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Opening For Sourcing Materials Manager In Dubai

General Motors (GM)
Dubai, UAE

The Role
Job Purpose:

• Fully accountable for the overall materials function and coordinating the efforts of Production Control, Shipping, Receiving and Inventory Control; to ensure an orderly and cost effective system is developed and maintained which will enable production and sales goals to be met while minimizing freight dollars and inventory days on hand.

• Cross functional accountability for Flawless New Vehicles Launches and Parts Availability for all New Vehicles and Recent Models post start of sale.

• Stakeholder accountability for designing and executing plans that affect customer service levels such as parts availability, stock value and stock turns

Key Responsibilities:

• Stakeholder for new product development through sourcing of new components ensuring part availability including but not limited to engineering and factory trials and start of production.

• Maintains market knowledge of component suppliers to establish accurate target costs and cost variable curves. Establishes world – wide sourcing plans to identify benchmarking suppliers, and those with innovative processes and capabilities.

• Close monitoring of stock movement in the SAP system and plan delivery of materials, in coordination with the Logistics department, either via Sea or Air, ensuring minimum quantities of stock are maintained to avoid stock out situations.

• Responsible for tracking the entire material pipeline and total lead time taken from date of purchase order placement until arrival of material and stock are available in system for sales allocations.

• Develops a sourcing strategy for each assigned component, commodity, and related technology.

• Quickly determines the root cause and appropriate countermeasures for supplier related problems and implements an effective and permanent corrective action including but not limited to invoices, quality, delivery, and warranty matters

• Liaise with Data Management to ensure specific materials data and settings e.g. forecastable vs unforecastable parts, supersessions, part change notices are duly created and updated which has an impact in material controls.
• Plan, Monitor and Report on Parts Readiness for all New Vehicle Launches.
o Major & New, Mid-Cycle Major (MCM), Mid-Cycle Powertrain (MCP) and Life Cycle Improvement (LCI)

• Coordinate with stakeholders, as part of the Project Readiness process on parts availability prior to Vehicle at Dealers (VAD).

• Provide demand planning analysis on Recent models and monitor demand and availability

• Participation in any initiatives to improve supplier compliance and materials management which may require SAP System/Program Enhancements where involvement in Business Requirement inputs and User Application Testing is essential.

Requirements
Education:

• Preferable, Degree in Business – Engineering, Logistics/Materials Management or Economics.
• Acceptable, 5-10 Years of experience in the automotive industry preferably in Engineering or Mechanical

Knowledge and Experience:

• In-depth knowledge of Automotive products is a distinctive advantage
• Experience of working with SAP is an added advantage
• Personal computing experience – MS Excel and Access Database
• Working knowledge of materials procedures and systems
• Knowledge of Material Planning and purchasing requirements are essential.

Skills:

• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Organize and prioritize a varying list of assignments to maximize productivity and effectiveness.
• Self-directed with strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with others in a team environment.

Competencies:
• Drive for Results

About the Company
General Motors Company (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM), one of the worlds largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908. GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 31 countries, and sell and service these vehicles through the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. GMs largest national market is China, followed by the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and Russia. GMs OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services.

With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 209,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in more than 120 countries. GM is headquartered in four major locations: GM Europe; North America (GMNA); South America; and GM International Operations (GMIO) is located in Shanghai, China. GMIO covers Asia Pacific and Middle East.

GM Middle East started in 1920s and the brands that are sold in the region are Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC supported by a unique set of customer-focused services. GM parts and accessories are sold under the GM Parts and ACDelco brands. The regional office in Dubai covers the companys operations in Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen in 20 dealerships.

GM has 2 facilities here in Middle East one is in Dubai World Trade Centre and the other, Middle East Distribution Corporation, which is located in Jebel Ali.