Materials Manager (263798)

Lear Corporation Southfield, MI
Position Focus:

* Lead and manage the LDO crust, foam and chemical supply globally.

* Develop long term supplier relationships.

* Work with hide procurement on completion of the crust matrix during regular forecasting activities.

Lead materials related activities with the supply base to meet LDO expectations for delivery, cost, and crust matrix compliance.

* Lead activities and projects to improve group performance KPIs for delivery, inventory levels, and premium freight reduction.

* Lead implementation of SAP into planning daily/weekly planning activities (use the system).

Qualifications:

* Requires a Bachelor's Degree in supply chain management or business administration.

* Minimum of 5 to 7 years of increasing levels of manufacturing, plant and/or corporate materials and/or planning experience.

* SAP and/or Qlik software experience a plus.

* Management experience in a multi-cultural environment a plus.

* Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) or similar experience a plus.

Position Specific Requirements:

* Able to lead a culturally diverse team to ensure weekly releases are sent to the supply base.

* Able to create and lead teams to create and implement action plans to improve supply management operational effectiveness. Identify and implement projects to improve group performance.

* Supply base and planning management technical expert.

* Able to understand the global crust matrix and ensure compliance with noted supply guidelines.

* Ability to lead and train global crust, foam, and chemical ordering teams.

* Experience in understanding and meeting inventory budgets and expectations.

* Ability to lead and work within LDO cross functional teams to meet group KPIs.

* Must be able to travel where LDO produces and does business.

* SAP and/or Qlik software experience a big plus.

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