GKN AME Supply Chain Project and New Programs Manager in Roxboro, North Carolina

AME Supply Chain Project and New Programs Manager

Country: United States

Work Location: Roxboro

State: North Carolina

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

Role Purpose

Lead SC (Supply Chain) Projects aimed at developing and continuously improving the planning and execution of material and information flow processes and efficient utilization of available capacities and resources, in a safe environment and in order to meet customer demand, enhance material flow and optimize inventory.

Work with Program Management for new model launch and associated KPI’s. Provide CRS (Capacity Uplift Study) cost analysis to support NBA (New Business) ,Execute Divisional and Product Line SC Strategy. Work with customers to resolve conflict on delivery with respect to new model MRD (Material Requirement) dates

Lead the SC Team providing business support in deploying, executing and improving the SC excellence strategy and model through targeted Continuous Improvement Projects.

Key Responsibilities

Activity Management: Project Management

  • Contribute to build business case with clear deliverables of SC Key projects to deliver the roadmap to achieve excellence in SC taking into account Risk Management

  • Lead CRS studies for all NBA program’s from an SC perspective and lead all SC related costs like packaging/Inventory holding costs/warehousing cots to be considered in the CRS studies

  • Approve and review PF costs related to new model launches and associated reimbursements

  • Review Customer releases periodically for increases above contract volumes

  • Create, maintain and govern the execution of Project Plans

  • Lead SISCA (Safety in supply chain area) initiatives for USCVJ

  • Work with Program managers to review new model launch and processes to support launch dates

  • Support and Coordinate NBA (New Business) process SC responsibilities

  • Provide update in timely manner (KPIs, Project plans and reporting) and escalate where appropriate

  • Responsible for delivering Projects within agreed timescale and costs including:Internal Flow & Warehousing, Transport, Packaging and Distribution, Master Production Planning, Capacity Planning, SIOP, Material Requirement Planning/Vendor Scheduling, Shop floor inventory control, Distribution Requirement Planning, Inventory Management, Product Life cycle Management

  • Support Business Process modeling, Value Stream Mapping

  • IT/Solutions Projects: ERP, SC Solutions

  • Support and improve Supply chain excellence projects.

Performance Monitoring

  • Maintain, manage and communicate results as per defined project KPIs and project governance.

  • Review and provide Updates to senior management on all Red/Yellow program status for all new model launches as It pertains to SC.

  • Apply PDCA approach, use A3 appropriately in case of deviation to plan to ensure successful project delivery and sustainability

Performance Objectives

  • Customer Service / Delivery Level

  • Logistics Costs vs. budget

  • Premium freight costs

  • Inventory level / Inventory Turns

  • Planning Data (ERP) & Inventory Integrity

  • GKN Policy & DES Compliance (Driveline Excellence System)

Qualification and Skills

Formal Qualifications


Masters/Bachelors Degree


APICS CPIM certified or equivalent

Specific Functional Capabilities, Knowledge and Skills Required


Track records and functional expertise in one or several of the following key SC areas: Internal Flow & Warehousing, Transport, Packaging and Distribution, Master Production Planning, Capacity Planning, SIOP, Material Requirement Planning/Vendor Scheduling, Shop floor inventory control, Distribution Requirement Planning, Inventory Management, Product Life cycle Management. Graduate are a possibility.


Ideal candidate has the capability to work autonomously in a large, regional network ensuring the key issues faced in the short, mid, and long term demand horizons are properly vetted and documented allowing the business to take fast action to address issues. This includes direct contact with program managers, program launch teams, customers, suppliers and GKN production facilities. The candidate must have / develop a deep command of the program launch process (inputs, process, decisions, key stakeholders, timelines, supplier risk, production risk and results of prior performance)

Key Responsibilities

Not Specified

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 Driveline is the market leader in the development and delivery of contemporary and electrified driveline systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s automotive manufacturers.

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.