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Material Launch Manager


Additional Description


  • Liaison to the Plant Material Director and the Plant Launch Operations Manager
  • Provide Operational Focus to the Launch Team


  • Develops and maintains material DLOC, footprint and flow for in-plant functional evaluation builds and manufacturing validation, through acceleration.
  • Responsible for developing  Master Dot Plan For Every Part & action item list including completeness of SCPP database
  • Line side presentation and delivery
  • Storage location, equipment analysis and manpower
  • Banking and service requirements
  • CMA, Pre-kitting, Small Lot quantities
  • Internal/External Material Flow Plan
  • Develop and maintain material launch readiness wall
  • Conduct Plan for Every Part (PFEP) Validation Checkpoint at the assembly plant at the appropriate timing.


  • Lead and facilitate the daily launch conference calls to execute quick resolution of all issue involving, supplier quality or capacity issues, container issues, transportation issues, GM schedule to supplier issues.
  • * Note: RSCIM will provide support for initial call set-up (incl. identify core members) and on-going support
  • Present Supply Chain PQRR Status – present material flow status at PQRRs.
  • Lead Material Launch Readiness Team (MRLT) with cross-functional members to provide information, direction and establish priorities during each phase of the program cycle.
  • Coordinate supply chain execution plan for intercontinental suppliers (including, container, logistics, 3rd party storage, and scheduling systems capability).
  • *Note: Functions still retain ownership & accountability for their respective Plan
  • Responsible for ensuring functional inputs into SCPP are done per master dot timings
  • Coordinate Supply Chain input into the Supplier Conference
  • *Note: SQ Launch Mgr / PPM own overall Supplier Conference Coordination
  • Select, Supervise, and Coordinate the activities of the Plant Material Launch Coordinator’s and any bargaining unit support.
  • Complete hand-off of operation responsibilities to the Plant Material Organization.
  • Define Plant indirect material flow process (i.e., General Store's requirements, SPO, etc.).
  • Track plant pre-production budget.
  • Assist in coordinating the no hit/multi hit paper build process at assembly plant.
  • Provide Material input into Production Launch Team Workshop (B22, E10)
  • B22: Develop Supply Chain Part Plan
  • E10: Validate Material Flow and Shipping Plan
  • Provide feedback to CR/DN’s as needed from CSO to EOA
  • Confirm integration of part presentation strategies and LMS container designs developed in IV with planned Material processes.

*Note: Timing for this workshop will be determined upon formation of the Production Launch Team

Strategic Support

  • Identify and validate critical production containers during IV.
  • Validate and support sequencing, subassembly, and VAA strategies/planning including:
  • SOR development
  • 3rd party supplier readiness & issue resolution
  • Support the  readiness process to ensure material availability for PPV, MVB and SORP
  • Ensure aggressive plan is developed and loaded in MGO (20 weeks prior to SORP)
  • Ensure vehicle shipping plan is in place--Logistics ownership
  • Work with FMA and Program Team to establish MVB build event timing
  • Ensures NA Logistics have developed transportation plans to support the program--Logistics ownership
  • Ensures the Containerization Plan is developed and executed for all commodities including an adequate return route
  • Support Supplier Quality efforts for high risk suppliers
  • Work with FMA to ensure material part availability:
  • Track and report the parts status for the various builds during the program cycle (SV, FE, IV, Manufacturing Validation MRD’s and Acceleration)
  • Develop plan for containment of Pre-Production materials and obsolete parts
  • Ensure latest parts are available for Manufacturing Validation Builds
  • Work with Global Containers on specialized, powertrain, standard and intercontinental container designs and designation while ensuring appropriate buy off signatures.
  • Assist IE in establishing delivery routes and process for bulk and small lot containers within the Plant (i.e., dolly exchange, lightweight and tuggable, etc.) to include SMLBS studies.
  • Support development of the material plan for concurrent builds (if applicable).
  • Work with 3rd Party Manager and sequencing suppliers on Plant processes and systems requirements.
  • Assist in coordination of getting 2 weeks of sample production orders to help Logistics and IE in planning.
  • Support Containerization Validation Process
  • Support EWO/TWO process and CAB.
  • Support complexity reduction initiatives from CSO to EOA


  • Attend daily/weekly meetings and reviews to support, as required, including:  MITs, PET, PQRRs, Layout meetings, PDT, Daily Wrap-up, etc. from CSO to EOA

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• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
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