Steel Supervisor, Inside Sales

Requisition ID:  1531

Marysville, OH, US, 43040

Workstyle:  Hybrid
Shift:  1st
Salary Range:  $69,300.00 - $104,000.00

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 that 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!

Job Purpose

Role Description:

The Steel Department is responsible for the management of the Honda Raw Material Supply System for Steel products.  The Supervisor will be responsible for coordinating department activities to promote better customer service and ensured profitability.  The Supervisor will manage growth by continuously improving processes, systems, and staff to maximize efficiency and effectiveness. 

Key Accountabilities

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage controllable income statement and balance sheet items such as sales, c.o.g.s., operating expenses, interest expense and inventory to maximize profitability while operating within HAM/HTA supply system guidelines.
  • Discuss open positions and post job descriptions. Review resumes, interview candidates, & select final candidate.
  • Utilize the marketing principle to understand, meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.  Communicate with management of each customer regularly to gain an understanding of challenges faced in supply chain. 
  • Achieve targeted QCDDM performance with supply base.  Foster teamwork with supply base by utilizing fair and ethical business practices.  Communicate regularly to share vision of HTA/ HAM expectations and give balanced performance feedback.  Develop understanding of benefits realized by both supplier and customer in relationship.
  • Ensure clear procedures and systems are in place to efficiently support the operations; encourage continuous improvements on a daily basis.  Regularly compare the cost and benefit of each activity set to identify improvement areas.
  • Support the monthly/annual budget process from the sales side and/ or cost side of the business including utilizing knowledge of the past performance and future images from the customer base, Honda organizations along with your own ideas.
  • Clear communication w/ associates including weekly department meetings, continuous and concise updates to management.
  • Complete thorough analysis of associate performance yearly based on HTA guidelines.  Assign development plan that target specific areas of improvement.  Communicate regularly (formally and informally) to continuously review progress. Encourage teamwork & harmonious relationships between associates.


Qualifications, Experience, and Skills

Required Experience

  • 3+ years’ experience in supply chain management leadership; Honda Raw Material Supply System (RMSS) operations, or equivalent.

Required Education

  • BS/BA in Business or equivalent work experience.


Other job-specific skills

  • Proven leadership skills
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Demonstrates customer service skills
  • Aptitude to break down business processes
  • Conflict management skills
  • History of success in dealing with new environments, unknown situations, meeting new people.


Job Dimensions

Job Dimensions

  • No. of direct reports: 10
  • No. of indirect reports: 0
  • Financial dimensions: Management of ~$140M of HTA’s steel inventory.

Decisions Expected

Decisions Expected

  • Business priority – makes recommendations based on ensuring customer support and profitability (balance).
  • Personnel decisions – assign proper activities to ensure well rounded associates and cross training for organizational agility.
  • Profit/loss decisions – Apply business logic and sign off on P&L impact within parameters.

Working Conditions

  • Workstyle: Hybrid
  • Travel: 10%
  • Overtime as needed

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.

Bring the Future

Honda is driven by a passionate workforce that is proud of the quality products we produce and the goals we aim to accomplish. Our associates charge forward through guidance of the Honda 2030 Vision: Lead the advancement of mobility and enable people everywhere in the world to improve their daily lives. 

You’re invited to
bring your skills, bring your background, and  bring the future at Honda. 

Apply today.  

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