Director, Materials & Logistics
At The Woodbridge Group® we push our limits every day. It’s simply who we are. We are a global manufacturer of foam products and just-in-time assembly and sequencing that serves the automotive industry and various business sectors. We leverage advanced technologies to build innovative products and tailored solutions. People may know us for mastering foam technology science, but we are more than that. We build numerous product lines that change our future.
The work you will do
You will be responsible for driving improvements across the 10 major Materials & Logistics processes across Woodbridge globally. This includes customer requirements identification, capacity verification, production scheduling, materials requirements planning, receiving and warehouse management, containers (packaging), inventory management, shipping (including customs compliance), customer satisfaction, and materials service order management.
Additionally, you will focus on optimization and standardization while utilizing the Woodbridge Production System’s concepts, in conjunction with the vision of the Senior Vice-President, Operational Excellence. You will be responsible for building organizational capabilities for the Materials & Logistics discipline, through a collaborative and people-oriented leadership style across direct reports; the global materials and logistics teammates who report into the Woodbridge business units; operations groups; and other supporting functional groups, such as commercial, program management, procurement, information technology, health & safety, finance and quality.
Your Major Responsibilities
- Develop and track key Materials & Logistics Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), with a customer-centric focus and in collaboration with other operations/functional groups as required (e.g. monitor customer scorecards for delivery incidents and premium freight occurrences).
- Ensure corrective action plans are developed and that support is provided for implementation as needed, for Woodbridge facilities that fall outside the targets for the KPIs. Ensure that any lessons learned are shared globally.
- Develop documentation to optimize and standardize the Materials & Logistics processes. Ensure compliance of Woodbridge facilities to the documentation noted above, through various methods and support corrective action plan development and implementation as needed.
- Conduct legislative/regulatory and certification/accreditation related compliance scans and incorporate those requirements into the documentation noted above (e.g. Health, Safety & Environmental requirements pertaining to Materials & Logistics, such as dock safety, warehouse safety, forklift safety; TDG, Customs Compliance, Supply Chain Security (C-TPAT), International Automotive Task Force (IATF) Audits, etc.), at minimum on an annual basis.
- Support the Woodbridge facilities in the adoption and implementation of the documentation noted above, by removing roadblocks wherever possible (e.g. providing training or subject-matter expertise/perspective).
- Participate in audits (internal and external) that include the Materials & Logistics discipline and implement or support the implementation of any corrective actions/management action plans that arise from those audits, as required. This includes Health, Safety & Environmental audits pertaining to the Materials & Logistics discipline.
- Drive the strategic Materials & Logistics perspective across Woodbridge, including for M&A/joint venture/divestiture discussions, new awards, new facilities, and ERP (enterprise resource planning) discussions, in conjunction with the SVP, Operational Excellence.
- Participate in various Councils, Committees, and Governance teams within Woodbridge, as directed and appropriate (e.g. Standards Council, ERP Governance Team, etc.).
- Develop and optimize the use of the annual departmental budget. Track and report on variances on a recurring frequency, to the SVP, Operational Excellence and the finance group as required. Participate in the budget planning process as required.
- Actively coach direct reports and ensure individual development plans are in place. Conduct performance reviews and participate in the recommendations around merit increases.
- Participate in the recruitment efforts, as required, for critical global materials and logistics roles such as the Plant Materials Manager.
What you will bring
- An undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree in Engineering, Science, Business Administration/Commerce, or Supply Chain Management, is required.
- APICS (American Production & Inventory Control Society) Certification is an asset. For example, CPIM (Certified in Production & Inventory Management), CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional), or CLTD (Certified Logistics, Transportation & Distribution).
- 7-10 years of experience in Operations or in Supply Chain Management in a global, multi-site environment is required.
- Automotive industry experience is preferred.
- Deep knowledge of utilizing an ERP system (e.g. CMS, SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, QAD, etc.) to enable and support execution of Materials & Logistics processes is required.
- Ability and willingness to travel globally up to 50% is required.
- Results-driven, self-motivated, and effective in dealing with ambiguity.
- Ability to build and sustain continuous improvement.
Here’s how we will invest in you
- You will receive professional on-boarding and training to equip you with the capabilities to succeed.
- We invest in developing our employees. In fact, 70% of new positions are filled internally.
- There is opportunity to grow within your role through various external courses and seminars.
Here’s our story
There is a reason we have grown to more than 60 locations in 16 countries and have been awarded Best Managed Company by Deloitte. In our 40-year history we can proudly say our key competitive strength has been our people and their commitment to continually improve. With over 9,000 teammates worldwide, we are recognized for our exceptional performance standards on safety, environmental stewardship and enduring customer satisfaction in every market we serve. We are well positioned for continued growth as we embrace the fourth industrial revolution.
We value and respect the diversity of individuals and teams who all learn from other bright and talented people. Our culture is made up of a leadership team and colleagues who genuinely want to help you succeed. This is what makes Woodbridge a unique place to work. It’s our people who propel us forward. This is where you come in.
You can grow your career anywhere, but we want you to grow it with us. If you want to make your mark, be competitively compensated for your skills and talent, and work among a supportive and innovative team, then The Woodbridge Group wants to meet you. Explore your future. Apply today.
For applications for roles in Canada, we appreciate your interest in employment with The Woodbridge Group. Woodbridge is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities in its workplace. If you require accommodation in order to participate in this recruitment process, please make sure to request these at the beginning or at any point of the selection process.