Material Planner

Wabtec Corporation

Greenville, SC


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.

The Material Planner will demonstrate leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for an area or business segment.  In this role, you will coordinate and expedite the flow of materials (from suppliers and within departments) according to production schedules, plan, and schedule material / production needs via forecast and master schedule. This position requires working on-site as an essential function.

Major Responsibilities

  • Work with materials and fulfillment teams to manage safety stocks, manage order modifiers, and planning parameters for optimal material availability.
  • Create and execute continuous improvement projects to deliver safety, efficiency, and cost savings for warehousing, production lines, and/or the shop as a whole.
  • Meet inventory metrics, including but not limited to material availability, inventory, field order OTD, non-nettable inventory, material flow, premium transportation, warehousing spend, warehousing discrepancy, customer core management & out of scope material usage.
  • Provide clear communication and material guidance to management and other Wabtec employees daily.
  • Work as part of a cross-functional team, driving a "one team" focus, and dedicated to customer success within the shop.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, OSHA work practices, and industry/site-specific work rules.
  • Work with various MRP, quality, and MES software systems to manage material and other systemic requirements. Develop and follow standard work.
  • Work with data analytics teams to mine & interpret material usage data and implement forecasts
  • Take ownership of and lead projects for plantwide materials process improvement in addition to your planning responsibilities.

Minimum Requirements

  • Three years of experience in a manufacturing industry, preferably within a Materials or Finance role.
  • Bachelor's degree, Associates degree, or a high school diploma / GED with at least 10 years of experience in Manufacturing.
  • Strong Data Analysis skills.
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Lean manufacturing techniques and processes.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while having a high degree of attention to details.
  • Knowledge of production/materials control systems.
  • Continuous Improvement (CI) mindset with the ability to lead CI projects.
  • Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to motivate and lead.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working experience with Oracle or similar ERP system

  • Proven problem-solving skillset with the ability to generate creative solutions.  (Analyze issues that may arise and create solutions.)

  • Understanding of production forecasting and scheduling concepts

Relocation lump sum assistance available if candidate qualifies.

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.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.