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Material Handling Manager

Salary: £0

Location: Wymondham

Job type: Permanent

Category: Management

Offering challenging, rewarding and diverse careers for extraordinary people. If you want to be part of something unique, look no further. For more than 70 years Lotus has been at the forefront of innovation in the car industry offering the best sports car customer experience in the world. It also has a fast developing specialist automotive engineering consultancy, which fully exploits its growing reputation and flair for product innovation and technical excellence. This further strengthens our unique capabilities by attracting and retaining the highest calibre employees which enable us to build on Lotus' brand values We are an innovative and exciting place to work where everyone enjoys striving to deliver the best for our clients in fast moving global markets. If you have exceptional skills, talent and experience and would like to be part of our future, why not apply now? Material Handling Manager - Wymondham, Norfolk  Job summary - * Responsible and accountable for managing all Material Handling operations for Group Lotus, covering all facilities and locations. * Maintains constant contact with production operations to support their needs. Supports BPD / Scorecard achievement. * Maintains ISO standards and ensures Internal Controls compliance for the function. * Supports the production organisation to meet build and PTS schedules ensuring full material availability, right time at point of fit. * Monitor the scorecard reporting process for input into Gap Closure Planning for current and future years. * Performs and audits adherence to Material Floor Layered Audits. * Coordinates mobile equipment needs and ensues optimum cost and service availability. Roles objectives -  * Coordinates all safety and ergonomics issues for the department. * Supervises all operation floor operations. * Develops changes to improve existing conditions (layouts, ergonomics, routings, tooling, facilities, material) and communicate requirements through implementation * Responsible to oversee plant floor Plan For Every Part activity (packaging, DLOC, ULOC, Min/Max, piece bank) * Maintains hospital clean housekeeping standards and applies 5S. * Supports adherence to all mobile equipment checks and safe vehicle driving practices. * Monitors compliance to all loading/unloading safety standards. * Audits departmental records for employees, ensures correct safety documentation in place, oversees Suggestions, Grievances, Training, Attendance and overtime, Vacation planning. * Manages all inventory transactions, plans and material availability within the manufacturing location. Role and responsibilties - * Key contact with Manufacturing operations to ensure material delivered to point of fit in a timely, complete and safety conscious manner to allow manufacturing schedule compliance. * Key interface to Planning groups within Materials. * Supports and participates in prototype, pilot and model change programs. * Coordinates facility changes with plant facility engineering * Involved in continuous improvement process at 3rd parties. * Develops and maintains labour relations and compliance with agreements. * Ensure hazardous material compliance for material business processes. Responsible for and oversees expenditures by Material floor operations. Implements, monitors and maintains competitive initiatives, documents plans/ideas for future years' BPDs. Participates in the development of the department's annual Business Plan Deployment (BPD) and Scorecard. Provides input into budget development based on Annual Plans and ongoing Gap Closure Planning. Develops subordinates and ensures functional and individual developments. Essential -  * Knowledge of modern Automotive Industry Material Management and Flow practices. * Knowledge of Industry Standard Warehouse management systems, tools and techniques * Recognises and communicates safe work practices as the highest priority. * Ensures housekeeping standards and applies 5S. * Ability to manage large operational teams across multiple production locations. * Results driven, decisive, able to handle multi-dimensional issues often in stressful environments Desirable - * Experience of implementing a Set Part Strategy (SPS) including material kitting operations


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