Procurement Estimating Engineer – 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

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

  • Creation and maintenance of an estimating database to predict future spend profiles and opportunities
  • Responsible for understanding piece part manufacturing process flow
  • Researching, tracking and predicting the cost of items such as materials, transport, labour and equipment by geographic location
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with suppliers to maintain level of market intel
  • Supporting buyers in the assessment of quotes from suppliers and contractors within a specified time frame
  • Assessing the risk levels associated with a project
  • Assisting with bids for new contracts and supporting the activities of buyers
  • Requirements


  • Experience of working in an Manufacturing Engineering and/or Aerospace sector
  • Educated to degree level in one of the following disciplines: Engineering, Mathematics, Economics or Physics
  • Proficiency or high degree of interest in understanding global economics 
  • Analytical and forecasting skills
  • The ability to read Aerospace engineering drawings and develop cost estimates 
  • The ability to analyse, model and interpret data 
  • A high level of mathematical ability
  • The ability to work under pressure to meet set goals, budgets and deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • 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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