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Senior Supply Chain Analyst

Company: P.J. Wallbank Springs, Inc.
Location: Port Huron
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

The Senior Supply Chain Analyst is instrumental in managing inventory and ensuring proper material flow through the plant floor. With rock star-level excel skills, experience working in an MRP, and a knack for implementing new processes and systems from concept to creation, the Senior Supply Chain Analyst will play a critical role on our team supporting manufacturing operations.
Who We Are Today - PJWSFor more than 40 years our organization has been a specialist in our products. In fact, we are the only company in the world specializing in clutch return spring packs for automotive transmissions. This laser sharp focus, combined with the effort of great people, has enabled us to be the global leader in our market. We believe this product area will be a contributor to our business for years to come, but we also know the market changes brought on by the increased use of electric vehicles means there must be a deliberate focus on, "what's next."Our Growth PhilosophyTo us, "what's next" isn't just what's beyond clutches in automatic transmissions; what's next is creating a new culture where we consistently look to out-innovate our own products or manufacturing processes. We will expand our focus into other spring assembly markets, while still maintaining ownership of both product development and manufacturing process development. Growth comes from leveraging our existing strengths. We don't grow our sales for the sake of growing revenue and being a larger organization. We grow when we believe we will be the best supplier in the market, AND such an opportunity allows us to further our impact on the world, in line with achieving our mission. What You Will DoPurchasingProcure all materials to support production and issue purchase orders. This includes all direct items on the Bill of Materials, but is not limited to:

  • Raw materials for pre-production and prototype parts
  • Consumables (RP & Oil, rubbing alcohol)
  • Packaging
  • Indirect Supplies
  • Vending
    Manage inventory of all materials to support production. This includes cycle counting, inventory adjustments, physical inventory and ordering to inventory targets.
    • Manage inventory adjustments and shrinkage
    • Manage stock level settings, trigger points and/or visual inventory management
    • Provides accurate information and input for PDP (production scheduling process)
    • Manage incoming direct and indirect materials and lead the physical receiving of goods Manages supplier relationship and development with support from Supply Chain Manager
      • Publish supplier's performance on a scheduled basis to ensure all agreed upon deliveries, pricing and quality standards are maintained
      • Identify gaps in supplier performance and drive corrective actions within PJWS or with supplier with the support of the Supply Chain Manager
      • Key contact to suppliers
      • Manage supplier rejections and process supplier returns
        Material Flow
        • Supports continuous improvement efforts for material flow and accuracy using Lean material flow methods, including visual scheduling
        • Assist Operations team with plant layout optimization
          Additional duties as assigned
          What We Expect: Goals
          • Drive year on year improvements in material ordering process resulting in material, layout, and scheduling improvements
          • Create Purchase Orders for submitted purchase requests within one business day of receipt
          • Maintain on hand inventory of items required for the operation of production equipment -Zero Part Shortages -No Expedited Freight -Raw Material Inventory (amount, days on hand, turns) to target
            • Effectively manage outside services to assure zero outages
            • Manage supplier relationships and expectations to achieve green rating on scorecard 3-6 months:
              • Fully familiarized with Epicor ERP, understanding key contributors and key stakeholders of Supply Chain department data
              • Primary support partner in the implementation of inventory accuracy and tracking projects
              • Primary support partner in the implementation of material resource planning6-9 months:
                • Lead the data consolidation for customer scorecards
                • Lead supply chain operations for International Warehouse (
                • Support with demand planning vs. capacity planning
                • Support in diversifying supply-base
                • Analyze transportation lanes cost1-Year:
                  • Support plant-wide value stream mapping
                  • Improve the MRP to increase inventory accuracy and reduce stock out conditions; re-engineer inventory system, including optimizing and organizing inventory levels and develop plan for how supply chain will meet our growth.
                  • Support with improvements to enable pull systems throughout the value stream. What You Will Bring to this RoleIdeal Qualifications and Experience
                    • Working understanding of purchasing
                    • Working knowledge of ERP systems (preferably Epicor) and ability to create purchase orders
                    • Ability to implement processes and systems from concept to creation
                    • Prior experience working in an MRP system
                    • ERP implementation or optimization experience
                    • Understanding of Lean materials flow, including visual scheduling with prior use of Kanban and/or pull system
                    • Proficiency with the Microsoft office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), including advanced Excel skills using tools like pivot tables and VLOOKUP
                    • Brings some forecasting experience and proficiency with demand smoothing
                    • Prior financial or industrial engineering experience is welcome
                      Key BehaviorsOur core values drive what we believe and how we operate. It is critical to our success that all employees support these values through their daily interactions and decisions.
                      Treat others as you would want to be treated
                      • Reliable and maintains a positive outlook
                      • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
                      • Builds trusting relationships and work collaboratively with internal partners and suppliers.
                        Take ownership
                        • Highly adept at juggling multiple requests, prioritizing and responding quickly
                        • Strong attention to detail, follow through and commitment to excellence
                        • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
                          Challenge the status quo
                          • Critical Thinking and creative problem-solving skills
                          • Acts with a growth mindset, curious to learn and continually develop
                            Either win or learn
                            • Results-oriented work ethic with the ability to persevere through challenges
                            • Willing to fail and learn from mistakes
                              Why PJWS ?Competitive Compensation And Benefits
                              • The compensation package will be attractive to the candidate possessing the experience, qualifications, and ability to deliver exceptional value to the company
                                Location & Flexibility
                                • Our ability to impact lives around the globe starts within our community of Port Huron, Michigan where this position is based. As part of our culture, we believe building strong relationships is extremely important to our success, therefore we anticipate this role will generally be onsite working amongst the team with opportunity for flexibility when you are up to speed in the role. We can offer relocation support, if required.
                                  Opportunities for Growth
                                  • We know that our people determine our success, therefore we invest in you and your success. We are focused on providing employees with the opportunity to learn and grow in a high-performing team atmosphere where your opinion will be valued.
                                    Community-Oriented
                                    • We are committed to the success and growth of our community. Giving back isn't just about donating resources; it's about making an investment that is sustainable. We partner with local schools and FIRST Robotics to engage youth early on and give them a compelling reason to stay in their hometown.
                                      It is the policy of PJ Wallbank Springs, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to any legally protected status such as race, color, ethnic status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Keywords: P.J. Wallbank Springs, Inc., Warren , Senior Supply Chain Analyst, Professions , Port Huron, Michigan

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