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Cummins Inc. Material Planning Manager in Columbus, Indiana

Material Planning Manager


Material Planning Manager

We are looking for a talented Material Planning Manager to join our team specializing in Supply Chain Planning for our New Power Business in Columbus, IN / your remote home office.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

To plan and maintain daily supply chain operations for critical suppliers or customers in materials, production, inventory, logistics, customer service, demand management, or order fulfillment. Ensures internal and external customers' expectations and requirements are met.

Achieving and continuously improving customer service levels, and/or manage inventory levels and targets, and managing supply and demand within the Supply Chain.

Ensures internal and external customers' expectations and requirements are met.

Manage the daily operational processes for a critical segment of the supply chain.

Eliminate potential supply chain failures as part of the daily planning process.

Champion preventive practices to eliminate expediting to supply chain leadership as appropriate to prevent problems.

To be successful in this role, you will need the following:

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

Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

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

Education, Licenses, Certifications

B.S or B.A in applicable field

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


Intermediate level of relevant work experience required.

Exciting opportunity to join NPBU. This position will be based in Columbus and manage a team of 4 direct and indirect Material planners. We are looking for a proactive candidate who enjoys problem solving, complex challenges and working in a fast pace environment.

This position in a KEY role within the Planning & Logistics team and is responsible for:

  • Manage Supply vs. Demand - analyzing both short term (0 - 12 wks) and long term (3 -12 months) time-frame

  • Manage supplier communication - escalations (resolving issues)

  • Inventory optimization (minimize E&O)

  • Support Service planning strategy and be the POC between NRP and EPBU planning

  • Ensure we keep right stocking levels to meet delivery targets for both direct & indirect materials

  • Manage and develop a team of 4 planners

  • Ensure risks are communicated to key stakeholder ahead of time (Plant Ops Leadership teams)

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. 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.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


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

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Sep 23, 2022, 4:56:28 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization New Power Business

Req ID: 2200085Y