Business Transformation Director Change & Learning
GKN plc
Papendrecht, Netherlands
23 dagen geleden

About The Opportunity GKN Aerostructures & Systems Europe & Asia is looking for Business Transformation Directors and Managers (senior and medior level).

He / she will be part of the Transformation Office team and report to the Vice President Change & Transformations, member of the GKN Aerostructures & Systems Europe and Asia leadership team.

In essence, he / she will be responsible for

  • successfully leading and executing key Transformation and Improvement programs on the AEC level
  • designing and executing change & learning interventions
  • The aerospace industry and GKN are in exciting times. The industry landscape is changing and we are in the midst of a maturity step with Industry 4.

    0 on the horizon and going through global restructuring and integrating of sites and companies. In these transformations the TO holds the compass.

    You will be at the front of leading the company tot the next level. At the heart of the role is an ability to strike the right balance between carrot and stick, between short-

    term improvement and long-term value, between making sure line managers themselves take responsibility for change and learning and personally ensuring they and their teams deliver results quickly and with suitable high ambition.

    The Transformation Dir C&L has a strong background in Business & Change and Learning & Leadership with knowledge of LEAN improvement methodologies.

    He / she has an extensive external network and plays a leading role in organizational learning and connecting business challenges with science and other external (knowledge) institutes.

    A strongly developed sense for social system and group dynamics is combined with an out-of-box way-of-thinking to create meaningful and effective interventions.

    Key Responsibilities The Business Transformation Director will : design and execute Change & Learning interventions and programs to support, accelerate or create breakthroughs in transformation, improvement projects and / or business maturity.

    play a leading role in organizational learning and mastery of key functional lines-of field by connecting business challenges to latest (scientific) insights and external knowhow.

    This is characterized by its high level of applicability, relevance and impact on business and people. play a leading role in understanding the social systems dynamics on the organizational level and during transformations and translating that into effective programs and interventions.

    deliver the targets for Change & learning, including but not limited to :

  • a measurable contribution to key business KPI’s
  • a decisive contribution to transformation processes, improvement projects and / or maturity of the business
  • a lasting impact on people & leadership development
  • support and lead leadership teams on change & learning maturity and initiatives. Your skills and competences are : We are looking for teamplayers.

    Crafts(wo)man with an extensive business and / or consulting background and highly experienced in senior Change & Learning roles within industrial companies.

    Knowledge of our industry, the market and the aerospace customer landscape and a solid background in L&D with relevant international networks is the foundation of this role.

    In this role, Senior level experience in Leadership development is a must. Professional with business intelligence and care for people.

    Who likes rolling up his / her sleeves and learning smarter ways of working every day and achieve results. Who gets energy out of transforming opportunities into a way of working that in the end of the day translates into sparkling financial and operational results and engaged, proud smiles on people faces.

    With the ability to easily shift between the strategic, tactical and operational level, connect with people at all levels in the company and with a proven track record in managing change in a complex business environment like ours.

    Since we are part of a truly global company and support sites in the UK, Netherlands and Germany, international experience and good inter-

    cultural skills are necessary.

  • Independent, have experience of similar turbulent environments.
  • Accept nothing without facts and independent analysis.
  • High emotional quotient and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent in connecting people from different businesses, function, backgrounds, personalities etc. and facilitating teams
  • Highly experienced in leading change projects successfully ( hard’ and soft’)’
  • Highly experienced in Learning & Development
  • Combines a background in Change and Learning with extensive knowledge of organisational architecture, leadership and people.
  • Good problem solver and business leader
  • Creative and innovative in designing (learning) solutions that work and bringing outside expertise within the business
  • Strong background and experience in the application of Lean enterprise leadership methods, metrics and behaviours.
  • Have a cross-functional background and a variety of different business situations.
  • Can lead cross-functional and international teams effectively.
  • Development of workable solutions / proposals which are acceptable for leaders and teams.
  • Structured and organised methods of working.
  • Strong Planning Skills.
  • The ability to lead people. To motivate, organise and deploy people at all levels to achieve optimum performance from them both individually and collectively whilst motivating them to stay with the Company and give their best.
  • Inspire employees and act as role models for the sort of behaviour needed to encourage and embedded change.
  • Good inter-cultural skills
  • Formal Qualifications :

  • Business Science background (f.i. MBA) combined with Social Science master level
  • Master degree Business Science, Organisational psychology or Change management (degree equivalent level of education & / or supporting experience).
  • In return we offer you : We offer an attractive package including a salary in line with industry standards, an annual profit related payment and 30 days of leave.

    Contact : Please contact Sonja van 't Zelfde (Talent Acquisition Manager) on +31612873140 for more information about this vacancy. 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.

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