Caterpillar, Inc. Logistics Manager in Jiangsu, China

Logistics Manager

Description

As a Logistics Manager at Caterpillar, you will provide and manage the receipt and distribution of direct material within the plant, shipment of miscellaneous and interplant material, management of cribs and implementation of cost effective material handling plans. Logistics management is responsible for developing and overseeing proper material flow utilizing Caterpillar Production System (CPS) guidelines/principles. This includes communicating with the transportation group and carriers to optimize external material flow.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

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  • Maintains service for industrial vehicle repair, which is responsible for performing all repairs and preventive maintenance all vehicles plant wide

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  • Manages indirect inventory levels and the daily operations in the major tools and supplies disbursement and tool grinding cribs

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  • Responsible for logistics services contracts including the daily operational activities of supporting deconsolidation centers, logistics service centers, and inbound logistics centers

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  • Responsible for the scheduling of supplier deliveries by common carrier and administration of returnable container programs

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  • Coordination of inbound material control, carrier collaboration, establishing milk runs, coordinating third party logistics services, plant site material logistics, and managing supermarkets and kitting processes

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  • Responsible for optimizing material flow throughout the plant site, ensuring availability of needed resources, to include operating personnel and material handling equipment, always working to eliminate traffic bottlenecks

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  • Provides management for the development and implementation of cost effective material handling plans, including purchased logistics services, and material handling equipment. This involves providing tactical plans, machines and equipment, and facilities to support long range process improvement plans and daily operations

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  • Responsible for multiple shift operation and sets general policy including schedules to be followed on all three shifts, servicing production area needs in off shift hours

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  • Supervises daily activities of staff by coaching, delegating, monitoring progress and providing direction and technical support

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  • Plans for future material handling needs, equipment, and manpower requirements and prepares operating budget for assigned areas

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  • Works closely with Purchasing, Requirements, Manufacturing, Factory Engineering, Traffic, suppliers and other areas to ensure customer needs

are met utilizing least total cost alternatives

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

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  • Completion of Caterpillar Leadership Training

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  • Knowledge and understanding of 6 Sigma Project Management principles

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  • CPS Functional Job Role Qualified

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  • APICS, CPIM or CSPC National Certification

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  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills

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  • Thorough understanding of company policies and procedures

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  • College or university degree, preferably in Supply Chain and/or Logistics Management or Industrial Engineering

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  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills

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  • Advanced product knowledge

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  • Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible supply chain job experience

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  • Excellent teamwork and leadership skills

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  • Develop and deploy creative / original solutions to complex problems

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  • Advanced logistics and manufacturing knowledge

Desired Qualifications:

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  • Experience in Supply Chain / Logistics or Transportation Management

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  • Extensive material distribution experience

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  • Knowledge of material handling equipment

Job Logistics

Primary Location China-Jiangsu-Wuxi

Unposting Date: Dec 17, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.

Req ID: 18000C7A