GKN Purchasing Manager - Garden Grove, CA in Garden Grove, California

Purchasing Manager - Garden Grove, CA

Country: United States

Work Location: Garden Grove

State: California

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

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 better in everything we do.

What you’ll do

Position Summary:

Purchasing Manager Role to lead Buyers and drive transformation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cross disciplined evaluation, selection and development of suppliers – leading Make/Buy decisions when required with level of delegated authority.

  • Drive and lead the generation and review of ‘appropriate’ specifications and Statement of Work.

  • Objective review of the requirements and solutions being provided.

  • Early involvement in product technology requirements with influence to cost, availability, exportability, manufacturability etc.

  • Active management of supply base and supply chain as it affects performance.

  • Networking within and across the company, developing strong relationships in key areas

  • Good understanding of the Procurement/Supply Chain Lifecycle.

  • Good negotiation and influencing skills.

  • Proactively managing Supplier & In house KPIs

  • Be responsible for managing risk across the supply base for all defined products.

  • Be accountable for the success or failure of the supplier’s performance.

  • Actively support the SCM to meet & deliver Program objectives.

About you

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree or equivalent in Business Studies, Electronics / Mechanical / Aerospace / Manufacturing Engineering.

  • 5+ years of experience with the principles and practices of procurement in a manufacturing environment,

  • 8+ years running the RFQ/tender process.

  • 5+ years of experience with MRP/ERP Systems. SAP is desirable.

  • Must be a US citizen.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPIM Qualification preferred.

  • APICS CPIM preferred

  • Ability to demonstrat leadership ability in a manufacturing environment.

  • Good analytical skills, and understanding of manufacturing lean manufacturing principles and strong customer relation skills.

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and strong MRP systems and software skills.

  • Posses excellent communication skills including presentation skills.

  • Expierence in Defense/Aerospace exposure preferred exposure preferred.

  • Continuous Improvement/lean manufacturing knowledge.

Key Responsibilities

Not Specified

About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 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.

Diversity and Inclusion

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.