In this role, you will be part of the leadership team supporting our rapidly evolving supply chain division of Transamerican Auto Parts, based in the largest Distribution Center located in Compton, CA. This role will be responsible for the application of approved industrial engineering principles and practices across the TAP Distribution Center network, currently six DCs. You will partner with all DC leaders to improve operating performance, reduce waste, and promote cost reductions and a high level of efficiency. This position will lead LEAN process improvements along with implementing sustainable processes and metrics across the DC network. Activities include ownership and oversight of: parts distribution methods, equipment management, facility layout, material handling, manpower efficiencies, and material utilization.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Partners with Engineering and DC Leadership to establish strategic roadmap for engineering technical project improvements across the DC network
Effectively manage and communicate updates for key milestones and goals for technical project improvements
Establish technical processes across the DC network, by partnering with leadership and hourly team members including; LEAN, Six Sigma and 6S
Perform work measurement/time studies to establish standards and efficient methods across DC network
Develop analyze and define performance measurement (productivity) metrics and methodology
Create productivity and performance metrics through data mining, data modeling, data analysis, cost/benefit analysis, process mapping and/or problem analysis.
Resolve complex business issues by breaking them down into meaningful components to determine root cause.
Performs research and benchmarking on industry best practices related to warehousing and transportation
Develops distribution center cost controls and standard operating procedures
Develops office and warehouse methods for machines, tools and equipment, processes and procedures, distribution layout, material handling, and work flow
Develops, tracks, and implements Kaizen events in coordination with DC Management
Provides on-the-job training or guidance to all levels of the warehouse
EEO/AA - M/V/D/V
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering or similar field
5+ years’ experience in a distribution or manufacturing environment
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office
Excellent project management skills
Proven ability to lead change management and establish engineering principles across multiple sites
Strong understanding of systems, processes, operations, transportation and order management
Ability to motivate team members using effective interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills across multiple sites and remotely
Adjusts communication style by articulating technical concepts to non-technical groups
Independent decision-making, resolution skills and strong problem identification skills with a working knowledge of warehousing and transportation fundamentals
Strong working knowledge of LEAN and other process improvement methods preferred
Writes, speaks and presents clearly across a variety of settings
Ability to relocate to other TAP/Polaris facilities based on business need
Distribution center environment
Up to 50% travel required
Internal Number: 2187
About Transamerican Auto Parts
For more than 50 years, Transamerican Auto Parts (“TAP”) has been an industry leader in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of off-road parts for Jeeps and light trucks. TAP has numerous entities serving various niches in the automotive aftermarket under its corporate umbrella. From 4 Wheel Parts to Transamerican Wholesale, TAP subsidiaries provide the best parts and services for the customer at the most competitive prices.
Since 1961, TAP has grown with the popularity of off-roading. The company began by supplying Jeep parts to local dealers and independent service centers that catered to 4×4 enthusiasts. The original company did not deal directly with the consumer at first, but as the company grew, so did its focus. In the ensuing decades, TAP established and acquired industry leading brands, including Pro Comp, Smittybilt, Rubicon Express, and G2 Axle & Gear. The company also launched Off-Road Adventures, a magazine for off-road enthusiasts.
TAP conducts business through a three-pronged sales, service, and manufacturing paradigm. The company supplements a robust mail-order system with 80 plus brick-and-mortar retail centers, staffed with experienced product and install...ation specialists. In addition to the retail initiative, TAP has accelerated its business with the e-commerce marketplace. Led by its flagship Websites 4WheelParts.com and 4WD.com, TAP’s 22 consumer-oriented sites have collectively grown beyond 2.6 million visitors each month. The TAP e-commerce network facilitates consumer sales, service, and support. TAP’s manufacturing system features a 100,000 square foot research and production facility that incorporates an in-house conceptualization, design, and implementation process. From the beginning, TAP has dedicated its resources to serving its customers, and to establishing itself as the premier supplier and distributor of high quality automotive parts.
To learn more about us, visit: www.4wheelparts.com http://transamericanautoparts.com
TAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.