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Center Line Complex PDC Manager Job, Center Line, MI

Job Number: 1028080

Location: Center Line, MI

Date Posted: 5-25-2017


The Center Line Complex Parts Distribution Center Manager is responsible for all Parts Distribution Center (PDC) operational activities, hourly represented and salaried personnel, fixed assets, financial audit control, parts inventory, and customer satisfaction to nearly 300 Jeep, Dodge, Ram, FIAT and FCA US dealerships that receive daily deliveries. The Center Line complex consists of the Center Line Warehouse, Sherwood and Warren Source PDC's. The position has overall responsibility of managing 250 million in inventory and 126,000 unique part numbers. The Center Line complex staff consists of forty-five (45) salaried employees that includes UAW salaried represented and 450 UAW hourly represented personnel. Center Line warehouse is 972,000 square feet; Sherwood warehouse is 647,000 square feet and Warren warehouse is 397,000 square feet. This fast-paced role will champion team building and use exceptional leadership skills to achieve PDC metrics utilizing the World Class Logistics (WCL) methodology in all locations as well as preparing the Center Line PDC for WCL audit readiness and ensuring progress is made toward achieving bronze audit status and beyond. The candidate needs to have a thorough knowledge of building operational processes; from a warehousing logistics standpoint. This candidate needs to be able to relate the vision of the plant and the plan to all levels of the organization. Possess the ability to communicate at multiple levels, to customers both internal and external. We're looking for someone who can relate to and address customer needs and problems in accordance to the company business process. Interface with dealers and business centers daily and adapt to unexpected events and changing requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or greater in Supply Chain or Logistics, Industrial Engineering, Labor, Communications or other related degree
  • 10 years' experience minimum of managerial /supervisory experience in a distribution warehouse environment
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement systems and Lean Manufacturing experience
  • Experience managing day to day operations within a union environment
  • Proven ability to develop and execute a detailed project plan
  • Ability to develop analysis to improve on current standard processes
  • Driven to seek solutions to improved performance
  • Possess a high sense of urgency
  • Must be willing to work extended weekday hours and weekends across day/evening shifts as required
  • Must be willing to relocate

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree


FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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