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Material Manager at wabtec

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Kansas City, Kansas





Job Description:
At GE Transportation, a Wabtec company, we move and improve the world. We are a global technology leader and supplier of equipment, services and digital solutions to the rail, mining, marine, stationary power and drilling industries. Our innovations help customers deliver goods and services with greater speed and savings using our advanced manufacturing techniques and digitally connected machines.

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? Or do things that haven't been done to make your life and someone else's better? GE Transportation has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so for decades to come! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE Transportation delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary/Purpose
Responsible for facilitating transactions, producing, assembling and delivering replacement/ repair parts and equipment as part of a Services agreement or order. Includes activities such as processing transactions, managing processes, material management, site operations, or warehouse logistics & shipping, sometimes in a shop structure. Includes craft & non craft labor as well as manager roles responsible solely for these activities.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Responsible for material planning and inventory metrics across a service segment.
  • Monitor theresults of changes to the inventory plan/forecast and recommend modifications.
  • Plan for prevention of excess inventory and stock outs. Work with all levels of personnel (hourly, supervisory, and general foreperson) in resolving issues, tracking material availability, and advising on material usage.
  • Work with customers externally and internally to identify new opportunities to improve our current processes.
  • May also include, Lead Inquiry to Order (ITO) processes through Order to Remittance (OTR).
  • Deliver business sales, contribution margin, develop proposals; negotiate with customers; drive competitive pricing.
  • Develops a year plan for its own department.
  • Is involved in discussions with other functions and teams about improvement in processes, procedures and ways of working.
  • Contributes to plan of larger unit.
  • Communicates across direct organization.
  • Presents to senior leaders regarding technical space, and on cross functional teams on how technologies interconnect and contribute to overall strategy.
  • Diverse clients in a region.
  • Follows frameworks to get through the processes.
Qualifications/Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 4 years of experience in Services).
  • Minimum of 3 additional years of experience in Materials Management.
Desired Characteristics
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams.
  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact.
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills.
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability.
GE Transportation 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! GE Transportation 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.