• MP&L Manager

    Job Locations US-MI-Detroit
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/20/2018 11:55 AM)
    # of Openings
    Flex-N-Gate Detroit, LLC
  • Overview

    Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in “Automotive News.” A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.

    Scope of the Position

    The MP&L Manager will, under limited supervision, manage and coordinate the activities of the Materials, Purchasing & Logistics departments in accordance with stated policies, procedures and departmental goals. They will do this by overseeing operations and executing tasks as necessary relative to materials scheduling, purchasing, customer service, shipping, receiving, distribution, supply chain management and production scheduling, either directly or through subordinate managers, to ensure achievement of company goals and objectives. This position participates fully in department initiatives and the coaching, training and mentoring of the department team members. This position will work closely with the plant and operations managers.


    • System Maintenance on ECN's, NAFTA's, MRP and CMS Inventory accurac
    • Set-up/maintain all new production related purchased items in CMS (AS/400 database)
    • Maintain price lists in CMS for all purchased items
    • Work with Corporate Purchasing to maintain Commodity code accuracy on purchased items
    • Set-up/maintain Blanket PO’s for production related items
    • Obtain new supplier information and submit requests for new vendors to Corporate purchasing
    • Obtain and ensure valid supplier certifications are on file at all times (ISO/TS/Enviro.14001)
    • Initiate request for supplier PPAP’s for new items and engineering changes
    • Work with Quality Engineer, Corporate Quality Specialist and Supplier on supplier quality issues. (Ensure that production is protected) Work with supplier to set up 3rd party sorts and returns if required. Issue debit memo and track corrective action from supplier. Input supplier non-conformances into FNG PLM
    • Work with Corporate purchasing, Market test purchased items for production for cost savings
    • Work with Corporate purchasing to review and analyze submitted quotations, understand costing, negotiate with vendors
    • Corporate reporting to Director of Purchasing (Metals Divisions); participate in conference calls
    • Work with Engineer as a liaison with supplier for cost savings and continuous improvements projects
    • Participate in APQP meetings
    • Keep up to date with system changes and training requirements related to job duties
    • Arrange Freight and Trucking
    • Update supplier rating charts and issue yearly
    • Attend daily production meetings
    • Supplier interface-Telephone, email, fax
    • File all documentation
    • Oversee Materials Coordinator in their daily functions
    • Special duties as required


    Additional specific responsibilities:


        • Understand, oversee and review short and long term scheduling of molding and assembly.
        • Perform, analyze and report on capacity planning.
        • Establish appropriate WIP and FG inventory levels and monitor performance.
        • Review, analyze and prepare for new program requirements.
        • Ensure management of outsourced molding and inventory.



        • Understand, oversee and review resin, component and packaging purchases.
        • Establish appropriate purchased inventory levels and monitor performance.
        • Review vendor performance / changes / charge backs.
        • Establish regular purchasing reviews and establish short and long terms goals.




        • Understand, oversee and review customer release requirements and changes.
        • Review and report on daily and monthly on-time delivery and expedited freight.
        • Review customer capacity / capability requests.


        • Understand, oversee and review daily shipping requirements and needs.
        • Establish, review and monitor logistic agreements and freight invoices – domestic and international.
        • Oversee warehouse layout, organization and identification.
        • Oversee physical inventory planning, counts and analysis
        • Monitor and review old / inactive inventory for disposition. Manage obsolescence of dead / dying programs.
        • Manage returnable dunnage purchases / inventory.
        • Review truck driving requirements and personnel.
        • Oversee receiving inspection requirements and personnel.


      • Manage Bill of Materials (BOM) accuracy.
      • Manage BOM updates and changes.
      • Review financial impact of BOM / Purchasing / inventory changes
      • Oversee ERP software performance, updates and requirements.
      • Oversee EDI setup and requirements.


      • Review and report established measurables to Management Team during daily, weekly and monthly reviews.
      • Lead daily MP&L meeting and establish monthly strategic planning and review with MP&L team.
      • Establish Department goals and efforts toward continual improvement and cost reduction.
      • Performs all duties in accordance to FNG and ISO/TS (IATF) 16949 Quality Procedures.


    • Knowledge of all aspects of their department
    • Human relations skills to run a team oriented department and excellent time management skills
    • Community college or university degree in appropriate discipline
    • Five years’ work experience in a manufacturing environment.
    • Time management skills.
    • A working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications and a sound knowledge of company computer program for inventory control.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written).
    • Proficiency with database applications and administration systems, specifically Microsoft Office.
    • Ability to work effectively alone and prioritize.
    • Must be a highly motivated, service and team-oriented individual with an attention to detail
    • Enthusiasm for challenge and new initiatives are prerequisites.
    • Strong analytical ability
    • Supervisory and interpersonal skills are required
    • Troubleshooting ability is required
    • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
    • Demonstrated good internal customer service skills
    • Ability to manage multiple projects.
    • Detail oriented
    • Good computer skills


    • Medical, dental, prescription, vision, life and disability insurance; and a flexible spending account
    • 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match
    • Extensive safety training, new hire orientation, continuous learning and development programs and tuition reimbursement
    • Paid holidays and vacation time

    What do our employees have to say?
    “It engages you professionally, and provides learning opportunities.”
    “Lots of growth opportunity.”
    “The company’s young enough to be exciting, but old enough to be stable.”
    Not just a job—a great place to work!

    Flex-N-Gate is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.


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