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Lead Analyst, Materials Fulfillment

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulics group has an opening for a Lead Analyst, Materials Fulfillment located in Eden Prairie, MN.

Position Overview :

The Hydraulics Fulfillment Analyst works as part of the Global Fulfillment Team.  The Fulfillment team is responsible to deploy and maintain the elements of the Hydraulics Fulfillment Model: ABCQ, PFEP, Replenishment Design, Inventory Management, and Capacity Management.  The Fulfillment team is the bridge between the SIOP Supply Planners and the Central Planning teams, designing efficient replenishment management systems (e.g. Min-Max) .  The Fulfillment team is the bridge between the SIOP Supply Planners and the Manufacturing facilities by maintaining accurate capacity and inventory models that position the operations to run efficiently and meet customer demand.   The Fulfillment teams provide a centralized service to a group of sites and/or the Central Planning Team in a Region or Business.

  • Deploy and maintain an accurate ABCQ Product Segmentation plan in the MRP system
  • Align and Maintain the MRP PFEP to link ABCQ with the Replenishment plan
  • Design and maintain Replenishment Management systems that ensure we have the correct amount of material to meet our Customer OTD goals and our Model Inventory targets
  • Create and maintain Inventory Playbooks for all sites that accurately define the Product & Process Positioning Strategy, the Demand Variability Summary, and Replenishment Design targets. 
  • Work with the Operations to create accurate Inventory Forecasts, aligned with SIOP Demand and the replenishment Management designs.
  • Create and maintain Capacity Models for our sites that allow the SIOP Supply teams to assess our ability to meet customer demand and take corrective action to close gaps in a timely fashion.

The Central Planning Team and the Materials Fulfillment Analyst are responsible for the following deliverables and metrics:

  • ABCQ and PFEP Maintenance per policy
  • Customer OTD and Supplier OTD  
  • DOH and $INV to forecast 
  • Min-Max Process Deployment and Min-Max Range Health 

Essential Functions

  • Work with a cross-functional team to assign and maintain ABCQ Product Segmentation codes for all parent and child items in the MRP system.
  • Implement and maintain PFEP setting in the MRP system to align the Replenishment Design with the ABCQ product segmentation driven lead times.
  • Design and implement Replenishment Management systems for internal and external suppliers.  This include selection of the replenishment model, calculation and revaluation of min-max, management of discrete planning parameters, MRP PFEP settings, etc.
  • Design and maintain Capacity Models that connect the SIOP demand forecast with the installed capacity in our facilities.  Work with the sites to maintain the manning and shift plan to utilize the capacity to meet demand, identifying actions early to allow time to take actions in time to drive operations efficiency.
  • Create and maintain Inventory Playbooks for sites that accurately define the Product and Process Fulfillment Strategy and Replenishment Plan recommendations that align with the SKU characteristics associated with the site’s product offering.
  • Work with the operations team to create monthly inventory forecasts that are aligned with the SIOP Demand Forecast and Established replenishment designs.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication linkages with the sites that he/she serves to ensure that the site has a voice in the ABCQ/PFEP plans, replenishment design, capacity models, and inventory forecast.  Work with the sites to drive execution to plan for all elements.
  • Maintain a proactive and disciplined approach to serving the sites that he/she serves, maintaining constant coverage and being responsive to all requests and needs.
  • Train and mentor new Materials Analysts and Material Planners and take the lead in complex initiatives facing the team.
  • Subject matter expert with all Fulfillment and replenishment tools (e.g. Supplier Vis and MFG Pro Schedules) and related materials analysis tools (e.g. Pulse, Wisper


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in one or more (or combination of) the following functional areas: Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Materials Management, or Logistics. 
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in Materials Management: Material Planning, Master Scheduling, Materials Analysis.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • APICS CPIM certification
  • Minimum of 1 year of Manufacturing or plant experience
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working with consumption based replenishment; Min-max, Kanban, etc.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with MRP master data management
Position Criteria:
  • Understanding of the SIOP process steps: Forecast, Demand, Supply, Consensus, Executive
  • Practical understanding of SIOP driven Materials Management including forecasting, scheduling, capacity analysis and inventory management. 
  • Strong analytical and cognitive skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship building and team work skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong project management experience   
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, interpret and document complex business processes and systems.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel.  
  • Ability to train and mentor new employees in Materials Planning tools and processes
  • Ability to independently manage Materials and Operations projects 

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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: HYD Hydraulics Group

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 045162