Neapco Drivelines

Material Planner and Logistics Manager

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Named as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States by Crain’s Fast 50 and Inc. Magazine and recently awarded with the Corp! Magazine 2018 Economic Bright Spot Award in the Enterprise Business category, Neapco designs, manufactures and distributes OEM driveline products for automotive and non-automotive applications throughout the globe. To guarantee high-performance but competitively priced products, we combine low-cost sourcing of materials, innovative in-house design, efficient production and quality assurance processes with high quality people.


Neapco recognizes that our team members are our most valuable asset, and we are committed to providing them with a safe, drug-free workplace fostering respect and ethical treatment. Unlawful discrimination in employment decisions based on race, color, religion, ethnic/national origin, age, sex, veteran status, disability or any similar protected status is strictly prohibited. In return for their expertise and shared commitment to our goals, we offer our team members competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

Job Code: Material Planner and Logistics Manager
Posted On: Monday, 14th January 2019
Location: Belleville, Michigan
6735 Haggerty Road, Belleville, MI 48111
Job Type:
Education: 4 Year Degree

Job Description:


  • Create and implement best practice MP&L vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance
  • Overall responsibility and accountability for the Materials Planning and Logistics area determining how much and what type of materials and products to hold where in the supply chain which includes: managing inventory control, warehouse, distribution and replenishment plans.
  • Review opportunities to improve operational and financial performance and to ensure minimal operational disruption and maximum customer satisfaction
  • Contribute to overall business strategy and annual budget process
  • Manage and update MP&L policies, procedures, guidelines and any associated documents
  • Oversee and manage inventory integrity and review ways to reduce inventory levels
  • Ensure IT systems in place are effective, accurate and maintained and review opportunities to standardize and streamline utilizing current or new systems
  • Ensure that plans, schedules and performance metrics are available and regularly report progress to business partners.
  • Provide leadership to departments under control and manage, coach and develop direct reports and manage high performing teams that deliver continuous improvement, added value and cost reductions
  • Set department objectives and monitor ongoing progress and performance
  • Ensure that all functions under supervision operate in accordance with health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety of staff and visitors
  • Complete regular performance reviews, manage attendance, holidays, disciplinary issues and procedures as appropriate
  • Establish strategy and best practices for staff to ensure achievement of overall business objectives. Work with the senior management team to translate strategy into specific annual performance goals and departmental objectives. including KPIs, and to track them
  • Prepare the annual MP&L budget and forecasts and all Capital Expenditure proposals as well as ensuring compliance with customer and legal requirements. Manage the budget from identification to completion of projects
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and work collaboratively to ensure MP&L objectives are being met
  • Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on MP&L activities
  • Ensure performance of suppliers, logistics partners, transportation companies etc and make improvements and cost savings where possible
  • Ensure on time, high quality delivery to all customers
  • Maintain excellent relationships with customers and monitor performance and progress of deliveries to ensure customer satisfaction while optimizing costs
  • Review environmental strategies that impact on future ways of operating and ensure implementation where possible
  • Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimise team performance and development
  • Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and manage key stakeholders, customers and external providers
  • Proven analytical, problem solving and organizational skills


Preferred Skills:

  • Previous experience of leading MP&L within an automotive or manufacturing environment with expert knowledge and understanding of automotive processes and components and of supply chain management
  • Expert knowledge of technical regulations and legislation related to field
  • Advanced Excel user
  • Knowledge of raw materials, distribution of goods and manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of lean techniques may be advantageous
  • Minimum 10+ years of progressive experience in a key leadership/management role in a manufacturing facility (automotive manufacturing experience required)
  • Strong business acumen (management principles, strategic planning, critical thinking, budgeting, resource allocation, human resources, etc.)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management (or related discipline) or a combination of education and experience
  • MBA or MS preferred