customer local team. Work to ensure the management and resolution of commercial issues on a day to day basis such as commercial change management, support local level bids and proposals. Informs the Program IPTs of contractual obligations and boundaries. First point of escalation for customer purchase order or contractual issues internally and from customer. 

Job Responsibilities

• To interface and highlight to the IPT and customers where contractual obligations and limits to obligations are. 
• Supports new bidding activity when required, including the compilation of a business model and Commercial proposal. 
• To manage/maintain the company order book to reflect the customers purchase order requirements. 
• To ensure that commercial/contractual correspondence files are maintained. 
• To maintain key performance metrics and contribute to internal reporting requirements.
• Supports change negotiations with Customers. 
• Ensure that overdue debt is kept to a minimum and customers pay in accordance with agreed payment terms. 
• Support Project / Program Review structure, reports, data etc. Review Customer MRP and conclude on demand changes, check against contractual conditions and update demand as part of MPS. 
• Manage opportunities to improve the business case. 
• Adheres to all program management and Commercial standards and policies in accordance with the GKN Aerospace Program Management framework and contribute to process development.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree, or 5+ plus years of experience in customer facing contracts role within a manufacturing environment.
• 2 plus years of experience in customer facing contracts role within a manufacturing environment, preferably aerospace.
• Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in Aerospace highly preferred.
• Must be able to perform work subject to FAR regulations and/or program requirements.
• Must have demonstrated organizational skills, good customer relations skills, ability to multi task, and a demonstrated team player.
• Ability to read, analyze, interpret contracts, comparison of contracts to purchase orders and ability to recognize potential problem-areas. 
• Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel)
• Project management experience running multi-disciplinary teams under challenging time constraints
• High attention to detail an accuracy and structured way of working.
• Highly self-motivated and self-supportive.
• Experience with aerospace and/or aircraft machined and assembled components
• Basic understanding of accounting
• Ability to compile an Executive presentation and present to a group of people
• Intermediate Excel experience and working knowledge
• Proven experience with Customer Interface and Communication

We’ll offer you fantastic challenges and amazing opportunities. This is your chance to be part of an organisation that has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of our industry; and is committed to pushing the boundaries even further. And with some of the best training on offer in the industry, who knows how far you can go?

A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working

Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. We believe that we can only achieve our ambitions through a coming together of diverse minds who enjoy collaborating in an inspirational environment. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

We are the place where human dreams, plus human endeavour, shape the future of aerospace innovation and technology. ​

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