Lead and direct the materials function in a high volume, team oriented, automotive environment providing long-term planning to support plant objectives for on-
time delivery, inventory dollars, DOH, supplier delivery, equipment utilization and use of lean principles and tools.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities
Direct the activities of shipping, receiving, warehousing and support value stream material analysts to ensure appropriate training and development of personnel to meet operational needs.
Provide overall management strategy and develop robust systems for plant inventory levels including raw, WIP and finished goods to meet inventory goals and support demand requirements.
Responsible to monitor and manage delivery schedules to minimize overall logistics costs including expedited costs, packaging cost and fork truck utilization.
Responsible to oversee production and scheduling practices to ensure alignment with plant and corporate goals.
Directly support lean manufacturing principles and processes, as well as NPIS new product introductions. Contribute to overall corporate and plant strategies by participating in interplant activities and acting as a liaison with corporate materials.
Direct materials function BOS measures to assess trends, take corrective action and meet departmental, plant and corporate goals and objectives.
Responsible to train and develop the organization to understand critical concepts and principles of lean and world class materials management, i.
e. making material flow.
Participate in daily strategic meetings to ensure continuity and opportunities for improvement are captured and addressed systematically.
Reduce operational costs through TVM and brainstorming activity. Perform brainstorming on a weekly basis to drive continuous improvement.
CRITICAL SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS :
Three of more years as Materials manager, preferably in automotive industry
SAP system experience preferred.
QOS and Continuous Improvement (KAIZEN) familiarity
Customer relations background
Evidence of self innovation cost effectiveness, change management
Effective communication and presentation skills
Lean and Six Sigma experience preferred.