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Cummins Inc. Demand & VPI P&L Manager in Columbus, Indiana

Demand & VPI P&L Manager


Lead efforts within one or more Supply Chain functions including materials, production, inventory, logistics, demand management and order fulfillment. Ensures internal and external customers' expectations and requirements are met from end to end in each of the supply chains.

Manage daily operations across functions to ensure a dependable and efficient supply chain.

Lead continuous improvement projects that align with Cummins Operating System and Functional Excellence direction and leverage common processes tools, and information systems.

Support Corporate Supply Chain initiatives and lead the cross Business Unit planning processes to ensure intra-company alignment.

Mitigate long term supplier constraints by collaborating with functional stakeholders.

Create common supply chain processes and procedures by establishing collaborative business partner relationships.

Approach daily problem solving and continuous improvement opportunities strategically and tactically to achieve performance targets.

Develop, understand and improve necessary Key Performance Indicators.

Analyze operational trends and develop corrective action plans.

Address supply chain failures promptly to ensure operations stability; escalate as appropriate.

Prepare and manage an annual operating plan including expense resources, and capital.

Manage, coach, and develop staff; work with employees to set goals in training and development, performance, and career planning.



Instills trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

Optimizes work processes - Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.

Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Develops talent - Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.

Directs work - Providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done.

Drives engagement - Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.

Drives results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

Ensures accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.

Inventory Management and Optimization - Uses analytics and algorithms to determine the optimal level of inventory investment across the end-to-end supply chain within specific constraints (warehouse space, customer delivery, etc.); provides guidance and expertise on planning parameter refinement; develops inventory strategies to support Cummins' strategy and not just a business unit strategy.

Materials KPI Management - Operates in relation to recent or historical outputs as compared to expectations of the organization to determine next steps to drive improvement; assesses gaps to the supply chain performance against the expectation of achieving target deliverables; interprets KPIs to understand end-customer impact; strategically balances trade-offs to influence one KPI while minimizing the impact to others.

​Materials Planning Parameters - Aligns parameters (minimum order quantity, multiple order quantity, lead time, part cost, etc.) to balance the supply and demand plans while stabilizing the supply chain; runs changes to parameter settings in the planning environment and analyzes the impact to customer delivery and inventory.

Supply Chain Knowledge - Influences, with the ability to concisely explain and/or elaborate on, the multi-disciplined and end-to-end integration of the flow of information, products, and services to achieve the desired result for the end customer within the first-fit or aftermarket business segments while balancing the tensions of inventory, cost, and delivery.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

B.S or BA in applicable field, MBA preferred

This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.


Significant level of relevant work experience required.

Exciting opportunity within Accelera eMobility --


Order Management

  • Lead the Order Management, Demand Control team to ensure a dependable and efficient Supply chain

  • Lead the Demand process and meeting to align with supply & manpower capacity , including improvements needed for all line of products within eMobility for short and long term

  • Respond to customer escalation calls

  • Partner with sales to align of demand, contract negotiations

  • Support commercial discussion to improve Accelera’s financial performance (revenue, gross margin)

  • Lead and drive improvements to balance supply and demand


  • Represent Accelera P&L as MRG for all projects - all lines of products

  • Coach and develop resources to follow the VPI process - P&L

  • Represent Accelera in Corp. P&L FE forums


  • Ability to manage ambiguity and a work environment with constant change

  • Strong understanding of Supply Chain

  • Strong communication skills

  • Time management and setting priorities

This position requires come to the office (CEP - Columbus) 3 – 4 days a week


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

Job Type College / University

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Entry Level

Job Posting Jun 27, 2024, 6:48:31 PM

Unposting Date Jul 12, 2024, 11:29:00 AM

Organization Accelera Business

Role Category Hybrid - Potential for Partial Remote

Relocation Package Eligible

Req ID: 240005J3