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Logistics Network Planning Manager

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Newark
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobility At Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility. We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design - where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience. Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we're providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you. Notice regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirement as a condition of gainful employment within the United States At Lucid, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all new Lucid employees, whose job will be based in the United States, must provide original documentation confirming status as having received the prescribed inoculation (doses) based on the manufacturer's guidelines on their first day of employment. Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered. To submit for your medical or religious exemption, please complete our secure form here. Once reviewed, a member of our employee relations team will reach out to you with a determination. We are currently seeking a Logistics Network Planning Manager. This position requires an experienced professional with the ability to plan the logistics requirements to support Inbound Materials and Finished Vehicle Distribution. The successful candidate will have spent considerable time launching new plants and/or new products in an automotive manufacturing environment. This position requires partnership with Supply Chain, QA/QC, Manufacturing, Packaging, Engineering, Finance, and Regulatory Affairs to implement new processes and manage changes. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment. You Will: * Continuously optimize the logistics network, conduct scenario analysis and identify opportunities across the network to optimize for speed (capacity), cost (total logistics expense) and quality (on-time delivery). * Work cross functionally to collect, validate and update inputs to run multiple simulation models across the supply chain. * Work with local and regional operations teams to understand real world constraints. * Be proactive in highlighting opportunities to enhance operational efficiency and continuous improvement. * Effectively communicates with key decision-makers and senior leadership on capacity planning issues including people, resources, and risks. * Comprehends disruptions in the network and communicates action plans and impacts to stakeholders. * Use data to perform in-depth analysis as needed to support decision making and drive Logistics strategy * Conduct varying ad-hoc projects as the business requires. * Develop, communicate and execute KPIs; lead team to meet goals and develop countermeasures when falling short of plan * Search for opportunities to continuously improve operational execution and profitability; focus on accountabilities, growth opportunities and trends to provide year-over-year improvement of KPI measurement * Drive planning for adequate finished vehicle carrier capacity and storage space to keep pace with volume growth * Identify near-term opportunities within the current network that can reduce waste and drive value * Determine the optimal flow of product from sources into, and within, the distribution network and to customers * Analyze and determine best transportation solutions globally, including systems and processes * Conduct/lead business process analysis to understand the needs of the transportation organization and enterprise ultimately translating those needs into clear specifications for key stakeholders * Participation in planning sessions with internal departments to validate requirements and processes * Partner with key functional groups that are part of implementation (HR, IT, Manufacturing, etc.) to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) * Anticipate challenges and disruptions to transportation flow and design mitigation strategies * Drive site specific requirements at Ports, Rail yards, Hubs, etc. to support the most efficient logistics operations possible * Define and develop Finished Vehicle logistics solutions that optimize speed, cost and quality * Define and drive development and implementation of needed processes and systems * Work with Internal Customers to optimize and meet requirements (Sales, Delivery, Marketing, Engineering) * Participate in carrier management processes, such as selection, qualification, and performance evaluation * Design models for use in evaluating logistics programs or services * Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes * Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers * Participate in negotiations with suppliers or internal customers to improve supply chain efficiency or sustainability You Bring: * 7+ years relevant experience with automotive logistics, transportation, and global trade process and procedures, preferably in a high-volume environment * 2+ years of related automotive industry experience and LEAN manufacturing * 2+ years direct leadership experience * Strong knowledge of multi-modal logistics pricing models (air, rail, truck, ocean, customs brokerage) * Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with success in working across organizations at all levels. * Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects, effective project planning in terms of resources, strategies, cost, and time with ability to meet project timelines. * Strong computer proficiency in MS Office applications * Experience with TMS software applications Education Requirements: Bachelor's Degree preferred in Supply Chain, Logistics Engineering, or related field. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be consideredLEAN, GK, or Six Sigma Certifications a plus At Lucid, we don't just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations. To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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