Textron Sr. Specialist Materials & Logistics Americas in Troy, Michigan

Sr. Specialist Materials & Logistics Americas


We - more than 6,000 employees in 14 countries - are Kautex Textron. As one of the Top 100 global automotive suppliers, we develop innovative fuel tank systems for all of the world's leading car manufacturers.

We are innovators: Our Selective Catalytic Reduction System segment offers industry leading technology to reduce emissions. We value the diversity of thought that drives innovation and engagement - and we take pride in watching our ideas become reality.

  • Toensure guidelines and goals are well defined and meet across the region

  • To ensure that the supply of materials meet the production schedule and minimum stock levels already established (AOP) regionally to ensure operational and production continuity. Able to deliver efficient, effective and flexible solutions to meet production requirements. Maintains strong relationships both internally and externally to ensure supply of materials meets requirements.

  • Drive implementation of Benchmark solutions and enhance CIP culture across the region (CA US, MX, BRA).


  • Monitor the supply of materials/components to meet production requirements and minimum stock levels at Regional level.

  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate processes for material delivery from supplier to point of use.

  • Understand and manage risks to minimize impact on production schedule at Regional level.

  • Take follow up actions in relation to material shortages that affect production (Crisis Management).

  • Actively contribute to the development and support of material planning processes and benchmark against best practice and review ways to make continuous improvements.

  • Implement all processes to agreed standards and targets and support continuous improvement initiatives, identifying areas of improvement (Packaging density studies, Warehouse, Freight etc.)

  • Ensure any Material Requirements Planning system (MRP) or IT system that is in place is accurate and up to date and resolve any issues as required.

  • Monitor the integrity of Bill of Materials (BOM) and manage inventory accuracy at Regional level.

  • Monitor and control inventory levels against agreed target levels (AOP) at Regional level.

  • Minimize obsolete stock and ensure business is left with minimum liability

  • Support inventory checks to validate inventory accuracy.

  • Create regular statistical reports and analysis and update others in the organization.

  • Monitor Regional KPI’s (Customer/ Supplier Scorecards (OTD), Inventory Control, Inventory Accuracy, Premium Freight, etc.).

  • Travel approximately 35%

  • MRP support and training

  • Demand management

  • Supplier releases

  • Capacity level loading

  • Master data input (aligned with DM)

  • Root cause analysis of inventory variations

  • Inventory AOP

  • Correct use of DM

  • Inventory forecasting

  • Production planning (optimized changeover schedule)

  • Sharing of best practices between plants

  • Support for customer specific requirements

  • PLM numbering


  • Bachelor degree in Supply Chain management or related field

3-5 years’ experience in Managing Materials functions

  • Automotive experience critical

  • International experience considered an asset

  • Six Sigma experience an asset

  • Priority Setting

  • Self Development

  • Drive for Results

  • Compassion

  • Ethics and Values

  • Action orientated

  • Planning

  • Integrity and trust

  • Peer relationships

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Supply Chain

Primary Location US-Michigan-Troy

Recruiting Company Kautex

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 264822