ESP Management Specialist

Mercedes-Benz: Building Exceptional Vehicles? and Careers!
The best chapters in Alabama?s automotive success story are yet to come. The Mercedes-Benz automobile of the future will be different; greener, more efficient, safer, and even more fascinating. Only one thing will never change ? It will wear a star.
MBUSI is home to the GLE, GLE Coupe, and GLS Sport Utility Vehicles and the Next Generation C-Class. Our facility is one of the most advanced automotive manufacturing facilities in the world, with nearly 5 million square feet under one roof. The plant, located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, is positioned in an area of natural beauty and abundant natural resources.
MBUSI offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including health and life insurance, 401(k) and pension plans, and on-site child development and wellness facilities. MBUSI is committed to excellence and actively promotes teamwork, safety, quality, and continuous improvement within its ranks. Our Team Members share a common goal to always be the best premium auto manufacturer in North America.?????????????????????????????????????????????
Mercedes-Benz, U.S. International, Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants.? Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. follows all local, state and federal laws in all aspects of business.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for any open positions.
Purpose of the Position: Under general supervision this position coordinates, directs, monitors, implements, tracks, trains, and reports activities related to External Service Providers.
Essential Functions:? (List all basic responsibilities related to the purpose of the position)
Assist with the establishing of targets, tracking and monitoring the progress of External Service Provider in regards to achievement of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).Coach, train and mentor as necessary the ESP activities to improve KPIs as required.?
Fault management, in particular in the case of missing parts or line stoppages. Report status and concerns to Management following the established escalation process.
Communicate upcoming changes to current and/or new business partners to optimize benefits and minimize cost and/or confusion.
Project management for service provider start-ups or new commissions including Ramp-up support for ESP.
Monitor Mercedes Parts Center database to identify trends, initiate Practical Problem Solving, and implement countermeasures.? Follow issues through to completion and beyond to ensure stable processes. Suggest, review and implement improvements in terms of safety, cost reduction and efficiency.? Hands on support of MBUSI plant(s) with issues resulting from ESP(s) performance.
Assist the MBUSI Facilities and/or Maintenance groups in coordinating needed repairs which require an adjustment by the ESP.? Perform random and structured audits of facility to identify any Safety concerns, document and report any damages, etc. Assist or lead daily, weekly, monthly, reporting and filing of applicable chargebacks.
Work in project groups and lead and/or coordinate Projects and develop/exchange Lessons Learned and Best Practices.
Assist with the creation of specification books, tendering and placing processes and works on the strategic direction of the ESP-Team and their tasks.
QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Experience and Necessary Skills all must be met in order to qualify for position.
Education: Bachelors degree or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience
Experience: A minimum of 5 years? experience in Logistics; preferably with an automotive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or supplier or a minimum of 5 years? experience in Project Management with emphasis on launch/changeover activities.?
Necessary Skills, Certifications, etc.:??
Working knowledge of SAP ERP system or other ERP system (JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Oracle, etc.)
Proven experience in project planning, monitoring and implementation in Logistics or closely related field.?
Proficient in Microsoft Applications (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint etc.)??
Ability to work in a team environment but also independently.
Strong planning, organizational and analytical skills.
Self- motivated and ability to succeed without constant direction.
Reliable way of working.
High sense of responsibility.
Preferred Skills:?
Proficiency in MS Project and/or R-Plan.
Experience in Cost Management, Sourcing Process Planning and in Material Process Planning is desirable.

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