Material Planner – Buyer – Ingersoll Rand

Job title: Material Planner – Buyer

Company: Ingersoll Rand

Job description: Ingersoll Rand is committed to achieving workforce diversity reflective of our communities. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.Ingersoll Rand is hiring a highly skilled and motivated Procurement Specialist to support our NA Welch team our Sheboygan, WI facility. The Procurement Specialist builds and leverages strong working relationships with our engineering teams, operations teams, and key suppliers to ensure cost, quality, and delivery targets are met.Responsibilities

  • Timely entry of necessary inventory orders to maintain production and escalate issues as appropriate
  • Review customer backlogs based on assigned manufacturing cells in order to gain broad view of upcoming requirements. Coordinate with customer service and sales regarding backlogs.
  • Use MRP function to order materials needed to meet customer demands on time. Place PO’s with suppliers as MRP drives the requirements. If necessary, work with the supplier to expedite material.
  • Conduct or support negotiations and supplier selection
  • Support site productivity through price negotiations and other continuous improvement projects.
  • Use customer backlog and MPS function to schedule orders per manufacturing cell based upon promised delivery dates. Create work orders for the appropriate quantity of units to satisfy the customer’s order.
  • Seek to maximize efficiency by scheduling like jobs together whenever possible. Use given tools to ensure adequate safety stock is assigned to high demand parts in order to meet potential spikes in customer demand or to mitigate supplier late deliveries. Review any provided customer forecasts or anticipated demand to ensure appropriate inventory is carried.
  • Support supplier segmentation, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and quarterly supplier reviews for all strategic suppliers
  • Leads Procurement NPD activities through preferred supplier programs and RFQ’s.
  • Identify gaps to goals and collaboratively develop and support countermeasures and activities to close the gap and exceed targets.
  • Monitors purchase price variances and resolves discrepancies with internal team members and suppliers.
  • Works with suppliers to address significant and/or systemic issues with performance (quality, delivery, warranty, etc.) as may be required in support of plant Manufacturing, Purchasing and Quality teams
  • Responsible for coordinating with commodity teams, materials, operations, engineering, finance, quality, and field operations to complete projects and achieve expected benefits within project timeline.
  • Identify gaps to goals and collaboratively develop and support countermeasures and activities to close the gap and exceed targets.
  • Manage reporting of Procurement financial metrics (forecast and actual) including productivity and inflation for responsible plants or projects Support the development of the Annual Operating Plan for productivity projects, targets and initiatives. Support standard setting process for responsible plants.
  • Support Commodity teams goals by leading and executing supplier rationalization, quality and delivery improvement projects. Work to align strategies between commodity and Sector localization, plant rationalization and similar.
  • Plan production orders for manufacturing team to meet customer expectations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent preferred
  • 2-5 of progressively responsible job-related experience
  • Incumbent must have well-developed negotiation skills and assessing vendors.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word, is required. Proficiency using Excel at an advanced level (use financial and logical functions; work with multiple worksheets and workbooks; edit and use macros/ import and export information) and Microsoft AX is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and interpret data, confirming its accuracy and adequacy, and using it to drive decisions as well as present results and business cases to management
  • Oracle & SAP experience in a global environment is beneficial
  • Quality inspection and understanding of how it operates in a production environment preferred.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a self-starter; motivated with expert overall sourcing expertise.
  • Incumbent must have strong written and verbal communication skills, demonstrated effective leadership and influencing skills and practices
  • Experience coordinating, facilitating discussions, consultation and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability and willingness to understand and interact with diverse groups and cultures
  • Evidence of skills & attributes including effective listening, gathering complete information, ensuring accuracy, problem-solving, negotiating, researching discrepancies, and handling conflict are critical.
  • The ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, meet compressed deadlines, and handle frequent interruptions is essential.
  • Strong bias for action and results orientation
  • Ability and willingness to respond quickly and appropriately in a dynamic, fast paced work environment and the flexibility to withstand challenging situations

Key Competencies

  • Complex Decision-Making
  • Impeccable time-management
  • Supply Chain Acumen
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Management

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship
At Ingersoll Rand we foster inspired teams. As a powerful and progressive global industrial company, we are looking for talented candidates with a bias for action and an entrepreneurial spirit to join our team. Our employees are empowered to act as owners every day for our customers, our communities and themselves. We offer a broad range of opportunities to build a successful and rewarding career with an innovative company. Join us at the new and exciting Ingersoll Rand.
Ingersoll Rand Inc. (NYSE:IR), driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and ownership mindset, is dedicated to helping make life better for our employees, customers and communities. Customers lean on us for our technology-driven excellence in mission-critical flow creation and industrial solutions across 40+ respected brands where our products and services excel in the most complex and harsh conditions. Our employees develop customers for life through their daily commitment to expertise, productivity and efficiency. For more information, visit

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Location: Sheboygan, WI

Job date: Tue, 07 May 2024 07:43:24 GMT

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