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Supply Chain Analyst 

LOCATION: Westminster / Maryland (US-MD), United States | BRAND: Knorr Brake Company | REQUISITION ID: 257 | JOB GRADE:16 



Knorr Brake Company is the innovative leader in the manufacture and supply of braking systems, passenger doors and climate-control equipment for all types of Mass Transit customers such as: METRO, Light Rail Vehicles, High-Speed Trains, Commuter Rail and Monorail Vehicles for the North America market. We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today at www.KnorrBrake.com!



Position Summary:

The Supply Chain Analyst is responsible for ensuring company operating efficiency through data processing, specifically with SAP (Systems, Applications, and Products). This role will utilize SAP software to determine and communicate necessary changes in Knorr Brake Company’s processes, as well as, develop, test, and implement solutions. Most critical to success in this role is streamlining business processes while considering reoccurring problems within the structure of KBC, providing counsel and brainstorming potential solutions through software implementations, changes, and upgrades to enable to organization to meet customer and operational demands in the most cost effective way.


Essential Functions:

  1. Work closely with all areas of the supply chain to understand specific needs, translate them into technical requirements, recommend scalable solutions for meeting needs, and then implementing solutions efficiently.
  2. Maintain a variety of SAP modules, including Manufacturing (PP) Purchasing (MM), Warehouse Management (WM), Finance (FI), and Sales (SD).
  3. Improve and optimize the existing supply chain network by analyzing current state, quantifying opportunities, develop effective teaching tools, and roll out improvement philosophies within the entire supply chain.
  4. Focusing on the SAP PP and MM module, the Supply Chain Analyst will improve and develop new models for production and materials management throughout the supply chain.
  5. This includes:
    1. Setting up work centers, production supply areas and management of COGI in SAP.
    2. Implement BOM structure changes, along with completing routine checks in SAP.
    3. Leading, coordinating, and executing project plans to improve vendor operational performance
    4. Complete SAP PP/MM health checks, along with assisting in root-cause analysis
    5. Handling time maintenance for make-items when routings aren’t used
    6. Implementing SAP-related corrective actions to maintain and improve MM & PP related KPI’s
    7. Utilize SAP functionality to streamline business processes, consistent with industry best practices.
  6. Design system specifications for KBC, where possible, and develop, test, and implement cost effective solutions within SAP.
  7. Configure, monitor, and test solutions, providing appropriate review and approval before changes in SAP are implemented.
  8. Business Process re-engineering, or process improvement, where possible, involving broad based information systems and utilizing tools and techniques to promote business change.
  9. Ensure the understanding of business processes to facilitate data accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.
  10. Support SAP business users and Key User in delivery of end user training.
  11. Troubleshoot, debug, and document support of current projects, as well as general support issues.
  12. Provide support and assistance to other colleagues, as directed, and any other duties as requested.


Required Skills:

  1. SAP ECC 6.0 Production System
  2. Excellent technical material and process knowledge in a manufacturing environment
  3. LEAN Systems Knowledge
  4. Full life cycle project management experience on multiple projects, from requirements gathering through functional specifications/design, quality assurance, user acceptance testing, and deployment validation


The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  2. Actively interfaces with global supply chain management (SCM), business and senior executives, internal departments, and customers
  3. Strong facilitation skills to elicit requirements from various personalities across organization boundaries including senior executives



Required Experience:

2-5+ years of relevant experience, must have expterience with SAP ECC 6.0 Production Systems



Bachelors Degree

What does Knorr Brake Company have to offer you? 

- Competitive Health Benefits, including Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Video visits
- Company-paid Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
- Company-paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Coverage
- Accident Insurance
- Health and Dependent Care FSAs
- Generous 401(k) plan
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Free corporate passes to the Baltimore Zoo and Aquarium 
- Free gym membership
- Additional discounts include cellular, auto, theme park & attraction tickets, local restaurants, bank partnerships, etc.
- Paid “KBC Cares” Volunteer Time Off
- Vacation and Sick/Administrative Leave
- 12 company-paid holidays (includes full week between Christmas and New Year’s)
- Monthly employee welfare events and corporate outreach (Crab Feast, Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Chili Cook-Off, etc.)

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore