Cummins Inc. Indirect Materials Associate - Hourly in Columbus, Indiana

Indirect Materials Associate - 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 within the facility with suppliers and internal customers to ensure continuous operations of the facility.

Resolves materials-related issues within the facility with suppliers and internal customers; monitors requests through standard processes; works with appropriate functional resources to understand and ensure proper inventory levels; monitors usage and historical needs to determine any needed changes to inventory.Coordinates all aspects of material delivery for operations; acts as company representative with Cummins’ suppliers; manages all indirect tier one suppliers; negotiates supplier schedules to match demand; identifies and resolves material procurement issues with 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.Acts as a user or super user of inventory control systems; determines order rules necessary to drive accurate 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; maintains related databases.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 or supplies shortages.Actively participates in inventory meetings; participates in facility meetings; interfaces and communicates with internal customers; directs people to the appropriate resource; researches solutions and responds to email and phone inquiries.Completes daily reconciliation of purchase orders to invoices in the procurement system; reviews monthly operation supply spend charged to the indirect materials budget; ensures that charges and cross charges are properly applied; creates purchase orders as needed and responds to inquiries regarding purchase order status; sets up new part numbers in the procurement system; works with finance team to identify and correct issues in the procurement system; creates help tickets for users to resolve issues; schedules and presents system training as needed.Creates and runs reports as needed to coordinate and support responsibilities.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, Marr Rd Service Support Center

Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office

Recruitment Job Type Office

Job Posting Sep 13, 2017, 11:04:36 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 170005MV