GKN Programs & Commercial Analyst--ENTRY LEVEL in Orangeburg, South Carolina

Programs & Commercial Analyst--ENTRY LEVEL

Country: United States

Work Location: Orangeburg

State: South Carolina

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.

In this role you would be responsible for supporting the Program Managers and the Project Managers with metrics, analysis and change management. You would also perform administrative functions with respect to established policies, procedures and methods, recommending changes to improve product quality or reduce costs.

Who you’ll work with

You will be working with the Program Manager and the Program Director of the Orangeburg, SC site. As a Programs & Commercial Analyst, this individual will handle day-to-day business dealings in accordance with program and commercial requirements. The candidate will provide high-level analysis of program execution, as well as perform contract administration duties required to enable program execution.

The position reports to the Director of Programs. THIS IS AN ENTRY LEVEL ROLE.

What you’ll 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.


  • Assist Programs Director and Program Managers with program execution analysis and presentment to respective Integrated Product Teams (IPTs)

  • Assist with change input into the change management process, change assessment and customer response submittal and resolution

  • Continuously monitor, track and report metrics indicating progress toward program targets, efficiencies and cost reduction

  • Support Risk Management processes for the control and mitigation of program risks

  • Build and maintain standard reporting and metrics presentation materials to stakeholders and customers

  • Review Purchase orders for contractual compliance

  • Customer cost/debit tracking

  • Assist with launching commercial activity as related to new and follow-on contracts, including ensuring contractual requirements are understood by all internal parties

  • Initiating demand management for serial purchase orders and PO acceptance procedures

About you

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in technical or business field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) with functional teams and customer representatives

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to read and understand contractual documents, purchase orders and terms and conditions

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is highly desirable

  • Understanding of aerospace supply-chain management is a plus

  • Experience with an ERP/QMS system is a plus

Key Responsibilities

Not Specified

About Us

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.