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Materials Shift Supervisor 3rd Shift

Job Number:  66551
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Electric Vehicle Structures
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

St. Clair, MICHIGAN, US, 48079

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About us


We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary


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.


About the Role

Under the direction of the materials manager, the materials shift supervisor oversees and monitors all functions of the materials department ensuring that the scheduling of material receiving, inventory control, production processing, and finished goods shipping meet customer requirements. Coordinates material flow into and out of the facility on a Just-In-Time (JIT) basis to insure 100% on-time delivery of quality product to the customer while controlling cost.  

Your Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinates daily activities within the Materials Department.  Assists in the development of procedures and methods which improve material and logistics controls/quality/productivity/cost to the materials/logistics operations
  • Monitor and assist, as necessary, production scheduling activities to meet customer delivery schedules, optimize inventory turns and machine and manpower availability.  Maintain, monitor and communicate capacity, volumes, manpower requirements, and equipment issues to meet production needs.
  • React to exceptional conditions at the customer and supplier level and within the division. Recommend and ensure execution of plan to meet customer delivery schedules.
  • Ensure non-conforming material is identified and dispositioned accordingly.
  • Review delivery performance ratings, initiate problem-solving activities for negative ratings, review permanent corrective actions and verify effectiveness.
  • Oversee the scheduling, recording and reporting of physical inventories. Monitor inventory levels and assist with scheduling activities that optimize inventory turns.  Ensure timely and accurate submission of financial and fiscal inventory reports.

Who we are looking for

  • Performance Management - Observe, understand, teach, coach and mentor direct reports for enhancement of knowledge, skills and succession planning.  Ensures employees are trained or certified, as required and participates in training programs as required.
  • Effectively builds and fosters high performing teams by ensuring teamwork within the department. Develops and maintains peer relationships.
  • Conducts and/or ensures that all Supervisors/Lead hands Investigate all non-conformance to Company polices/procedures/rules/regulations and apply the applicable corrective action. i.e. coaching, counselling and feedback documentation, discipline, performance management, etc.
  • Conducts performance reviews informally or formally as required and ensures performance reviews are completed for all employees.
  • Approaches each day and each challenge with a positive attitude.
  • Directs and distributes the work for their area of responsibility.

Your preferred qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years material control/logistics experience in an automotive manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Knowledge of production scheduling.
  • Knowledge of MRP and operations/inventory management practices
  • Must possess knowledge and proven skills in one of the following:  Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, or Kaizen; Project management and prioritizing.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of general office procedures including PC and LAN computer use. Must be proficient in relevant computer software and program use.

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

At Magna Electric Vehicle Structures - Michigan, company culture is central to the work experience. Employees at MEVS enjoy many different company benefits including:

  • New clean facility
  • Opportunities due to growth
  • Continuous Improvement and Development Culture
  • A strong focus on safety and health and wellness 
  • Three (3) levels of low costing PPO medical, dental and vision insurance (eligible after 30 days) 
  • 401(k) Plan with employer match (Immediate 100% Vested)

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.

Nearest Major Market: Port Huron
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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