Associate Production Control Manager, Gigafactory Nevada


March 26, 2021

Sparks, NV 89434, US

The Role: Associate Manager, Production Control (Gigafactory Nevada)
As an Associate Materials Manager for Production Control, you will be playing a critical role in ensuring the materials team is able to support the production goals of the Gigafactory. You will be asked to work cross-functionally, interfacing with engineering, production, and planning to ensure production goals are being met.
Currently the two openings will support A/C shifts and B/D shifts split over the front half and back half of the week across multiple warehouse locations. Locations include but are not limited to: Gigafactory Nevada, Ireland & Milan Warehouses, Gardnerville and Logistics.
  • Ensure timely and accurate material movements through all inventory areas (receiving, stockroom, floor, and shipping) at the lowest total possible cost
  • Leading and managing people, projects and resources to optimize production for on-time delivery
  • Coordinate material input to ensure on time delivery and output schedules
  • Lead in the attainment of increased production efficiency and cycle time reduction
  • Ensure minimization of excess/obsolete inventory and increase annual turns
  • Manage the flow of material through the supply base to support on-time delivery performance
  • Establish and maintain appropriate inventory levels for all products
  • Drive the development and implementation of internal systems and software
  • Provide business analysis and process/system development to optimize transactions and provide required information to the operation in a timely manner to optimize materials management performance
  • Coordinate and lead all planning and production scheduling; inventory control; warehouse operations; logistics integration; production planners and material planners (buyers) for Tesla’s manufacturing plant
  • Eliminate Tesla’s materials liability by ensuring that all materials in stock and on order are consistent with authorized purchase orders previously agreed to by Tesla Commodity Managers and Buyers
  • Support interaction with suppliers to obtain feedback, and ensure collaboration between Tesla, other operations, suppliers, and customers result in the development and deployment of supply chain solutions that improve quality, performance and service levels
  • Monitor and drive down overall cost of materials including freight expenses, administration expenses, and cost of materials management
  • Ensure that operation’s supply base contributes to success of the operation and that suppliers are selected based on overall cost effectiveness and their ability to meet Tesla’s requirements
  • Monitor, track, and provide feedback on suppliers’ performance on overall cost, delivery, and quality
  • Tesla people leaders are responsible for a variety of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) assurance functions, including ensuring their teams’ safety training is current, documenting EHS incidents, proactively correcting workplace hazards in the areas, and empowering others to continuously improve operations.

  • Ideal candidate will have 5-7 years of experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Expertise in material distribution through the manufacturing process by orchestrating the efficiency of moving material from the warehouse through manufacturing operations in an organized fashion
  • Proven examples of continuous improvement in efficiency, accuracy, and effectiveness of the materials function within high growth, fast paced, manufacturing environment
  • Proven success in managing department(s) responsible for some or all aspects of materials control functions
  • Demonstrated financial understanding of materials and supply chain performance
  • Strong communication and management skills combined with business analytics, process and system development and change management
  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree preferred from accredited University