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Indirect Material Leader (Saginaw)

Company: General Motors
Location: Saginaw
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:

About GM There's never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors. To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won't happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.Why Work for Us Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.Job Description The Indirect Material Leader (IML) has the primary responsibility for managing the Indirect Material organization for the site regarding indirect material requirements that support maintenance, facilities, and ME requirements, and managing indirect material inventory levels to agreed targets. Key activities include approval and creation of purchase requests, confirmation of PO's, tracking of deliveries, setting and optimizing safety stock targets, maintenance of indirect material part set ups, handling of receiving discrepancies, and indirect material shortage and expedite management and communication. In addition, the IML has the responsibility for the management, ordering, confirmation of PO's, tracking of deliveries, and inventory optimization of direct productive chemicals to support Production. Directly supervises contract employees and indirectly supervises hourly UAW employees.Role Responsibilities Create and approve purchase requests for crib and POU-stocked indirect materials Working with plant personnel and Master Data Management to support coding and extension of new parts to the plant Assists plant teams to consider whether existing common parts can be considered Assists plant teams to ensure that supplier-provided spare parts and/or previously purchased engineering/launch parts are considered in initial requirements Works with WRA, Share-the-Spare, and plant teams to avoid the purchase of new parts when excess and/or repairable parts may be available Ensure supplier receipt and delivery of PO requirements Manage incoming supply vs. indirect material stock & requirements and make adjustments as required Manage indirect material expedites and communicate material supply risks with Production, Maintenance, Engineering, and Facilities Verify receiving paperwork and manages corrections if needed Track supplier on-time delivery performance Review indirect material part set-ups including shipment lead-time, terms, safety stock/time, standard packaging Support ME and Maintenance teams during launch and end-of-life (EOL) to optimize indirect material inventory Support ME and Maintenance teams to link new and existing parts to relevant equipment to improve support and EOL performance Work with P&MS to improve lead-time performance, reduce MOQ impacts, and improve supplier on-time delivery Review pricing discrepancies versus system and actual invoices that Accounting Department provides Able to fill-in for other Planners as required without assistance (incl. Blueprint drawings and/or WRA) Actively works with plant teams and Global Purchasing & Manufacturing Services (GP&MS) to find opportunities to improve working capital efficiency (reduce inventory) and increase material and spend visibility Conducts monthly continuous improvement activities for their parts portfolio including ROP/Max adjustments, Over-max reduction and root cause analysis, POU turn and stocking corrections, Obsolete and Not Planned (ND) management, and trend analysis Manages direct productive chemicals regarding the following activities Works with productive buyers to maintain scheduling agreements Inventories, schedules releases, and follows up on PO releases for direct chemical orders Optimizes inventory stocking levels to support production, while maintaining minimum stocking levels to control spend Works with direct material engineering change coordinators, production planners, and maintenance to support direct chemical engineering change management, common coding of new chemical part numbers, and works with productive buyer to verify new common codes have been added to Scheduling Agreement Calculates monthly direct chemical consumption numbers, and completes consumption transactions in SAP Additional Responsibilities Follows work procedures, work schedules, and expedites workflow Monitors and maintains GMS standards; Supports BPD / Scorecard achievement Internal Controls compliance for their function Performs job responsibilities in compliance with ISO/TS 16949; ISO 14001; and OHSAS 18001 Follows written and oral instructions and follows standard procedures to improve efficiency Promotes, educates, communicates, and follows up on safety initiatives Maintains housekeeping in area and is responsible for the proper use and care of equipment Maintains safety and supervises contract employees Coordinates activities of crib attendants & indirect receiving personnel Practices good labor relations, complies and enforces local agreement Performs monthly & annual SCM (Safety Contract Management) audits Trains, develops, and evaluates employees Responsible for processing hourly work elements in support of any BPD and planning initiatives Focused' problem solving of inventory stock-outs and accuracy issues Achieves work group budget Support the department's cost reduction initiatives and gap closure requirements Role Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Business, Purchasing, or related area or equivalent experience 3-5 yrs relevant related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience DOT 49 CFR Dangerous Goods shipping certification, or ability to complete certification training within four months Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations Ability to work in a complex environment with cross-functional teams Knowledge of database, inventory, manufacturing, order processing systems; spreadsheet and word processing software Experience working with SAP and/or Maximo is preferable Benefits Overview The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others: Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents; Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family; Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement; Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing; Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.Diversity Information General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities.GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.Equal Employment Opportunity Statements The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at . In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

Keywords: General Motors, Saginaw , Indirect Material Leader (Saginaw), Other , Saginaw, Michigan

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