Textron Manager Materials Detroit in Detroit, Michigan

Manager Materials Detroit


We are 6,627 employees in 17 countries, 32 locations and growing. We are Kautex. Our company is one of the 100 largest automotive suppliers in the world in terms of sales volume. We are the market leader in four of our six product lines. Each and every one of us contributes to these results. And we are proud of them. Satisfying our customers is our highest priority: your success is our success. We focus on understanding and fulfilling your requirements. We do this every day – with commitment and passion. For us, working successfully means working together, not only within each department, but also across the company in multi-functional teams. Working successfully also means having qualified and committed employees. That’s why we support the creativity and personal development of each individual employee – and that’s a major reason why we have corporate-wide training centers. Our company constantly changes to stay abreast of current market conditions. Striving for continuous improvement, standardization, and the lean approach in all of our processes is a part of it. We are Kautex!


  • Support and Manage plant issues with respect to customer delivery /supplier delivery / forwarder management / scheduling / materials management

  • Support packaging opportunities that fit with plant requirements and regional strategy

  • Support warehousing improvement opportunities / optimization and activities that are in alignment with plant and regional strategy

  • Lead internal team meeting within the department on daily basis to evaluate plan vs. execution, root causes for deviations, look for possible countermeasures. Discuss with other departments on daily basis outcome of internal meeting, highlight issues, define countermeasures.

  • Implement EHS standards and guidelines

  • Ensure all ISC Standard Processes are being followed

  • C&FT Compliance owner for the plant

  • Identify and evaluate improvement opportunities in the plant with respect to:

scheduling / information and material flow / materials movement to POU / sequencing / mode of transport / logistics network and frequency / warehousing / purchasing / etc…

  • Train and coach employees

  • Set SMART and achievable PMP targets

  • Develop teams, identify weaknesses and set a plan to strengthen the team

  • Support and align with other departments, other plants, regions, globe



  • Bachelor's degree in Logistics or comparable education or Scheduling training

  • Practical experience in ISC area and People Management

  • Experience with SAP CDP-MM-PP

Must be proficient in the following competencies:

  • Priority Setting

  • Self Development

  • Drive for Results

  • Compassion

  • Ethics and Values

  • Organizing

  • Developing Direct Reports and Others

  • Conflict Management

  • Customer focus

  • Action orientated

  • Time management

  • Safety oriented

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-Detroit

Recruiting Company Kautex

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Manager with Direct Reports

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 261574