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ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

Material Management Supervisor

Country/Region:  CN

Shanghai, SH, CN, 201814

Req ID 42562 Shanghai, China

We're looking for a new colleague in ZF Aftermarket at our location in Xuhui, Shanghai.



Your tasks:

  • Demand analysis & forecasting
    • Analysis demand history and build forecast using forecasting tools, marketing intelligence and sales events
    • Achieve forecast accuracy targets with continuous improvement.
    • Continuously optimize forecasting methodology
    • Support to team on difficulties of demand analysis & forecasting, as well the system tools
  • Material requirement planning & Purchase order actions
    • Plan the material requirement planning and release purchase orders to suppliers at right time, right quantities and right cost according to procedure and working instruction.
    • Check/Review/Analysis weekly purchase order action messages for expedite; cancel; defer from suppliers for open purchase orders to fulfil customer demand and improve stock availability/budget.
    • To optimize material replenishment methodology and process to meet targets of inventory and stock availability.
  • Inventory Management
    • Set up safety stock quarterly to ensure materials available based on the forecast fluctuation, supplier lead time, supplier performance and customer service level
    • Lead team to continuous optimizing inventory structure by reducing obsolete /excess stock/slow movers and improving fast moving parts inventory level
    • Ensure team monthly inventory projection by reviewing PO received status and sales status and make adjustment
    • Weekly monitor inventory level together with team and initial & follow up the actions to guarantee the monthly inventory target achieved.
  • Supplier Delivery Performance and Relations
    • Weekly review supplier backlog and conduct improvement & recovery actions
    • Provide the support to team and work together to solve the serious delivery/capacity problems of suppliers to guarantee the supply on time.
  • S&OP meetings & Continuous improvement
    • Arrange monthly meeting with business line Sales to review the forecast, marketing intelligence & sales event, to align with sales forecast, to improve the forecast accuracy, quick forecast adjustment and PO expedition.
    • Arrange quarterly meeting with business line Sales on stock obsolete and excess with Top parts actions.
    • Provide analysis/reporting to support business decision-making.
    • To improve demand planning and inventory management process continuously
    • To improve process and system efficiency and team working effectiveness and cost saving continuously
  • Leading Team
    • Coach team
    • Leading the team to achieve the target and deliver the key performance result


Your profile:

  • 5+ years of experience in demand planning, supply chain, inventory management, Experience in after sales automotive is preferred
  • University degree (preferential with supply chain background) ,Experience in demand planning tool / software is preferred
  • Strong organization skills, Leadership Skills
  • Strong data processing, analytical skills
  • Initiative, accountable and able to work effectively in a fast-paced multi-cultural environment with good team spirits
  • Commercial mind & Customer focus and positive and willingness to change
  • Goal focus and result oriented 
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and acting with problem solving
  • Good command of ERP applications (QAD/ SAP/ Oracle/ BPCS/Navision) and demand planning tool (IBP).
  • Good command of MS office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, Power BI)  .
  • Fluent English & mandarin


Be part of our ZF team as Material Management Supervisor and apply now!


Yingjun Guo


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