GKN Aerospace Product Manager Aircraft Programs in Hoofddorp, Netherlands

Product Manager Aircraft Programs

Country: Netherlands

Work Location: Hoofddorp

State: Not Specified

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

In this role, your challenge would be to develop, maintain and optimize the product spectrum of Aircraft Programs. You will be responsible for product definition, contract management, asset management and risk management. You will drive, support and trigger various departments within the supply chain to ensure customer satisfaction, service excellence and profitability of Aircraft Programs.

You are part of:

Fokker Services has earned its position as unique and valuable partner for the global aerospace industry, supporting a large fleet of various aircraft types. Capabilities include Component Availability Programs, Flighthour based Component Repairs, Engineering and Documentation Support and Airframe Maintenance, Modifications, Conversion, Completion capabilities as well as OEM Partnering and Support Services. Worldwide Fokker Services has 600 employees working at locations in the Netherlands, Singapore and the USA.

Fokker Services offers Aircraft Programs that provide integrated logistics solutions for various aircraft platforms. These programs provide guaranteed product availability and repair services for aircraft components. To ensure service excellence, the program’s product scope and the financial structure are tailored to meet specific customer requirements. To embark on our growth ambitions we are looking for a dedicated professional to strengthen our team.

You will be part of the Aircraft Programs team. This team consists of product managers that work closely together with Operations, Procurement, Business Development, and Marketing & Sales to manage and develop Aircraft programs. You will be based in Hoofddorp and report to the Team Lead Aircraft Programs.

Key Responsibilities

You are responsible for:

  • Managing and developing Aircraft Programs;

  • Driving customer satisfaction, service excellence and profitability;

  • Supporting the operational implementation of new contracts;

  • Utilizing market intelligence effectively;

  • Identifying and developing the product/service portfolio for Aircraft Programs;

  • Supporting Business Development and Marketing & Sales with regards to the product offerings;

  • Maintaining and developing reporting tools used for Aircraft Programs;

  • Reporting turnover and gross margin of products and contracts within Aircraft Programs;

  • Effective stakeholder management.

Your skills and competencies are:

  • Master (TU) degree or equivalent by experience. e.g. Aerospace Engineering, IT etc.;

  • Knowledge of airline industry, aircraft systems, aircraft components, logistic concepts;

  • Proficient in process performance management;

  • Excellent data management skills; Analyzing data, with the ability to use data effectively;

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, verbally and written in English;

  • Experienced in business case writing;

  • Basic knowledge of financial management;

  • Strong people skills as well as a results-driven attitude when influencing stakeholders;

  • Willingness and ability to travel.

In return we offer you:

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


Please contact Burak Cakir (Team Leader ABACUS Programs) onfor more information about this vacancy.For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact Mr. Tijmen van der Cammen, Senior HR Consultant on +31 88 6280 230.

A security screening will be part of the procedure.

Please respond to this vacancy online.

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.