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Manager – Material Planning
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Normal, IL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
SAP Products
  • BS/BA in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Operations management, or other related fields strongly preferred or 5-7 years of applicable experience
  • Experience with Materials Requirement Planning “MRP” Software such as SAP required
  • Working knowledge in Excel, Word, Power point, and Outlook programs
  • Strong leadership skills, experience managing multiple direct reports
  • Ability to set tasks and responsibilities
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and stay within budget
  • Strong team orientation and cross functional attitude
  • Ability and willingness to train and lead others
  • Overall understanding of purchasing practices, logistics flow, and warehousing of inventories
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as governmental regulations, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a high-pressure environment
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • In the performance of the duties of this job the employee is required to travel, drive a motor vehicle, communicate using telephone and e-mail
  • Manages direct reports to ensure targets are met and provides guidance to resolve technical problems
  • Develop Key Performance Indicators “KPI” to set targets, measure progress and report on results
  • Responsible for part availability and Material Requirements Planning for the manufacturing facility
  • Responsible for training and developing the skills of direct reports
  • Lead and direct the material planning team to balance the demand as driven by Material Requirements Planning (MRP), shop floor capacity, customer sales orders and supplier capability
  • Monitor accuracy of releases to supplier and ensure optimization of on hand inventory
  • Monitors supplier performance and production schedules
  • Assists with critical escalations, facilitate supplier improvement plans and countermeasures
  • Utilizes root cause analysis and basic problem-solving skills to drive continuous improvement in processes and metrics
  • Improve automated processes to maximize the flow of information and material in support of plant manufacturing goals
  • Ensures required documentation and/or system transactions are executed to allocate, purchase, internally manufacture or reschedule material as required
  • Analyzes data, including enterprise requirements planning information and prepares consolidated managerial reports as needed to facilitate and recommend actions to ensure plant/product line optimal supply chain execution
  • Evaluates operational performance of the group to facilitate performance management, merit promotions, dismissals, and commendations
  • Works cross functionally with Logistics, Purchasing, Material Handling, Quality, and other internal departments
  • Supports the material handling and production teams through communication of delivery exceptions
  • Supports new business strategies and material flow analysis
  • Inputs and adheres to the company's overall annual business plan
  • Visit customer locations & plants during major milestone events to support the teams when required

10,001+ employees

Electric vehicles manufacturer
Company Overview
Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. The company believes there is a more responsible way to explore the world and is determined to make the transition to sustainable transportation an exciting one. Rivian designed their emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles to challenge what's possible.
  • Ownership for All: We offer every employee the opportunity to own Rivian stock through equity programs, supporting their financial wellness.
  • Mental and Emotional Wellness: We provide employees and their families access to mental wellness platforms and our Employees Assistance Program
  • Fertility and Family Planning: We support diverse family-building journeys, providing employees with benefits such as paid parental leave and financial support for adoption, fertility treatments or surrogacy.
  • Competitive Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages driven by mutual investment in our long-term growth and success.
  • Career Development: We enable all employees to own their development. Continuous learning opportunities and tuition reimbursement help drive performance, boost engagement and develop future leaders.
  • Transgender Benefits: In alignment with WPATH guidelines, our 2022 plans provide coverage toward medical, pharmacy and cosmetic needs.
Company Core Values
  • A diverse workforce
  • Embracing active allyship
  • Purpose-driven partnerships
  • Supporting our team