ABB Group
- Procurement & Logistics Team Leader
At a glance
Location: US-NC-Mebane Map
Posted: 12/19/2021
Closing: 01/18/2022
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Job description

Procurement & Logistics Team Leader

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.

At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

This role involves heading up a team of procurement and logistics specialists in the Electrification Distribution Solutions in Mebane, implementing effective sourcing strategies to ensure that suppliers have the capability and capacity to meet current and future business requirements.

Reporting to the Manufacturing Unit Manager, you will demonstrate leadership in master planning, materials processes and systems, production schedules, purchasing and/or logistics activities for Mebane inbound and outbound shipments. You will be responsible for team management, cost control initiatives, communications, and service performance.

Your responsibilities

  • Ensure operational alignment with production plan and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Optimize inventory and process improvements
  • Coordinate and expedite the flow of materials (from suppliers and also within departments) according to production schedules
  • Plan and schedule material / production needs
  • With the product line leader, provide teamwork direction and daily kick-off communications
  • Enforce and improve Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and compliance
  • Enforce and improve plant-wide cross-training for all material areas
  • Leverage GE tools, resources, and negotiated rates established through the Logistics Center of Excellence (COE) to select transportation carriers
  • Perform routine cost analysis and Interface with the GE Energy Management logistics team to identify cost-control opportunities; resource and implement effective projects to realize cost savings
  • Schedule dedicated truck, expedited truck, and other premium transportation as authorized by Plant Management; trend premium transportation spend and recommend methods to reduce cost
  • Develop and integrate processes that meet business needs across the organization and continuously improve operations for safety, efficiency, quality, and cost
  • Develop strong cross-functional relationships and operating mechanisms with plant managers, product line leaders, commercial team members, customer service, and finance
  • Manage complex issues within functional areas of expertise
  • Update and publish operational performance metrics
  • Drive service performance and contribute to the overall business strategy
  • Provide manufacturing leadership in the developing, planning, and implementing of the master schedule
  • Lead activities that encompass detailed manufacturing plans and scheduling for assembly, shops, satellites, domestic, International, and Revenue Share partners
  • Act on all matters pertaining to materials, schedules, status, and inventory and translate, prepare, and assign meaningful and functional productivity plans to meet established master schedules for customers
  • Assist in the calculation of detailed schedules for equipment, materials, and manpower with respect to schedule needs versus resource capabilities
  • Work to control inventory levels, cycle time, machine loads, and other aspects as required to meet schedules
  • Interface between customer and shops for prioritization of shop load to meet customer demands
  • Interface with material input organization to assure realistic and timely delivery of hardware to meet schedule requirements
  • Lead the organization by establishing shop schedules that adhere to the Department schedule and support those schedules through the managed efforts of schedulers and coordinators
  • Develop, plan, and manage programs to meet GE purchasing commitments in Sourcing
  • Own complete purchasing responsibilities related to value stream(s)
  • Manage the complete purchasing and contract administration functions of low dollar / less complex hardware or services as required to meet program commitments
  • Collaborate with manager in setting realistic and challenging operational goals
  • Coordinate all production teams' material status, production priorities, and delivery commitments
  • Effectively communicate to external sources, including shops and Revenue sharing partners

Your background

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college with minimum of 3 years of experience in supply chain management, production planning, production control, sourcing, or configuration control
  • Experience in Materials Planning and Execution
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a customer oriented mindset
  • Computer literate and skilled in Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams
  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills
  • Extensive experience using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook
  • Experience using SAP
  • Excellent initiative, teamwork, flexibility, and attention to detail
  • Results-oriented with a proven track record of wins and accomplishments
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US

More about us

ABB's Distribution Solutions Division provides utility, industrial and commercial customers with safe, smart and sustainable technologies for the distribution of electricity. With ABB AbilityTM enabled digital solutions at its core, our extensive portfolio includes distribution automation products, switching, limiting, measuring and sensing devices, switchgear, modular substation packages, and related services.

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Procurement & Logistics Team Leader