CNH Industrial

Materials Manager

Location US-IA-Burlington
Supply Chain
Position Type


CNH Industrial is a world-class equipment and services company. Driven by its purpose of Breaking New Ground, which centers on Innovation, Sustainability and Productivity, the Company provides the strategic direction, R&D capabilities, and investments that enable the success of its  core Brands: Case Construction and Ag Equipment , supplying Construction and Ag applications from machines to implements and the digital technologies that enhance them; and CASE and New Holland Construction Equipment delivering a full lineup of construction products that make the industry more productive. Across a history spanning over two centuries, CNH Industrial has always been a pioneer in its sectors and continues to passionately innovate and drive customer efficiency and success, driven by its purpose of Breaking New Ground. As a truly global company, CNH Industrial’s 35,000+ employees form part of a diverse and inclusive workplace, focused on empowering customers to grow, and build, a better world.


We are actively seeking an experienced Materials Planning Manager to join our team in Burlington, IA.  In this position, you will be responsible for managing the flow of parts coming into the plant to meet manufacturing demand.  In addition, this role is responsible for managing inventory levels to forecast targets as well as identifying areas of improvement to minimize future inventory levels.  The Material Planning Manager works with operations, transportation, plant logistics and purchasing departments to ensure customer needs are satisfied.


Some specific responsibilities include:

  • Managing a staff of Material Planners and various other related disciplines to maintain a flow of approximately $550M+ worth of inbound material annually.
  • Maintain good vendor relations and hold vendors accountable for contracted services.
  • Develop inventory forecasts and budgets throughout the year, targeting aggressive inventory reduction.
  • Hold support functions (Transportation/Purchasing) accountable to plant needs
  • Set and monitor appropriate KPI's and KAI's for a variety of critical aspects of parts planning material flows (past dues, over shipments and partial shipments etc.) and find root cause resolutions when issues arise
  • Manage and review expedited freight using lean tools to drive solutions while working with various internal and external teams
  • Lead World Class Manufacturing (lean enterprise/continuous improvement) projects in the various areas of material flow
  • Manage advanced and major Kaizen projects associated with logistics functions as they relate to raw material flows into the Fargo Plant. This includes project selection, justification, planning, training, execution, and project reporting. Must be able to act quickly to lead, develop, and implement solutions in cooperation with plant Kaizen teams.
  • Help to standardize material and information flow processes. Create, develop and implement standardized processes and converting data into usable information.
  • Drive process flow optimization.


The annual salary range for this role is $96,900-$113,525 annually

(Actual salaries will vary and will be based on various factors, such as skill, experience and qualification for the role.)


The qualified candidate will have:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • 3 or more years of professional experience in the identification, development and/or implementation of Lean Manufacturing and/or Supply Chain Projects/management.
  • 1 or more years of supervisory experience OR 5 or more years of experience in Lean Manufacturing and Supply Chain will be considered in lieu of supervisory experience

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Industrial or Logistics Engineering, or other technical discipline.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in cost/benefit analysis and cost controls.
  • Good understanding of MRP systems
  • Proficient at utilizing Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Strong leadership/interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and management skills, self-starter with an ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment.

Compensation & Benefits: We offer competitive compensation with multiple benefit (medical/dental/vision) options to meet your individual needs. Our industry leading 401k will support you in meeting your retirement objectives. Additional benefits include: paid parental leave, life insurance, volunteer time off and much more!


CNH Industrial is an equal opportunity employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Applicants can learn more about their rights by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster and its supplement here


CNH Industrial participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. You can view additional information here.


If you need reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call 1-800-889-4422 option 1 and then option 5, or contact us at


Read about our company’s commitment to pay transparency by clicking this link: pay transparency notice.



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