SAP Master Data Engineer

Luton, United Kingdom (UK), GKN Aerospace [GKN-SAPMDE-LU,GB]

Field(s) of expertise
Business Administration and Finance
Job type

About this job

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 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.

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 be better in everything we 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.


GKN Luton sits within the Aerospace Group and is a world leader in the production of transparencies and ice protection systems for both civil and military markets. Our customer’s trust GKN to deliver the critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full coaching, guidance and mentoring.

As a member of the Business Systems Management team, the SAP Master Data Engineer is primarily responsible for the creation and maintenance of data within the SAP Business System at Luton. The role also involves configuration management, data governance and reporting of KPI metrics. The individual will be key in building effective relationships with numerous stakeholders within the business. They will be a proactive, highly motivated individual with the ability to develop working solutions and define strategies.

Job Responsibilities

  • Be compliant with the Company’s Environmental, Health & Safety and Energy procedures.
  • Management of master data and SAP change processes.
  • Working with IPTs to coordinate ‘Point Of Introduction’ actions.
  • Assisting the team in inventory management activities.
  • Data governance and reporting on both master data and operational data quality.
  • Supporting operational data issues & investigating SAP problems in manufacturing.
  • Liaising with Operations on improvement activities in the areas master data and processes.
  • Initiating investigations and reviews to improve overall data accuracy.
  • Engaging in team projects and process development.
  • Carrying out daily/weekly/monthly functional standard work activities.
  • Any other reasonable duties.


  • An enthusiastic team player with a positive approach, able to communicate at all levels.
  • Attention to detail, with strong planning and organisational skills.
  • A working knowledge of GKN Change Management processes.
  • Knowledge of SAP master data, including BOM’s, Routings & Production Orders.
  • The ability to analyse data and generate reports.
  • Understanding of Engineering and Manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing and emerging demands.
  • To be willing and able to undertake a variety of SAP related tasks.
  • Aptitude to drive change via continuous Improvement and process development tools.
  • Familiarity with inventory and stock control would be a distinct advantage.
  • The successful candidate would have good Microsoft Office skills.

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