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Manager Specialist CI Procurement

Job Description

  • Lead supplier workshops, utilising lean manufacturing and CI tools, to further develop and ensure the successful execution of continuous improvement strategies to meet and exceed set efficiency gap closure roadmaps in accordance with the agreed timing plan

  • Train, mentor  and coach YF internal team in CI  disciplines related to supplier operational improvement

  • Approve new suppliers and regularly spend time in the existing strategic supply base to determine risks, opportunities and complexity in order to define the correct approach or sourcing decision working with the Commodity Purchasing teams

  • Support regional purchasing teams in supply base optimisation in coordination with commodity strategies

  • Identify and encourage ‘Innovation’ ideas with suppliers for use by YF (product, process, etc.) following and improving the MBBP ‘Preferred Design Solution’ process

  • Identifying non MBBP related opportunity within the supply base to improve cost drivers such as efficiency/utilisation, lead time, labour, delivery and quality.

Your Qualifications

  • Degree in engineering/lean manufacturing or equivalent qualification

  • Significant practical experience playing a lead role in a Lean implementation within a (supplier) manufacturing organisation – taking a CI programme to a level of maturity and sustainability

  • Experienced in delivering education programmes – both internal training and workshop facilitation covering a range of Lean and CI techniques, including championing with novices, and facilitating, supporting and mentoring with management level employees.

  • Experience and knowledge of the automotive supply chain as a complete material and information flow system, including end customer, logistics and/or SCM, operations and tiers.

  • Knowledge of the following manufacturing processes – injection moulding, chrome plating, paint, foam, textiles/fabrics, metal forming.

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Published: 03/03/2018
Job Field: Supply Chain & Procurement
Location:
REQ. NO.: 17003930
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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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