WLB Staffing Solutions

Supply Chain Project Manager


​Location: Oak Park, MI

Position Summary: 
 
As a key member of This manufacturing company, the Supply Chain Project Manager will provide leadership in achieving the company’s business objectives through effective management and execution of supply chain strategies. Working with our 7 facilities, six of which are plants, to implement and improve supply chain processes. Basically, this is a corporate position so we have to use our knowledge and experiences to help each and every plant, to standardize our processes as one united front as right now, each plant is on their own pretty much from an MP&L aspect. The qualified candidate will work as part of a functional supply chain team and coordinate and balance various activities with supply chain management professionals and multiple manufacturing locations.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Lead the NA supply chain logistics activity in the design and standardization of supply chain systems and processes in regards to how the company will acquire and deliver materials to internal processes and external customers.
Develop data and submit information into quote packs for new business opportunities.
Establish standards of PFEP planning for global parts, and lead regional logistics activity on all aspects of Supply Chain, as well as develop and deliver optimization strategy for key suppliers identifying cost & providing ongoing "real-time" measurement & visibility.
Will interact internally with Regional Planning Groups, Advanced Operations Management Teams and Logistics Teams, Global Engineering Team, Technical & Functional Specialists (I.E. MP&L, Production, Quality, HR, Finance, Programs, Procurement & Commercial and Operations Teams), Employees and Internal Contractors.
Will interact externally with Customers and Suppliers, External Contractors & Associations, and 3rd Party Logistics Providers.
Actively participate and support the implementation and ongoing improvement of lean principles within the global facilities.
Manage the lead time optimization activities across the supply chain.
Manage the impact of freight cost to the business on new model launches and changes of supplier. Manage the cost of packaging for new programs using the global PFEP.
Advanced and new program support for all Logistics and supply chain related activities.
Support the global operational MP & L groups in the resolution of material and packaging supply issues. As required create and run material requirement plan (MRP), generation of planned schedules.
Scope logistics and transport requirement in alignment with operating strategy and business needs.
Ongoing advisory role in country management supply chain and logistics.
Present accurate information on new or existing business in regards to Futuris Logistics costs (packaging, labor, warehousing, etc.)
As required act as a liaison with customers and suppliers to maintain effective supply and reconcile any production materials issues regarding schedules as required.
Communicate direction, progress against plan, initiatives, changes and successes. Build and maintain working relationships at all levels to ensure effective relation  
Requirements:
 

Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics Engineering, Supply Chain Management or related field.
5 – 7 years of Logistics management of Tier 1 manufacturer, with multiple plant responsibility. Prefer experience with direct manufacturing rather than 3PL.
This person needs to have a strong logistics and freight background.
Strong background in materials management, including planning and scheduling, inventory control, ERP systems knowledge, and some logistics background.

Knowledge of EDI and ASN’s.
Set up and management of a cycle counting program.
Strong knowledge of inventory control and accuracy, KPI’s and North American reporting requirements.
Knowledge of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) would be beneficial. 



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