Date:  Sep 25, 2023
Country/Region:  US
City:  Auburn Hills
Company:  Grupo Antolin North America (GANA)




Material Flow Project Manager

Title:  Material Flow Project Manager
Location:  Auburn Hills, Michigan, US-MI

Who We Are:
Antolin is a leading global automotive supplier for the design, development and manufacturing of components and offers multi-technological solutions for interior components in vehicles. Our product portfolio includes: headliner systems, door panels, lighting and electronics systems as well as cockpit and interior systems. Antolin is now active in 26 countries with more than 161 companies. More than 28,000 employees work proactively with the aim of achieving the greatest possible customer satisfaction.


What We Offer:

  • You will be part of a highly engaged multinational with international career opportunities.
  • We offer you a learning journey adapted to your professional experience.
  • You will work on international projects for world- renowned companies in automotive sector.
  • You can find an Open Environment to learn new technologies.
  • We can offer you a competitive salary, benefits and valuable OEM discounts.


Job Summary:
For our location in Auburn Hills, Michigan, we are seeking a Logistics Automation Project Manager. The focus of the position is to define optimized intralogistics solutions for plant material (inbound, WIP, finished goods, service) and information flow (goods receipt, storage, line feeding, shipping) and support implementation.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage all aspects of a complex engineering project(s), from start to finish, so that it is completed on time and within budget.
  • Investigate opportunities to minimize and standardize material handling operations within production plants.
  • Develop investment roll ups for solutions to material handling problems.
  • Issue scope of work, hold pre bid meetings and aid in selection of suppliers.
  • Track project costs for the program.
  • Coordinate all open issues meetings with production plant and suppliers throughout the planning and launch phases.
  • Track timeline and deliverables for all key milestones.
  • Present updates and status to Senior Management when needed.
  • Understanding of Material flow within manufacturing environments along with the triggers affecting it such as product mix, process flow, production strategy, delivery method (batch, JIT, JIS), delivery lead times, packaging specifications, container turns/shift etc.
  • Gather Lessons Learned and Best Practices to streamline future projects.
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders (IT, Process Eng., Safety, Logistics…)



  • Bachelor's degree required in Engineering, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or Packaging.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Sit, stand and mobility to move around the office or manufacturing environment, when needed. Conduct computer work or engage in discussion with employees. International Travel: 5% Domestic Travel: 50%
  • Familiar with Lean Manufacturing and basic problem-solving tools.
  • Ability to perform dock, storage and indirect manpower analysis and external logistics set up.
  • Experience in working with operators and team leaders on shop floor while launching new projects in production plants.
  • Superior computer skills in MS Office applications and AutoCAD.
  • Strong desire of learning, benchmarking and superior ability in multi-tasking while being driven to achieve aggressive deadlines.
  • Strong root cause analysis and problem-solving skills.


Here at Antolin, we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our workplace. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any of these protected characteristics. We encourage applications from all individuals and strongly support diversity in our workplace. We strive to create an inclusive environment for everyone, and we are committed to treating everyone in a fair and equitable manner. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.



Nearest Major Market: Detroit