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Tenneco Inc.

Materials Planning Manager

Tenneco Inc. - Ligonier, IN

Materials Planning Manager




Materials Planning Manager

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Job Description

The Materials Planning Manager is responsible for developing the master production plan to satisfy customer demand while carrying minimum effective inventory. The qualified individual will be responsible for providing the plant with a weekly production plan consistent with the plant capacity and customer demand. In addition, responsible for determining the desired inventory levels for finished goods, raw material and WIP, by optimizing MRP and inventory perimeters. The customer orders, interplant orders, new business, customer expectations, and internal supply constraints will be used to develop production plans. Strong collaboration with the Operations Leaders, Engineering and Materials will be critical to meeting business goals.


Create a Master Production Plan for designated products. Analyze and identify risks associated with the options built into the Master Production Plan, including manufacturing lead times.

Support the scheduling responsibilities down to operations daily production plan, proactively identify component shortages and work to minimize change overs related to materials planning.

Perform supply/demand analysis weekly, for both customer and intercompany demands, identify and resolve demand/supply gaps

Business partner with product change engineers to insure changes to materials planning is aligned with customer expectations while minimizing inventory impact from changes

Develop inventory targets that maximize service with minimal inventory, achieve targeted inventory levels on both a cost and unit basis

Project total inventory levels on a weekly basis. Create actions that achieve corporate inventory turn targets

Insure coordination with materials and operations execution on a daily/weekly/monthly basis

Monitor actual output versus the Master Production Plan. Identify gaps and drive solutions, including metrics on production performance to the requested production schedule

Implement the use of SAP MRP Monitor, develop and deliver timely reporting of key metrics.

Complete training for SAP expert on-site

Train & Serve as the backup for purchasing and transportation planning

Required Experience


Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Experience with MRP - Material Requirement Planning

5 to 7 years relevant experience in Supply Chain/Materials Planning in Manufacturing


Results oriented individual with demonstrated track record of success

Ability to translate concept to action

Great communicator that will properly ensure all needed parties are informed

Ability to identify critical materials planning levers and act with high sense of urgency

Strong people skills to establish strong relationships between materials, production and engineering teams

7-10 years’ experience in Materials, Supply Chain Planning

Training in Lean Manufacturing

SAP experience preferred

Automotive experience preferred

APICS certification or related continuing education

Job Location

Ligonier, Indiana, United States

Position Type


We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to gender, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected class.

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Materials Planning Manager Tenneco Inc. - Ligonier, IN, United States


Location: Ligonier, IN

Company Profile:
Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) is one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers and distributors of clean air and ride performance products and systems for the automotive, commercial truck and off-highway markets and the aftermarket. The company is well-balanced across end-markets, geographic regions, customers, product lines and vehicle platforms