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Director, Materials

Company: GE Appliances
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Description The GEA WayAt GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make "good things, for life."As the fastest-growing appliance company in the U.S., we're powered by creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there's always a better way.We believe in the power of our people and in giving them the freedom to explore, discover and build good things, together.The GEA Way philosophy, backed by three simple commitments defines the way we work, invent, create, do business, and serve our communities:we come together,we always look for a better way, andwe create possibilities.Interested in joining us on our journey?Provide leadership of the Material Flow teams; including conveyance teams, supermarkets, receiving and shipping teams. Plan and coordinate material flow to fully support day to day operations. Design systems and tugger routes that support ergonomics, quality, delivery and cost initiatives. Responsible for leadership of the materials function to ensure no disruption to plant operations. The position will also lead the daily material flow efforts and drive continuous improvement in material flow.PositionDirector, MaterialsLocationUSA, LaFayette, GAHow You'll Create PossibilitiesApply Lean Six Sigma tools to drive Roper Corporation's continuous process improvement efforts. Mentor direct reports in using Lean Six Sigma techniques in solving material flow-related problems, e.g. yamazumi diagram, time observation, PDCA, signaling systems, and on, and escalation activities. Develop and lead efforts to improve and maintain accurate receiving processes and perpetual inventory records. Manage receiving and outbound transportation activities to include load plans. Work closely with operations to provide adequate storage space for all purchased parts. Also develop, maintain, and optimize a "Plan for Every Part" in a lean JIT environment. Maximize the application of returnable containers to the fullest practical extent.Develop supplier relationships to proactively reduce cycle time, effectively respond to electronic scheduling and support container design activities.What You'll Bring to Our TeamMinimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree required, ideally in engineering, supply chain management or business.
  • Leadership experience and/or technical acumen within supply chain (i.e.: manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, materials, quality, procurement, fulfillment or related functional area).Preferred Qualifications:
    • 5 years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment, supplier management and project implementation.
    • Six Sigma certification preferred, with strong knowledge of Lean, DMAIC, workout and other change mechanisms.
    • Demonstrated accomplishments showing results-driven methodology, analytical methods, schedule achievement, team work.
    • Lean Manufacturing implementation experience.
    • Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal and leadership influencing skills.Position Requirement
      • Demonstrated experience working with individuals at all levels of the organization to achieve operational results and positive union relations.
      • High level of initiative, energy and motivation to develop & grow in a team environment
      • Organizational skills, initiative, and ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks.
      • Strong technical competency & experience.
      • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
      • Strong problem-solving & follow-through ability.
      • Ability to facilitate team projects.
      • Position supports 24/7 manufacturing facilities. Occasional off shift, on call and weekend work may be required.Working Conditions:
        • Working conditions are normal for both an office and manufacturing environment.
        • Work may involve lifting of materials and product up to 25 pounds.
        • Working in the manufacturing environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, work shoes/boots.Our CultureAt GE Appliances, creativity meets passion and conversations lead to exceptional outcomes and experiences.We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that everyone brings to GE Appliances. We believe a diverse workplace, where everyone is included and people can be their true and authentic selves, fosters creativity and innovation. We know our differences are our greatest strength.The very best innovations across every function of a company come from diverse teams. Our commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued allows employees to perform at their best, every day. Diversity at GE Appliances helps us achieve zero distance to our owners, innovate smartly and connect to the communities and customers we serve.We encourage and support the ideas, aspirations, and the wellbeing of everyone - our employees and our communitiesGE Appliances is a trust-based organization. It is important we offer our employees the flexibility they need to do their best work while balancing the needs of the business and individuals. When you join GEA, you will have the opportunity to work with your leader to create a flexible work arrangement that balances the needs of the individual, team, and organization.GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply, please send an e-mail

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