Senior Manager, Order Management and Distribution

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Audi of America
Herndon, VA
Job Info
Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 1
Date Posted: April 27, 2017
Expiry Date: May 26, 2017
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Mid level
Years of Experience: 7-10 years automotive experience
Salary Info
Salary Type: Negotiable
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Role Summary:

  • The Senior Manager, Order Management and Distribution, is responsible for the monthly allocation and ordering process, weekly production filling and all supply chain related activities. This position is responsible for producing the allocated volume in the right mix at the right time, ensuring that sufficient vehicle inventory is at the right dealerships.
  • This critical role is supervising the vehicle ordering process. Ordering the right cars will help dealers to turn inventory faster at lower incentive levels and optimize cash flow.
  • The Senior Manager, Order and Distribution, works with the GM Sales and Operations to ensure that all supply chain related initiatives are well executed and aligned with the overall strategy of Audi of America. This Manager will lead the teams through change initiatives, which are needed for Audi of America’s long-term success, based on internal and external factors. This leader will build and develop the teams and also supervise, that resources and budgets are properly allocated and utilized.
  • Overall, this manager is responsible for end-to-end, allocation, ordering, production, distribution and logistics excellence for all new Audi vehicles.

Responsibilities:

Role Responsibilities:   Lead Monthly Order to Delivery Process
  • Align vehicle allocation with sales history and future sales plans
  • Supervise monthly allocation calculation and publishing
  • Ensure that all key stakeholders have a clear understanding of the allocation process
  • Lead Vehicle Allocation and Ordering Manager and Regional Distribution Managers in monthly configuration builds to optimize inventory and sales rate
  • Manage promotional builds (i.e. special editions for sales events or run out) with Product Management, Regional Management, Launch and Website teams
  • Coordinate with all factories to ensure sufficient supply among all carlines in the appropriate mix
  • Supervise ideal production scheduling and lead distribution manager to ensure the right cars are produced and delivered for the regions/dealers who need them the most
  • Conduct supply chain studies with VWGoA logistics team to optimize distribution network (includes ports, rail and trucking)
International Supply Chain
  • As a key interface with AUDI AG (Global Headquarters) and Volkswagen Group Logistics, this manager works closely with the North American Sales Region at global headquarters to ensure the U.S. specific supply chain is continuously optimized.
Process Improvements
  • Drive improvements to all supply chain system and processes
  • Closely coordinate feedback from dealers and regions with Ordering and Distribution teams
  • Work closely with Product Management Leadership to optimize current and future offer structure
Supply Chain Excellence
  • Drive improvements to all distribution system and processes
  • Lead, manage and coordinate "Supply Chain Excellence" with support of VWGoA Logistics
  • Monitor KPI performance against SLA and continuously
  • Report out results vs. plan to Audi MTM

Educational requirements:

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business-related field
Desired Education:
  • Master’s degree, preferably in business-related field

Experience requirements:

Experience:

  • 7-10 years automotive experience, preferably also retail experience

Desired Skills:

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated automotive supply chain experience
  • Proven success KPI improvement
  • Understanding of vehicle supply chain
  • Detailed product knowledge (Audi and competitive OEMs)
  • Expert in automotive retail processes
  • Analytical expertise, including cost-benefit analysis
Desired Skills:
  • Track record in similar capacity at OEM
  • German language skills
  • Automotive field and retail experience
Work Flexibility:
  • Based out of Herndon headquarters
  • Frequent domestic travel to regions and dealers
We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Qualifications:

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated automotive supply chain experience
  • Proven success KPI improvement
  • Understanding of vehicle supply chain
  • Detailed product knowledge (Audi and competitive OEMs)
  • Expert in automotive retail processes
  • Analytical expertise, including cost-benefit analysis
Desired Skills:
  • Track record in similar capacity at OEM
  • German language skills
  • Automotive field and retail experience
Work Flexibility:
  • Based out of Herndon headquarters
  • Frequent domestic travel to regions and dealers
We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.