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Supply Chain Manager

Company: ZF
Location: El Paso
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Country/Region: USLocation:El Paso, TX, USReq ID 47315 El Paso, MexicoThis position works at our Juarez Mexico manufacturing facility and also manages the distribution center in El Paso TX. Employment is with the ZF U.S. legal entity.Position Summary: The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for managing the logistics processes, personnel, and procedures within the Juarez production facility, to ensure that master production schedules/plans are met, and finished goods are shipped according to customer requirements, inventory control, and ZF standards. They are also responsible for managing the El Paso distribution center.Po sition Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations and activities of logistics personnel within the Juarez production facility to ensure the completion of logistics initiatives and related projects.
  • Oversee the forecasting, scheduling, sales, operations, and customer service activities/processes within the logistics department to guarantee that information is accurate and make recommendations pertinent to production requirements, such as staffing/overtime, in addition to expediting/re-scheduling decisions.
  • Evaluate plant logistics operations, review work of personnel, track costs/budget, enforce company policy, complete performance reviews, make staffing and disciplinary recommendations, initiate and/or recommend Changes-In-Status, and resolve issues with day-to-day operations and/or customers as required.
  • Guide, develop and motivate employees, champion individual and team efforts, and aid in the development of professionals and production staff to achieve individual leadership and company objectives.
  • Provide technical, organizational, and team leadership for logistics operations and related activities.
  • Identify tools/equipment needs and organizational skill requirements, assess gaps in key skill areas and testing capacity, implement activities to close the gaps and strengthen plant logistics efficiency, and provide input and recommendations to plant management as required.
  • Identify trends in demand and supply; define areas of concern in meeting the master schedule from a raw material and/or production standpoint and provide a corrective action plan as necessary.
  • Manage the planning and supply of components through the MRP system; schedule/coordinate the production of assemblies, and ensure the optimized utilization of materials and the availability of finished goods to meet customer orders.
  • Resolve problems caused by part shortagesto due incomplete,, late or lost shipments and/or non-conforming material; communicate material status, stockout consequences and actions taken to solve the lack of materials.
  • Develop and implement plans to improve delivery performance, cut manufacturing and purchasing lead times and establish actions to optimize inventory planning.
  • Administer MRO purchasing activities to support plant operations.
  • Organize and lead physical inventories; analyze and report inventory results and findings.
  • Review major inventory variances to establish corrective/preventive actions and expedite materials if inventory discrepancies cause stockouts affecting production plans.
  • Develop and maintain KanBan card system to control inventory by overriding the MRP system and to signal the start of production, material issuing and/or material purchasing.
  • Manage cycle count process in the plant and El Paso distribution center; audit, investigate and resolve inventory discrepancies and cycle count errors.
  • Provide adequate inventory control to all parts, taking additional security measures to expensive or attractive materials; review and update materials flow (logically and physically) for improvements, backlog and solutions to material handling and inventory challenges.
  • Oversee all transactions from incoming to finished goods shipments to assure inventory accuracy and timeliness of materials received, stored, produced and shipped.
  • Ensure compliance with the ZF Quality Management System requirements (ZF QMS) which includes IATF 16949, ISO 9001 and Customer Specific Requirements (CSR).Essential Skills and Experience:
    • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or Technical degree
    • 8-10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment, specifically in the automotive and/or electronics component industries, including experience encompassing a majority of the following fields operational finance, manufacturing planning, engineering, quality, sales & purchasing
    • Expert level knowledge of business processes and/or technical expertise in product/material market
    • Experience with plant operational interfaces and in-depth understanding of plant supply chain processes and procedures
    • Extensive experience with contracts, sourcing and in-depth knowledge of specialized methods and techniques
    • Experience managing personnel
    • SAP knowledge
    • Knowledge of manufacturing methods and techniques for evaluating productivity
    • Familiarity with financial reporting statements
    • Strong knowledge and ability in methods of communication, motivation, negotiation, and conflict management skills with a high level of initiative/drive
    • TS16949 awareness training
    • Knowledge of 5S and/or Six Sigma problem-solving methodology
    • Knowledge of KanBan systems
    • English and Spanish language competency both oral and writtenPreferred Skills and Experience:
      • Master's Degree
      • 2+ years of supervisory and/or managerial experience in a manufacturing environment
      • Additional education and/or formal training in project management and finance
      • Familiarity with plant operations, including automation and complex assembly
      • German language skillsBe part of our ZF team as Supply Chain Manager and apply now!DIVERSITY COMMITMENT:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are more than just words for us. They are at the core of the ZF Way that propels our team members towards their utmost success. We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a natural reflex. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that every member of ZF can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape next generation mobility, safety, sustainability and social justice.With four generations across 118 nationalities in 41 countries, ZF combines a unique variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas. Together, we solve problems, drive innovation and shape next generation mobility.Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 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. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/VeteranSupply Chain ManagerOur Commitment to DiversityZF 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.Find out how we work at ZF:Nearest Major Market: El PasoJob Segment: Supply Chain, Logistics, Supply Chain Manager, Compliance, Six Sigma, Operations, Legal, Management

Keywords: ZF, El Paso , Supply Chain Manager, Executive , El Paso, Texas

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