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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? ?C-Class for the North American market. Our facility is one of the most advanced automotive manufacturing facilities in the world, with over 6 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 retirement, 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.
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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.
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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for any open positions.
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Purpose of the Position: Under general supervision, this position is responsible for assuring, on a continual basis, that an uninterrupted flow of production material is available to support the vehicle production process.? It also monitors inventory levels, expedite material, and audit material adjustment transactions to support a minimum inventory production process.?
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Essential Functions:?
?Investigate inventory and receipt of discrepancies.
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Monitor production parts on a continual basis to prevent the occurrence of a shortage, and report to management in case of deficiencies.
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Direct and assist suppliers to assure material is shipped in accordance with the material release and that correct communication of shipment is attained.
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Order all production material, sample parts, prototype trial parts and repair parts through the receipt authorization number (RAN) system.
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Ensure proper balance out procedures are followed to minimize obsolescence.
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Provide new supplier training with emphasis on material release and inventory control requirements.
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Monitor and correct all advanced shipping notice transmissions.
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Monitor supplier performance and request countermeasures to delivery issues.
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Investigation, tracking and disposition of obsolete material.
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Timing Coordination: Analyze engineering change documents and provide implementation date through coordination with external partners.
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QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Experience and Necessary Skills all must be met in order to qualify for position.
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Education:? Bachelor?s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience
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Experience: A minimum of 3 years in a manufacturing environment in areas such as Engineering Change Control or Supply Chain Management
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Necessary Skills, Certifications, etc.:??
Working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook)
Working knowledge of SAP or comparative software
Proven understanding of Logistics process flow
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Preferred Skills:
Written and verbal German language skills
Working knowledge of Material Control, Operational Management, Production Inventory Control and/or Purchasing


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