Bendix Process Lead, Materials in Elyria, Ohio
Process Lead, Materials
Thisposition within Supply Chain Excellence serves as a key interface between Bendix’ operational functions and IT. The position supports both Supply Chain and Purchasing teams by leading key, strategic, continuous improvement (CI) projects with a focus on leveraging SAP. This position is tasked with driving process improvement and process standardization in the areas of material procurement, supplier communication, production planning, inventory management, MRP planning and lean replenishment processes. Additionally, this role includes the support of SAP MM and PP users with technical knowledge as needed, as well as driving SAP improvements via various methods (including training, testing, investigating new functionality, defining requirements, etc).
Lead or participate in procurement and materials management related projects as needed to support business initiatives
Collaborate with IT, CoC managers, plants, business owners and key users to identify new CI opportunities and execute agreed upon projects within supply chain.
Support key user network by training, trouble-shooting issues and recommending permanent corrective actions.
Proactively seek and recommend appropriate solutions and options to stay current with technology and industry changes.
Project management skills
Strong analytical and technical skills (including root cause analysis and corrective action)
Ability to quickly adapt to changing business environments
Strong organization skills that facilitate the ability to multi task
Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
Skills to work well under pressure and multiple demands
Proficient in Office software applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project
Team player with the ability to work independently with minimal guidance
Cultural awareness and ability to adapt communication style to influence the audience
Advanced knowledge of Materials Management, Production Planning, Purchasing Processes, Inventory Optimization and replenishment strategies.
Advanced knowledge of ERP systems and associated materials & production planning modules.
Knowledge of supplier communication tools
Working knowledge of BW report writing and/or SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (APO) Systems a plus
Automotive or trucking industry knowledge preferred
Knowledgeable about Order-to-Delivery related processes
Minimum of 7 years of continuous improvement / project management experience required
Minimum of 5 years of functional operations experience with focus on materials management, production planning or purchasing required
Proven track record of success required
Minimum of 5 years of ERP experience required, SAP R/3 4.7 or higher preferred
Involvement in ERP implementations preferred
Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification preferred
Elyria, Ohio, United States