Logistics Specialist

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 produced for all global markets. 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.
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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for any open positions.
Purpose of the Position:

Under general supervision, this position manages the Mercedes-Benz Logistics Center (MLC) and the contracted Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) of the MLC. Provides the exchange of all relevant information between MBUSI and all LSPs at the MLC, acting as a part of the MBUSI EDL Management Team to ensure proper implementation of MBUSI directives and communication in regards to the LSP. Conducts structured reviews of the LSP’s achievement of MBUSI’s and the LSP’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Essential Functions:
Assume responsibility for operational support of the LSP during MBUSI’s daily production.
Communicate general and/or technical information, both verbally and in writing, to and from the LSPs.
Ensure that the LSP works to achieve the goals of MBUSI Supply Chain Operations, Material Planning, and MLC Planning in order to continually improve, advance, and grow.
Lead problem solving activities for exception handling and towards achievement of maximum inventory accuracy.
Develop methods, train personnel, monitor and verify that exceptions reporting is accurate, timely, and includes the proper distribution and escalation.
Prepare planning options for exceptions handling, evaluation of cost-efficiency and proof analysis of both and information for required reports.
Track Key Performance Indicators of the LSPs in order to provide effective production support including but not limited to: scheduling and prioritization of unloads for Receipt and Put Away, performing audits for maximizing inventory accuracy, problem solving and resolution of exceptions, minimizing missing parts and/or downtime, accurate and timely deliveries to the plants, sequencing accuracy, etc.
Ensure that the LSPs develop and track their own KPIs which are necessary to support MBUSI Operations with ongoing Continuous Improvement. Provide escalation of potential shortages, personnel concerns, safety topics, or any other topics or concerns that may have the potential to impact MBUSI Operations to MBUSI Management as necessary.
Work as a part of project groups or task forces and contribute to the development/exchange of Lessons Learned and Best Practices.
Perform year end physical inventories or inventory migrations, container counts, missing parts reviews, yard audits, process audits, layout planning, practical problem solving, brainstorming, etc.
Work in any of three shifts when necessary.
Perform safe work practices and participate in trainings and safety programs in a positive and proactive way by following safety rules, procedures, regulations, standards and laws. Report all unsafe acts, unsafe conditions, and injuries to supervisor or Human Resources.
Work safely 100% of the time.
Perform other related duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Experience and Necessary Skills all must be met in order to qualify for position.

Education: Business Administration, Supply Chain/Operations Management, or in a related area, and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience in a Logistics, Warehousing, or Supply Chain Management environment within an automotive or automotive related manufacturing setting

Necessary Skills, Certifications, etc.:
Working knowledge of SAP
Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point)
Ability to work any of three shifts

Sponsorship is Not Available for this position.