Ford Motor Company Critical Supply Team - Senior Specialist in Salem, Oregon
Critical Supply Team - Senior Specialist
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In this position...
The purpose of this role is to mitigate supply chain risk that could potentially impact Ford Motor Company’s manufacturing Operations. You will be responsible for working with and resolving a caseload of operationally and financially distressed production supplier that requires onsite support to mitigate risk. Develops and delivers risk mitigation strategies aimed at protecting Ford’s Vehicle and Powertrain production plans. Executes interim and permanent corrective actions with supplier(s) to ensure robust supply signal to Ford Motor Company, and alignment with Ford’s Supply Chain Organization's business objectives. Position communicates to all levels of the organization, within the function as well as other functions and suppliers.
What you'll do...
The goal of Ford’s Critical Supply Team (CST) is “no lost unit” against our production plan
Up to 75% travel to supplier locations when required for on-site support of production, launch and build-out. Availability to work weekends & off shifts is required.
Conduct onsite evaluations of Critical supplier sites for manufacturing and quality related opportunities
Ability to assess complex supply chain issues, lead cross functional teams, and develop creative solutions to minimize vehicle production losses.
Assess metrics supporting supplier critical issues or sufficiency plan resolution.
Assess supplier production schedules and potential impacts to Ford production.
Summarize complex issues with resolutions and effectively communicate to leadership.
Resolve complex capacity constraints to resolution with goal of eliminating potential plant disruptions and associated premium transportation.
Ability to problem tackle complete issues and implement new and innovative strategies.
Back up the Ford Director when needed and provide managerial oversight of the Specialists.
8+ years working experience in Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain Experience
3+ years of Leadership experience
Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain, Business Administration or related experience required.
A strong understanding of manufacturing processes, throughput and program management experience is required.
Up to 75% travel required; ability to travel to supplier plant locations when required for onsite support of operationally distressed suppliers. Must be available on weekends as required
Ability to be flexible and at times work extended and non-core hours to ensure issues are worked to resolution.
Proficient computer skills –MS Suite/Excel required
Even better, you may have...
Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering preferred
Strong leadership and communication skills are necessary to be successful in this position.
Ability to speak and write in the English language fluently to effectively communicate with global teams
Deep understanding of how efficient Supply Chains work.
Self-motivated/independent/resourceful. Anticipates business needs and is comfortable dealing with ambiguity.
Understanding of Safe Launch, APQP, PPAP, and Industrialization
Helpful Ford Systems knowledge - CMMS, VPP, OTG, & WERS experience.
You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!
As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all of the above?
No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:
Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage
Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more
Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases
Established and active employee resource groups
Paid time off for individual and team community service
A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day
Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.
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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Requisition ID : 20430
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