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Planning Supervisor


Account Manager


South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Eaton’s Power Reliability Division is currently seeking a Planning Supervisor in South Milwaukee, WI. Relocation assistance is available!

The expected annual salary range for this role is $91,500 - $134,200 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

What you’ll do:

As a Planning Supervisor, you will be responsible for internal plant supply chain activities and will drive materials management best practices to achieve the sales and production schedules, meet customer requirements, align plant capacity, optimize the utilization of the workforce, and minimize manufacturing costs by assisting in cycle count, physical inventory processes, and internal materials replenishment strategy to meet inventory DOH and excess & obsolete management targets.

In this role, you will:

• Execute the materials management strategy to support production planning, production scheduling, order fulfilment, material releases, material handling, logistics, and inventory control

• Ensure that production activities are scheduled in a manner which will make efficient operations possible and, at the same time, assure the fulfilment of customer delivery requirements

• Engage the production plan of the various materials, parts and subassemblies required by the plant. Drive for resolution of material shortages

• Maintain and coordinate activities to ensure vital plant metrics, including but not limited to; customer on-time delivery, backlog, days on hand inventory and past due workorders/schedules

• Leverage the annual and monthly operating plans to determine appropriate objectives and performance expectations for the materials management team.

• Direct management of the production planners and related SCM activities

• Train and educate the materials management team on the use of supply chain management techniques, various business systems, varieties of reports and other related

Why work at Eaton? We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being. Listed below are programs that are offered globally, but program availabilities may vary by site.

• Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at participating Eaton sites)

• Healthcare/retirement savings programs

• Competitive compensation packages to reward skills and performance

• Tuition assistance or financial help for ongoing learning and development

• Health, Dental, Vision & Wellness programs


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment, specifically in supply chain
  • At least 2 years’ experience in SAP ECC/MRP planning and/or scheduling modules
  • At least 1 year of supervisory experience
  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future

Preferred qualifications:

• Master of Science degree in engineering, supply chain, or operations from an accredited institution

• APICS, CSCP, or CPIM certification

• Prior experience with shop floor inventory control or manufacturing operations optimization

• Strong ethics, values and the ability to influence others’ decision making.

• Demonstrated knowledge of institutional problem-solving tools/processes such as cycle time reduction and process improvement tools: six sigma DMAIC methodology, kaizen, DOE, pareto charts, statistical process control, process mapping, tree diagrams and root cause analysis