Advanced Supply Chain Analyst
Southfield, MI 
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description

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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.


As a member of the Material Center of Excellence (CoE) team, the Advanced Supply Chain Analyst will be responsible foridentifying and implementing supply chain initiatives in our NA JIT facilities, primarily focused on proactively planning material flow concepts, manufacturing site layouts, and performing supply chain studies prior to new program launches.

The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Represent the Materials Center of Excellence (CoE) team in new program launch planning and guide production facilities and program teams toward solutions that ensure a flawless program launch
  • Work directly with manufacturing facilities management and operations leads to implement improvement projects
  • Create and drive continuous improvement initiatives including improving warehouse design, material flow, labor productivity, etc.
  • Benchmarking, vetting, and implementing industry 4.0 (i4.0) initiatives i.e., Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS), Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs), specialty cart designs, etc.
  • Performing cost-benefit analysis and presenting projects to senior management for buyoff
  • Lead RFI/RFQ process from creation of scope of work, evaluation of supplier submissions and award decisions
  • Identify external and internal supply chain constraints or issues, identify a solution, and implement the solution

Advantages of working at Lear in the Materials Packaging & Logistics group:

  • Direct exposure to senior management and leadership teams
  • Gain a full circle understanding of Lear supply chain processes
  • Ability to work with exciting technologies and innovations
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of Seating components and build process

Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management or Engineering
  • 0 to 3 years of experience
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Project, Outlook, etc.)
  • Ability to build and maintain a strong relationship with internal employees and teams as well as external providers
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and team-building skills
  • Detail oriented individual with strong data analysis and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally to drive change and implement projects
  • Be a self-starter and self-motivated to manage projects without direct supervision
  • Work on multiple projects at once and meet required deadlines
  • Ability to travel up to 25% at times

Bonus If You Have:

  • AutoCAD experience
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing, material flow, continuous improvement initiatives, etc.
  • Experience in a manufacturing facility, preferably a JIT (just-in-time) facility
  • Automotive supplier/OEM experience

**Ability to make position a senior level analyst for the right candidate.

Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.

Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, are encouraged to apply.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
0 to 3 years
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