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About Us: GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leade

About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

At GE Transportation, we move the world. We are a global digital industrial leader and supplier to the rail, mining, marine, stationary power and drilling industries. Our solutions help customers deliver goods and services with greater speed and greater savings using our advanced manufacturing techniques, industry expertise and connected machines. Established more than a century ago, GE Transportation is a division of GE that began as a pioneer in passenger and freight locomotives.
That innovative spirit still drives GE Transportation today. It's the engine of change that puts us at the forefront of transportation technology, software, and analytics. And it's why we continue to find-and realize-the potential that keeps our connected world moving forward. The GE Transportation Global Headquarters is located in Chicago, Illinois. There are over 65 service sites worldwide.

Role Summary:
The Lead Services Specialist - Materials Management (Materials Manager) develops practical and innovative ways to identify and meet goals. In this role you will be responsible for work that is less defined in scope, utilize your understanding and experience to execute business objectives, and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals supporting Port Coquitlam, Golden and Moose Jaw.

Essential Responsibilities:
· Own all aspects of warehousing and material management including fulfillment, transactional quality, inventory accuracy, management of the outsourced warehouse management company, productivity, and freight forwarding
· Manage all aspects of warehouse operations, including site services, implementing necessary upgrades, and a responsibility to evaluate annual budgets
· Ensure operational excellence through all phases of material movement and storage
· Responsible for inventory, operational targets including the month end and quarter close processes for inventory
· Manage all materials fulfillment metrics including timely hardware roll dates, kit quality, and overtime/unapplied time
· Meet customer schedules effectively through advanced planning and create ability to expedite shipments as required to meet deadlines
· Own configuration control and all documentation for hardware swaps
· Manage expediting of hardware shipping and delivery of vendor repair material in order to meet service center schedules
· Maintain the highest level of integrity and ethics in all dealings with internal customers and outside suppliers
· Work with customers externally and internally to identify new opportunities to improve our current processes as well as design and implement progressive management processes and systems based on Lean and Six Sigma for control and replenishment of materials
· Support regional sites for Material needs
· Support regional sites for Purchasing and invoicing

You will be based at our customer rail shop in Port Coquitlam BC

· Bachelor’s degree or diplma from an accredited university or college (or high school diploma/GED with at least 4 years of experience in a materials management or operations position)
· At least 3 additional years of experience in a materials management, operations, inventory control, or logistics role

Desired Characteristics:
· Six Sigma training is preferred
· Strong analytical and influencing skills
· Proven project management skills with the ability to work across functional boundaries and all levels of management
· Problem-solving skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
· Prior experience in repetitive manufacturing operations is preferred
· Knowledge of basic Lean manufacturing techniques
· Ability to effectively communicate with production, engineering, customer service, sales, and external customers
· Strong oral and written communication skills
· Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Locations: Canada; British Columbia; Port Coquitlam

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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