Logistics Planner

Job Number: 63538
Group: Cosma International
Division: Bowling Green Metalforming
Job Type: Permanent/Regular
Work Style:

About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That's why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.

Forward. For all.

Group Summary

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.

About the Role

This position is responsible for developing the logistics aspects from launch to production, including setting up the transportation routes of the Materials Department. The position is responsible for planning all aspects related to transportation routes for both customer and supplier. The Logistics Planner will also focus on cost savings, program quoting and avoidance of expedited freight. Needs to work with continuous improvement within BGM, and contribute effectively in a team environment.

Your Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain all supplier and customer transportation routings
  • Set up and monitor contracts with all BGM carriers
  • Communicate with automotive customers and suppliers on matters relating to product delivery and material supply, and all departmental and divisional levels on operational issue.
  • Prepare reports and cost studies and advise Leadership of actual or potential problems.
  • Develop and direct the utilization and use of all Materials Management Systems.
  • Develop business planning from a Logistical perspective
  • Ensure customer systems (DDL) are in place and guidelines (MMOG certification) are met on time.
  • Develop equipment and manpower capacity plans, recommend overtime as required, and contribute studies from a logistical standpoint.
  • Follow and abide by all government and legal rules and regulations.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement, problem solving, corrective actions and cost reduction activities to assist BGM in meeting targets and goals.
  • Establish and maintain communication with other departments.
  • Investigate Materials Management problems, difficulties, and develop and implement solutions to remedy problem.
  • Coordinate activities of a program from a Materials Management point of view.
  • Ensure all aspects defined in the MP&L Implementation Timeline for Materials Management are met.
  • Monitor and report on supplier delivery performance by reviewing status of scheduled receipts.
  • Monitor any supply related issues and ensure corrective action and QPF entries are applicable.
  • Ensure we are meeting all government guidelines with importation.
  • Know and understand Bowling Green Metalforming Quality and Environmental policies.
  • Follows and supports and Magna's operating principles.
  • Perform other duties as required.

(This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. Team members will be required to follow any other job related instructions or to perform other job duties requested by their leader)

Who we are looking for

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Post-secondary education in Materials Management, Business or Engineering preferred, or related experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Previous experience and knowledge dealing with import and exporting of products
  • Minimum of 2-year experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in Production and Logistical Planning field; automotive JIT
  • SAP and OEM system experience
  • Logistics Experience
  • Multi-task
  • Organizational skills
  • Problem solving
  • Mathematical skills.

These qualifications represent the minimum requirements of the position. Team Members will be required to possess the ability and aptitudes to perform the duties proficiently.

Your preferred qualifications

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K - matching
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Employee profit sharing
  • Employee appreciation events
  • On-site cafeterias

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That's why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

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