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GKN Automotive Logistics Manager in Sanford, North Carolina

This position will be located in Fort Worth, Texas.

About Us

GKN Automotive is the market leader in conventional, all-wheel and electrified drive 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 car manufacturers.

Role purpose

Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, the primary function of this role is to provide leadership to shift internal transport teams and goods in and shipping staff; and to provide internal transport solutions to all Despatch, Assembly and Machining Functions. Responsible for one site or small country.

Key responsibilities

Operations Management

Provide operational support services and sometimes act as first-line supervisor of a transactional operations area. Involves using existing systems and protocols.


Manage on a day-to-day basis the transportation of goods and supplies using existing procedures; review and recommend improvements to procedures to ensure on-time delivery of goods and supplies.

Incoming Goods

Manage a medium-size and medium-complexity warehouse and stores using existing procedures and develop new procedures when required to ensure all goods and supplies are stored and recorded appropriately.

Health, Safety and Environment

Follow the organization's Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) policies, procedures and mandatory instructions; to identify and mitigate environmental risks and risks to the wellbeing of oneself and others in the workplace; instruct the team in safe working methods; identify instances of risky behaviors within the team and take appropriate action, escalating serious issues as appropriate.

Work Scheduling and Allocation

Develop short- or medium-term work schedules in order to achieve planned commitments. Approve overtime or use additional resources as needed.

Performance Management

Respond to personal objectives and use performance management systems to improve personal performance. OR Monitor the performance of the team; allocate work and review completion, take appropriate corrective action to ensure timeliness and quality; contribute to formal individual performance management and appraisal.

Operational Compliance

Identify, within the team, instances of non-compliance with the organization's policies and procedures and/or relevant regulatory codes and codes of conduct, reporting these and escalating issues as appropriate.

Document Preparation

Organize and prepare complex documents using a variety of applications for technology devices such as standard office software. Also responsible for gathering and summarizing data for special reports.

Document Management

Create and ensure compliance with a company wide document management system.

Stakeholder Engagement

Assist with stakeholder engagement by arranging actions, meetings, events, and supporting materials to promote stakeholder understanding and commitment.

Continuous Improvement

Contribute to reviewing existing operations in own area of work and generate new ideas to assist in identifying continuous improvements.

Outgoing goods

Develop an understanding of packaging needs and ideas for prototypes to support the packaging process.


Manage inventory for a major site or large factory following existing procedures to identify any issues and solve problems.

Inventory Control

Carry out a range of inventory control activities, either to support others or to fulfill the requirements of the role.

Leadership and Direction

Explain the local action plan to support team members in their understanding of what needs to be done, and how this relates to the broader business plan and the organization's strategy, mission and vision; motivate people to achieve local business goals.

Values & Behaviours

Ingenious: Manages complexity

Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. For example, quickly determines the most critical data and focuses analysis there; recognizes even subtle symptoms that indicate problems; probes deeply for root causes; uses systematic problem-solving methods. well.

Ingenious: Driving continuous improvement

Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement. For example, uses metrics and benchmarks to monitor accuracy and quality. Takes steps to make methods productive and efficient. Promptly and effectively addresses process breakdowns.

Ingenious: Effective decision making

Makes good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward. For example, swiftly internalizes coaching on routine issues; handles issues confidently after instruction. Leverages rules and procedures to speed up decision making. Confidently and quickly draws on others' expertise.

Collaborative: Builds relationships

Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. For example, finds many ways to add value to the team; probes to draw out richer input from others; is a valued resource who goes out of the way to help others.

Principled: Communicates effectively

Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. For example, disseminates knowledge, insights, and updates in a polished, precise, and compelling manner. Demonstrates a deep interest in others' comments. Creates rich documents and reports.

Principled: Accountability

Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments. For example, accepts responsibility for own work, both successes and failures. Handles fair share and does not make excuses for problems. Usually meets commitments to others.

Driven: Prioritisation

Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals. For example, outlines clear plans that put actions in a logical sequence; conveys some time frames. Aligns own work with relevant workgroups. Takes some steps to reduce bottlenecks and speed up the work.

Driven: Results driven

Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances. For example, holds self to high standards of performance; sets some challenging goals; wants to achieve meaningful results; pursues initiatives/efforts to successful completion and closure. Focuses on key goals, even during setbacks and obstacles.

Driven: Empowering

Provides direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done. For example, asks questions to understand the desired outcomes for the role; confirms accountabilities with others so that work can be done effectively and efficiently; informs stakeholders when there are delays or problems that will affect them.


Action Planning

Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on developing appropriate plans or performing necessary actions based on recommendations and requirements.


Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on how to optimize the storage of equipment and other materials.

Verbal Communication

Uses clear and effective verbal communications skills without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on expressing ideas, requesting actions and formulating plans or policies.

Data Collection and Analysis

Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on analyzing data trends for use in reports to help guide decision making.

Inventory Management

Designs, implements and manages inventory control systems without supervision while providing technical guidance as needed.

Traffic and Vehicle Planning

Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on how to optimize the deployment and use of vehicles and other types of movable infrastructure.

Materials Movement

Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on how to optimize the movement of equipment and other materials.

Materials requirements, planning, logistics and SC

Works with full competence. Typically works without supervision and may provide technical guidance.


Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Level.


Experience enables job holder to deal with the majority of situations and to advise others (Over 3 years to 6 years)

About GKN Automotive:

We have been inventing the future for 250 years. A global automotive technology company that pioneered electric drive systems and is now driving the future of transportation. GKN Automotive is the market leader in conventional, all-wheel and electrified drive 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 car manufacturers.

What do we offer?

Compensation: Competitive Salary with Bonus Structure

Benefits: Eligible employees may participate in most benefit programs on the first of the month following or coincident with date of hire.

• Medical, Dental and Vision Plans

• Employer Paid Life and AD&D Insurance

• Pre-tax Savings & Spending Accounts (HSAs and FSAs)

• Voluntary Benefits- a variety of options

• Employer Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability

• 401(k) Plan with Employer Match

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success. We seek people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination, and creativeness in our teams around the world. GKN Automotive is an equal opportunity employer. We treat all employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. We are committed to providing individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process. Please contact us to request any such accommodation: careers@gknautomotive.com

GKN Driveline provides equal employment and affirmative action opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, pregnancy, or disability.