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Site Supply Chain Manager

Full time


GKN Aerospace is re-imagining air travel: going further, faster and greener! Fueled 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 center 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 bn. in 2023. There are no limits to where you can take your career.


Your mission:

The purpose of this position is to lead a team of Site Supply Chain professionals and deliver operational performance using standard supply chain management business processes and strategy. The scope includes Planning & Scheduling, Logistics and associated performance figures (Delivery, SA, Logistics costs, DIO, etc.). The Site Supply Chain Manager is also responsible for the implementation and continuous improvement of site supply chain management standard processes. As a member of the site’s leadership team, the Site Supply Chain Manager is the “conductor” for planning and logistics, ensuring compliance with management processes and coordination with the rest of the site.

Further description of tasks:

•Designing a corporate culture in line with the norms and values of GKN Aerospace as “A Great Place to Work”

•Provide a safe working environment for Supply Chain Management & Logistics employees;

•Lead the Supply Chain Management team with a focus on goals, performance, talent management and organizational planning;

•Execution of the global Supply Chain Management strategy;

•Management and improvement of planning processes (SIOP, MPS) within the site;

•Coordination of Operations Supply Review (SIOP) and connections between program teams and site team;

•Optimization of inventory strategy and performance (DIO);

•Implementation of GKN standards and continuous improvements;

•Monitoring and analysis of Supply Chain Management metrics;

•Management of logistics activities and associated costs, including freight, warehousing and internal movements;

•Responsibility for total costs of Supply Chain Management function, including workforce and budgets.


•You have a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Engineering or a related field;

•At least 7-8 years of experience as a SCM manager within a manufacturing organization, preferably in the metal industry, you have built a solid background in effectively managing supply chain processes and driving operational performance;

•You have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, in English, and preferably also in Dutch. If you do not yet master the Dutch language, you are willing to learn it at short notice to ensure effective communication within the team;

•As a team player, you are willing to work closely with others and are flexible in accepting additional responsibilities to achieve the goals of the team and the organization.


We are committed to offer you fantastic challenges and amazing opportunities, within an international team of expert leaders in aerospace. By being part of GKN Fokker Aerospace that has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of our industry, you will know that you will be working towards being the most trusted partner in the aerospace industry.

Furthermore, we will offer you among others:

o An excellent gross monthly salary

o Performance-related bonus

o 30 Paid holidays

o Pension scheme


Landing Gear, part of GKN Fokker Aerospace, is a recognized specialist in landing gear and related systems. We focus on the design and development, production and assembly of complete landing gears, as well as the repair and reassembly of systems already in use. In doing so, we work on the most famous aircraft and helicopters; think of the Apache combat helicopter, the F-35 Lightning II (JSF), the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and the multipurpose NH90 maritime combat helicopter.


We’ll offer you fantastic challenges and amazing opportunities. This is your chance to be part of an organization 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?

The recruitment and selection of the Site Supply Chain Manager is carried out by Mr. Puk Steenbergen of WFS PRO BV. You can send your application (cv with motivation letter) to [email protected] For more information about the position, please contact Puk Steenbergen on +31 (0)6 27 11 83 39.

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