GKN Corporate Recruiter in Papendrecht, Netherlands

Corporate Recruiter

Country: Netherlands

Work Location: Papendrecht

State: Not Specified

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

Why would you apply to the position of Recruiter at GKN Fokker, considering we want to hire somebody who is currently already successful in an (apparently) similar position? The answer is as challenging as simple: because in this position we offer you the unique possibility to co-create and implement the new Talent Pool at GKN Fokker.

GKN Aerospace acquired Fokker in 2015 and since then our cooperation has obviously intensified. GKN Fokker clearly profits from the advantages of being part of a globally operating multi-disciplinary engineering business. Across the board, cooperation and cross-fertilization lead to further professionalization and improved efficiency.

Key Responsibilities

You are responsible for:

You will be primarily responsible for acquiring GKN/Fokkers next Talent!


By posting, sourcing, pre-screening, and qualifying talent for all sites of GKN/Fokker in the Netherlands. You will access and build local talent pipelines against expected headcounts.


You will be responsible for several locations of GKN Fokker. Therefore the location with either be Papendrecht or in South of the Netherlands. Travelling will be part of the job.

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will partner with our local HR Consultants, HR Business Partners and Business Leaders to develop and translate position requirements, as well as, a proactive go to market strategy.

  • Develop and maintain consultative strategic relationships with the business.

  • Maintain flexibility in an ever changing and evolving newly created department.

  • Actively source passive talent using recruiting techniques including but not limited to: Boolean Search Strings, Job Boards, Social Media, Cold Calling, networking events, job fairs, etc.

  • Act as a subject matter expert to both Hiring Managers and HR on the recruiting process and talent market conditions.

  • Over communicate at all times with our internal customers of Talent Acquisition.

  • Proactively and independently, ensure that candidate pipelines are continuously full and the hiring process is moving forward according to plan.

  • Effectively screen candidates for required skills and interpersonal traits need to fit the technical and cultural profile of the positions.

Your skills and competences are:

  • After 3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar job, you are in for a next step, typically being your third or fourth career step. Effectively use your experience to guide GKN Fokker to the next level of Recruitment and Talent Acquisition. No easy ride, one step forward / two steps back and being surprised by the dynamics of operating in a dynamic international corporate environment.

  • We take a master level, recruitment experience within a technical driven environment and experience in an (international) corporate environment for granted. Your personality and skill set will make the difference. You are perceived as a serious business partner for (senior) management.The combination of superior prioritization and planning skills and a relentless and results driven performer makes you an outperformer. And last but not least you have got humor and stamina.

  • Good language skills in both Dutch and English (another European language is a plus) are required for this position.

In return we offer you:

Obviously: a very challenging but equally rewarding position. If you are the talent we are looking for and are able to translate your skills into results, you could be part of our international Recruitment department. How cool is that? Our offer on salary and other labor conditions matches industry standards. Apply if the challenge fits you.


Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply by clicking on the Apply button on this page. For more information about this vacancy, please contact Debby Bosman (Recruiter).on

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.