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Cummins Inc. OCU - Non-Technical - Direct Materials Associate-Specialist - 1st Shift in Columbus, Indiana

OCU - Non-Technical - Direct Materials Associate-Specialist - 1st Shift


Our Culture believes in POWERING YOUR POTENTIAL . We provide global opportunities to develop your career, make your community a better place and work today's most innovative thinkers to solve the world's toughest problems. We believe in flexibility for you to explore your passions while making an impact through meaningful work within our inclusive workforce. That's what #LifeATCummins is all about.

We are looking for a talented Non-Technical – Direct Materials Associate – Specialist – 1 st Shift to join our team for our location in Columbus, IN with starting pay of $26.50 or higher based on experience. This role is 1 st shift Hybrid position (2 days in office and 3 days remote) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

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

  • Self-motivated person that can prioritize request / task received via email / chat or in person & complete them in a timely manner.

  • Admin must learn the systems / applications / processes to become a super user to help troubleshoot issues for the teams.

  • Set up new suppliers, changes for suppliers & potential suppliers, submitting EDI request for each plant as needed when new suppliers are set up.

  • Update plant PO prices, supporting the teams with working outfiles for several business unites, creating/ updating Contracts.

  • Learning systems & applications needed & becoming system super user for various systems.

  • Updating / checking source splits in various plant systems, troubleshooting issues, supporting suppliers with payment issues, learning who to go to for different issues, learning what to look for to resolve issues.

  • This position supports 12 Sourcing Managers in the US and 12 plus internationally.

  • Negotiations - Send RFQ / FYI’s to suppliers they OSC /SFD with prints / standards / models when requested.

  • Assist team with sending RFQ packages when requested for quoting.

  • Adjustment Memo’s – create / submit as requested.

  • DRA updates including update DRA database (spreadsheet)

  • New setup for potential new suppliers and supplier banking changes

  • Models / prints / Standards – support team & suppliers as requested.

  • Set up new team members for systems / application & train as needed.

  • Order Peripherals – office supplies, business cards for team members as needed.

  • Manage & update SM Matrix for all Purchasing and maintain & update the Admin OneNote


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

  • High school diploma or certificate of completion of secondary education or equivalent experience to the extent such experience meets applicable regulations.

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

  • Requires significant relevant work experience or specialized skills obtained through education, training, or on-the-job experience.

  • Experience using Microsoft office including Excel (Pivot Tables and VLOOKUP’s a ), PowerPoint, and Word required.

  • Prior purchasing systems experience preferred.

  • Working with global sourcing teams on direct purchasing related system and processes.

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, Commons Office Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Office

Job Posting Sep 21, 2023, 9:45:20 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Corporate

Role Category Hybrid - Potential for Partial Remote

Relocation Package Ineligible

Req ID: 2300077L