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Material/Planner Supervisor (16087)

Company: Knorr-Bremse
Location: Hanover
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Founded in 1937, R.H. Sheppard Co. Inc. has a rich history of innovative design and American manufacturing excellence. Headquartered in Hanover, Pa., our dedicated team of over 850 employees supply components for the trucking and transportation industry worldwide. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and a proud member of Knorr-Bremse.

Whatever your career path - whether it's product innovation through engineering, working directly with our customers, manufacturing quality products or supporting our business in some other way, Sheppard - a Bendix CVS Company - delivers.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible to supervise, direct, analyze, monitor, enforce, and improve AS400 / SAP processes at each of the Sheppard manufacturing locations regarding to supply planning. Work closely with the Site SCE Leader in rolling out material management strategy. Training plants on material management processes and strategies. Perform audits to ensure all processes are running effectively.

Essential Functions:

  • Management, training and development of direct reports and serve as a functional expert and mentor to their direct reports
  • Achieving fill rate targets for the market and functional areas
  • Management of the inventory related to market segment and functional areas of responsibility - Excess and Obsolescence execution, Inventory reduction pipeline projects
  • Provide input to the monthly SIOP II process
  • Management of on-time supplier delivery - external and internal suppliers
  • Establish, monitor and achieve freight spend targets
  • Establish, monitor and achieve premium freight spend targets
  • Ensure continue compliance to the applicable quality system standards
  • Assess risks and take appropriate countermeasures to mitigate the risk
  • Promote and utilize KPS initiatives, including continuous improvement and problem-solving tools.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of Materials and Supply Chain Management, MRP system, SIOP, JIT, & Lean Manufacturing. SAP, PP, MM
  • In-depth knowledge of materials management techniques
  • Knowledgeable in Six Sigma philosophies


  • 3-5 years related experience plus one year with supervisory experience
  • Proven 2-5 years' experience AS400, SAP MM, PP
  • Experience in managing others


  • Bachelor's degree in Operations, Supply Chain Management, or Business Administration required
  • Green Belt certification is a preferred
  • APICS certification desired


  • Strong ability to establish credibility and trust
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Possesses advanced analytical skills
  • Ability to influence and persuade to inspire action. Capable of energizing the team to world class performance.
  • Ability to drive change from concept to completion across functional boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others
  • Time management and prioritization skills
  • Capable of successfully performing independently as well as in a team setting
  • Possesses exceptional planning, organizational and presentation skills
  • Results oriented with demonstrated capability of meeting tight deadlines
  • Advanced systems and data management skills required
  • Advanced in Microsoft Office products
  • Successful continuous improvement through innovation and problem-solving skills


Paid Time-Off

13 Paid Holidays

Medical Insurance with FSA and HSA options eligibility on start date

Free Medical Clinic for Employees and Dependents

Dental and Vision Insurance

Life, STD & LTD

Life Assistance Program


Keywords: Knorr-Bremse, Ellicott City , Material/Planner Supervisor (16087), Other , Hanover, Maryland

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