Job finality & main activities The UFS is the main responsible (at plant level) to define, manage and improve the upstream flows and the service level (ESSR & ISSR) from suppliers (external & internal).
Organize and optimize the various procurement / logistics solution with suppliers (both internal & external), applying principles and rules.
Promotes the clear definition of logistic parameters and the usage of logistic agreements with the suppliers (external & internal).
External - Based on Supplier Guide Book (SGB). Supplier Logistics Offer Profile and / or Logistics Terms and Conditions .
Internal through Internal Logistic Agreements. Defines new flows to be implemented on the plant. Proposes new flow architectures to improve flow performance (Total Cost view) New supplier flows or supplier transfers.
Supports upstream flow definition for OCP Projects implementation. Participates actively on the PPEP and is responsible for the Supply Chain topics.
Ensures that Logistic parameters from suppliers are updated and optimized. Ensures the material controller has the latest version of the logistic parameters.
Monitor supplier supply chain performance (ESSR & ISSR) at the plant-level and reports it (SSRM & New Reporting). Ensures a continuous improvement of supplier service (on-time delivery) to the plant to ensure Customer Satisfaction.
Is for each supplier, the single point of contact in the plant on service (on-time delivery) performance issues. Identifies the most impacting suppliers and request / follow-up corrective actions.
Escalates to Supply Chain Manager if major / recurring delivery issues are identified (supply chain visibility). Improves the on-time delivery of plant suppliers.
Animates the action plan follow-up with external suppliers to improve ESSR & participates on ISSR improvement with internal suppliers.
Applies the G8D methodology when required (recurring or critical issues). Checks the effectiveness of the supplier actions.
Supports the containment, corrective and preventive actions (only if escalated by material controller). Communicates on critical issues with the other actors of supplier management : Supplier leader, SSCME, buyer, material controller, SQE Escalates to SSCME the critical issues with K&C suppliers.
Animate, track & improve the Supplier forecast process. Animates / improves the supplier forecast process, taking into account that is part of the Supply Chain Planning Process (CFS, DRP, MPS, S&OP).
Communicates with the Production Planner on supplier capacity topics (planning). Defines the forecast needs from suppliers.
Shares forecast information with suppliers. Measures and challenges the forecast improvement (accuracy / deviation). Other activities : Conducts SAM Supply Chain audits with local suppliers and follow action plans (can participate to audits with continental or global suppliers).
Contributes to the supplier panel validation launched by the commodity manager (on the supply chain side). Main skills of the UFS : Fully fluent in English communication.
Procurement management Can redesign the procurement logistics system (upstream supply chain flows) for a plant. Can introduce new procurement forms or methods.
Can make a supplier performance diagnosis and co-ordinate an upstream flow action plan. Ensures that Schneider’s forecasts are taken into account by the suppliers.
Production management Understands production management of the plant in terms of flow organization, scheduling and order launching.
Cross-functional partnership / relations Know how to develop cross-function relations and lead change with people. Can form close and direct collaborative partnerships with Purchasing, Quality & Manufacturing teams to co-ordinate actions related to supplier performance management.
Exercises personal leadership to establish and maintain constructive partnership relationships with suppliers (internal and external).
Problem analysis Applies simple laws to his / her field (Paretto, etc.). Knows and uses tools enabling analysis of all deviation causes and organization of corrective actions (5W’s, G8D, etc.
Main competencies Competency profile for : Materials Flow Analysis Responsible for management of an upstream flow of components, products, equipment, according to the Master Production Schedule (MPS Supply Chain