Kaunas, Lithuania: Head of Plant Supply Chain Management (m/f)
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Job Description

Automotive Central Electronic Plants operates currently 30 manufacturing sites worldwide for automotive components, employing more than 40,000 people.

Building the first Continental manufacturing plant in Kaunas, Lithuania is an important part of our growth strategy in Europe.

Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0 will have a great impact on our daily business. In this environment, you will have the opportunity to shape the future with state-of-the-art plant concepts.

In the new Kaunas plant products of the business units Body & Security and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems will be manufactured.

As constructions will start soon, we are looking for enthusiastic and qualified colleagues who want to join us in the ramp up and foster our new CEP plant s successful development.

Start of production is planned for Quarter 3, 2019.

Head of Plant SCM is initially responsible for the setting up of logistics and warehouse area in the green field :

  • Concept material flow, repack area, loading dock, receiving of material etc., finalize and execution of material flow -
  • feedback to the layout and the floor planning team on the logistics and warehouse needs.

  • Define warehouse management concept and plan order of material (racks, shelves, forklifts, containers etc.)
  • Plan and set up of the plant supply chain organization
  • After initialization of the plant, the responsibilities will be but not limited to :

  • Organization and control of the logistics activities at the production location with the objective of achieving cost and cash flow benefits, delivery reliability and customer satisfaction through the best possible logistics services (flow of material, value, information) as well as optimizing the processes and the use of resources.
  • Ensure the achievement of logistics goals according to internal and external customer expectations
  • Drive the implementation of programs and initiatives to minimize logistics cost and optimize inventories and delivery performance
  • Initiate and implement the process improvements and productivity measures, to secure the plant and BU targets
  • Initiating measures to eliminate bottlenecks in the supply chain and taking the responsibility for delivery performance
  • Controlling and monitoring of supplier performance, quality management systems and delivery reliability to production line
  • Checking and monitoring of key performance indicators in order to intervene at an early stage and at short notice and be able to initiate and carry through corresponding measures for improvement
  • Drive production and material planning, inventory control
  • Management of shortages to ensure supply of the customer
  • Involvement in supplier sourcing by logistics expertise
  • Logistical coordination of Product Termination Notification and Product Change Notification
  • About Continental

    With sales of €39.2 billion in 2015, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 215,000 employees in 55 countries.

    The Automotive Group with its three divisions Chassis & Safety (sales of approx. €8.4 billion in 2015, roughly 40.000 employees), Powertrain (sales of approx.

    €7.1 billion in 2015, roughly 35,400 employees) and Interior (sales of approx. €8.2 billion in 2015, roughly 40,500 employees) achieved sales of approximately €23.

    7 billion in 2015. The Automotive Group is present in more than 170 locations worldwide. As a partner to the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, it develops and produces innovative products and systems for a modern automotive future in which cars provide individual mobility and driving pleasure consistent with driving safety, environmental responsibility, and cost-efficiency.


    Automotive Divisions Central Functions

    Job Category

    Logistics Distribution, Logistics Material Management, Logistics Other

    Job Requirements

  • Bachelor degree or master degree or similar in business administration, engineering or equivalent
  • Several years of professional experience in various logistics functions
  • Experience in automotive business and understanding of automotive environment
  • Cross functional experience preferred, e.g. Engineering, Quality, Purchasing
  • Experience with Logistic Processes
  • Several years experience in a leadership position, preferably in operational units with functional and disciplinary responsibility
  • Experience in working with international teams on logistic topics
  • Intercultural competencies and understanding
  • What is in for you?

  • Interesting and challenging tasks that combine responsibility, high operational readiness and flexibility in an international environment.
  • Comprehensive scope for professional development and an unrivalled opportunity for personal growth within a well-organized, financially sound and promising business;
  • very good international career opportunities.

  • Integration Program in an international, professional team.
  • An excellence-oriented culture based on our core values Trust, Passion to Win, Freedom to Act and For One Another.
  • Very good infrastructure, state of the art working tools and innovative products.
  • An attractive salary and benefits package.
  • Contact Email

    hr-kaunas continental-corporation.com

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