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Ford Motor Company Critical Supply Team - Specialist in Des Moines, Iowa

Critical Supply Team - Specialist

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we’re all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

In this position...

The purpose of this role is to mitigate supply chain risk that could potentially impact Ford Motor Company’s manufacturing Operations. You will be responsible for working with and resolving a caseload of operationally and financially distressed production supplier that requires onsite support to mitigate risk. Develops and delivers risk mitigation strategies aimed at protecting Ford’s Vehicle and Powertrain production plans. Executes interim and permanent corrective actions with supplier(s) to ensure robust supply signal to Ford Motor Company, and alignment with Ford’s Supply Chain Organization's business objectives. Position communicates to all levels of the organization, within the function as well as other functions and suppliers.

What you'll do...

  • The goal of Ford’s Critical Supply Team is “no lost unit” against its production plan.

  • Up to 75% travel to supplier locations when required for on-site support of production, launch and build-out. Availability to work weekends & off shifts is required.

  • Ability to assess complex supply chain issues and lead teams in a cross functional environment to develop creative solutions.

  • Conduct onsite evaluations of Critical supplier sites for manufacturing and quality related opportunities

  • Assess metrics supporting supplier critical issues or sufficiency plan resolution.

  • Assess supplier production schedules and potential impacts to Ford production.

  • Summarize complex issues with resolutions and effectively communicate to leadership.

  • Resolve complex capacity constraints to resolution with goal of eliminating potential plant disruptions and associated premium transportation.

  • Ability to problem tackle complete issues and implement new and innovative strategies.

You'll have...

  • 5+ years working experience in Manufacturing Operations

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain, Business Administration or related experience required.

  • A strong understanding of manufacturing processes, throughput and program management experience is required.

  • Up to 75% travel required; ability to travel to supplier plant locations when required for onsite support of operationally distressed suppliers. Must be available on weekends as required

  • Ability to be flexible and at times work extended and non-core hours to ensure issues are worked to resolution.

  • Proficient computer skills –MS Suite/Excel required

Even better, you may have...

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering preferred

  • Strong leadership and communication skills are necessary to be successful in this position.

  • Ability to speak and write in the English language fluently to effectively communicate with global teams

  • Deep understanding of how efficient Supply Chains work.

  • Self-motivated/independent/resourceful. Anticipates business needs and is comfortable dealing with ambiguity.

  • Understanding of Safe Launch, APQP, PPAP, and Industrialization

  • Helpful Ford Systems knowledge - CMMS, VPP, OTG, & WERS experience.

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all of the above?

No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

  • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more

  • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases

  • Tuition assistance

  • Established and active employee resource groups

  • Paid time off for individual and team community service

  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day

  • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.


Requisition ID : 20419