GE Appliances, a Haier company Senior Materials Leader in Louisville, Kentucky
USA, Louisville, KY
Job Posting Title
Senior Materials Leader
Leader of the Material Control team in charge of maintaining inventory levels throughout the AP1 plant for the operation. Develop long term strategy to improve and maintain on hand inventory, delivery schedule, storage, and trailer rental. Be a key element on the implementation of all the material flow initiatives.
What you will Do
Lead daily part inventory coverage and supply chain reviews. Evaluate potential gaps in production. Devise alternative plans when gaps arise.
Provide training to plant/ materials personnel on materials best practices
Provide oversight / coordination for work transfers and NPI's , leading the balance out and C-Change efforts
Work to reduce plant inventories
Lead team on safety and lean pack modifications
Work with quality team to ensure proper inventory coverage when parts are rejected from working inventory.
Improve material availability to support production and customer requirements through corrective actions for availability issues, improved supplier response times, transportation planning and inventory management.
Manage respective transportation and logistics costs to reduce inventory and drive year over year productivity.
Support plant/product variable cost and lean productivity initiatives
Review Oracle requirements, LOB’s, plant inventories for discrepancies and issues.
What you need to Succeed
Technical BS/BA or equivalent
Experience building, empowering and leading talented cross-functional teams.
Track record of driving operational excellence in a manufacturing environment.
Demonstrated ability to independently develop, manage and implement aggressive project plans.
Experience applying Lean tools and processes
Proven ability to communicate complex matters in a simple, understandable format.
Ability to build and promote organizational change management initiatives valuing relationships, building idea/problem-solving culture.
Prior Lean implementation experience
Excellent negotiation skills
Green Belt Six Sigma Certification
Proven ability to challenge the status quo
Vision and courage to pursue big ideas, encourage smart experimentation.
Strong analytical/problem solving skills.
Recognized and established manufacturing shop experience preferred.
GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.