Cummins Inc. Direct Materials Associate - Specialist - Hourly in Columbus, Indiana

Direct Materials Associate - Specialist - Hourly


No, this isn’t one of those ordinary jobs.

Cummins is a team of dependable, innovative thinkers, who are empowered to generate and deliver solutions for customers, community and environment. Our employees develop their careers through the challenges only a diverse, global innovator can promise. This is a collaborative culture where thinking beyond your desk is more than part of the job. It is the job.

This is what we call Working Right.

Resolves materials-related issues at any time during the manufacturing process.Interacts with global suppliers, internal suppliers and customers, and external customers.

Resolves materials-related issues at any time during the manufacturing process with global suppliers, internal customers and suppliers, and external customers, regularly requiring availability for calls and meetings 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Coordinates all aspects of material delivery for products; acts as company representative with Cummins’ suppliers; understands supplier operations sequences to plan for orders and shipments; negotiates supplier schedules to match customer demand; identifies and resolves material procurement issues with customers and suppliers.Understands metrics related to inventory control; improves inventory by developing reduction strategies; works with suppliers to improve delivery, lower lead times and implement Material Agreements; tracks and measures supplier performance.Resolves component conflicts and part allocation issues; resolves material transfer and orders issues between plants; verifies and tracks all incoming and outgoing material.Acts as a user or super user of inventory control systems; determines order rules necessary to drive accurate planning and inventory levels; conducts troubleshooting for systems issues; provides input into and drives changes for upgrades and improvements to the system.Develops part inventory and storage processes; maintains all associated records; coordinates part pulls and shipments; maintains related databases.Researches engineering releases for compatibility and history; works with purchasing and engineering to implement changes; coordinates with quality regarding materials and supplier quality issues.Makes related freight decisions considering timing and cost effectiveness.Responsible for cycle count accuracy for all parts; meets threshold to ensure that plant processing is not slowed or stopped due to parts shortages.Ensures, with Quality, that all scrap transactions are accurate.Leads inventory meetings; participates in manufacturing meetings; interfaces and communicates with internal and external customers; directs people to the appropriate resource; researches solutions and responds to email and phone inquiries.Coordinates related financial activities such as tracking charges and charge backs; interfaces with financial systems; analyzes, compares, and reports related financial data.Initiates, develops, leads, and participates in improvement procedures; actively participates in self- and team audits and resulting corrective actions.May develop and conduct training programs.Works within the team to identify team member weaknesses and gaps to bring the overall performance of the team to a high level of performance.Understands the structure of the organization and maintains a strong network across departments; draws on network to answer questions, solve problems, and successfully execute responsibilities.Demonstrates confidentiality in execution of all responsibilities.Performs other duties as required, to get the job done.Travel as required by the work.

Compensation and Benefits:

Benefits: Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

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High school diploma, GED or equivalent required.Ability to use Excel or other analytical tools.Oracle or supply chain system experience preferred.

Four year experience/education requirement accomplished through one of the following: Bachelors degree, associates degree and at least two years of relevant experience, or at least four years of relevant experience required.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Columbus Engine Plant

Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office

Recruitment Job Type Office

Job Posting Jul 11, 2017, 7:53:14 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 170003DQ