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Site Logistics Manager - Garden Grove, CA

Company: GKN Aerospace Inc
Location: Garden Grove
Posted on: September 1, 2019

Job Description:

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

Develop external materials logistic network to achieve lowest cost movement of materials into and out of plants. Keep accurate inventory at all times. Ensure inputs/outputs to inventory are regularly reviewed and monitored for accuracy using a defined business process and corrected accordingly (e.g. Cycle Counts, Issuing to a work order correctly, Work Order Closing, Shipment accuracy, and Receiving accuracy). Job Responsibilities

1. Analyzes contractual commitments, customer specifications, design changes, and other data to plan and develop logistic program activities from conceptual stage through life cycle of product.
2. Develops and implements program activities, coordinates efforts of subcontractors, production department and field service personnel and resolves problems in area of logistics to ensure meeting of contractual commitments.
3. Determines logistics support sequences and time phasing, problems arising from location of operational area, and other factors, such as environmental and human factors affecting personnel.
4. Utilizes computer techniques for analysis, simulation or information systems and documentation.
5. Ensures the company's commitment to maintain a safe workplace and to protect the environment through the establishment and support of Company policy and adherence to various government regulations.
6. Ensure movement of materials on time and in full at all points in the process in line with
agreed plans.
7. Ensure control and storage of inventory in line with lean with lean principles (e.g. visible FIFO and supermarket pull systems, Kanban loops).
8. Continuously develop external materials logistic network to achieve lowest cost movement of materials into and out of plants.
9. Contribute to the longer term strategy (3 to 5 yr. plan) for the site from a Supply Chain perspective.
10. Develop and deploy supply chain CI plan and projects to achieve business plan.
11. Ability to manage in a union environment

Required Qualifications:
* Requires 4 year degree with an emphasis in materials/production control, procurement, program management, related field or in lieu of a degree 10 years of experience and education would be considered.
* Advanced degree/Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and certification by APICS or NAPM is a strong plus. Formal management training/experience is essential.
* Requires 8+ years' materials, shipping, receiving or inventory accuracy in a manufacturing, preferably aerospace, environment with 3+ years directly related supervisor/management experience.
* 2+ years' experience have a working knowledge of Purchasing and Planning policies and practices, long lead-time scheduling, Material Requirements Planning (MRP), and be computer proficient.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Specific experience in ERP, Master Scheduling, Material Planning and Lean pull systems preferred.
* Must be a progressive and strategic thinker and knowledgeable in business principles to ensure strategic business plan is met or exceeded, guaranteeing acceptable return on investment.
* Demonstrated interpersonal, leadership, organizational, negotiation and communication skills. Must display a high level of professionalism, sound judgment, and integrity.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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