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Material Flow Analyst

LaFayette, GA, United States  |  Manufacturing  |  ID: REQ-14818


The GEA Way

At GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make “good things, for life.”  As the fastest-growing appliance company in the U.S., we’re powered by creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there’s always a better way.  We believe in the power of our people and in giving them the freedom to explore, discover and build good things, together.  

The GEA Way philosophy, backed by three simple commitments defines the way we work, invent, create, do business, and serve our communities: we come togetherwe always look for a better way, and we create possibilities

Interested in joining us on our journey? 

The GE Appliances Material Flow Analyst will develop & drive the vision of the Plant Materials Team to become a World Class Lean Operation. Guide Implementation of Lean including PFEP Methodologies (Plan for Every Part), SPF (Single Piece Flow), and other Lean Principles. Preferred candidates mentor leaders, have short cycle, high volume manufacturing experience along with a history of successful problem resolution.


Material Flow Analyst


USA, LaFayette, GA

How You'll Create Possibilities

  • Lead plant material flow & supplier management plans in support of the Appliance Production System (APS)
  • Own/develop delivery plans, transportation plans, packaging plans, shop floor flow, and supermarket implementation for all parts
  • Lead effort to meet or exceed key metrics including the Op Plan Goals for Schedule Achievement, Product Availability, Headcount & Overtime, Mix & Cycle Time, RIP Inventory, and Transportation
  • Lead the deployment of standardized work within the materials department. Drive process stability through the execution of standardized work
  • Interface with Shop Operations, Quality, Site Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE), Sourcing, Manufacturing Engineer and NPI implementation teams
  • Manage respective transportation and logistics costs to reduce inventory and drive year over year productivity
  • Develop and improve the IT tools and systems used in Materials to take cost out and simplify processes as required
  • Develop and lead, as needed, Senior Management Updates for Key Projects and Initiatives
  • Champion kaizen events within the department.
  • Drive a problem-solving culture within the team. Empower all team members to identify and address problems
  • Enforce compliance with safety rules and procedures, assist with the completion of timely accident investigations and corrective actions
  • Ensure all job changes comply with GEA EHS requirements
  • In conjunction with the Managers, Manufacturing Operations, manage the department's safety problem and action item list, including corrective actions from near misses, accident reports & ergo assessments
  • Support site environmental compliance as applicable (e.g. waste disposal & recycling) while improving environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste

What You'll Bring to Our Team

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • BS/BA degree required, ideally in engineering, supply chain management or business
  • Leadership experience and/or technical acumen within supply chain (i.e.: manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, materials, quality, procurement, fulfillment or related functional area)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment, supplier management and project implementation
  • Six Sigma certification preferred, with strong knowledge of Lean, DMAIC, workout and other change mechanisms
  • Demonstrated accomplishments showing results-driven methodology, analytical methods, schedule achievement, team work
  • Lean Manufacturing implementation experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal and leadership influencing skills

Position Requirement:

  • Demonstrated experience working with individuals at all levels of the organization to achieve operational results and positive union relations
  • High level of initiative, energy and motivation to develop & grow in a team environment
  • Organizational skills, initiative, and ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks
  • Strong technical competency & experience
  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving & follow-through ability
  • Ability to facilitate team projects
  • Position supports 24/7 manufacturing facilities. Occasional off shift, on call and weekend work may be required

Our Culture

At GE Appliances, creativity meets passion and conversations lead to exceptional outcomes and experiences.  We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that everyone brings to GE Appliances. We believe a diverse workplace, where everyone is included and people can be their true and authentic selves, fosters creativity and innovation. We know our differences are our greatest strength. The very best innovations across every function of a company come from diverse teams. Our commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued allows employees to perform at their best, every day. Diversity at GE Appliances helps us achieve zero distance to our owners, innovate smartly and connect to the communities and customers we serve. We encourage and support the ideas, aspirations, and the wellbeing of everyone - our employees and our communities

GE Appliances is a trust-based organization. It is important we offer our employees the flexibility they need to do their best work while balancing the needs of the business and individuals. When you join GEA, you will have the opportunity to work with your leader to create a flexible work arrangement that balances the needs of the individual, team, and organization.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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