Basic Information

Job Category: Supply Chain/Procurement

Location: South, Michigan, United States

Date published: 20-May-2022

Job type: Full Time

Description and Requirements

About the role

Sr. Logistics Planner (Sign-On Bonus)
Agillence Inc is currently seeking a Sr. Logistics Planner to join their team in Southfield, MI 48076

Who we are:
Agillence has developed powerful “next generation” optimization technology for solving supply chain problems.  Coupled with our unique web-based product architecture, we deliver our clients unprecedented benefits.   Agillence is proven in automotive inbound logistics as experts. Agillence can provide the right people, process, and technology to ensure optimized material flow. Our customers include OEMs, Tier suppliers and 3PLs across the globe.
Our Supply Chain Services group is charged with deploying the right people and lean processes alongside Agillence best-in-class supply chain software products to strengthen our customer's team. One client is an automotive Tier-1 Supplier in North America, manufacturing its product range from 50+ locations, in a JIT environment based on LEAN principles, using a network of cross docking facilities.  With our dedicated team and processes, Agillence performs the inbound route planning function for our client. 
About the role: 
Senior level role required in support of logistics planning for an inbound, automotive manufacturing environment in North America. This position will be directly assigned to supporting a specific region of N.A. plants, with domestic and international routing responsibilities. Performs a variety of tasks, applying extensive logistics knowledge and judgement to accomplish goals.  This role involves leading various projects to identify and drive continuous improvement opportunities in the logistics network.  A qualified candidate for this position will have a fantastic opportunity to be involved in projects viewed as a key success factor in the development of a world class supply chain.  Success will gain senior level executive recognition with exposure to other broad, supply chain opportunities.  
We are looking to add an additional Sr. Logistics Planner (Logistics Engineer) due to expanding business growth.  This is a Hybrid position within our Logistics Planning team. The role will allow employees to work remote occasionally but will also require onsite work at our Southfield office 2-4 days weekly." The selected candidate will be expected to commute to the Southfield, MI office location. Reports to Manager, Supply Chain Services. 
What you'll do:
  • Daily interaction with client plant materials analysts, logistics operations/procurement, carriers, and suppliers to drive continuous improvement opportunities in inbound logistics. 
  • Utilize data analysis skills and established systems/processes to support the plant materials analysts in the maintenance of part-level container data.
  • Support logistics network optimization activities with plant-specific requirements, operational feasibility reviews, and implementation support.
  • Design and manage plant logistics costs to budget; analyze data to identify non-conformances to plan and ensure corrective actions identified & implemented.
  • Analysis of cross dock material flow, facility utilization, common intra-regional process application.
  • Analysis of transportation route utilization & opportunity identification.
  • Travel required +/- 20% (U.S, Mexico, Canada).
Our Ideal Candidate:

Education and experience

  • Bachelor's required; Logistics, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management or Industrial Engineering.  Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Minimum 5-8 years’ experience in lean logistics responsibility in a JIT environment.
  • Experience and knowledge with Lean Material Flow.
  • Experienced in data mining from various FBAP and TMS systems. 
  • Working knowledge of supplier ordering, logistics and material scheduling. 
  • Working knowledge of supply chain modeling, simulation, and software systems. 
  • Bilingual in Spanish (both oral and written) preferred.
  • Experience in international logistics and material management responsibility a plus. 
 Skills and abilities:
  • Ability to follow-up, bring projects to completion and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills to teach, monitor and report logistics activities. Training and workshop facilitation experience a plus.
  • Advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database applications for data analysis.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
 What We Offer:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance with premiums offset by Agillence contributions.
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan.
  • Generous Paid leave including 13 company holidays and 15 accrued PTO days per year to start.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
  • Employee Discounts.
  • Flexible hours and hybrid office schedule
  • Onsite Office Building Perks (restaurant, snacks, gym, etc.)
  • Business Casual Dress Code
  • Fun Employee Events 
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