GKN Aerospace Procurement Account Manager in Hoofddorp, Netherlands

Procurement Account Manager

Country: Netherlands

Work Location: Hoofddorp

State: Not Specified

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

In this role you create business success by managing supplier relationships and supplier performance. You resolvepotential conflicts of (category) objectives, priorities and interests within business and identify success drivers. Also, youanticipate on market trends such as new technologies and business models. You capitalize suppliers' innovation power by focusing on continuous improvement. Furthermore, you initiate collaborative product/service R&D projects with suppliers.

You will be part of the Procurement & Facility Management department. This department of Fokker Services is an integrated part of the value chain to deliver affordable and innovative (availability) service solutions to A/C Operators and Aerospace MRO Industry. The Procurement Account Manager reports directly to the Director Procurement & Facility Management.

Key Responsibilities

Your responsibilities:

  • Execute Category/Product Family Group (PFG) sourcing and contracting and exploit Procurement synergies across FT/GKN companies;

  • Execute Contract Lifecycle Management;

  • Manage Supplier Relationships and Supplier Performance (continuous improvement);

  • Co-manage Supply Chain (SC) costs and (product) gross/net margin and manage SC risks;

  • Co-develop Procurement business strategy, -policies, -processes and (IT)systems;

  • Deliver (market and supplier) input to business planning and budgeting;

  • Develop and support operational buying (including E-Sourcing and E-P2P);

  • Facilitate Procurement collaboration, sharing of knowledge, best practices and learning;

  • Execute business data gathering and advanced data analysis.

Your skills and competences:

To succeed in this role, you need to have a university Bachelor or a Master degree. You also require aNEVI/Dutch procurement Association level 2 /3 certificate and/or (international) (US: ISM CPSM & CPSD) equivalent certificates or equivalent knowledge and expertise in Procurement and Supply (Chain)Management gained through work experience. Other important requirements are:

  • Minimal 5+ years’ experience in strategic sourcing, contracting and procurement;

  • (Contract) Legal knowledge and experience;

  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office (a.o. excel/access), ERP systems, business intelligence systems (pref. Pentagon, Vendorlink, Teamcenter);

  • Excellent conceptual analytical and business (case) modelling skills;

  • Experience in Aerospace MRO industry (AMRO/CMRO);

  • Good command of the English language, both written and verbal;

  • You are a proactive professional who has a drive for results;

  • You like to work in a fast-pace business environment and can manage multiple tasks and projects at once;

  • You take ownership of your work and also build relationships with others.

In return we offer:

We offer an attractive package including a salary in line with industry standards, an annual profit related payment and 40 days of leave.


Please contact Ben Scharrenberg (Director Procurement & Facilities) on 0031-(0)6 – 1239 4620 or Tijmen van der Cammen (Senior HR Consultant) on 0031-(0)88 - 628 0230.

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.Fokker Technologies, founded by aviation pioneer Anthony Fokker in 1919, was acquired by GKN Aerospace in 2015.

Fokker’s outstanding people and technologies are now fully integrated into the GKN Aerospace business. The result is a stronger GKN Aerospace business with enhanced market leadership positions, increased exposure to key growth platforms, a more comprehensive global manufacturing footprint and stronger technological offerings. Fokker’s industry-leading capabilities in aerostructures, electrical wiring systems, landing gear and services now sit within GKN Aerospace’s market-leading capabilities.

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.