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Supply Chain Representative in Norton Shores, MI at LKQ Corporation

Date Posted: 4/16/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Summary:

This position will have oversight of all engine and airframe component subcontracting activity and inventory management for the Components department. A person in this position will be responsible for engine and airframe component subcontracting, vendor selection, establishing/maintaining tactical supplier relationships. This position is a key member of the engine and airframe components team and will be required to provide input to drive profit performance, inventory velocity, and sound purchasing strategies.

Essential Job Duties:

Maintain Stock Levels

  • Through effective reporting and team input, manage stock levels in warehouses and all forward-stocking/consignment locations to eliminate stock-out situations and stagnant inventory.
  • Research and respond to customer service team requests for component repairs in a timely manner.
  • Work in close collaboration with Customer Programs Manager to ensure contracted inventory commitments can be met.
  • Provide core dispositions and clear feedback on extended repairs/additional billing or scrap parts/core charges to sales in a timely manner.
  • Research and understand impact of component modifications and part interchangeability on inventory levels. Document findings and share with team.
  • Review and approve component repair work scopes.
  • Negotiates price discounts with repair facilities on case-by-case basis.
  • Coordinate with the logistics team to drive efficiencies and cost reductions in freight and other expenses associated with repairs.
  • Coordinate with Supply Chain Project Manager on the daily management of RTP (reduce to parts) process, including tracking and inventorying of parts.
  • Coordinate rebuild activity with engine and aircraft team, including internal component transfers and lot integrity.
  • Provide program support on special projects, market analysis, etc. as needed.
  • Works closely with VP and Program Manager on inventory turn and cost reduction initiatives.

Data Management

  • Conduct regularly scheduled vendor business reviews and drive for improvements in key vendor metrics such as: TAT, price, disposition response time, quality, customer service, fall-out rates, etc.
  • Indirectly report to Quality/Operations to maintain ASA100 compliance in the supply chain department.
  • Work with Purchasing Representative to provide repair history and scrap rate data to maintain pre-purchase analyses in a timely manner.
  • Create and maintain supply chain work instructions for department.
  • Monitor Service Bulletins to evaluate impact on current inventory and future part repairs; document findings and share findings with team.
  • Utilize and maintain ACT! Dashboard.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Company Overview:

LKQ Corporation (NYSE: LKQ), an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, is a leading global value-added distributor of vehicle repair parts and accessories. The Company is the leading North American provider of recycled automotive and aftermarket collision parts as well as specialty accessories for automobiles, trucks, recreational and performance vehicles.

LKQ Europe, with operations located in 15 countries, collectively is the largest distributor of automotive aftermarket mechanical repair parts and related products in Europe, holding leading market positions in the United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, The Czech Republic and Slovakia. Globally, the Company has more than 1,100 operating locations and 40,000 employees.

LKQ has an entrepreneurial, growth orientated culture and since 2005 consolidated revenue has grown at a compound annual rate of 28%. Come join the family and be LKQ Proud!

We offer:

* Competitive Pay 401k Plan with generous employer match
* Insurance Plans for (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability)
* Paid Holiday leave days and a Paid Time Off Program
* Tuition Reimbursement
* A top-notch leadership team with the experience needed to grow and develop your career

Job Requirements

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree and/or minimum of 3 - 5 years' experience


  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative, collaborative, and friendly working relationships with your team members.
  • Cross-Functional Reporting Responsibilities - Ability to prioritize and complete cross functional tasks and assignments as assigned in the time requested.
  • Great communication skills, both written and verbal. Ability to interact well with customers / vendors over the phone and in person.
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize projects with competing deadlines.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products, especially Excel and Access.
  • Capable of multi-tasking -- demonstrated ability to move between tasks / priorities
  • Highly motivated with a positive attitude
  • A high level of attention to detail is required.
  • A keen focus on continuous improvement.
  • Ability to negotiate price discounts.

Essential Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Up to 10% travel is required. Office environment.