At International Automotive Components, it’s what’s inside that really drives us. Operating across 19 countries, we bring over 160 years of automotive expertise to the forefront in crafting beautiful interiors that help to differentiate vehicles in the global marketplace. We believe our employees to be our greatest asset: we welcome employees of all backgrounds, and are proud to provide benefits such as professional development opportunities, a gym scheme, and length of service awards among many others.

We are excited to confirm the below opportunity to join our innovative and conscientious team:

Supply Chain Launch Logistics Coordinator

Main purpose of the job:
Responsible for the material supply chain element of new product introduction. Supporting the engineering function with the planning and execution of new product development and launch. Enabling planning and supply chain alignment to the latest engineering configuration for production and customer material requirements. Ensuring that inventory working capital impact is minimised through effective material phasing and burn off and in line with corporate objectives for cost and delivery performance.

Main missions and results:
• Work closely with procurement and scheduling team members to ensure all material sourcing is in line with procurement strategy and scheduled deliveries are in line with program or product launch milestones.
• Liaise with engineering team to identify product change or NPI programme planning deliverables and schedule material demand and production plans accordingly.
• In terms of material or product revisions ensure that there is an agreed point of embodiment for the changes and work with the relevant stakeholders to assess inventory impact, inventory burn off or inventory excess and obsolescence mitigation plans.
• Ensure all planning parameters, BoMs and part master data is maintained to the correct revision or configuration. Creating and maintaining Plan for Every Part (PFEP) to ensure accurate assessment of necessary storage and provision of packaging is considered in pre-production and steady state planning.
• Facilitate Value Stream Mapping with key stakeholders to ensure effective material flow and alignment to system transactions.
• Generate and issue schedules for pre-production and prototype builds.
• Liaise with procurement to ensure supply of material samples and tooling are sourced in line with pre-production requirements.
• Work closely with material and production planners to ensure a smooth hand over and transition from project launch to steady state.
• Carry out material availability checks and ensure any delays or risks are reporting and necessary mitigation plans are put in place.
• Monitor both supplier and internal parts’ shipments and material control, this will include completion.

• Stock management and reporting.
• Support to Logistics Manager.
• Support to Programme and Engineering teams.
• Organise shipments in accordance with parts release schedule, document and project alterations / equipment release notes relating to any ad-hoc movements, ensuring drop dead dates are met.
• Complete shipment monitoring reports, updating relevant parties as applicable.
• Monitor report status and escalate when necessary.
• Work with production and supply chain teams to ensure necessary production capacity is aligned to programme launch and ramp up – work with relevant planners to create rough-cut capacity plans and notify stakeholders of potential bottle necks.

Preferred skills and experience:
• Proven experience within a manufacturing environment.
• Must have robust working knowledge of MRP based systems.
• Logistics or supply chain technical qualification (APICs, IoSCM, MCIPS, BSc etc).
• Is highly numeric, analytical and with sound attention to detail.
• Understands BoMs, Routings and Item Master Set up in an ERP system.
• Solid organizational, time and project management skills
• Takes initiative, manages complexity and is decisive.
• Effective communicator who facilitates bottom up and top-down communication channels.
• Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in a changing environment.
• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
• Fluent in English.

What you'll get

You will receive a competitive salary ranging plus company holiday pay.

Working hours are 37.50 per week. Training will be given to the right candidate with the opportunity to join an expanding site within our organisation.

IAC is an equal opportunities employer and committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. We are committed to creating an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all our staff are recognised.


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