Production Control - Material Control - Group Leader

Date:  Nov 14, 2023

Savannah, GA, US

Requisition ID:  703


HMGMA is the abbreviation of Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America. It is Hyundai Motor Group's first dedicated EV mass-production plant and is an innovative plant with cutting-edge production technology applied.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Material Handling Group Leader plays a critical role on executing and optimizing the end-to-end movement of materials within the production facility. They are responsible for leading and directing a team of material handlers to ensure the efficient and safe handling of materials, parts, and components within the manufacturing facility. They communicate their findings, recommendation, and progress to management and stakeholders to ensure seamless coordination regarding material flow.

  • Leads, mentors, and supervises a team of material handlers.
  • Assigns tasks, schedule shifts, and monitors performance to ensure team members are trained and adhere to safety and quality standards.
  • Oversees the movement, storage, and distribution of materials to support production schedules.
  • Implements material handling strategies to minimize and/or eliminate production disruptions and downtime.
  • Monitors and controls inventory levels to prevent shortages or overstock situations.
  • Enforces safety protocols and guidelines by conducting regular safety training and audits to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Continuously improves material handling processes to enhance efficiency and reduce waste.
  • Investigates and addresses quality related issues related to material handling.
  • Ensures the proper maintenance and utilization of material handling equipment and resources by coordinating equipment repairs and maintenance as needed.
  • Monitors material handling costs, identifies cost-saving opportunities, and implements cost-effective solutions while maintaining high production standards.
  • Maintains effective communication with production and cross-functional departments to facilitate smooth material flow.
  • Ensuring that material flow processes align with sustainability goals and reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing operations.
  • Maintaining accurate records and documentation related to material handling processes and improvements.

Qualifications & Preferences


  • Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, business administration, supply chain management, a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Proven experience in material handling or warehouse management within an automotive manufacturing environment.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Outstanding communication skills and collaboration with cross-functional teams
  • Experience in material flow, inventory management, procurement, or logistics.
  • Knowledge of safety and environmental regulations related to the handling and movement of materials to maintain a safe work environment.


  • Advanced degree or certifications in a related field preferred.
  • Years of experience in fast paced high volume automotive industry strongly preferred.
  • Experience with lean manufacturing or continuous improvement methodologies.

Working Hours (Shift) Requirement

  • Employment opportunities at HMGMA will be completed on multiple phases.
    Shift assignment for this position may change to meet the business needs. 
    Any changes will be communicated to employees and according to accommodation will be considered.


Travel Requirement

  • Domestic / International travel required.


Compensation & Benefit

  • HMGMA offers opportunities for growth, work flexibility, competitive pay, and benefits.
  • HMGMA benefits includes competitive Medical / Vision / Dental insurance, 15 paid holidays, paid time off, and competitive 401k plan.


HMGMA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: Savannah