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Trollhattan, Sweden

About The Opportunity
This position has overall Operational leadership responsibility for all hardware Value Streams within EPS including logistics and Maintenance.

As a part of the EPS management team the role holder will also provide vision and significant inputs to the BU’s profitable growth strategy.

This leader will make the individuals in the function grow via development of a cross functional leadership culture of continuous improvement and business mindset deployment into the organization and processes.

Key Responsibilities
Lead the development and execution of EPS Operations in order to:

Create a cost competitive operation

Deliver hardware on time to according to production plans

Manage inventory (WIP)

Develop an organization based on LEAN management with focused on Operational Excellence

Provide leadership, vision and direction to the team and operate within personal Leadership Standard Work, GKN Promises and the GKN Values.

Form an environment where employees are engaged at work.

Create a high performing management team. Select, develop, motivate and manage the performance of management staff.

Assure compliance with GKN policies and regulations.

Ensure that the operations meet Health Safety and Environmental requirements.

Be up to date with competitors Operational performance incl. KPI’s, organization and processes

Understand and anticipate industry trends in manufacturing technologies to ensure employees and internal capability are positioned for future success


Proven experience in building, leading and motivating Operational teams.

Ability to create and deliver a philosophy of leadership, teamwork and problem solving resulting in continuous improvement throughout the organization by focusing on the needs of the customer, empowering employees, and optimizing existing activities in the process.

Track record of successfully managing big operational organizations

Self-directed with effective time management skills, strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to multi-task and work within a global growing organization.

Strong oral and written English communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, cost management skills, and innovative problem solving skills.

Ability to develop and deploy a vision that engages people to deliver

Degree in engineering preferred. Minimum of 10 years applicable industrial experience. Broad operational and technical understanding.

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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.

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