GKN Value Stream Manager (6-month FTC) in Kings Norton, United Kingdom

Value Stream Manager (6-month FTC)

Country: United Kingdom

Work Location: Kings Norton

State: Not Specified

Advertising End Date: 27 Jul 2018

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for a Value Stream Manager to join GKN Aerospace, at their Kings Norton site in Birmingham for a fixed term contract of 6 months.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and managing product and information flow within the value stream in accordance with lean methodology to achieve value stream KPI’s.

Strong people leadership and resource management skills are essential to deliver against performance objectives focused on continuous improvement and people development within the value stream.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accountable for all operational results (Safety, Inventory, Quality, Cost, and Delivery) across the value stream defined from raw material reception through finished goods shipment.

  • Accountable for reporting and delivering to all KPI’s which drive the operation to continuously improve, ensuring the Team Leaders (TL) maintain all key KPI data & visual management boards.

  • Define and deliver Continuous Improvement Plans for the value stream from future state maps. Prioritise and task manage value stream support team to perform against KPI’s and budget.

  • Accountable for contact between the value stream and all external stakeholders in the production process (shared resource manager, sub-contractors, external logistics personnel) in terms of delivery performance, quality issues, and flow between the facilities.

  • Through the TLs, ensure that all employees are fully conversant and compliant with the Company’s Health and Safety policies. Ensure that all relevant Health and Safety legislation is effectively implemented and managed.

  • Support the Head of Operations and General Manager in all business aspects.

Key Skills:

  • Previous aircraft and/or manufacturing experience desirable.

  • Awareness of HSE requirements and Quality systems.

  • Strong leadership and communication skills.

  • Resource management skills.

  • Supervisory management skills.

  • An understanding of continuous improvement tools and techniques.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of finance/budgeting.

  • Understanding of a commercial business environment.

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.

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 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.

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.