GKN Midfield lead in Pune, India

Midfield lead

Country: India

Work Location: Pune

State: Not Specified

Advertising End Date: 25 Jul 2018

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

Responsible for the effective management of personnel, processes, facilities and transfer projects, to provide on time delivery of quality products and services to GKN/FE-IN customer base. Developing a highly motivated, multi-functional integrated manufacturing team, focused on meeting customer- and FE business objectives.

This role is for a new GKN Fokker Elmo Plant to be set up in the Phulgaon area of Pune. GKN Fokker Elmo designs and manufactures wire harnesses for the Aerospace and defense sector. This will be a key role during the set up and further development of the plant. Substantial growth of the plant is expected in the first three years. Growth towards leadership and management positions is envisaged for key startup personnel

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize and control work within the Team to achieve organizational goals set by the Management Team.

  • Develop high motivated team and manage performance of team members; Manage the effective working relationships between Quality, MEng (PTS), Team Leaders, Planning, and related supporting staff

  • Manage the performance of the team and co-ordinate KPI's in relation to Quality, Cost and On Time Delivery.

  • Adhere to company lean manufacturing and management policies, drive company lean target achievement.

  • Manage projects to transfer products into GKN/FE-IN.

  • Build up, and maintenance of facilities to accommodate production

  • Adhere to Safety procedure and policies in accordance with safety management system

Qualification and Skills

Formal Qualifications


University degree or equivalent experience (Master Business Adminstration)

7+ years experiences in manufacturing environment.

Basic knowledge of quality systems and existing processes in the organization.

Basic knowledge of Logistics and production systems (including Lean Manufacturing) and business insight (planning, budgets, cost control)

Basic knowledge of Safety, Health and Environmental Requirements.

Specific Functional Competencies, Knowledge and Skills Required


Proven experience in effective people management, teambuilding and motivation.

Proven ability in problem analysis and problem solving (8D, 5-Why etc…) and continuous improvement.

Soft competences:

-strong leadership-skills (to have influence and commitment of the team to reach your goals)

-Coaching (support/guide each team member with their development needs)

-Result oriented (think, act and to make decisions in line with the attended goals)

-Planning & Organizing (effectively determine goals, priorities and required actions)


Experience in some of next environments:

Experience in some of next environments:

quality management (quality system), Logistic management, Project management, Lean projects,

automotive or aerospace experience,

wiring experience

Highly skilled in office software. Good presentation skills

Language Skills (Highlight if Essential or Desired)

English is essential: oral and written

Travel Requirements

during the set up of the facility / 1st year, 30% travelling time needed for training purposes, including

going to China/Turkey/The Netherlands for a period of three months, with intermediate trips home

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.