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Global. Collaborative. Innovative. Together, we will transform the automotive interiors industry. Together, we will redefine the ways people experience life onboard vehicles.

Materials Manager

United States - MI - Grand Rapids

Job Description

Global. Collaborative. Innovative. Together, we will transform the automotive interiors industry. Together, we will redefine the ways people experience life onboard vehicles.

 

You will be part of a global, diverse team. A team that is truly dedicated to anticipating and re-imagining how society will live and work inside the vehicles of tomorrow. You will build strong, personal relationships as you work together to push the boundaries of innovation. The environment will be fast-paced, exciting, challenging. But you will be inspired to adapt and evolve.

 

Opportunity is yours. Are you ready for the challenge?

The Materials Manager is
responsible for the overall materials function and coordinating the efforts of
Production Control, Shipping, Receiving and Inventory Control; to ensure an
orderly and cost effective system is developed and maintained which will enable
production and sales goals to be met while minimizing freight dollars and
inventory days on hand.

  • Ensure on-time delivery of customer orders;
  • Optimize personnel, equipment, freight and
    inventories;
  • Acquire materials on-time;
  • Anticipate and resolve problems with short-term
    and permanent corrective action.
  • Select, motivate, train and ensure development
    of a competent department and material handling staff.
  • Monitor and ensure departmental personnel
    conform to company policies and procedures while maintaining a safe and cost
    efficient environment at all time.
  • Be familiar with and ethically operate in
    accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and governmental procedures
    relative to purchasing and financial reporting activities.
  • Establish, monitor and control department budget
    that will effectively contribute to the overall manufacturing objectives and
    plant / business unit and company goals.
  • Employ techniques / methods for effective
    problem solving and continuous improvement.
  • Implement purchasing, production scheduling,
    logistics and inventory control processes which ensures the availability of
    materials for an uninterrupted flow of production in accordance with  delivery schedules, while maintaining minimum
    inventories.
  • Assist with the development of inventory and
    freight budgets for the purpose of establishing acceptable inventory levels and
    freight spend upon which performance can be measure and operating controls
    affected.
  • Manage the most economical inbound / outbound
    transportation routes, looking for opportunities to combine shipments, milk
    runs, and warehouse consolidation and distribution.
  • Determines what parts are to be produced and when. 

Your Qualifications

  • Education Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) or equivalent
    in Supply Chain Management, Engineering or Finance;
  • 5 to 10 years of applicable materials management
    experience;
  • 5 to 7 years of formal leadership experience.
  • APICS (American Production and Inventory Control
    Society) CPIM certification.
  • Automotive or JIT broadcast environment
    experience.
  • Applied lean manufacturing techniques including
    value stream mapping, leveling demand, kanban calculations and techniques.
  • Experience with supply chain visibility tools.
  • Applied logistics routing solutions including
    milk runs, consolidation, and running ratios.
  • Trained in Six Sigma methodology.
  • Experience with QAD / MFGPRO.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MRP / Order
    Fulfillment.
  • Demonstrated competency in MSOffice Suite
    products.
  • Above average communication skills - oral,
    written and presentation skills.
  • Superior organization, planning and delegation
    skills.
  • Superior process, analytical and problem solving
    skills - apply / execute formal techniques (e.g. Kepner Trego).
  • Superior leadership skills - influence all
    facets of the organization, mentoring, coaching and teaching.

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is the world’s leading supplier of instrument panels and cockpit systems, door panels, floor consoles and overhead consoles. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has more than 105 manufacturing and technical centers in 17 countries and employs over 29,600 people globally. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), and Johnson Controls a global multi-industrial company. For more information, please visit www.YFAI.com.

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Published: 11/22/2016
Job Field: Supply Chain & Procurement
Location: United States - MI - Grand Rapids
REQ. NO.: 16000582
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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI)

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors – today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 110 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 18 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture automotive interior components for all automakers. LEARN MORE

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