LOCATION: Acuna / Coahuila (MX-COA),  Mexico | BRAND: KB Rail de Mexico | REQUISITION ID: 4756 | JOB GRADE: 14  | ON-SITE/REMOTE: On-site 


Since 1890, New York Air Brake has been an innovative leader in the heavy-haul railroad industry. As a member company of Knorr-Bremse –the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles--New York Air Brake is recognized worldwide as a Center of Competence for heavy-haul freight railroad control systems. From multiple locations, we serve customers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—reaching clear across the globe to South America, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Australia. Our talented, diverse, and dedicated teams develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing our customers. Join our KB Rail Mexico team  in our next steps.



Position Summary:
The Materials Planner key responsibility is to expedite or de-expedite direct material and adjust supplier schedules according to the demand plan and assure there’s no excess or shortage of direct material per product demand requirements.  Ensure material is delivered on time and maintains reasonable inventory levels.  Monitor supplier delivery performance, backlog, and escalate potential supplier delivery issues that place the assembly line at risk of shutting down production.

Essential Functions:
• Plans and orders needed material quantities within needed delivery dates
• Ensures good receipts according to requested delivery dates
• Enforces purchasing agreement dates with suppliers
• Ensures optimization of truck load for inbound deliveries
• Manage PPAP expected dates with suppliers.  Coordinates efforts between purchasing, engineering, and quality.
• Collaborates In vendor related projects
• Checks order confirmations regarding price and delivery date.  Works with purchasing to address discrepancies
• Communicates to suppliers any drawing and/or product specifications changes.  Ensures and monitors that supplier received and understood changes and requirements.
• Manage returns to suppliers, debit notes, parts replacements on time.
• Maintains the material master according to MRP fields
• Ensures inventory level per agreed upon targets
• Monitor inventory levels and expedited material as need to avoid production line disruptions
• Controls inbound premium cost and ensure approval process is followed
• Escalate unsolved backlog issue to assure assembly line is not disrupted
• Support PSA Activities and procedures with team members
• Perform all those activities that by the nature of the position are required.

Management & Supervisory Responsibilities:
• Job is NOT directly responsible for managing other employees.

SAP/ERP Knowledge
• Blueprint interpretation
• MS Office proficiency

• 1-3 Years of experience in MRP and ERP systems.
• Procurement exposure of different commodities (stampings, aluminum die casting, plastic injection, grey iron, fasteners…)
• Effective negotiation
• SAP experience (preferred).

• Solid analytical skills  
• Proficient in MS Excel
• Assertiveness
• Sense of urgency
• Excellent communication (English/Spanish)

• Bachelor’s degree required or APICS certification

What does KB Rail Mexico have to offer you?
- Work-life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off
- Vacation Premium
- Major medical expenses
- Christmas Bonus
- Life insurance
- Educational assistance program
- Wellness program
- Saving Fund
- Pantry Vouchers
- Personal Days Paid
- Permits paid for: Marriage or Death of a direct relative
- Attendance Bonuses
- Cafeteria Subsidy
- Subsidy for prescription glasses
- Medical service in plant
- Recognition Programs