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Area Leader - Logistics

Job Number:  44056
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Modatek Systems
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 44056 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Modatek Systems 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: MILTON 


Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Role Summary

The Materials Logistics Area Leader position supervises and coordinates all activities of shipping and receiving with emphasis on accuracy, timeliness and service.

Key Responsibilities

•    Manage and coordinates all aspects of logistics, ship schedules, traffic management, any customer concerns related to logistics, shipping and receiving office within a 3 shift operation.
•    Manage overall carrier relationships and secure appropriate number of carriers to support volume
•    Ensure the integrity of import/export documentation such as Certificates of Origin (COO), Bill of Lading and Commercial invoices
•    Communicate with automotive customers and suppliers on matters relating to supply of dunnage and concerns with packaging or shipping; communicates on all departmental and divisional levels on operational issues
•    Champion the C-TPAT program team to ensure compliance
•    Develops and directs the utilization and use of logistics systems to optimize the use of available resources.
•    Investigates Materials challenges and difficulties; develops solutions, identifies opportunities to remedy problems and implement solutions
•    Prepares reports, cost studies and responsible for logistics budget  advises Management of actual or potential problems
•    Lead and schedule the activities of team members
•    Develop Team Members through coaching and mentoring
•    Establish and maintain effective communications with all Departments.
•    Participate in manpower planning and recruiting
•    Promote accountability through application of the progressive discipline policy
•    Provide formal and informal performance feedback to Team Members
•    Monitor, track and improve upon key indicators.
•    Ensure training documentation and training for Team Members as outlined in the training matrix are up to date and completed.
•    Cross train Team Members to maximize flexibility 
•    Conduct accident / incident investigations
•    Complete daily layered audits to include safety, standardized work, housekeeping, 5S, and Quality inspection reports.
•    Plan and direct the efficient utilization of all equipment and manpower.
•    Facilitate start of shift / end of shift meetings
•    Lead Team Members in accordance with the principals of the Magna Employee’s Charter and the policies and procedures set out in the Company Handbook 
•    Follow and comply with all Operational Procedures and Policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environment programs (i.e. IATF 16949, ISO14001)
•    Understands, promotes and lives by Magna’s philosophies and Employee Charter
•    Adheres to Modatek’s core values; integrity, respect, trust, honesty, fairness and loyalty
•    Perform other duties as required

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    Community College Diploma in Material Management or equivalent experience
•    Minimum three years leadership experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably automotive
•    Effective verbal and written communication 
•    Strong organizational and leadership skills
•    Proficient in computer use
•    Ability to uphold confidentiality
•    Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment
•    Ability to work overtime to meet customer needs
•    Must work well under pressure

Additional Information

Division Description
Located in Milton, Ontario, Modatek Systems is a division of Magna International. At Modatek, our dedicated team produce chassis systems utilizing innovative hydroforming, automated welding, and electrostatic coating processes within a large, safety-focused facility.
What we have to offer

Our people are our greatest asset. As a valued Modatek team member, we offer you:
•    A great work experience with a dedicated and diverse workforce
•    A focus on safety, health and wellness, including a corporate wellness program, fitness membership discounts, and a subsidized cafeteria with health conscious options
•    Competitive extended health benefits
•    A group RRSP with employer matching
•    Participation in the Employee Equity and Profit Sharing Plan
•    Company paid uniforms, allowances for prescription safety glasses, earplugs and safety shoes
•    Staff appreciation events
•    Continuous training and development, including an educational reimbursement program
Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

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