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MP&L Manager
Novi, MI

Position No Longer Open

Posted 6/20/2018

Required Skills

  • Engineering degree Industrial Engineering, preferably with a master degree within Supply Chain / Logistics
  • 10+ years of experience within the field of MP&L in one or more complex automotive manufacturing supply chain environments
  • Cross national and continent preferred
  • 5+ years of managerial experience
  • Leadership trainings / certificates appreciated
  • Proficiency in CMM programing and operation, dimensional metrology, measurement, inspection methods, and calibration
  • Effective leadership (assertiveness, systemic thinking, teamwork, time management, effective meetings, emotional intelligence, etc.)
  • Hands on experience in manufacturing (with thorough knowledge of supply chain and assembly plant processes, procedures, facilities / warehouse processes)
  • Knowledge of automotive industry standards and launch procedures as TS16949 and core tools (APQP & Control Plan, PFMEA, MSA, SPC, PPAP), IMDS, etc.
  • Knowledge of Packaging standards, requirements and customer expectations
  • Previous SAP experience or other inventory and / or ERP system
  • Demonstrated Inventory management and control ability as well as inventory value reduction experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in solving complex supply chain problems applying objective data for negotiation and / or escalation and to manage supplier flow of components in time
  • Considerable creativity and initiative is required
  • Independent judgment is normally required with some direction from management
  • Overall flexibility and adaptability to design changes, supplier quality issues in order to ensure constant flow of conforming material from within supply chain
  • Experience within Powertrain and particularly transmission is a plus
  • Language: English, knowledge in Spanish and / or German a plus
  • 10-20% travel and ability to periodically work non-traditional business hours to support local and international suppliers

Job Description

  • Communicate and convert short and long term customer volume requirements into detailed assembly operation planning for decision making together with operations management
  • Establish the parameters for the planning and scheduling processes of the materials according to the response times required by our clients
  • Coordinate production scheduling plans within the plants assembly line(s) as well as for (re)packaging, billing and shipments for on time delivery to quality and cost
  • Oversee shipment and invoicing processes and correct ASN setup
  • Supervise actions to ensure in time arrival of direct materials to plant
  • Take ownership of customer delivery metrics and drive for compliance
  • Provide required resources for proper operation of the department such as software, equipment, packaging etc.)
  • Creation of shareholder value
  • Establish together with plant management team the objectives, short and long term strategy of the plant (Budget and Key Performance Indicators)
  • The MP&L manager is directly responsible for the supplier delivery performance, inventory levels and customer deliveries metrics
  • Establish the department goals together with the MP&L department staff which are all aligned with the plant budget and Key Performance Indicators
  • Compliance to Quality, Safety and Environments standards
  • Promote continuous staff development
  • Identify the need for training within the department together with HR based on the yearly appraisal results vs job description as well as part of day to day operation
  • Develop individual training / development plans to each individual direct report
  • Promote establishing a career plan for key personnel together with HR
  • Promote the culture of respect and application to organizational values

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