Kforce Material Group Leader in Warren, Michigan

Kforce's Metro Detroit automotive client is looking for a Material Group Leader for a long-term, renewable contract position in Warren, Michigan (MI). The Material Group Leader is responsible for supporting Material Floor Operations for a given shift (either 1st or 2nd Shift). This person directs hourly personnel with numerous responsibilities (some of which are noted below).Responsibilities:General:

  • Supports BPD development and is accountable for scorecard achievement from Level 3 down to Level 4/5

  • Leads/supports GMS implementation and is Subject Matter Expert for Short Lead-time

  • Works hand-in-hand with Material Follow up/Floor Coordinator for seamless coordination between production floor and warehouse operations


  • Responsible for effective leadership and compliance with UAW Material Storage and Stacking and Dock Safety Requirements

  • Ensures compliance to Hazardous Material requirements

  • Coordinates prompt resolution of safety and ergonomics issues escalated through Employee Safety Concerns, PIV Committee, and SOTs, etc.

  • Ensures active SOT process with and T/Ls

  • Lead and coordinate SWAT (safety work action team) analysis

  • Support, lead, coach and teach (WPO) workplace organization


  • Builds effective culture supporting team-based environment

  • Coaches/develops Hourly Team Leaders

  • Replaces Material Shift Leader as necessary

  • Addresses Labor Relations issues and maintains compliance to Local Contract

  • Builds effective relationships with Production team and other cross functional support departments

  • Builds effective relationships with UAW committee

  • Inputs Company TKS daily


  • Ensures compliance of SLT elements which support BIQ3 attainment

  • Ensures successful execution of part changes on the floor

  • Conduct effective layered audits and follow-up on countermeasures


  • Achieves aggressive responsiveness targets to minimize downtime impact on production operations

  • Bachelor's degree required or equivalent experience

  • Planning and organizational abilities

  • Oral and written communication skills

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate employees and elicit work output

  • Extensive experience with GMS SLT implementation and execution

  • Experience in leading and developing hourly Team Leaders

  • Flexibility to work any shift

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:HoursMinimum Compensation:25.00Maximum Compensation:28.00