Parts Planning & Warehouse Specialist (M/F/D/X) - Italy

Role Details

Country:

Italy

Work Location:

Milan

Reports To:

Aftersales Manager

Department/Team:

Aftersales

About us

MG has been ahead of its time since the brand’s inception in the Morris Garages in 1924.

MG’s parent company is SAIC Motor (Shanghai Automobile Industry Corporation). SAIC Motor is the 7th largest car manufacturer in the world and was the first automobile group in China with annual sales exceeding 7 million units. SAIC Motor’s affiliate automotive companies include Morris Garages (MG), Roewe and Maxus, but also SAIC Volkswagen, SAIC-GM, and others.

MG is designed with the European motorist in mind, offering sustainable, smart, functional, and affordable vehicles. They’re developed in MG’s design studios in Shanghai in cooperation with the advanced design studio in London, produced in China, and already available in various European countries.

Now new generations can choose a car from this iconic brand. Updated, electrified, recharged and ready for the future.

For more information, please visit our website MG Motor Italy www.mgmotor.it

Purpose of role

The role of Parts Planning & Warehouse Specialist will play a critical role in ensuring the availability and efficient supply of parts to support our aftersales operations. Primary responsibilities will include analyzing demand, developing accurate parts forecasts, managing inventory levels, optimizing ordering processes, and collaborating with suppliers to meet customer needs. The successful candidate will possess exceptional organizational and analytical skills, a deep understanding of the automotive industry, and a passion for delivering exceptional customer service.

Key Results/Accountabilities expected from the role

1. Demand Forecasting and Planning:

  • Analyze historical data, market trends, and customer feedback to forecast parts demand
  • Develop and maintain demand planning models to optimize inventory levels and minimize stockouts.

2. Inventory Management:

  • Monitor and determine optimal stock levels and develop strategies to optimize stock levels, minimizing excess inventory and backorders
  • Implement inventory optimization techniques, such as safety stock, reorder point, and economic order quantity (EOQ).
  • Analyze BO status regularly and work closely with China HQ or suppliers to solve critical BOs.

3. Parts Ordering and Replenishment:

  • Create purchase orders and coordinate with China HQ to replenish stock
  • Implement just-in-time (JIT) principles to streamline parts ordering and minimize excess inventory.
  • Track and monitor order status, ensuring timely delivery and addressing any delays or problems proactively.

4. Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Generate reports and insights on inventory performance, demand trends, and supplier performance.
  • Provide regular reports to management, highlighting key performance indicators and recommendations for process improvement.

5. Supplier management:

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers to ensure timely parts delivery, negotiate contracts, drive cost reduction initiative.
  • Implement regular evaluations to monitor suppliers’ performance and carry out audits on suppliers' facilities and processes to ensure the efficiency of service provided.

Experience & Educational background & Expertise

Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. Relevant certifications or equivalent work experience will be considered.

More than 5 years of experience in parts planning, inventory management, and ordering processes within the automotive industry.

Proficient in using inventory management software and Microsoft Office.

Knowledge of automotive parts and components, including familiarity with part numbers, interchangeability and compatibility.

Fluency both in Italian and English.

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