Procurement Analyst – Operational Procurement – 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.

Role Purpose

Responsible for the research, provision and analysis of data used to inform Category Sourcing Strategies and tactical procurement arrangements including spend data, market data, supplier and supply chain data, product data, service data and trends.

Job Responsibilities

  • Researching, analysing, and providing comprehensive data on all areas of site spend and procurement activity.
  • Developing the automation of data production to make decision making and Sourcing Strategy processes more efficient.
  • Responsible for the collation, manipulation, analysis and reporting of a wide range of data from a variety of sources to include but not be limited to; spend data, supplier data, market data, economic data, carbon reduction data, and geographical data.
  • Responsible for the design, development and production of reports and dashboards, to present information, including but not limited to detailed spend analysis, geographic risk and opportunity and Contract health
  • Assisting with supplier engagement activity and gathering market information and/or local economic data in order to draw out the trends, exceptions, and key messages.
  • Maintaining databases and spreadsheets, manipulating large amounts of data, extracting, and exporting data, producing reports as requested using a variety of methods including charts, tables and dashboards.
  • Person Specification


  • Educated to degree level in one of the following disciplines: Mathematics, Economics, Physics
  • The ability to analyse, model and interpret data 
  • A high level of mathematical ability
  • Proficient with MS Excel, databases and MS Office Suite products
  • Problem-solving skills
  • A methodical and logical approach
  • The ability to plan work and meet deadlines
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Team working skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Desirable

  • SAP experience
  • Knowledge of Category Management
  • Project Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Travel Requirements

  • Occasional travel within the region
  • Infrequent global travel 
  • 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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