2014 Logistics Specialist (Option Code Management)

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, moreefficient, 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 inthe world, with over 6 million square feet under one roof. The plant, located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, is positioned in an area of naturalbeauty and abundant natural resources.
MBUSI offers an excellent compensation and benefits package includinghealth and life insurance, 401(k) and retirement, on-site child development andwellness facilities. MBUSI is committed to excellence and actively promotesteamwork, safety, quality, and continuous improvement within its ranks. OurTeam Members share a common goal to always be the best premium automanufacturer in North America.
Mercedes-Benz, U.S.International, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employeesand applicants. Mercedes-Benz U.S.International, Inc. follows all local, state and federal laws in all aspects ofbusiness.
Allqualified candidates are encouraged to apply for any open positions.
Purpose of thePosition: Under general supervision, manage the medium and longterm balance of customer demand and supplier capacity to ensure marketrequirements are met and to maintain uninterrupted production.
EssentialFunctions: (List all basic responsibilities related tothe purpose of the position)
Analyze vehicle documentation changes for option code errors.
Audit vehicle order configuration to ensure buildability with theselected option codes.
Manage changes, coordinate option code timing, analyze codedependencies, technical dependencies, etc. and update systems according tointroduction date status in collaboration with a cross-functional team.
Work with Sales and other internal departments to identify productionrisk and preventative measures to avoid impacts to production.
Analyze trends/stability of the vehicle order's option content togetherwith Sales.
Prepare and present code related issues to various levels of managementwith the responsibility of understanding and explaining the unique problems andtiming associated with each restriction topic.
Manage complexity reduction activities as required.
Manage the introduction timing of product overview changes forpre-series codes in collaboration with a cross-functional team to ensurerequirements for trial vehicles are met.
Analyze market introduction option plans and coordinate suppliers'capacities and sales requirements.
MarginalFunctions:(List responsibilities which are not essential, but may be required)
Perform other related duties as required.
Support other areas regarding program planning, vehicle scheduling anddemand planning.
Financialauthority and responsibility:
QUALIFICATIONS:Education, Experience and Necessary Skills all must be met inorder to qualify for position.
Education: Bachelor'sdegree in Business Administration, Operations Management, Supply ChainManagement or a related field and/or the equivalent combination of educationand/or experience
Experience: A minimum of 3 years of experience in Logistics;preferably with an automotive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or supplieror a minimum of 3 years' experience in Project Management with emphasis onlaunch/changeover activities
NecessarySkills, Certifications, etc.:
Generalknowledge of Master Part data structures
Generalknowledge of Bill of Material Applications
Generalknowledge of Product Documentation structures
Workingknowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, etc.)
Strongplanning, organizational and analytical skills
Germanlanguage skills
Knowledgeof demand and ordering systems such as DIALOG, TBE, Vokus, CAA, eWPP, MRS, SAP,NCM, BKM, ePortal
Knowledgeof Marketing and Sales order systems and processes (ISPD, AFAB, PAD, etc.)
Understandingof changes within Vehicle Program Planning to support the identification ofcorrections for Equipment List, Launch packages, systems, etc.
Knowledgeof vehicle data and variant table structures including color tables, softwarecalibration number (SCN), spring/weight tables, vehicle data records (VDR),etc.
Knowledgeof Product Overview documentation and data structure
Understandinghow to add code rules, overall check rules, and order plausibility rules

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