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SCM Flow Leader in Davenport, IA at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/7/2019

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Job Description

The SCM Flow Leader is responsible to make sure that critical manufacturing assets are planned, scheduled, and synchronized along each flow path in order to achieve the best possible customer service while maximizing profitability and minimizing inventory assets by adhering to the defined Sales and Operations Plan.

The principle challenge of this position is to provide leadership, as well as the day-to-day tactical overview, to:
  • Support the business in the design and implementation of flow-based systems that achieve maximum customer service at the lowest possible inventory cost by assigning and developing resources within respective organization.
  • Develop team of order delivery, scheduling and planning resources and supporting processes to maximize on-time performance, profitable capacity, and reduced inventory.
  • Manage the order fulfillment process using lean manufacturing (ABS - Arconic Business Systems) principles to eliminate waste and maximize customer satisfaction.
  • Execute enhanced customer service models built from target conditions that respond to customer needs and competitive situations.
  • Utilize lean manufacturing (ABS) techniques to drive systemic business processes that drive mill and customer problem resolution and prevention.
Major activities/Key Challenges:
  • Provide clear production center direction by guiding group to create schedules or visual signals the prioritize backlog, current, and future orders within the framework of the agreed Supply Plan;
  • Develop and monitor tracking systems to evaluate supply chain plans and execution to supply chain plans to insure agreed operating results are achieved;
  • Take a leading role in developing and deploying systemic changes in the Supply Chain order fulfillment function based upon lean manufacturing (ABS) principles that will lead to enhanced customer satisfaction while eliminating production and inventory waste;
  • Develop appropriate internal tests within existing and future target conditions to highlight delivery and inventory problems. Define the help chain that will drive to problem resolution and elimination;
  • Assess the capability of each staff member and provide timely and effective personal development opportunities. It is the incumbent’s responsibility to enhance the leadership and functional capabilities across the breadth of their organization for the purpose of succession planning. The incumbent will be accountable for the performance management and setting the direction to ensure that key operating results are achieved;
  • Work with the sales and production organizations to identify wasteful practices and information flows. Then develop and implement target conditions that simplify information flows and align order fulfillment process accountabilities to facilitate problem solving. This requires extensive knowledge of metal and information flow paths to accomplish this objective.
  • Develop approach to enhance the management and flow of metal, prioritizing backlog, currents, and futures to achieve maximum customer service.
  • Represent Davenport Works planning and manufacturing during customer visits, customer conference calls, and on-site visits at customer locations.
  • Manage negotiations, communications, relationships, and performance feedback with service, systems, or material providers for raw material, scrap, temporary labor, systems support, and outside fabrication process providers.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited institution;
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in a Manufacturing Environment;
  • Employees 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 Regulations (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:
  • Minimum 1-year supervisory experience or the demonstrated ability to lead a process team or small work group;
  • Prior experience with Supply Chain Management;
  • Prior Experience with order fulfillment, Supply Chain Management, and mill process understanding;
  • The ability to articulate, have outstanding verbal and written communication skills and possess computer literacy;
  • A self-starter, with confidence in their own judgment, willing to face new situations and challenges;
  • Outside of the box thinking.  Mill flow, shop floor knowledge, Oracle knowledge, Qterm Knowledge;
  • Strong communication skills, analytical skills, Strong excel knowledge, and ability to work in a fast pace multi-tasking environment;
  • Ability to lead team and breakdown boundaries;
  • Leads by example, is a role model, Self-directed, and takes leadership role in training/mentoring Team;  
  • Anticipates opportunities and sets challenging goals;
  • Identifies talent and supports ongoing development;
  • Ability to interact with many inside and outside the org; work across multiple plants.