ZF TRW Senior Manager Materials Planning in Midland, Ontario
Req ID 22657BR
Job Title Senior Manager Materials Planning
Business Unit Global Occupant Safety Systems
In 2015, TRW Automotive was acquired by global automobile supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG. ZF TRW is now a divisionof the parent company, with headquarters in Livonia, Michigan.ZF TRW is a primary developer and producer of active and passive safety systems and serves all major vehiclemanufacturers worldwide with an established footprint that includes facilities in more than 20 countries. It maintains 22technical centers and 13 test tracks in vital markets around the world.The world of automotive safety is rapidly changing as the convergence of active and passive safety systems become thefoundation for automated driving functions. ZF TRW is already providing many driver assist and semi-automated functionstoday, such as adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, blind spot detection, lane change assist, emergency steeringassist, and emergency brake assist and collision mitigating. To follow ZF TRW on its automated driving journey, visit its AutoSafety blog at http://safety.trw.com .
ZF TRW is continually developing advanced solutions to anticipate and react to the many variables of a crash. Sophisticated systems utilize an array of electronic sensors to gather and analyze data, enabling intelligent control units to determine how to protect drivers and passengers. Helping to protect all road users.
Protecting people. That’s the aim of our ongoing tradition of occupant safety innovation. ZF TRW is continually developing advanced solutions to anticipate and react to the many variables of a crash. Our systems utilize an array of electronic sensors to gather and analyze data, which enables the control units to better determine how to help protect drivers and passengers. ZF TRW drives innovation for cost-efficient adaptivity features for airbags and seat belts while helping to enhance safety performance at the same time.
Adaptive systems use various vehicle sensor inputs to adjust parameters of the restraint system. Thus, the vehicle restraint performance can be “tailored” to the crash and the individual driver / passenger occupant situation at the time of the accident. The vehicle sensors may include crash-severity sensing, occupant weight / size categorization and seat position. Dependent upon the vehicle, the adaptive aspects may include any of the following in many different combinations: active and / or passive airbag vents, variable volume airbags, variable airbag opening time, fixed or variable seat belt force limiters, adjustable load force steering columns, and single / dual stage inflators.
Department head, providing direction to functional employees. Manages the materials / production planning, inventory control and logistics functions for the facility.
Manages department of:
Logistics supervisor (and thus indirectly has tow motor drivers in department)
3 Materials / Logistics leads
2 Customer Service / Shipping coordinators
Overseas production scheduling of 2 locations (Stamping, Heat treatment, Sub-Assembly, tumbling, plating)
Manages Service orders
Delivery Performance Monitoring
Inventory Planning / Reporting
Schedule follow up (and provides back up of scheduler if required)
Management of Outside Vendors (platers, molders)
Participates in Strategic planning – capacity, inventory and sub-contractors
Support engineering group in launch process – tool trials, PPAP
Support Continuous Improvement activities
Logistics / Materials education / experience
Strong management skills (assertive enough to manage team, performance work evaluations, re-distribution of duties, gap analysis and closure with team)
Strong sense of urgency
Good communication skills
Packaging experience / exposure
Manufacturing experience (stamping preferred)
Education Requirements Post secondary education - technical or business
Experience and Skill Requirements
Experience in leadership/management, SAP and scheduling.
Position Status Salaried Full-Time