2272 ESP Management Specialist

Mercedes-Benz: Building Exceptional Vehicles… and Careers!

The best chapters in Alabama’s automotive success story are yet to come. The Mercedes-Benz automobile of the future will be different; greener, more efficient, safer, and even more fascinating. Only one thing will never change – It will wear a star.

MBUSI is home to the GLE, GLE Coupe, and GLS Sport Utility Vehicles and the   C-Class for the North American market. Our facility is one of the most advanced automotive manufacturing facilities in the world, with over 6 million square feet under one roof. The plant, located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, is positioned in an area of natural beauty and abundant natural resources.

MBUSI offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including health and life insurance, 401(k) and retirement, on-site child development and wellness facilities. MBUSI is committed to excellence and actively promotes teamwork, safety, quality, and continuous improvement within its ranks. Our Team Members share a common goal to always be the best premium auto manufacturer in North America.

Mercedes-Benz, U.S. International, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants.  Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. follows all local, state and federal laws in all aspects of business.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for any open positions.


Purpose of the Position: Under general supervision this position coordinates, directs, monitors, implements, tracks, trains, and reports activities related to External Service Providers.


Essential Functions:  (List all basic responsibilities related to the purpose of the position)


Responsible for External Service Provider (ESP) structure strategy including outsourcing packages and bundling options.


Conduct cost planning within the scope of monthly actual/ target reporting, expected actual, operational and strategic planning.


Communicate upcoming changes to current and/or new business partners to optimize benefits and minimize cost and/or confusion.


Lead project management for service provider start-ups or new commissions including Ramp-up support for the External Service Provider (ESP).


Execute process and concept changes; Align process changes with the External Service Provider (ESP) including necessary contract changes.


Assist the MBUSI Facilities and/or Maintenance groups in coordinating needed repairs which require an adjustment by the External Service Provider (ESP).  Perform random and structured audits of facility to identify any safety concerns, document and report any damages, etc. Assist or lead daily, weekly, monthly, reporting and filing of applicable chargebacks.


Work in project groups, lead projects, and develop/exchange lessons learned and best practices.


Assist with the creation of specification books, tendering and placing processes and works on the strategic direction of the External Service Provider (ESP) -Team and their tasks.


Marginal Functions: (List responsibilities which are not essential, but may be required)

Performs other related duties as required including but not limited to year end physical inventories, container counts, missing parts reviews, yard audits, process audits, etc.


Financial authority and responsibility:


Education, Experience and Necessary Skills all must be met in order
to qualify for position.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in
Business Administration, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management or a
related field and/or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience


Experience: A minimum of 3 years of
experience in Logistics; preferably with an automotive Original Equipment
Manufacturer (OEM) or supplier or a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Project
Management with emphasis on launch/changeover activities


Skills, Certifications, etc

Working knowledge of SAP ERP system or other ERP system (JD Edwards,
PeopleSoft, Oracle, etc.)

Proven experience in project planning, monitoring and implementation in
Logistics or closely related field. 

Proficient in Microsoft Applications (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint

Ability to work in a team environment but also independently.

Strong planning, organizational and analytical skills.



Proficiency in MS Project and/or R-Plan.

Experience in Cost Management, Sourcing Process Planning
and in Material Process Planning.


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