Supply Chain Manager Plant


Grand Rapids, MI, US

Division: BENTELER Automotive 
Functional Area: Supply Chain Management; Logistics 
Career Level: Professional 
Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time 
Weekly Working Hours: 45,00 
Required Languages: English 
Requisition ID: 17466 

Benefits: United States : 401(k) Match || United States : Dental || United States : Development || United States : Educational Assistance || United States : Flexible Work Schedules || United States : Health Savings Accounts || United States : Holidays || United States : Life & Disability || United States : Medical || United States : Training || United States : Vacation || United States : Vision || United States : Wealth Management Support 


At BENTELER, we make it possible. From promoting individual talents to international career prospects, or from generous opportunities for designing your career to personal development opportunities—at BENTELER, we always have answers to your questions about the future, based entirely on your personal needs. Diverse options that makes sure you can be anything and everything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


Position Responsibilities

  • Provides input for plant strategy, develops the SC plant strategy according to higher- level strategies
  • Matches the plant Supply Chain road map to the regional Supply Chain strategy
  • Implements the SC plant organization structure according to global / regional standards-Implements and maintains global and regional standards and processes
  • ViFlow processes, global / regional guidelines, provides input for work instructions plant according the global / regional standards
  • Provides input to higher lever processes in case of mismatches or optimization
  • Conducts SC process audits and SC self checks on shop floor level and advises local SC staff on improvement opportunities
  • Ensure the all norm requirements like IATF / TS sustainable implemented
  • Ensures compliance with global standard systems
  • Derives SC plant targets from the higher level (global / regional) target and defines additional Supply Chain targets for the plant and ensures their achievement and initiates countermeasures
  • Monitors KPIs
  • Ensures that regional / global operational targets and KPIs are achieved and updated in time and initiates countermeasures in case of deviations from the target
  • Introduces sustainable SC processes into Process "Make & Deliver" (if required also SC planning into Process "Develop & Launch")
  • Avoids material- and container shortages and manages bottle necks in Supply Chains
  • Reduces daily business SC costs and ensures a high delivery performance to all customers
  • Ensures high customer satisfaction (all customers A rated on Logistics evaluation)
  • Optimizes and manages the stocks of stored material; ensures physical stock compliance with SAP postings and values
  • Ensures inventory accuracy
  • Avoids special freights and ensure the achievement of the transportation budget
  • Introduces sales an operations planning, production scheduling, capacity planning to the plant
  • Ensures compliance with global/regional standard processes and regulations
  • Implements and ensures that customer requirements are met
  • Ensures the high quality of SC master data and that all interfaces are met; monitors the quality of SC master data and initiates countermeasures
  • Optimizes SC processes and working capital according to BOSLE principles; increases delivery services
  • Acts as contact person for customers, suppliers and service providers, transport forwarder on plant level
  • Promotes a respectful work environment and recruits, develops and retains (functionally and discipli-narily reporting) human resources to maintain a qualified, motivated and productive workforce. Leads by example and lives up to Benteler’s mission, values and global leadership principles. Uses standard HR tools e.g. the appraisal process to provide regular feedback and agree upon tasks and goals with respective employees
  • Provides support to all activities assigned by the direct supervisor
  • Those generated by Global Skill Matrix (ViFlow)


Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Operations Management, or Engineering. Advanced education preferred
  • Minimum 4-5 years of tier 1 automotive supplier experience 
  • Minimum 4-5 years of direct managerial experience
  • Minimum 4-5 years of supply chain IT 
  • Minimum 4-5 years in support of lean manufacturing initiatives  



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Steven Hester 

BENTELER Human Resources



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