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Junior SAP Specialist

Posted 9 Jul 2024
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GKN Aerospace is reimagining air travel: going further, faster and greener! Fuelled by great people whose expertise and creativity sets the standards in our industry, we’re inspired by the opportunities to innovate and break boundaries. We’re proud to play a part in protecting the world’s democracies. And we’re committed to putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do, opening up and protecting our planet. With over 16,000 employees across 33 manufacturing sites in 12 countries we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers and achieved sales of £3.35 bn.in 2023. There are no limits to where you can take your career.

Job Summary

About GKN Aerospace
A Truly Global Business Every day, around the world, we help aircrafts fly further, faster and greener. We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 16,000 employees across 33 manufacturing sites in 12 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £3.35bn. Together as “one GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions. We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050!

Making a Difference
It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers. At our GKN Filton site, we specialise in the design and manufacture of large complex structural wing assemblies, detailed metallic components and wing systems for a combination of both civil and military aircraft. We have an new exciting and career defining opportunity for a Junior SAP Specialist.

As Junior SAP Specialist, you will act as part of a team developing the skills and knowledge to provide the global SAP ERP business support and utilize best practices around the usage and setup of SAP applications and related solutions in line with the business requirements. The initial focus will be to provide and control the SAP user access and security functions across multiple SAP systems and sites.
Working as a member of the Civil SAP CoE team, the SAP Specialist will play a role in ensuring the daily operational tasks are reliably and properly completed to meet the organizational needs. They will work with their SAP CoE colleagues to continuously improve and support the SAP systems within the agreed SLA. The SAP CoE forms part of the wider Civil & Defence IT Digital Office team, and is an integral part of the global IT organisation. You will be a trusted partner to the business in providing SAP ERP applications and solutions in line with the IT operating model, working alongside the IT business partners, project management office, security and IT operations teams.

How You'll Contribute

⦁ Works as part of a global team of SAP subject matter experts to deliver ERP support within agreed SLAs.
⦁ Delivers timely and appropriate on-boarding, off-boarding and changes of SAP users. ⦁ Administers SAP roles and authorization controls in line with approved processes. ⦁ Administer SAP Organisational functionally and controls ⦁ Administer and support the Personnel records (one site only) ⦁ Ensures IT security requirements and segregation of duties are observed and designed into future demand/requirements. ⦁ Follows structured processes and tasks for maximum effectiveness. ⦁ Performs other related duties as assigned by management/team leaders. ⦁ Supports the implementation of global IT standards. ⦁ Be a trusted partner to the business in providing fit for purpose applications and solutions. ⦁ Liaising with external parties (e.g. consultants, software vendors, auditors etc.) where required. ⦁ Tests and verifies system functionality within new and existing systems and solutions working with key stake holders to develop and document test processes and documentation. ⦁ Supports implementation of new solutions, upgrades and/or enhancements to existing ones. ⦁ Supports and work within the change request process. ⦁ Supports integration design, development, and implementation efforts between SAP and other business applications. ⦁ Assists in identifying options for potential solutions and assessing them for both technical and business suitability. ⦁ Ensure the integrity and availability of applications and solutions across the application portfolio. ⦁ Documenting ERP processes and procedures (and maintaining them). ⦁ Ensure tactical requirements are aligned with strategic roadmap. ⦁ Works closely with developers to assist with the application configuration

What You'll Bring

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and expertise/ talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:
Essential: ⦁ Ability to be proactive and take initiative, including performance of duties exercising independent judgement. ⦁ Ability to work effectively in a team environment – to effectively listen, challenge and communicate. ⦁ Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. ⦁ Strong problem solving skills. ⦁ Professionalism and flexibility. ⦁ Good written and oral communication skills in the English language. ⦁ Experience working in a customer-facing role. Desirable: ⦁ Experience working with manufacturing and SAP ERP systems. ⦁ Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field. (or equivalent experience) ⦁ A strong focus on continuous learning and sharing this information with team members. ⦁ Ability to translate the functional and non-functional business requirements into a technical solutions design. ⦁ Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications. ⦁ Understanding and experience working with project management methodologies. ⦁ Understanding of change management methodologies.

What We'll Offer

What We’ll Offer
Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits: ⦁ Competitive salary dependent on experience ⦁ Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis ⦁ Life Assurance 8 x salary ⦁ 25 days holiday + bank holidays ⦁ Flexible working hours & Hybrid working ⦁ Income protection ⦁ Shopping discounts ⦁ Cycle To Work Scheme ⦁ Employee Assistance Programme ⦁ Virtual GP Clinic for you and immediate family ⦁ A collaborative, dynamic working environment As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly! We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities. That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you!

Why Join Us
A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work. We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

We’ll offer you fantastic challenges and amazing opportunities. This is your chance to be part of an organisation that has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of our industry; and is committed to pushing the boundaries even further. And with some of the best training on offer in the industry, who knows how far you can go?

A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working

Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. We believe that we can only achieve our ambitions through a coming together of diverse minds who enjoy collaborating in an inspirational environment. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

We are the place where human dreams, plus human endeavour, shape the future of aerospace innovation and technology.

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With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 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.

Engineering
Hoofddorp
1,000 employees