Supply Chain Planner

Papendrecht, , GKN Aerospace [GKN-SCP]

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

About this job

About Us:

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.

About the opportunity:

It’s boarding time!

Your purpose for the coming 6 months is to ensure raw material and parts schedules are current in order to meet operational demand and inventory strategy in line with MPS and MRP. Review weekly suppliers’ schedules and manage daily execution with suppliers, inbound receiving, transport companies and operations. Monitor supplier delivery performance and drive continuous improvement activities to improve delivery, cost and inventory performance. Keywords are: Planning & Scheduling, New Product Introduction Programmes , Purchasing (Supplier Performance), Logistics, Inbound, Warehouse  and Invoice management.


  • Schedule the procurement of raw material and parts in line with inventory objectives and delivery constraints, and consistent with scheduling processes.
  • Ensure the availability of raw material by communicating with suppliers (internal and external) and by optimising the delivery lead times and the supplier quality of servicee.g. lot size, firm period, delivery frequency, orders transmission, etc…
  • Creation of purchase orders and sending them to the approved suppliers taking based on the respective supplier agreements.
  • Validate and communicate to suppliers all firm orders.
  • Make request for quotations and assess them together with the Buyer in case there is no supplier agreement.
  • Review forecast with suppliers.
  • Where necessary, organise and manage inbound raw material transportation to meet schedule requirements.
  • Anticipate any delivery delay from suppliers and manage emergency activities.
  • Ensure inputs to the raw material / Parts scheduling process parameters are regularly reviewed and monitored for accuracy using a defined business process and corrected accordingly (e.g. inventory accuracy, and other master data).
  • Provide inputs to the MPS process.
  • Ensure appropriate supply chain metric targets are achieved (e.g. supplier DSA (Delivery Schedule Adherence), Raw Material inventory turns).
  • Determine action plans to improve measures.
  • Manage quantity and dates communication to the suppliers.
  • Proactively communicate/escalate to the management team potential delivery issues/constraints to trigger preventive actions in order to mitigate supply failure risk.
  • Monitor Stock cover daily in order to avoid Stock outs.
  • Signalling of First Article Inspection.
  • Review and solve all open and blocked invoices.
  • Member of the multifunctional Supplier Account Team (Supplier managing).
  • Make proposals regarding organizational and process improvements related to the scheduling and logistical processes.


Which qualifications do you need to be succesfull in this job?

  • MBO+ level
  • NEVI desirable
  • Experienced in a similar job in a technical environmet
  • Language Skills in both Dutch and English

What we offerBesides an innovative and international work environment that offers you a good work-life balance , We offer you a 6 months contract and  opportunities to learn and grow, a competitive salary, pension plan, 40 days off and travel allowance (from 10 km single journey) as well.

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.

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