For Adient Purchasing Organization we are currently seeking to recruit a
Supplier Management Manager
This position will be responsible for both the strategic Tool Move (Transfers) and Post Launch Audits (PLA) for defined commodities within Purchasing Commodity.
In addition, this position carries the following responsibilities :
Work with the regional operations teams with High Risk ( Vendor Council ) Suppliers to improve overall performance on non-quality related issues, hence reducing the costs to Adient.
As required (under direction of Leadership), within Supplier lead, coordinate and support all required actions between Suppliers and Adient (all Functions) to effectively manage the transfer of production equipment / tooling between Suppliers.
Structure, Track, Report, physical transfer of tools, adaptation, 1st off production and PPAP without any delivery disruption)
Visit key strategic suppliers to determine risks, opportunities and complexity in order to define the correct approach or sourcing decision with the Commodity leadership.
Drive, schedule and lead Supplier PLA Events / Workshops on site to support Profit Plan FY EU Direct Materials Commodities Productivity, to be delivered / exceeded in accordance with business monthly / quarterly / financial year milestones.
Meet or exceed profit plan goals related to respective sub-commodities including cost savings, supplier rationalization, working capital improvements and other key metrics
Lead, support and develop cost reduction initiatives with central & plant teams
Develop and implement a supplier training plan to enable suppliers to understand the approach, tools and methodologies of Continuous Improvement by using tools such as Quick Change Over (QCO), Lean principles (VSM) as appropriate for the specific situation
Leverage of purchases across all business units and global programs
Support accurate and timely reporting of key measurables
Support implementation of standardized global activities
Guarantee compliance with BOS, PLUS, PSOS and SOX procedures
At least 5-10 years business experience to allow him / her to understand and contribute on involved projects spanning cross-functional teams Min.
Skilled in the leadership and development of people and processes
Business financial management (ability to understand the drivers for the cost models and benchmark performance)
Manufacturing, Logistic, Quality Background / Knowledge
Technical knowledge about manufacturing processes and tooling (Metal & Plastics).
Knowledge on Time Study Technics
Ability to recognize and respond to expectations with sense of urgency
Ability to cooperate with people of different levels inside / outside the company and to interact with team to reach team goals and business objectives
Ability to gather information, analyze data, prepare and lead negotiations as well as deliver a recommendation
Fluent English skills mandatory
Up to 75% travel may be required, driving license B