• Materials Planning Manager

    Posted: 03/17/2024

    Job Details



    Milwaukee Valve Company, LLC is looking for a Materials Planning Manager to join our Prairie Du Sac, WI team. 

    Established in 1901, Milwaukee Valve manufactures valves for a variety of industries including Industrial, Commercial, Fire Protection, Marine and the dry bulk hauling industries. Our products have been installed on every U.S. Navy ship built for the last 50 years.

    Our heritage, our people, and our passion is to be the best, and Milwaukee Valve is proud of its engineering excellence and its employees who take pride and dedication in their work. In return, Milwaukee Valve offers an excellent benefit package, competitive wages, and promotional opportunities including Health, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance options, Flex Spending, 401K with employer match, tuition assistance, paid time off, and shift premiums. For more information, please go to:


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    -Position reports directly to the Director of Manufacturing

    Materials planning managers are management professionals who are responsible for developing material planning processes to enable operational and production continuity in a manufacturing firm. These managers must ensure that the supply of materials is available so that they can meet and satisfy production requirements. They must manage and develop a team that meets objectives and delivers best practice results and continuous improvements. Material planning managers must also collaborate with the purchasing team to evaluate the performance of suppliers and provide resolution about their concerns.

    Seek ways to improve the efficiency of all related supply and material planning processes

    Lead a team of material planners, schedulers

    -Develop/maintain the production schedule in partnership with procurement, foundry, machining, assembly and cross-collaboration with our quality team.

    -Develop the material and inventory plan and production schedule.

    -Provide leadership to Master Planning, Production Planning, and Scheduling functions

    -Develop materials plans to align with customer demand/manufacturing build schedules

    -Develop/enhance processes around ERP usage

    -Drive improvements to KPIs such as inventory turns, material shortages, and on-time delivery to customer.

    To be successful you will need:

    -BS in Supply Chain, Operations Management, or another related field

    -5+ years of experience in Materials Management/Planning

    -Strong ERP system skills – SAP

    -Demonstrated supervisory/management skills

    -Ability to communicate to all levels of the organization

    Things considered a plus:


    -CPIM or CSCP certification

    -SAP Required

    -Demand Planning

    -Experience in a make to order (MTO) and make to stock (MTS) manufacturing environments


    • 401(k)
    • Dental insurance
    • Health insurance
    • Paid time off


    • Monday to Friday

    Ability to commute to New Berlin, WI.


    • Bachelor's and/or related Materials Planning Manager held position for 5 years+


    • Supply chain management: 5 years (Required)
    • Manufacturing: 5 years (Required)
    • Management Experience in a Supervisory role: 5 years (Required)


    • CPIM (Preferred)
    • CSCP (Preferred)

    Work Location: In person





    Bachelors or better.




    SAP Experience

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)