Business Excellence and Support Analyst – Civil Airframe

Papendrecht, The Netherlands, GKN Aerospace [GKN-BE&SA-CA]

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.

Job Summary

It’s boarding time!

GKN Aerospace is reorganizing in order to become more customer-focused and improve operational performance. The global transformation follows years of growth-by-acquisition, and will see it move from four independent internal divisions into a single, fully integrated business. This position will be critical in moving the organization into the new direction by accomplishing the following: Facilitates business excellence by analyzing performance and plans, facilitate meetings and action lists, update and improve systems, files and templates and manage USER administration on share-points, wave and other systems.

The role will be based in Papendrecht, the Netherlands.


  • Administrative ownership of share-point, action lists and other documentation.
  • Acts as Wave admin manager: liaises with Wave team, creates and manages users, schedules and helps deliver the training of Wave to users, uses Wave to track progress of initiatives through the pipeline at every stage, create dashboards to create transparency.
  • Becomes an expert in the functionality of Wave and share-points.
  • Coaches Initiative Owners/Project Leaders and other USER.
  • Works with Initiative Owner to ensure quality of initiatives in Wave.
  • Provides ad-hoc problem solving and work with key stakeholders to drive issues to resolution in e.g. development of targets and common rules, reconciliation with actual financials or other sources.
  • Prepares all materials required by the transformation for the weekly meetings and reports.
  • Knows what is in the pipeline, is able to explain progress and discrepancies and what potential roadblocks exist.
  • Drives action tracking.
  • Develops the required views in Wave to create transparency on any business needs and potential risks.
  • Raises issues to TO Lead, Workstream Leads and Sponsors (i.e., knows the status of every initiative and the actions to be completed during the week).


  • Structured and organised methods of working with strong planning skills.
  • High performing business or technical analyst with strong standing and good network within the organization.
  • Excellent communication and coaching skills.
  • Willing to challenge others and be challenged.

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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