Supplier Development Engineer 3

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Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.Dematic is currently looking for a Supplier Development Engineer to join our growing Procurement Organization in either our Monterrey, Mexico or Grand Rapids, MI, USA locations. This is a critical role for Dematic, as the candidate will have the key purpose of targeting high-risk and high-opportunity portions of our supply base, investing in them, and turning them into valuable world-class partners from which Dematic can increasingly rely upon. Given Dematic’s size and current growth trajectory, we are looking for someone to strategically and proactively understand our supply risk, choose targets wisely, and lead select suppliers to necessary levels of excellence. Other responsibilities and accountabilities include:Using lean supply chain (inventory, lead time) and manufacturing/performance excellence principles (lean, quality systems, visual factory management, 5S); streamlining and optimizing operations with the Dematic supplier baseImprove quality, on-time delivery, and cost efficiency.Leveraging the following groups to wisely assess, select and develop supplier partner candidates: Global Procurement, Supplier Quality Assurance , Materials Management, and Engineering. Working with Key externalDriving Supply Base Performance Excellence – Drive supplier capability and continuous improvement Plans and Actions in support of QDICC goals (quality, delivery, innovation, cost, cash). See the opportunity, define the plan, engage the partners, and lead to completionDriving Suppy Base Lean Excellence – Identify and lead special projects on a regional basis to reduce costs and drive towards a more nimble strategic supply base (quality/system improvement, lean/waste elimination, lean/cycle time reduction, VFM, Kaizen, lead time reduction)Drive Supply Base Process Excellence – Support global category (commodity) managers in providing and executing common global supplier selection, on-boarding & development processe; Manage common global supplier metrics and data reporting to support performance improvement targetsEnable cross-functional Influence and Execution – Partner with multiple Dematic functions to understand their requirements and/or strategic needs, and execute same with strategic suppliersEXPERIENCEProven history of leading and/or supporting the execution of lean supply chain principles, with quantifiable benefitsProven history of leading change management initiatives across various disciplines (both internally and externally)Demonstrable project work in the areas of performance excellence, lean tranformation and/or capability improvementDemonstrable past success in the area of trouble-shooting, whereas extremely complex problems within multi-departments and/or cross-functional areas are solved COMPETENCIESDemonstrated analytical and quantitative skillsAbility to use hard data and metrics to develop business case and support recommendationsAbility to both think strategically and execute tacticallyPassion for process excellence and continuous improvementAbility to lead multi-stakeholder and multi-region special projects and initiatives Strong social, leadership and communication. Leading, influencing and working through othersEDUCATION4-year Degree from an Accredited University required (preferably from an Engineering disciplne)Advanced coursework in Lean, Continuous Improvement, Kaizen and/or related CI toolsSix Sigma/Lean Blackbelt preferredRelated technical certification (such as ASQ’s CQE, CQA, CQM) preferred