General Motors Bedford Indirect Material Leader (IML) in Bedford, Indiana
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The IML has the primary responsibility for fulfilling indirect material requirements to 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
You will act as a liaison between engineering, warehousing/manufacturing, logistics and suppliers to resolve issues and to provide support.
Create and approve purchase requests for crib and POU-stocked indirect materials
Works 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 adjusts 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 SPS 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 Shared Purchasing Services (SPS) 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. Optimize inventory levels (Min/Max) based on usage data
Ability to communicate with all levels of leadership and plant personal
Manage 3rd party resources when applicable and off-site warehouses
Manage WRA activities and resources
Additional Job Description
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.
Maintain and update plant TIS’s
Review & Improve WPO across department
Promotes, educates, communicates, and follows up on safety initiatives
Maintains housekeeping in area
Is responsible for the proper use and care of equipment
Manage SCM process for 3rd party resources when applicable
Perform Annual Safety Evaluation in ISN
Perform weekly (audit) of SOT's (Safety Observation Tours)
Complete safety orientation checklists for new employees
Maintains safety, attendance, and vacation records
Supervises salary and 3rd party resources if applicable
Supervise hourly employees and maintain Kronos when applicable
Address hourly training and discipline when applicable
Understand local UAW agreement
Coordinates activities of crib attendants & indirect receiving personnel
Practices good labor relations, complies and enforces local agreement
Trains, develops, and evaluates employees and coach 3rd party employees (if applicable)
Communication liaison between plant and customer
Conduct layer audits for crib and Point of Use area’s
Responsible for processing hourly work elements in support of any BPD and planning initiatives
Off shift support for critical plant issues (24x7)
Weekend support for critical plant issues (24x7)
Responsible to develop and implement a support plan to address critical plant issues while on leave
Analysis checklist completed for all stock-outs and problem solving for major stock-out
Achieves work group budget
Support the department’s cost reduction initiatives and gap closure requirements
Complete FIFO audit for items with expiration dates
Maintain and achieve cost goal target
Support plant cost counsels
Maintain Cycle count accuracy
Completion of yearly CSA’s per the schedule
Maintain database and integrity
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
One-year certificate from college or technical school; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Personal accountability be bold, willing to take risk, personal ownership, ability to teach, coach and mentor people. Must be highly organized, ability to deal with ambiguity and work effectually with minimum over site.
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.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Inventory software; Manufacturing software; Order processing systems; advance skills in Microsoft office products such as v-look-up and pivot tables.
Experience working with SAP and/or Maximo is preferable
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.
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.
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