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Program Manager – MLE Powertrain

Job ID: 1036100
Career Area: Purchasing & SCM
Job Category: Manufacturing-Supply Chain Management
Location: Kokomo, IN
46902, US
Date Posted: March 15, 2019
Brand: FCA Group
Job Overview
The Program Manager – Material Handling Engineering will perform up-front program loading studies and investment cost roll-ups for new programs for Powertrain (Engines and Transmissions) and Components (Casting, Machining) Plants. Issue scope of work, hold pre-bid meetings and aid in the selection of PM Tier1 management source for racks, containers, material flow, and MH Equipment. A qualified candidate will write projects and fill out Ipass (resourcing) documents and source packages for all packaging on a program. The Program Manager – Material Handling Engineering will track loop costs for the program and develop and track CWI’s for program funding. Attend all relevant meetings, open issue meetings at the plant during launch and open issue meetings with Tier&1 Program Management resources. This position will develop and track program management timeline and deliverables (racks, containers, MH equipment, and material flow). The Program Manager – Material Handling Engineering will attend and present MLM (Material Logistics Management) deliverables status at Senior Management reviews. This position will ensure all MLM deliverables are made on time every time during the course of the launch of a new program.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent organization, written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience implementing lean material flows
  • Ability to perform dock and storage analysis and external logistics set up
  • Ability to organize and communicate problem-solving techniques into visual displays and presentations for all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work in small teams with both management and hourly UAW workers
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Strong root cause analysis and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or Packaging
  • Familiar with World Class Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, and basic problem-solving tools
  • Experience in working with operators and team leaders on the shop floor while launching new models in assembly or powertrain or stamping plants
  • Result oriented in a teamwork environment
  • Superior computer skills in G-Suite applications and Autocad
  • Strong desire of learning, benchmarking and superior ability in multi-tasking while being driven to achieve aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to be creative, innovative and forward thinking

Our benefits reflects the FCA commitment to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. In addition to an environment that promotes career development, we offer benefits for a healthy lifestyle and a rewarding future, designed to take care of you and your family, in various stages of life.

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