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La-Z-Boy (Monroe, MI) – Materials Manager

JOB SUMMARY:

This position provides leadership, technical direction, and support to the Residential Divisions of the Company for all non-cover materials management functions. Manage processes at the divisional level that determine and control the flow of inbound purchased components, centralized procurement planning data, material management process and policy, and improvement initiatives for all North American manufacturing plants.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages the process for all new product introductions (system set-up, order strategy, shipment schedules, EOQ’s) and style balance outs (minimize obsolescence, warranty/service orders)
  • Manages the part level forecasting process through E1 and other external tools to provide MRP with the best forecasting. Ongoing improvements and tools in this area to drive the system to be world class.  This includes weekly style mix and option forecasting methodology
  • Responsible to manage the materials shop calendar and weekly forecast methodology to support manufacturing through holidays, shut downs and other events that require a change from the normal process flow
  • Ownership of the integrity process within E1 to ensure that the item balance and GL ledger reconcile properly. Work with the plants to reconcile exceptions and manage the system for further improvements
  • Provides leadership to the plant material managers for system and process related issues. Provides tools and technical support to help build a world class supply chain across all plants
  • Provides guidance, prioritization and tracking to E1 system upgrades and enhancements requested for plant and corporate supply chain
  • Monitors corporate inventory performance and develop tactics/strategies that support corporate objectives as it relates to inbound material
  • Manages monthly reporting metrics and corporate reports around materials performance

SCOPE & IMPACT:

This position has key ownership of the performance metrics around material management performance.  This position also provides key leadership to the plant material teams and the corporate material planners in the areas of system use and development, best practice adoption and tool development.

MINIMIUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain and related field with 6-8 years of relevant experience, or equivalent
  • Proficient in ERP systems and ERP management
  • Up to 20% travel
  • Immediate to advanced MS Excel and MS Access skills

PREFERED REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s Degree

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Office environment / no specific or unusual physical or environmental demands. Often required to sit, repetitive hand motion (such as typing), to hear, listen and talk. Seldom required to stand and walk. Never required to bend, stoop, climb ladders, kneel, squat, crouch, craw, balance, reach overhead, pull, push, shovel or lift up to/over 50 pounds.

CORE ATTRIBUTES:

Communicate Transparently

Lead the Team

Impact and Influence

Deliver Results

Coach and Develop

OTHER DUTIES:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the incumbent for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

TO APPLY

Contact: Email John Roumayah – Senior Recruiter or call (734) 770-3404

INTERNSHIP: NORPLAS INDUSTRIES INC – SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYST

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Norplas Industries Inc., a division of Magna Corporation, is growing their Supply Chain Management Purchasing team. Why should you apply? At the heart of our operating structure is an entrepreneurial culture which builds ownership and inspires pride in our people. Norplas is an environment of family values, continuous improvement and personal and professional growth. Our employees are our greatest asset, and we strive to attract, develop and retain the best talent by providing a challenging and rewarding environment in which to advance your career.

 

This position is responsible for developing, tracking and analyzing supply chain KPIs/metrics, as well as assisting the Buying team with process improvement and support. The position will perform supply chain analysis and prepare intuitive reports for both Corporate and Division internal customers.
The Details
(other duties as assigned)

  • Structure and perform analyses and provide recommendations to support supply chain improvements and decision making.
  • Identify and support implementation of supply chain improvement opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain KPIs to measure performance against established benchmarks.
  • Periodically participate in team based brainstorming and decision making meetings.
  • Learn and actively participate with a tight group of professionals.
  • Be enthusiastic!

Interaction Opportunities

  • Interact with the other supply chain functions and business functions like sales, finance, manufacturing, quality, etc. to facilitate organizational continuous improvement.
  • Develop strong working relationships with members of the supply chain team and various cross-functional groups.

Preferences

  • Pursuing Bachelor’s/Master’s degree (Supply Chain Majors Only).
  • Previous internship or work experience and proven technical proficiency with supply management processes, systems and analytic tools preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).
  • Can learn new proficiencies from YouTube as needed

Key Customers
This position reports to the Purchasing Manager but will be working with the entire team.  Will both support and lead projects.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
Less than 10% travel – domestic/regional.  Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

 

To apply or for questions, contact Danielle.Long@Magna.com

Betco – Release Analysis / Scheduler

Job Title:                Release Analysis / Scheduler

Department:            Materials

Reports To:             Master Scheduler or Materials Manager

SUMMARY: Plan, purchase and schedule material to meet customer demand, inventory levels and maximize production efficiencies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: other duties may be assigned as needed.

Summary:

  • Ensure planning, procurement and production scheduling of assigned product line in accordance with Operating system (products, codes and identities, material requirements, dimension and  specification detail, routing, number of pieces, release date, shipping date and inventory requirements.
  • Plan, schedule and prepare production work order to meet customer demands and to maintain proper inventory levels
  • Correlate planning and scheduling to coordinate order release dates for manufacturing to obtain maximum utilization of machines and equipment and timing of subsequent operations
  • Maintain proper inventory levels in accordance with Forecast
  • Monitor open purchase orders
  • Uses Operating system to analyze supply and demand for components and sub-assemblies.  Analysis includes component part availability, lot size, lead-time, cost and other critical parameters. Maintain and review monthly forecasts and safety stock
  • Releases manufacturing work orders to production and purchase orders to suppliers.  Produces required support; documentation and reschedules existing orders as required.
  • Collaborates with others to identify potential material shortages and expedites as appropriate.
  • Work with Document Control Specialist on new product introduction and design changes

BEHAVIORAL CAPABILITIES  

  • INTEGRITY: Does not ethically cut corners. Remains consistent in terms of what one says and does and in terms of behavior towards others.  Earns trust of coworkers.  Puts organization above self interests.
  • CUSTOMER FOCUS: Regularly monitors customer satisfaction. Meets internal and external customer needs in ways that provide satisfaction and excellent results for the customer.
  • ENERGY:  Exhibits energy, strong desire to achieve, high dedication level.
  • LIKABILITY:  Puts people at ease.  Builds and maintains trusting relationships with all constituencies.
  • TEAM PLAYER:  Reaches out to peers to tear down walls.  Approachable.  Earns a reputation for leading peers toward support of what is best for the total company.
  • ENTHUSIASM/PASSION:  Exhibits dynamism, excitement, and a positive “can do” attitude.
  • DRIVE FOR RESULTS: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE  

  • Bachelor Degree required
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years experience as a material planner in manufacturing environment

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Knowledgeable of planning systems and manufacturing processes
  • Experience interacting with suppliers
  • Strong PC and software skills. ( Excel, Word, etc)
  • Sense of urgency in fast paced environment
  • APICS Certification preferred

PHYSICAL REQUIRMENTS

Must have the ability to become familiar with the Plant Operations and Warehouse Inventory

 If interested, please contact Rick Vonderheide, Materials Manager, at RVonderheide@betco.com or 419-725-3696

Schindler Elevator – Scheduler (Temporary) – Holland, OH

Scheduler – Temporary Position

Schindler Elevator Corporation designs, manufactures, installs, services and modernizes a broad range of elevators, escalators and moving walks for almost every building type. SEC is the North American operation of the Swiss-based Schindler Group, a leading global mobility provider with approximately 54,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries.

Schindler’s Replacement Parts Operations (RPO) based in Holland, Ohio currently has a temporary position in the Materials Planning Department for a Scheduler. This position is responsible for vendor scheduling of our distribution center in Maumee, OH and stocking purchased parts based on ABCD activity indicators, forecasting and demand management.

Scope of Responsibilities

  1. Determines requirements for purchased parts by using SAP ERP system in conjunction with Excel reporting files to ensure 98% service availability.
  2. Quantifies part inventory levels and forecasts purchasing requirements based on historical usage, current customer orders and foreseeable future order volume.
  3. Monitors and updates overdue purchase orders for on-time delivery and accurate delivery date and price audits.
  4. Manages supplier purchase order confirmations, requests for quotes, pricing changes and lead times.
  5. Maintains part master files (re-order points, safety stock, minimum order quantity, price changes, discontinue old parts)
  6. Communicates with internal and external customers regarding part availability, lead time, price and back orders.
  7. Communicates with Buyer on quality, sourcing issues and supplier requests for material specifications (drawings, prints)
  8. Performs other related duties as assigned.

If interested, please send your resume to Ed Isaac at ed.isaac@us.schindler.com

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