Mercedes-Benz: Building Exceptional Vehicles… and Careers!
The best chapters in Alabama’s automotive success story are yet to come. The Mercedes-Benz automobile of the future will be different; greener, more efficient, safer, and even more fascinating. Only one thing will never change – It will wear a star.
MBUSI is home to the GLE, GLE Coupe, and GLS Sport Utility Vehicles and the C-Class for the North American market. Our facility is one of the most advanced automotive manufacturing facilities in the world, with over 6 million square feet under one roof. The plant, located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, is positioned in an area of natural beauty and abundant natural resources.
MBUSI offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including health and life insurance, 401(k) and retirement, on-site child development and wellness facilities. MBUSI is committed to excellence and actively promotes teamwork, safety, quality, and continuous improvement within its ranks. Our Team Members share a common goal to always be the best premium auto manufacturer in North America.
Mercedes-Benz, U.S. International, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. follows all local, state and federal laws in all aspects of business.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for any open positions.
Purpose of the Position:
Under general supervision, advise and guide the operations group (on the shop floor) with the responsibility to secure the reduction of processing time and manpower requirements by stabilizing and optimizing the process of receiving, storing and delivering goods. Define and continuously improve the operational processes to meet or exceed key performance indicators (safety, quality, delivery, cost, morale – SQDCM).
Establish targets, track and monitor the progress of the operations in regards to achievement of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Coach, train and mentor the necessary team members for to improve Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Analyze process solutions within the operations group.
Evaluate alternative logistics processes and assess their viability with the impact to other departments.
Create proposals for process optimization in particular areas and/or in regard to reducing costs and showing / identifying solutions.
Propose and implement logistics standards, methods and processes.
Perform time studies based on Method Time Measurement process for all operational processes; resulting in definitive headcount planning for delivery routes and part receiving.
Review the work of Process Specialists. Give advice and guidance to the Process Specialists for planning purposes.
Maintain responsibility for fault management in the case of missing parts or line stoppages. Report status and concerns to Management following an established escalation process. Initiate, maintain and develop countermeasures for potential failure mode and effects analysis.
Ensure proper PDCA (plan, do check, act) implementation and communication in a controlled and standardized approach regarding product, process, and people and the related changes resulting from product and/or process change and continuous improvement activities.
Procure from and/or exchange information with partners/colleagues in the plant, the logistics service provider, suppliers, and various departments (collaborate and generate best practices and lessons learned).
Prepare planning options, evaluate cost-efficiency, and provide analysis in a detailed business case study for management approval.
Align and track delivery method changes within Logistic Planning and Operations.
Evaluate the part bill of material with all relevant logistic data in conjunction with current and future processes.
Support continuous improvement concepts and activities with the operational groups to ensure goals are achieved.
Lead project management initiatives for service provider start-ups or new commissions in the relevant shop.
Work in project groups, lead and/or coordinate projects to implement Daimler worldwide standards.
Ensures transfer of lessons learned from other production plants / technical areas. Improve technical solutions to delivery/tracking concept (Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID), etc.).
Organize internal and external meetings to clarify problems, identify root cause, implement countermeasures, and report findings.
Organize trainings for Process Specialists and other relevant Logistics Team Members.
Support the department with manpower tracking and the yearend target achievements. Support financial tracking and support meeting department budget targets.
Perform, maintain and develop countermeasures for potential failure mode and effects analysis.
QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Experience and Necessary Skills all must be met in order to qualify for positions
Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Business Adminstration or Supply Chain/Operations Management, and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
A minimum of three (3) years' of relevant professional experience in the following area(s): Manufacturing setting with proven analytical and project management skills. Experience in planning processes.
Necessary Skills, Certifications, etc.:
Proven ability to analyze current processes, coordinate recommended trials, and implement measures.
Proven capability and skills to calculate and plan manpower requirements (associated to both series and project/pilot teams).
Main frame system knowledge: MRS, SAP, R-Plan.
Strong problem solving skills.
Ability to coordinate meetings, prepare material, and to lead and give presentations. (Internal and external to the organization, and to various levels of management – including the management team).
Microstation, Catia, START
German language skills
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