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GKN Aerospace Site Supply Chain Manager - Small Site in Muncie, Indiana

Site Supply Chain Manager - Small Site

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Date:Feb 19, 2021

Location:Muncie, IN, US

Company:GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 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

The GKNA Site Director is accountable for achieving the People, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cash and Cost targets through the disciplined and rigorous deployment of the Lean Operating Model. The Site Director is accountable for attaining Operational Excellence in their Performance Centre, in line with the execution of the Industrial Strategy within their region. The Site Director is accountable for creating a ‘great place to work’ through developing first class leaders and driving a culture of continuous improvement, safe working and open dialogue.

Job Responsibilities

• Role modelling a culture throughout their site that is aligned to the GKN Aerospace “Great Place to Work” value drivers and Culture Principles • Exemplifying a safety-first mindset and ensuring that the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards are applied and that their Performance Centre is a model of a world class healthy and safe working environment • Developing first-class leaders who are readily able to progress to the next level of leadership, when required, and who embody the GKNA culture principles • Leading and developing the Performance Centre Leadership team in the delivery of People, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cash and Cost (PSQDCC) targets, meeting customer and stakeholder commitments • Driving the disciplined and rigorous deployment of the Lean Operating Model (LOM) across their site, with active involvement in problem solving and the management system. • ‘Go to Gemba’ is the approach taken to understand and solve problems • Ensuring that the LOM is the single methodology for the deployment of the strategy for their Performance Centre and ensuring that this is coordinated across the Plant Leadership Team Contributing to the GKNA global industrial strategy as part of the Regional Operations Leadership Team, and ensure its execution within their Performance Centre. • Holding the Plant functional leadership and the Regional Business Process Owners (RBPOs) accountable for deploying the Global standards and meeting their targets within the Plant • Ensuring the disciplined execution of Daily Management through the conscientious adherence to Leader Standard Work • Complying with all legal and regulatory requirements and ensuring that staff are aware of the policies and their individual responsibilities and accountabilities: • The company’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policies Compliance and Ethics Policy on Contracting with the United States Government in all areas of responsibility involving direct and indirect contracting with the United States Government o Export Control regulations o Airworthiness regulators i.e. CAA, EASA, FAA (Accountable Manager, where required Required Qualifications:• BSc degree, or equivalent, in an Engineering or Science discipline • Minimum of 10 years’ relevant business experience Preferred Qualifications:• Previous and significant experience in site leadership • The demonstrated ability to influence across functional lines within company and within supplier organizations• Ability to lead, coach and mentor highly skilled and experienced direct reports • A track record of Leadership and direction through effective communications, building effective teams • Evidence of leading a site governed through a Business Management System (BMS) • Second or advanced degree in Business • Experience working with a Lean Operating Model / Production System Lean or Six Sigma certification by a reputable certifying body or benchmark company • Aerospace supply chain experience • Strong knowledge of government contracting process and proprietary contracts development

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.