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Work at the forefront of automotive innovation with ZF,
one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Materials Manager - facility

Location: 

Monterrey, NLE, MX, 64830

Req ID 18855
   

ZF is looking to hire a Materials Manager our new state of the art electronics manufacturing facility in Monterrey, Mexico (ground breaking in June 2021)!

This ZF facility will produce Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) for Autonomous vehicles. The right candidate for this role will demonstrate the strong entrepreneurial and leadership skills necessary to launch the new manufacturing facility and help grow the ZF ADAS footprint in Mexico.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the department – Procurement Manager, Customer Service and Scheduling Manager and Warehouse Manager.
  • Manage materials on all process for accuracy of counts, location and status. Manage the annual inventory with the Controller and Plant Manager.
  • Create plans to meet monthly shipment goals. Work with a cross-functional team to develop weekly schedules that optimize plant efficiency, manage inventory levels and meet or exceed customer due dates.
  • Responsible for budget preparations, monitoring, analysis and substantiating data to support same. Anticipates and plans for the purchase and/or replacement of department equipment and budgets accordingly.
  • Manage the customer service staff to meet company goals, meet shipment goals and satisfy customer needs as long as customer needs are not contrary to company goals and objectives.
  • Lead activities associated with the purchasing of material and finished goods, production scheduling, material handling, forecasting and inventory management as well as logistics (shipping, receiving, warehouse, import administration and global transportation).
  • Provide leadership and direction to the team in order to ensure on-time delivery of materials and finished goods at the planned price, schedule and quality.
  • Develop a Production Plan that supports the budget.
  • Review sales forecast versus actual sales and make adjustments to assure that production will meet customer demand as well as inventory metrics.
  • Review release strategies for production and purchase orders to verify coverage of customer demand on a daily basis.
  • Ensure proper alignment of planned orders.
  • Work with Customer Service on communication of projected delivery dates.
  • Review MRP controllers to insure production and purchase orders are in line with the production plan.
  • Review MRP exception messages.
  • Analyze days supply on hand and slow moving and obsolete inventory.
  • Establish projected inventory levels, raw, WIP, and finished goods.
  • Maintain inventory accuracy by insuring handling procedures and transactions are adhered to.
  • Investigate root cause for unfavorable trends; implement corrective actions where appropriate
  • Ensure adherence to spending levels.
  • On time delivery of quality products to meet promise to the customer
  • Meet inventory levels committed to in the budget
  • Achieve budgeted cost improvements in materials and logistics costs
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Comply with and support the health, safety, and environmental programs, policies, and procedures.

 

Requirements:

  • BS Degree in related field and 15 plus years of hands on materials experience (to include Material Planning, Inventory Control, Purchasing, Planning, and Master Scheduling) in a high volume manufacturing operation; overall completely experienced in all facets of Supply Chain Management. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the supply chain process, operational procedures and accounting principles that relate to the purchasing function and financial implication to the operation. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of modern purchasing policies, procedures, and practices, kinds, grades, and qualities of a wide variety of equipment, supplies, and materials. 
  • Ability to learn, lead, train, educate, direct, plan, coordinate and implement new policies, procedures and programs.
  • Must have strong systems capability with knowledge of MRP/capacity planning functionality
  • APICS Certification desired.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Green Belt/Black Belt Six Sigma certified preferred.
  • Familiarity with personal computing software (i.e.  MS Word, MS Excel, Visio, MS Project, MS PowerPoint.).
  • Expert level SAP experience preferred.

 

Be part of our ZF team as Mgr, Materials - Plant and apply now!

Contact

Rebeca Gonzalez

734/855-3228 

 

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ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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