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Material Handling Systems Manager

Job Number:  49522
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Mobility USA
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


Group Description

At Magna, we create technology that disrupts the industry and solves big problems for consumers, our customers, and the world around us. We’re the only mobility technology company and supplier with complete expertise across the entire vehicle.

We are committed to quality and continuous improvement because our products impact millions of people every day. But we’re more than what we make. We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded people whose collective expertise gives us a competitive advantage. World Class Manufacturing is a journey and it’s our talented people who lead us on this journey.


Role Summary

Magna is seeking a highly motived Manager to identify, evaluate, deploy, and manage autonomous mobile robot applications within Magna facilities. An ideal candidate should have experience with material handling systems used in manufacturing and/or warehousing operations. Experience with Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV), Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) and Warehouse/Manufacturing Execution System (W/MES) will be preferred. In this role, you will be responsible for identifying market opportunities, translating these opportunities into requirements, and leading deployment of AMR’s. You will also work closely with engineering, business development, and strategy teams to translate business plans into product roadmaps and involve in product development activities from concept to serial production.

Key Responsibilities

•    Lead identification of applications and develop strategy to deploy and scale AMR’s applications within internal Magna customers.
•    Perform competitive analysis to evaluate new technologies and to define product KPI/ requirements.
•    Develop technology roadmap considering product strategy and business plans.
•    Coordinates business case evaluations with groups to assess AMR feasibility.
•    Work closely with cross functional teams to align product requirements, timeline, and cost.
•    Estimate and manage program timing, allocated resources, and budget.
•    Obtain all required information, data, and authorizations for successful execution of the programs.
•    Participates in cross-functional teams; coordinates project activities to drive projects from initiation to completion.
•    Performs project risk analysis, identifies risk areas, and develops alternate mitigation measures.
•    Remain flexible to changing responsibilities and workload adjustments

Key Qualifications/Requirements


•    7+ years of operations experience in manufacturing and/or warehousing.
•    Experience in developing and/or deploying material handling systems in a high-volume manufacturing and/or warehousing operation, preferably AGV’s, AMR’s etc.
•    Familiar with Manufacturing Execution Systems.
•    Demonstrated ability to manage and track progress against established Project timelines and milestones

•    Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Additional Information

•    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear and use hands to finger, handle, and feel. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms and have adequate mobility to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
•    Responsible for working in compliance with the provisions of the Health and Safety Act as well as any rules or standards otherwise specified by OSHA or MIOSHA or any other government regulations. Expected to exercise caution in all work activities and report any unsafe conditions, injuries, or near misses to the appropriate supervisor.

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: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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