General Electric Manager - Material & Sourcing in Vadodara, India
Job Description Summary
As a member of Plant Management, ensure consistent customer demand fulfilment in a safe compliant in line with business performance requirements. Be the single point responsible for internal logistics activities; tactical sourcing (direct and indirect); production planning; receipt, storage and issuance of materials in line with inventory management guidelines; outbound-yard management and blades pick up activities. Supporting operational sales and regional planning, giving inputs to RER (Operations Review) meetings.
Roles and Responsibilities
Manage Production Planning / Logistics
Manage master planning, material processes and systems, prepare and update production schedules and purchasing needs. Ensure operational alignment with production plan and KPIs. Optimize inventory and Supply Chain process improvements.
Act as a service-minded partner to all other internal departments particularly to Production, Quality, Finance and Production Engineering
Participate in production meetings, complete/resolve actions received, and flag critical issues needing support to Plant Director
Optimize inbound logistics processes in line with LMPS materials management modules
Ensure production scheduling based on Work Orders and S&OP
Ensure Materials Requirement Scheduling and highlight supply constraints to the S&OP
Run department meetings to review of material availability for production (buyers/stores/logistics)
Cooperate with regional functions – operational sales and regional planning
Manage Procurement / Sourcing
Ensure sourcing of all raw materials, components, and semi manufactured products at the right time
Ensure tracking of transportation cost, including customs
Review supplier’s performance and price, and take action if needed
Participate in supplier discussions and finalization of contracts as needed
Actively manage inventory in line with cost, cash and physical space requirements
Ensure the review of quality of materials from the supplier, and ensure timely receipt of imported materials (after dispatch by suppliers), incl. full documentation to avoid production delays
Walk about to stores and dispatch area (outbound area)
Coordinate with customers for blade dispatches.
Strategically manage warehouse in compliance with Safety, Quality and Materials Management requirements
Oversee receiving, warehousing, distribution, and operations
Setup layout and ensure efficient space utilization
Initiate, coordinate and enforce optimal operational policies and procedures
Adhere to all warehousing, handling and shipping legislation requirements
Manage stock control and reconcile with data storage system
Prepare annual budget
Produce reports and statistics regularly (FIFO, IN/OUT status report, dead stock report etc.)
Receive feedback and monitor the quality of services provided
External Yard and Warehouse Management and customer pickups:
Plan and execute manpower, logistics, material handling equipment to meet customer pick-up plan.
Manage External Finish goods storage yard to meet safety, quality, cost and delivery requirement of the yard operations.
Clear communication of daily KPI’s
Good People leader to drive GE Ways of Working within the team.
Conduct weekly 5S audits, and ensure accident-free environment in stores and warehouse
Develop training requirements and budgets
Make improvements to solutions of problems within an area
Pro-actively manage department budget, and resolve resource conflict
Recommend or initiate personnel action such as disciplinary and discharge measures
Supervises (direct reports):
- Operator, Materials & Resources, Operators Yard handling, Procurer/Buyer, Operations Scheduler, Yard Planner.
- Graduate Engineer (Mechanical or Industrial Production) Certification in Materials and Inventory Management desired.
15 Years + (preference in Supply Chain Management in a large manufacturing facility significant import / export experience.), knowledge of export, Import, Re- Import, MNRE, GR Waver process, and custom clearance process.
Profile a proven track record from a broad range of key positions like e.g., scheduler, buyer, engineer, and supervisor. Demonstrating a high of level of understanding of organizational practices and logistics.
Knowledge and Skills
Materials management and planning knowledge.
Good Analytical Skills
Ability to provide mentoring and coaching to plant personnel
Written and spoken English
Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes