Supply Chain Platform Implementation Expert, Product Manager

Location: Dearborn, Michigan US


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Job Number: 11111

External Description: Job Description
At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation.

Consider This - Have you looked at the top corporate priorities, and heard about chips? Companies and governments the world over have identified a need for better coordinated and integrated systems to provide visibility and confidence to lead supply chain risks. Want to participate and help?
As a key contributor to the Visibility and Collaboration IT efforts, you can implement ground-breaking Ford - Supplier collaboration efforts. Ford is seeking skilled, and bold professionals play a huge part in the innovation and development of systems solutions.

Looking for a Supplier Collaboration Techno-Functional guide to be the next piece in the Supply Chain Integration IT team. This individual will:

  • Interpret the requirements for the different Supply Chain business areas and support the implementation of the digital transformation solutions to meet and exceed business objectives and requirements!
  • Set the technical direction and implementation strategy with an end-to-end view, to deliver a Collaboration Platform!
  • Focus on software development and integrations to support the needs and expectations of internal collaborators and partners!
Position Responsibilities:
  • Function as a senior techno functional lead in the creation and implementation of supplier collaboration platform solutions to meet business and technology needs.
  • Understand multi-tier supplier collaboration solution gaps and be an advocate for collaboration platform fits in addressing the enterprise opportunities.
  • Evaluate new use case evaluation and development - Logistics, Quality, Sustainability, Design Optimization.
  • Apply prior Implementation expertise and play an active role in integrating, launching, and maintaining a healthy performing product.
  • Collaborate, Educate and Familiarize multi-functional partners with the platform standard methodologies with Control Tower, Material planning, AI/ML - predictive insights.
  • Lead in the identification of methods to test and validate the collaboration platform to provide impactful and quality products.
  • Share and relate experiences with Supplier onboarding on the collaboration platform and guide the team to develop a flawless intuitive onboarding of Suppliers.
  • Collaborate with external and internal technical peers (Product Managers, Product Designers, Software Engineers, Architects, and vendors) to design and validate technical approaches and designs.
  • Chip-in to build systems solutions that are optimized for performance, scalability, and security across the organization.
  • Keep awareness of technology advances and recommend innovative technical approaches consistent with Ford enterprise IT direction.
  • Contribute as a subject matter expert to maintain a readied backlog and enable the team to go further with effective usage of Rally/Jira.
  • Develop relationships and maintain a knowledge of the ecosystem.
  • Participate in team estimation, testing, triage, and integration issues.
Required Skills/Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science/Engineering, Supply Chain, or related field and a minimum 5 to 8 years of software development/implementation experience.
  • Shown experience implementing multi-tier Suppliers Collaboration Platforms like One Network, Blue Yonder, E2Open, and Resilinc and integrating other tools in an enterprise setting.
  • Experience with supply chain industry technologies, tools, and techniques.
  • Demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for creating solutions with an Agile Mentality.
  • Ability to operate in an ambiguous environment with a curiosity towards new technologies and a strong desire to learn so that the team may benefit.
  • Good communication and teamwork skills and working with global teams.
  • Knowledge about API design standards, patterns, and best-practices to build robust and performing coordinated systems.
Nice-to-Have Skills/Experience:
  • Knowledge of Enterprise architecture and Cloud reference architecture concepts!
  • Experience with Agile concepts automated testing concepts, tools, and frameworks Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery techniques Agile Programming subject areas, including pair programming and Test-Driven Development.
  • Experience in IT capabilities for other Supply Chain functional areas. e.g. Warehousing/ Logistics, Order-to-Cash, and Procurement will be desirable.
  • A high degree of initiative, self-motivation, and ability to work autonomously.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading implementations on cloud platforms like Azure, AWS, and GCP.
What you'll receive in return:
As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation, and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we'd love to have you join us. Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

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At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combating COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.

Job Number: 64565BR

Community / Marketing Title: Supply Chain Platform Implementation Expert, Product Manager

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