Caterpillar Material Planning Analyst in Nuevo Leon, Mexico

As a Material Planning Analyst, you will collaborate with suppliers to ensure execution to planned orders and schedules, and resolves issues with suppliers to ensure material availability for facility production. You’ll work with the facility production schedulers and operations personnel to support facility production and point of use material availability. You will ensures alignment of facility inventory accuracy and inventory systems planning parameters with the plan for every part to maintain planning integrity.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

**Ensuring the timely delivery of materials to the facility, collaborating with suppliers to coordinate deliveries, shipping schedules and work schedules to meet facility production plans

  • Using supplier collaboration technologies, collaborating with suppliers and operations to plan delivery of material for production

  • Collaborating with suppliers to perform root cause corrective actions to resolve quality and supplier performance issues

  • Planning for alternate manufacturing methods, and requiring the ability to communicate effectively across multiple functions both in- and outside of the company

  • Analyzing established parts schedules and production requirements, converting requirements into appropriate piece parts, requisitioning the materials, regulating inventory levels and issuing work orders

  • Working closely with facility supply chain planning resources to proactively address material requirements changes resulting from new product introduction and engineering / product change control

  • Analyzing engineering releases for changes and/or new releases and coordinates effective release dates to provide an efficient depletion of related existing stock items

  • Managing/performing supplier scheduling and implementation of engineering changes for the efficient manufacture of products and components

  • Working with facility supply chain performance resources to implement supplier improvements based on supplier performance metrics

  • Performing work to improve point of use material availability, providing leadership and guidance to teams applying root cause analysis and corrective actions to improve material availability and point of use availability

**Providing Material Planning expertise to facility functions in support of improving demand variability, forecast credibility and usability for production planning, and actively supports facility Sales and Operations Planning

Required Qualifications:

**Knowledge and understanding of 6 Sigma project management principles

  • CPS Functional Job Role Qualified

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • College or university degree, or equivalent, preferably in Supply Chain and/or Logistics Management or Industrial Engineering

  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, organization and communication skills

  • Understanding of company policies and procedures

**General product knowledge

Desired Qualifications:

**APICS CPIM or CSPC National Certification

  • Significant knowledge of production scheduling and capacity management

  • Ability to use and troubleshoot the MRP, Lognet and MTS systems

**Knowledge and/or experience in material control, purchasing, parts distribution, inventory control, manufacturing engineering, operations and transportation or logistics

Job: *Logistics

Title: Material Planning Analyst

Location: Mexico-Nuevo Leon-Santa Catarina

Requisition ID: 160006NE