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Logistics Launch Analyst

Supply Chain

Newark, CA      Full-Time

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We are currently seeking a Logistics Launch Analyst.  This position requires an experienced professional with the ability to manage the day-to-day chaos that comes from managing the logistical needs of a large-scale operation while also developing and implementing all logistics processes required to have a successful new product launch.  The successful candidate will have spent considerable time launching new plants and/or new products in an automotive manufacturing environment.  This position requires partnership with Supply Chain, QA/QC, Manufacturing, Packaging, Engineering, Finance, and Regulatory Affairs to implement new processes and manage changes. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.

The Role:

  • Develop launch plan & timing that ensures success for the project
  • Develop and execute the processes required to manage the proposed launch
  • Provide direction and leadership to the launch team on objectives, deliverable, change points, and priorities
  • Develop, implement and track all new product launches (project management), including management systems around Supplier Communication, Parts Ordering, Change Point Management, Parts Control and Lineside Delivery related to Logistics activities
  • Represent Logistics in all launch activities and at each gateway review
  • Ensure Logistics Process Best Practice adoption across all plant logistics functions
  • Support the logistics material flow team in the development and launch of new logistics solutions for material delivery lineside
  • Support the development and launch of receiving facilities and market places to enable effective material receipt and distribution on site
  • Track deliverable to ensure full & robust implementation
  • Document best practices and lessons learned throughout the duration of the program
  • Ensure regular and robust communication with appropriate tools
  • Work cross functionally to develop and implement robust logistics operating processes.
  • Facilitate/coordinate logistics launch concerns and provide a regular communication link back to the program and plant senior team
  • Establish working relationships with representatives from key organizations related to launch
  • Ensure all logistics launch activities are coordinated to deliver a flawless launch i.e. Material Flow, Freight, Packaging, Engineering Change, Warehousing, Sequencing, Kitting, Subassembly
  • Provide input to launch budget development to ensure that it provides required resources to allow plant to deliver launch targets while optimizing part procurement costs.
  • Ensure Logistics preparation is clearly communicated and controlled to ensure the right parts are at the right place at the right time for install.
  • Provide the Logistics needs, wants and lessons learned into the program early.
  • Manage rapid closure of issues to ensure problems are being closed in a timely manner or escalated
  • Participate and represent Logistics in Manufacturing Readiness Reviews

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in any of the following areas: logistics, material flow, material planning, distribution center management, materials handling, decision support systems and technology
  • 2+ years of related automotive industry experience and LEAN manufacturing
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with success in working across organizations at all levels.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects, effective project planning in terms of resources, strategies, cost, and time with ability to meet project timelines.
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Strong computer proficiency in MS Office applications

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Supply Chain, Logistics Engineering, or related field.  An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered
  • LEAN, GK, or Six Sigma Certifications a plus
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