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Cummins Inc. Material Planner in Daventry, United Kingdom

Material Planner


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We are looking for a talented Material Planner to join our team specializing in Supply Chain Planning for our Power Systems Business Segment in Daventry.

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months. Working 37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday between 7.00am - 5.30pm.

Salary is £26,000 - £27,900 depending on experience.

You will have the flexibility of working from home on a hybrid contract 2-3 days per week.

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

  • Initiates purchase and work orders to support the demand plan.

  • Participates on allocation calls with Sourcing Manager, supplier, and other Cummins entities to understand nature and impact of constraints.

  • Works with suppliers to reduce lead time and order quantities balancing supply with demand.

  • Collaborates with Supply Chain Planners across the organisation to re-position excess inventory to locations with supporting demand.

  • Provides accurate, timely updates specific to inventory availability and back-order recovery plans.

  • Manages part change requests and ramp up / ramp down activities to meet demand while minimizing excess and obsolete inventory.

  • Reconciles order boards for critical suppliers, critical parts, and past due orders on a routine basis.

  • Supports the Deliver Supplier Improvement Process initiative to improve performance metrics.

  • Documents, communicates, and follows-up on action items impacting the ability to execute the plan.

  • Takes ownership and accountability for delivery of supplier schedules that supports end Customer needs.

  • Demonstrates the target level of proficiency in core competencies.

  • Remains flexible and performs other miscellaneous duties, as required, to meet business goals.


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

  • PC literate (Windows, MS-office):

  • Working knowledge of MS Excel

  • Experience with MRP systems such as SAP, Oracle, or a similar MRP package; or another Inventory Planning system is a plus.

  • Quality/Improvement Skills: General Business Knowledge, Managing Work, Problem Solving, Customer Oriented, Perseverance

  • Teamwork Skills: Attention to Detail, Collaboration / Cooperation, Oral & Written Communication, Dealing with Ambiguity


Primary Location United Kingdom-England-Northamptonshire-UK, Daventry, Cummins Co Ltd

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Office

Job Posting Sep 22, 2022, 3:06:28 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Power Systems Business

Req ID: 2200058C