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Associate Manager, Global Warehousing

Company: Tesla Motors
Location: Livermore
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

The Role
The Associate Manager will be part of the Global warehousing team, which supports the distribution of parts for the Fremont Factory and Service Centers of Tesla. The individual will be responsible for designing and developing inventory movement and storage systems from dock to storage and storage to staging, improving productivity and efficiency of operations, and managing warehouse staff. The primary objective of the Global Warehouse Team is to implement an efficient receiving, warehouse, material handling, and conveyance solution to support the overall manufacturing while optimizing space, improving labor productivity, and creating a more ergonomic work environment for Tesla's associates. This role will also focus on continuous operations improvement and will be dynamic, with frequent changes in scope and scale. This position will report to the Manager of the Global Production Warehouse.


  • Design, develop, and implement solutions for dramatically improving material flows through the warehouse using Lean Principles. The focus will be on developing innovative new solutions for warehousing that leverage lean manufacturing concepts.
  • Ability to foster and develop a strong team of warehouse personnel through selective recruitment, thorough and consistent onboarding process, training and coaching, and identification and addressing of competency gaps within the team. Management of the team includes proactively planning for labor needs in light of production ramp-up, communicating job expectations, performing employee performance and objectives reviews, and managing a team in the alignment of company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to meet warehouse operation's financial objectives by preparing budgets, forecasting requirements, planning for capital expenditures, securing company property and assets, and analyzing and resolving inventory variances.
  • Capable of defining warehouse operations systems to include developing processes for warehouse-related activities, determining equipment needs and utilization, defining storage and material handling requirements, and ability to integrate and aligning physical processes with systematic processes.
  • Drive improvements within warehouse material flow by planning layout and space requirements, analyzing and reviewing product flow, and evaluating and proposing new equipment options.
    • Maintains a safe work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures. It also requires coaching and motivating the team to proactively address potential safety issues and concerns.
    • Support advanced troubleshooting and improvement of existing warehouse management, inventory control, and material flow systems.
    • Targeted goals include:
    • Reduction in material handling waste.
    • Reduction of in-house receiving lead-time.
    • Significant improvement in labor efficiency.
    • Optimized space utilization.
    • Highly accurate part selection resulting in inventory accuracy levels above 99%.
    • Maintain customer service through on-time Service deliveries.
    • Develop/Implement 5S/visual management standards for distribution center.

      • Minimum 4-year degree in a related field such as Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, or Business or the equivalent in experience with evidence of exceptional ability.
      • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing, supply chain, and/or distribution & logistics.
      • Minimum of 5 years in a Supervisory/Management role.
      • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, including the ability to express well-reasoned, independent thought. Natural ability to speak and write effectively at all organizational levels.
      • Proficient in lean manufacturing principles and adept at applying to warehouse operations.
      • Demonstrated ability to be a resilient change agent capable of leading the organization through paradigm shifts.
      • Strong multitasking project skills with the ability to adapt to changes in scope, timeline, or focus without sacrificing execution.
      • Strong knowledge of lean warehousing methodologies, including sequencing, kitting, repack, one-piece flow, etc.
      • Capable of creating and maintaining operation & labor costs, KPIs, and inventory analytics metrics.
      • Ability to walk/stand for extended periods of time in a warehouse setting

Keywords: Tesla Motors, Livermore , Associate Manager, Global Warehousing, Executive , Livermore, California

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