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Transportation Operations Support

Honda North America
United States, Ohio, Marysville
May 13, 2022

Transportation Operations Support

Location: Marysville, OH

What Makes a Honda, is Who makes a Honda

Honda has a clear vision for the future, and it's a joyful one. We are looking for individuals with the skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals.

At our core is innovation. Honda is constantly innovating and developing solutions to drive our business with record success. We strive to be a company which serves as a source of "power" that supports people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative and that helps people expand their own potential. To this end, Honda strives to realize "the joy and freedom of mobility" by developing new technologies and an innovative approach to achieve a "zero environmental footprint."

We are looking for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, continuous improvement values, and a strong work ethic to join our team.

If your goals and values align with Honda's, we want you to join our team to Bring the Future!

About this Position:

This roles mission statement is to "Ensure the right part is delivered to the right place at the right time at an optimal cost" This contributes to maintaining strong delivery characteristics with a regional viewpoint in order to support smooth production operations across North American manufacturing facilities ensuring customer satisfaction.

Under limited supervision, responsible for managing carrier delivery performance, in addition to other duties not specified but required for production and/or other core business activities. Participates in broad scope projects and handles complex transportation situations.

Approach to job:

  • Collaborate with Suppliers, Carriers, SCM Operations, SCM Packaging to ensure a smooth supply chain flow.
  • Minimize redundancy and out of route miles
  • Proactively review routes to ensure smooth flow inbound and outbound
  • Seeks to identify methods to improve routing efficiency and remove waste for the supply chain
  • Improve efficiency of HSP transportation network.
  • Perform ESC analysis to understand root cause and establish countermeasure

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure delivery performance targets are met. Complete timely reporting of delivery progression, achieve cost reduction targets, perform root cause analysis / countermeasure implementation to solve complex problems w/ attention to closure speed and effectiveness
  • Strive for continuous improvement through cycling Plan Do Check Action (PDCA) for area of responsibility. Associate must work cross functionally to expand knowledge of all areas within the supply chain.
  • Support company vision through Business Plan, KPI, and other Business Unit initiatives in areas of knowledge and technical expertise. Expand knowledge of transportation to SCM operations, Packaging and Delivery team.
  • Lead situation appraisal and analysis of carrier performance. Conduct & Lead meetings with carriers to develop and implement improvement plans.
  • Support the carriers in development and implementation of real-time EDI/GPS reporting.
  • Perform route bid evaluation and make sourcing recommendations

Who we are seeking:

Required Work Experience:

  • 2 - 6 Years' Experience in a Supply Chain/Logistics related role

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management preferred or Equivalent Related Experience

Desired skills:

  • Microsoft Office
  • GPCS
  • AS400

  • Timeliness of problem resolution
  • Ability to meet Business Plan Targets (Plan vs. Actual)
  • Ability to meet cost reduction/avoidance targets.

Additional Position Factors:

  • Strong Sense of urgency and flexibility to respond to critical issues and unplanned risk events
  • Ability to work 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift on a limited basis to support crisis.

At Honda, you will play a key role in our journey to become a company that society wants to exist now, and in the future. Your endless curiosity will drive innovation and your courageous spirit will challenge the status quo. We believe having a workforce made up of diverse thinkers and innovators makes us a better Honda. Respect for each other and respect for diversity each and every day drives our associates to contribute at the highest level and work effectively in a team environment. We make the dream of mobility a reality with our innovative and high-quality products. Together, we Bring the Future to our customers, associates, and communities. We are Honda!

What differentiates Honda and make us an employer of choice?

Total Rewards:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Annual Bonus
  • Manager Lease Car Program (No Cost - Car, Maintenance, Insurance)
  • Industry leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid time off, including vacation, paid holidays, sick time, personal days
  • 401K Plan with company match + additional contribution
  • Relocation assistance (if eligible)

Career Growth:

  • Advancement opportunities

  • Career mobility
  • Education reimbursement for continued learning
  • Training and Development programs

Additional Offerings:

  • Wellbeing program
  • Community service and engagement programs
  • Product programs
  • Free drinks onsite

Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.

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