2932 Material Planner (Ramp-up Logistics) at Daimler

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The best chapters in Alabama’s automotive success story are yet to come. The Mercedes-Benz automobile of the future will be different; greener, more efficient, safer, and even more fascinating. Only one thing will never change – It will wear a star.
MBUSI is home to the GLE, GLE Coupe, and GLS Sport Utility Vehicles produced for all global markets. Our facility is one of the most advanced automotive manufacturing facilities in the world, with over 6 million square feet under one roof. The plant, located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, is positioned in an area of natural beauty and abundant natural resources.
MBUSI offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including health and life insurance, 401(k) and retirement, on-site child development and wellness facilities. MBUSI is committed to excellence and actively promotes teamwork, safety, quality, and continuous improvement within its ranks. Our Team Members share a common goal to always be the best premium auto manufacturer in North America.
Mercedes-Benz, U.S. International, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. follows all local, state and federal laws in all aspects of business.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for any open positions.
Purpose of the Position:
Under general supervision, this position is responsible for assuring material availability for multiple simultaneous, new project trials and subsequent supply chain ramp up. This position is also primarily responsible for coordinating the readiness of the supply base infrastructure in order to support new product
Essential Functions:
Place orders via an Electronic Data Interchange for trial build demand requirements.
Communicate build time frames to suppliers in support of the production trialing process.
Monitor and track pre-production materials to ensure full build coverage for all trial builds; report potential shortages and material availability issues to management.
Monitor and track material pipelines for simultaneous production trial and null-phase builds in both Germany and at MBUSI.
Implement and maintain systemic setup of all materials and part numbers from initial project implementation until project enters series planning stages prior to start of production.
Support new supplier onboarding processes; provide new supplier training on relevant topics throughout pre-production phase.
Track material maturity timing for suppliers in START system.
Ensure supplier readiness prior to being transitioned from Ramp-up to the appropriate series production Material Planning group before project launch.
Provide supplier assistance in troubleshooting initial supply chain infrastructure.
Act as the primary contact for resolution of both internally and externally identified ramp up supply chain issues.
Work alongside Documentation, Supplier Quality, Product Development, and Production teams to ensure
availability of appropriate maturity level materials for each individual trialing phase.
Analyze initial supplier performance and processes for potential supply chain impact downstream of pre-production process.
Escalate identified supplier issues to the relevant internal department, along with the management team within the supplier’s organization.
Investigate and resolve inventory and material receipt discrepancies involving pre-production materials.
Monitor and correct all advanced shipping notice transmissions.
Perform other duties as required.


QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Experience and Necessary Skills all must be met in order to qualify for position.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain/Operations
Management or in a related area, and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
A minimum of three (3) years' of relevant professional experience in Logistics, preferably with an automotive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or supplier OR in Project Management with an emphasis on launch/changeover activities
Necessary Skills, Certifications, etc.:
Working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook)
Working knowledge of SAP or comparative software
Proven understanding of Logistics process flow
Preferred Skills:
Written and verbal German language skills
Working knowledge of Material Control, Operational Management, Production Inventory Control and/or Purchasing
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To location: Tuscaloosa, AL Mercedes-Benz U. S. International, Inc.

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