Material Planner

Wabtec Corporation

Cairo, Egypt


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary/Purpose:

The materials/planning specialist provides materials management expertise to the operations team in addition to maintaining inventory accuracy, work order consumption, and ordering of direct materials. In this role, you will utilize your experience and expertise to solve problems, drive process adherence, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to affect short-term and some long-term business goals.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the technical teams to forecast and avoid part shortages impacting operation, escalating issues, and communicating to the operations teams as necessary.
  • Own all internal planning and ordering of direct materials locally and globally.
  • Follow up internal orders with Buyers and follow the escalation process to ensure the availability of materials on time.
  • Support stocks accuracy at the warehouse with zero deviation.
  • Responsible on follow up parts shipping process since delivery at US warehouse till final delivery at Egypt Warehouse
  • Support with Customs Broker Management
  • Apply EHS standards.
  • Meet inventory targets including month-end and quarter-close processes for inventory in addition to achieving a high level of accuracy during yearly physical inventory.
  • Meet transportation budget and avoid air freights.
  • Work as part of a cross functional team, driving a "one team" focus, dedicated to customer success within the shop.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Planning experience minimum 2 years.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, Access is a plus.
  • Oracle knowledge is a plus.
  • Fluent English

Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to influence others.
  • Ability to lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact.
  • Strong and effective problem identification and solution skills.
  • Proven analytical and quality/process improvement skills.
  • Willingness to take on tough challenges and grow professionally.

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.