Senior Manager Material Planning

Supply Chain Houston, Texas


Position at Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc


Senior Manager Material Planning


Position Summary

  • Responsible for MCFA’s supply chain and the scheduling of supplier components into MCFA.
  • Leadership for the Material Planning team (Senior Material Planners and Material Planners).
  • Establish goals to adhere to MCFA key initiatives, (100% Safety, 100% Quality, and 100% Delivery).
  • Ensure parts are on time to support manufacturing schedules.
  • Develop plans to reduce inventory at MCFA.
  • Develop countermeasures pertaining to under-performing suppliers.


Required Knowledge / Skills / Experience / Certifications / Licenses

  • BS/BA in Supply Chain, Business, Industrial Engineering or related field.
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in Manufacturing Material Planning or 7+ years of relevant experience in Commodity Management or Strategic Sourcing.
  • 7+ years of supervisory experience.
  • Relevant experience with logistics and transportation.
  • Relevant experience with JIT, VMI, warehousing, packaging and Lean Operations.
  • Relevant experience with manufacturing systems (ERP).
  • Strong logical, objective, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Efficient and effective written and verbal communications skills.
  • Proven background in leading significant change in efforts to reduce lead-time and inventory.
  • Demonstrated analytical abilities that support optimized material flow from external suppliers.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel background (V-Look-up, Pivot Tables, Charts, Macros).
  • Strong Microsoft PowerPoint background in preparation and development of presentations.
  • Ability to generate performance based KPI's and hold the team accountable.
  • Extensive experience in managing expedites and critical parts delivery.
  • Ability to establish a cohesive material planning strategy that compliments customer order patterns.


Desired Knowledge / Skills / Experience / Certifications / Licenses

  • Master's degree in a related field.
  • Relevant knowledge of quality systems, lean manufacturing processes and project management.
  • Industrial equipment manufacturing experience.
  • BPCS and/or (Factory Planner) experience in an AS400 environment.
  • Combination of backgrounds including purchasing, planning, scheduling, and other Supply Chain
  • experiences.
  • Understanding of contracts and general business terms and conditions.
  • Logistics, 3PL, Air, Ocean and Land Freight familiarity in order to resolve transportation issues.


Equipment and Tools Used / Working Conditions

  • Office Environment.
  • Computer and associated business equipment.



This company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status.

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