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Manufacturing Logistics Systems Project Analyst

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Manufacturing Logistics Systems Project Analyst

Posted 20 February 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
Discipline Professional Services
Contact NamePaul Chamberlain

Job description

Order Ref: 38915

Position Title: Manufacturing Logistics Systems Project Analyst

Duration: 12 Month Rolling Contract

Location: Solihull

Division: Manufacturing Engineering

Position Description:

  • 12month Maternity Cover.
  • Manufacturing Logistics Systems Project Analyst
  • This person will need to identify, develop and deliver Warehouse and Material Handling IT & Technology Projects (e.g. systems rollouts, Automation, Picking technology).
  • It is our role to standardise and drive improvements to our Warehousing and Manufacturing Logistics processes (e.g. warehouse/stores layouts, systems configuration, warehouse processes, and warehouse technology).
  • A key element of the role is to work with the business teams to deploy changes successfully through testing, training and technical support to ensure our systems solutions and processes align.
  • They will support continuous systems improvement, driving to best in class internal logistics and Hours per Car reduction.
  • As SAP is becoming the core backbone to our business, we need an individual with both a Manufacturing Logistics background and a working knowledge of using and configuring a system similar to SAP S4-Hana / SAP EWM (Extended Warehouse Management).

Skills Required:

  • Previous experience in Logistics and Supply Chain or Manufacturing Working knowledge of warehouse or manufacturing logistics systems
  • Experience or knowledge of driving process improvement activities or managing change, with evidence of research into leading technologies

Experience Required:

  • Essential: Previous experience in Logistics and Supply Chain or Manufacturing Working knowledge of warehouse or manufacturing logistics systems
  • Experience of defining operational processes, business capabilities or IT requirements
  • Experience or knowledge of project management or facilitating projects in a complex environment
  • Experience or knowledge of driving process improvement activities or managing change
  • Ability to read, understand and use metrics to drive change
  • Good networking, communication, influencing, negotiation and stakeholder management skills

Experience Preferred:

  • Desirable (These are useful skills within this role. Not all necessary together): Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • A thirst for following technology trends and understanding how they could translate in the working world
  • Ability to generate a comprehensive business case
  • Ability to create metrics
  • Experience of creating and delivering presentations at a senior level

Education Required:

  • Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities - Facilitate creation of Business Capability & Process Maps and document clear Business Requirements to define systems, processes and technology needed to transform Manufacturing Logistics into our Global Target Operating Model
  • Facilitate Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis (PFMEAs), User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Training requirements, user education and launch support, to aid flawless launches
  • Provide technical support through warehouse & master data configuration (e.g. put away strategies/waves), identify /resolve system configuration issues and problem resolution
  • Coach both internal and external team members to deliver project milestones, remove roadblocks, ensure communication, idea sharing & Lessons Learnt to deliver tasks on time and budget
  • Assess and identify opportunities for Logistics improvements and research market trends in Manufacturing Logistics to inform future strategy with latest developments in data and technological advances
  • Create implementation plans for delivery of new systems and processes and drive their delivery into the workplace
  • Support project governance and change management processes by evaluating business cases for change and assessing its impacts on all sites / relevant areas of the business
  • Act as the conduit between the operational and technical teams to provide a common understanding
  • Ensure solutions match stakeholder expectations
  • Request project funding and manage project budgets to deliver Logistics Systems solutions
  • Develop reporting metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to ensure business processes are performing effectively, enable controlled process improvement and manage the progress of an implementation
  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested