I. POSITION PURPOSE:
Direct an AGCO materials business unit. Incumbent will utilize capital, human, and material resources to exercise accountability for departmental material processes and production supervisors who have direct responsibility for materials in the assembly, machine and fabrication shops. This position is highly visible with the incumbent interacting daily with senior management while directing local teams in the Materials Business Unit to ensure best in class operations and results.
II. MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITY: KEY MEASUREMENT:
• Inventory accuracy • Days on Hand of material
• 5S+1 programs • Inventory Accuracy / Safety
• Implementing / supporting Lean Manufacturing in all plants • Audit Compliance
• Improvement in material delivery methods • Premium Freight
• Increasing manpower efficiencies • Plant Shortages
• Inventory DOH •
• Container accuracy •
III. FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE:
This position provides a strategic leadership role to the materials unit. Successful individuals will posses knowledge and experience in material flow and operations. Knowledge of the development & maintenance of effective order practice /policy between the production and supportive departments.
IV. BUSINESS EXPERTISE:
This position will both impact and be impacted by all areas of the business – successful individual will be self-directed and learn all facets of the manufacturing entity (specific focus on individual requirements of the individual plants)
V. LEADERSHIP/PEOPLE MANAGEMENT:
This position will have exercise direct supervision over both exempt and non-exempt employees and may, at times, direct the work of the bargaining unit employees. The incumbent will exercise leadership over the talent management, performance development and evaluation to the staff within the Materials Business Unit as well as provide input as requested to leaders in matrixed organizations.
VI. PROBLEM SOLVING:
This position requires a keen ability to function in a self directed environment. Successful individual will possess, from prior professional experience, the knowledge and confidence to make autonomous decisions, yet the proper instincts to know when to escalate issues. This position will actively pursue implement means to improve efficiency of materials – directly impacting each of the Manufacturing Business Units
VII. NATURE OF IMPACT
This position is critical to the materials function with each plant. This role will lead initiatives impacting: inventory accuracy / levels, process and procedure improvement & implementation, developing an enterprise wide rack labeling system, as well as the Lean and 5S+1 program.
VIII. AREA OF IMPACT:
This role will interact daily with all facets of the manufacture process – having direct responsibility to the production supervisors in the materials units within the assembly, machine and fabrication shops. The individual in this role will direct the execution of the Materials Manager’s strategies as well as strategic corporate initiatives as they pertain to materials. Additionally, . Additionally, this position will have oversight of auditing, metric derivation, inventory placement and delivery as well as supporting training to materials group. This role will take an active leadership role in promoting employee safety in the materials processes and activities.
IX. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
This role requires a diverse set of interpersonal skills. Communication audiences will vary from executive leadership at the plant & corporate level as well as direct interaction with all levels of individual contributors and bargaining unit employees.
X. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or like field in addition to a minimum of 7 years of direct materials / operations experience. Experience with developing and executing goal driven business plans will be highly sought. Knowledge and experience deploying continuous improvement tools such as KanBan, 6-Sigma and Lean Manufacturing are highly preferred.