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Supply Chain Job - Launch Coordinator

  • to £47k
  • Permanent
  • Rest of the UK
  • Ref: 22579

Job Title: Supply Chain Launch Coordinator

The Skills You'll Need: Automotive, Supply Chain, MRP, Manufacturing, OEM
Your New Salary: to £47k
Location: Birmingham, onsite five days a week
Status: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Working hours: 40-hour week, Monday to Thursday 7:30 to 16:15, Friday 7:30 to 15:00

Who you'll be working for: A leading automotive parts manufacturer.

What You'll be Doing:

Responsible for the material supply chain element of new product introduction. Supporting the engineering function with the planning and execution of new product development and launch. Enabling planning and supply chain alignment to the latest engineering configuration for production and customer material requirements. Ensuring that inventory working capital impact is minimised through effective material phasing and burn off and in line with corporate objectives for cost and delivery performance.

  • Work closely with procurement and scheduling team members to ensure all material sourcing is in line with procurement strategy and scheduled deliveries are in line with program or product launch milestones.
  • Liaise with engineering team to identify product change or NPI programme planning deliverables and schedule material demand and production plans accordingly.
  • In terms of material or product revisions ensure that there is an agreed point of embodiment for the changes and work with the relevant stakeholders to assess inventory impact, inventory burn off or inventory excess and obsolescence mitigation plans.
  • Ensure all planning parameters, BoMs and part master data is maintained to the correct revision or configuration. Creating and maintaining Plan for Every Part (PFEP) to ensure accurate assessment of necessary storage and provision of packaging is considered in preproduction and steady state planning.
  • Facilitate Value Stream Mapping with key stakeholders to ensure effective material flow and alignment to system transactions.
  • Generate and issue schedules for pre-production and prototype builds.
  • Liaise with procurement to ensure supply of material samples and tooling are sourced in line with pre-production requirements.
  • Work closely with material and production planners to ensure a smooth hand over and transition from project launch to steady state.
  • Carry out material availability checks and ensure any delays or risks are reporting and necessary mitigation plans are put in place.
  • Monitor both supplier and internal parts’ shipments and material control. this will include completion
  • Stock management and reporting.
  • Support to Logistics Manager, Programme and Engineering teams.
  • Organise shipments in accordance with parts release schedule, document and project alterations / equipment release notes relating to any ad-hoc movements, ensuring drop dead dates are met.
  • Complete shipment monitoring reports, updating relevant parties as applicable.
  • Monitor report status and escalate when necessary.
  • Work with production and supply chain teams to ensure necessary production capacity is aligned to programme launch and ramp up – work with relevant planners to create rough-cut capacity plans and notify stakeholders of potential bottle necks.

The Skills You'll Need to Succeed:

  • Experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Must have robust working knowledge of MRP based systems
  • Logistics or supply chain technical qualification (APICs, IoSCM, MCIPS, BSc)
  • Is highly numeric, analytical and with sound attention to detail
  • Understands BoMs, Routings and Item Master Set up in an ERP system
  • Solid organizational, time and project management skills
  • Takes initiative, manages complexity and is decisive
  • Effective communicator who facilitates bottom up and top-down communication channels
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in a changing environment
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel 

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