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Manager OPS

Company: Howmet Aerospace
Location: Hampton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

This position is responsible for all production planning and supply chain activities for the Hampton site as well as providing an interface between customers and suppliers. This includes management of the production planners and supply chain analysts, capacity analysis and supply planning, vendor coordination, and inventory monitoring to ensure the expedient flow of parts through the manufacturing processes to satisfy the customers' delivery requirements. This position requires strong quantitative analysis skills to balance customer demand with manufacturing supply and the qualitative skills to clearly communicate and update schedules to internal stakeholders as well as external suppliers and customers.

Job Responsibilities

  • Follow Safety Regulations along with all department specific safety requirements
  • Communicates with customers concerning requirements, talks with them regarding other customer service related concerns, and answers any other questions. Approximately 35% of available time is spent maintaining customer contacts
  • Acts as liaison between customers, suppliers, and manufacturing and support teams. Communicates customers' requirements and concerns. Acts as the customer intermediary to ensure that specifications are met and delivery is timely. Engages in these activities about 25% of the time
  • Draws up master schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders
  • Analyzes production specifications and plant capacity data and performs mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, tools, and human resource requirements
  • Plans and schedules workflow for each department and operation according to previously established manufacturing sequences and lead times
  • Confers with department supervisors to determine status of assigned projects
  • Monitors throughput and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.
  • Prepares production reports
  • Provides schedule/forecast information to purchasing to ensure required materials, tools and equipment are in place
  • Updates information on computer for perpetual inventory system
  • Has custodial responsibility for the physical inventory
  • Promotes ABS standardized work
  • Provides both short and long term capacity analysis
  • Responsible for both near and long term forecasting
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Roles

  • Coordination--aligns activities to meet customer needs and ensure delivery; translates PO requirements to floor schedules; executes from forecast to shipping
  • Customer advocate--functions as single point of contact and owns customer needs as an internal representative; challenges internal systems and processes to stretch to increasing and changing demands; committed to internal improvement through service
  • Detailed scale--manages high volume of detail at significant complexity; maintains multiple touchpoints with internal and external customers throughout production and delivery process
  • Communication and relationship--proactive communicator internally so that other leaders have information from customers and vice versa; provides accurate and timely information and builds relationship by helping others know what to expect; insists on the integrity of doing what we say we will do; builds rapport with customers and solicits their feedback
  • Proactive and assertive--takes initiative; anticipates issues based on supply and forecasts; communicates regularly throughout the production cycle; asserts self as conduit between customer and production, representing both and finding ways to succeed; asserts business expectations while simultaneously protecting the need for adequate time and information to forecast and plan
  • Anticipatory--becomes involved in capex discussions based on understanding of customer demand; helps internal leaders determine the degree to which they are prepared for the future; assists to prioritize based on projected volume, revenue, and future opportunities
  • Data oriented--uses data to negotiate with and inform customers; maintains an understanding of capacity and capability and represents accurately to customers while seeking growth
  • Organization--works with systems and governance; manages time well; leads with information and time specific exactness; creates urgency through timelines and forecasts; demonstrates expertise in project management and master schedule creation

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Supply Chain, or other industry related discipline.
  • 5 years minimum management experience in supply chain or manufacturing industry
  • 8 years minimum experience in aerospace, automotive, or similar manufacturing industry.
  • Highly knowledgeable with production planning concepts such as JIT Delivery, MRP, MRP II, ATP, and CTP.
  • Fluency with Oracle or SAP based ERP systems and MS Office applications
  • Experience with using SQL data queries and creating useful business intelligence software tools in MS Power BI or Tableau
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment. eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card Holder), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Investment Casting experience
  • APICS CPIM/CSCP certified
  • Experience with program languages such as Visual Basic and Python

Keywords: Howmet Aerospace, Hampton , Manager OPS, Other , Hampton, Virginia

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