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Materials Area Leader

Company: Magna International
Location: Bowling Green
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Job Description:

Company IntroductionBowling Green Metalforming is a world leader in chassis and body structural assemblies. From the massive press shop, through our immense assembly area and finishing with a state of the art e-coat system. We focus on Safety, Quality and Productivity daily to ensure the satisfaction of team members, our shareholders, Domestic, Asian and European customers.Bowling Green Metalforming is a division of Cosma Canada/USA, a Magna Company. We are a global automotive supplier to the OEM market with a unique operating structure that fosters an entrepreneurial culture.Our facility is located in Northern Warren County and encompasses the highest level of technology in the automotive industry. We are pleased to be part of South Central Kentucky.We seek enthusiastic people looking for an opportunity to be part of a dynamic team in a fast paced environment. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of our TEAM.Job IntroductionManage the Shipping, Receiving and Material Handling FunctionsMajor Responsibilities

  • Continue development and revisions of VSM (Value Stream Map) to identify opportunities for improvement in Material Flow.
  • Define and recalculate Kanban sizes for each component between Supermarkets and shop floor as required.
  • Monitor performance of Kanban levels and take pro-active actions to solve problems and mitigate risk attributable to these levels and the corresponding assembly cells.
  • Interact closely with Production, Engineering and Quality to effectively plan and execute Kanban requirements to support Plant requirements.
  • Coordinates and implements effective material handling techniques to assure material availability while achieving defined Kanban levels.
  • Cycle counts as required.
  • Responsible for shop floor communication systems execution.
  • Maintain WMS and Kanban functionality updates in ERP.
  • Responsible for mobile equipment in the Plant such as forklifts, tuggers, dollies, etc.
  • Approve changes in Kanban levels.
  • Conducts material handling and flow analysis; responsible for material flow within the plant, plant layouts, new equipment layout and warehousing requirements.
  • Develop Team Members through coaching and mentoring.
  • Establish and maintain effective communications with all departments.
  • Participate in manpower planning and recruiting.
  • Promote accountability through application of the progressive discipline policy.
  • Ensure training for Team Members as outlined in the training matrix.
  • Conduct accident / incident investigations.
  • Control Kanban cycles, coordinate and organize annual inventory counts for assigned area/division as required.
  • Responsible for the coordination of all engineering change activities on the shop floor impacting material flow.
  • Assure that 5S activities are conducted daily and necessary communication is in place for the handling of special projects or situations.
  • Assure that work instructions are available and current for all job positions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Knowledge and EducationEducation and/or Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree and/or 6 years' experience or equivalent combination of educationand experience.
      • Thoroughly knowledgeable in Lean Manufacturing, Inventory Management, Kanban, JITand Logistics manufacturing high volume tangible goods.
        • APICS certification desired.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
          • Strong skills in Value Steam Mapping.
          • Strong analytical skills, excellent at managing data at the detail level.
          • Business acumen and ability to exercise sound judgment in the course of executing daily responsibilities.
          • Creative thinker, able to implement and/or lead process improvement activity.
          • RFID knowledge in implementation and operation.
          • Able to address and resolve ambiguity; prioritize, multi-task and work independently.
          • Proficient in leading pull implementations at various levels of the Supply Chain (External and Internal Suppliers).Skills and Competencies
            • Adaptability
            • Communication
            • Consistency
            • Deliverable
            • Accountable
            • Decision Making
            • Safety
            • Conflict Resolution
            • LeadershipWork EnvironmentFast-paced automotive manufacturingAdditional Information
            • Know and understand Bowling Green Metalforming Quality and Environmental policies.
            • Perform other duties as required.
            • Follows and supports and Magna's operating principles, including:
            • Magna Employee Charter - Operating under its principles by treating all team members equally, fairly and with dignity and respect.
            • Abide by BGM policies and procedures as described in the most current version of the Team Member Handbook.
            • Open Door Policy - Solves issues with two-way, open and friendly communication.
            • 5S - Maintains and promotes good housekeeping by following the philosophy "Everything has a place. Everything in its place".
            • Safety First - Obey the plant's safety rules and procedures by wearing PPE at all times and immediately addressing all safety concerns. Promotes an environment where zero injuries are the expected standard.
            • Promote MAFACT benchmarks to achieve World Class Manufacturing.
            • Core values - Treat all team members equally, fairly, with dignity and respect without favoritism in accordance with company values.
            • Attend and participate in Team, Department, Plant-wide and any other meetings as required.
            • Conduct all activities in a professional manner and positive attitude with an emphasis on personal responsibility.

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