ZF TRW Senior Manager Materials Planning in Midland, Ontario

Req ID 22657BR

Job Title Senior Manager Materials Planning

Business Unit Global Occupant Safety Systems

Job Description

Company Overview:

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 .

Division Overview:

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.

Job Description:

Department head, providing direction to functional employees. Manages the materials / production planning, inventory control and logistics functions for the facility.

Manages department of:

Master Scheduler

Logistics supervisor (and thus indirectly has tow motor drivers in department)

3 Materials / Logistics leads

2 Customer Service / Shipping coordinators

General Duties:

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

SAP knowledge

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

City Midland

State Ontario

Country Canada