Materials Requirements PLNG Supervisor

Caterpillar Inc.

  • Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Materials Requirements PLNG Supervisor
Job Posted : Oct 21st, 2021

Job Description

To supervise the material planning and functions for the facility, ensuring material availability and POU availability and drive disciplined inventory systems usage and collaboraton with material suppliers.

Job Duties:-

  • Direct Reports include Material Planning Analysts.
  • Plans and directs the material planning and material logistics functions to meet the facility plan objectives and satisfy customer needs. Interfaces with Operations, Business Resources, Global Purchasing Suppliers, Logistics, Engineering and worldwide Cat facilities.
  • Plans, initiates, and maintains a material procurement process that establishes and achieves the least total cost, best quality and timely delivery for facility material purchases from internal/external suppliers.
  • Includes managing inventory and record accuracy through monitoring shortage / surplus exception, supplier follow ups, negative on-hands and daily delivery performance.
  • Develops and directs internal/external material flow planning. Implements efficient supplier and interplant Material supply plans. Meets production and parts requirements while optimizing inventory levels, lot sizing, lead times, packaging, and transportation costs. Provides direct support to manufacturing operations through managing incoming requirements and scheduling of production work orders.
  • Implements and coordinates efficient supply-base management. Establishes and nurtures supplier relationships. Includes the identification and implementation of methods to assure suppliers are meeting Caterpillar’s technological, communication, material delivery, financial management, and quality needs.
  • Participates in supplier-quality improvement efforts. Provides material requirements expertise to Six Sigma projects and Lean Events as required.
  • Selects, trains and assists direct reports while providing career guidance and opportunity for added experience and training. Develops staff skills by focusing on evaluative / analytical thinking, innovative approaches to problem solving and team building. The position is responsible for all personnel issues and performance evaluation of direct reports.

Required Qualification:-

  • Degree in engineering with minimum 8 years of experience in manufacturing supply chain/logistics is required.
  • Working experience in SAP MM is required MS-Excel proficiency is strongly required.
  • Experience in handling import suppliers is required. Good communication skill (written & verbal) is required.
  • Flexibility to extend normal work hour to attend meeting with US suppliers/stakeholders
  • Zeal to follow up with cross functional teams, suppliers to get the work done is required.
  • Working experience as people manager is required.
  • Working experience in managing teams, stakeholder& international suppliers is required.

Desired Qualification:-

  • A master’s degree is preferred
  • Working experience with gunshot/engine manufacturers is preferred.
  • Relocation is available for this position.

Job Requirements:-

  • Completion of Caterpillar Leadership Training
  • Knowledge and Understanding of 6 Sigma Project management skills
  • CPS Functional Job Role Qualified
  • APICS CPIM or CSCP National Certification highly desired
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to develop and deploy creative / original solutions to complex problems
  • Thorough understanding of company policies and procedures
  • Solid product knowledge
  • Supplier Relationship Management skills
  • College or university degree related to Supply Chain, or equivalent experience, is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Able to work independently with minimal direction


  • Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

Company Overview:-

Since 1925, Caterpillar Inc. has been helping our customers build a better world – making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent.
With 2020 sales and revenues of $41.7 billion, Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives.
We do business on every continent, principally operating through three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries, and Energy & Transportation – and providing financing and related services through our Financial Products segment.