Indirect procurement manager – GKN Aerospace – Hoogeveen

GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace is ‘s werelds meest toonaangevende leverancier binnen de vliegtuigindustrie. Met 38 productielocaties in 12 landen bedienen we meer dan 90% van ‘s werelds vliegtuig- en motorfabrikanten. Wij ontwerpen en produceren innovatieve slimme ruimtevaartsystemen en componenten. Elke keer dat je per vliegtuig reist, is het waarschijnlijk dat GKN je op weg helpt.
We zijn op zoek naar mensen die een verschil willen maken, getalenteerde medewerkers met de vaardigheden en passies om het beste te worden in wat ze doen.

Role Purpose

Delivering the indirect Procurement strategy for the site, ensuring alignment with Global Procurement, Programme and site Operational strategies.
Managing a team of Operational and Senior buyers to drive supplier excellence in terms of cost, delivery and quality of the indirect supply chain servicing the site

Job Responsibilities

  • Accountable for the site indirect purchasing strategy. Working with and influencing Global commodity teams, Programmes and key site stakeholders
  • Accountable to deliver Global Commodity initiatives on the site
  • Accountable for the delivery of site CAPEX projects. Working with key stakeholders across the business to deliver to cost, delivery and quality requirements
  • Accountable for devising and delivering cost reduction opportunities / activities linked to site cost reduction targets
  • Accountable for the flow down of Programme Enabled Customer materials, pricing and skyline forecasts to suppliers
  • Accountable for all site supplier contracts and ensuring alignment with the Global Commodity team in terms of contract coverage and negotiations
  • Accountable for flowing down customer programme requirements into supplier contracts. Ensuring alignment on key Ts & Cs 
  • Accountable for indirect supplier performance in-terms of cost, delivery and quality
  • Requirements

  • BSc degree, or equivalent in a Business, Engineering, or Science discipline
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant business experience
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Procurement Management roles
  • Previous and significant experience with an international supply base
  • A demonstrated ability to build relations with a supplier network and having insight in suppliers processes
  • A track record of Leadership to work with cross functional teams
  • Desirable

  • Strong understanding of the Aerospace industry and associated technological and commercial trends
  • Core competences: Analytical ability, Decisiveness, Customer focus, Consciousness of the environment, Organisation sensitivity, Planning and organisation, Focus on results
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    Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

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