Supplier Development Engineer (m/f/d)
Graz, AT
vor 2 Tg.

Company Overview

Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 8,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located around the world.

Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions.

Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers.

The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

The Role

Dematic is currently looking for a Supplier Development Engineer. This is an important role at Dematic, with the main objective of analyzing the current Dematic supplier base for high-risk and high-opportunity parts and developing them into reliable and valuable partners.

Given Dematic’s size and current growth trajectory, we are looking for someone to strategically and proactively understand our supply risk, choose targets wisely, and lead select suppliers to necessary levels of excellence.

Other responsibilities and accountabilities include :

  • Streamlining and optimizing operations with the Dematic supplier base to improve quality, on-time delivery, and cost efficiency
  • Using lean supply chain (inventory, lead time) and manufacturing / performance excellence principles (lean, quality systems, visual factory management, 5S)
  • Leveraging the following groups to wisely assess, select and develop supplier partner candidates : Global Procurement, Supplier Quality Assurance , Materials Management, and Engineering
  • Driving Supply Base Performance Excellence - Drive supplier capability and continuous improvement Plans and Actions in support of QDICC goals (quality, delivery, innovation, cost, cash)
  • Driving Supply Base Lean Excellence - Identify and lead special projects on a regional basis to reduce costs (quality / system improvement, lean / waste elimination, lean / cycle time reduction, VFM, Kaizen, lead time reduction)
  • Drive Supply Base Process Excellence - Support global category (commodity) managers in providing and executing common global supplier selection
  • Enable cross-functional Influence and Execution - Partner with multiple Dematic functions to understand their requirements and / or strategic needs, and execute same with strategic suppliers
  • What We Are Looking For

  • University degree, preferably in an engineering discipline with knowledge of lean, continuous improvement, kaizen and / or related CI tools
  • Proven history of leading and / or supporting the execution of lean supply chain principles, with quantifiable benefits
  • Proven history of leading change management initiatives across various disciplines (both internally and externally)
  • Demonstrable project work in the areas of performance excellence, lean transformation and / or capability improvement
  • Demonstrable past success in the area of trouble-shooting, whereas extremely complex problems within multi-departments and / or cross-functional areas are solved
  • Demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills
  • Ability to use hard data and metrics to develop business case and support recommendations
  • Ability to both think strategically and execute tactically
  • Passion for process excellence and continuous improvement
  • Six Sigma / Lean Blackbelt and related technical certification (such as ASQ’s CQE, CQA, CQM) preferred
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