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Cummins Inc. New Product Manager in Seymour, Indiana

New Product Manager


To plan and maintain daily supply chain operations for critical suppliers or customers in materials, production, inventory, logistics, customer service, demand management, or order fulfillment. Ensures internal and external customers' expectations and requirements are met.

Achieving and continuously improving customer service levels, and/or manage inventory levels and targets, and managing supply and demand within the Supply Chain.

Ensures internal and external customers' expectations and requirements are met.

Manage the daily operational processes for a critical segment of the supply chain.

Eliminate potential supply chain failures as part of the daily planning process.

Champion preventive practices to eliminate expediting to supply chain leadership as appropriate to prevent problems.

Lead cross functional stakeholders to develop and implement short and mid-term tactical improvements

Complies with communication plans and processes to ensure stakeholders’ needs are met.

Leverage common processes tools, and information systems

Approve system strategies and advise on changes to planning systems parameters as required.

Analyze and interpret KPIs to identify areas for improvement and action plans.

Lead Six Sigma and functional process improvement teams.

Liaise with functional stakeholders to mitigate mid-term supplier or customer constraints.

Mentor and coach supply chain planners.

Ensure common processes are being utilized and internal controls are in place

We are looking for a talented VPI Manager to join our team specializing in Supply Chain Planning for our Power Systems Business Unit in Seymour IN.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • This position will serve as a liaison between to the plant and all of the functions that support new products.

  • Will be heavily involved day to day with interactions with the assemble line, purchasing teams, and engineering teams

  • High degree of knowledge surrounding the manufacturing, engineering, and design processes of new products

  • Work to build new manufacturing and assembly line processes with engineering teams to assure new product designs are manufacturable

  • This position will integrate all aspects including equipment selection, tooling, suppliers, cost, lead times, financing, and other aspects of the plan and execution of new product manufacturing processes

  • The person in this position will work with and help to manage multiple groups involved in the new product manufacturing process and keep those groups on track and organized



Develops talent - Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.

Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Ensures accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.

Global perspective - Taking a broad view when approaching issues, using a global lens.

Master Supply Scheduling - Establishes and maintains a valid Master Production Schedule for a family of products, which meets customer’s expectations and requirements while maximizing operational efficiency; validates procurement scheduling, production scheduling, and replenishment planning are aligned to manufacturing and assembly assets for conversion.

Materials KPI Management - Operates in relation to recent or historical outputs as compared to expectations of the organization to determine next steps to drive improvement; assesses gaps to the supply chain performance against the expectation of achieving target deliverables; interprets KPIs to understand end-customer impact; strategically balances trade-offs to influence one KPI while minimizing the impact to others.

​Materials Planning Parameters - Aligns parameters (minimum order quantity, multiple order quantity, lead time, part cost, etc.) to balance the supply and demand plans while stabilizing the supply chain; runs changes to parameter settings in the planning environment and analyzes the impact to customer delivery and inventory.

​Materials Planning System Utilization - Uses the materials planning system to manage supply and demand plans taking long-term corrective action on exception messages and other alerts based on root cause analysis; occasionally refers to adhoc tools such as Excel, Access, TOAD, OMS, etc. in performing problem solving, while leveraging the materials planning system as the primary tool in day-to-day operations.

​Part Change Control Management - Evaluates and implements engineering change request (obsolescence, supersessions, new part release, etc.) to meet customer delivery requirements while minimizing excess and obsolete inventory.

​Plan for Every Part (PFEP) - Uses PFEP in planning, designing, and management of systems and processes within a facility to ensure delivery of right part at the right time in the right quantity to the right place, which in turn guarantees smooth operations; applies PFEP principles on the end to end supply chain with particular attention to the relationships between master data management, materials planning parameters, engineered material flows, transport management, and warehouse management.

​Planning Data Extraction and Analysis - Extracts, transforms, models, interprets, and presents planning data with the goal of mining useful information, suggesting conclusions, and supporting value creating decision making.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

B.S or B.A in applicable field

This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.


Intermediate level of relevant work experience required.

Lead manufacturing and P&L for multiple VPI projects(Responsible for all M reviews – data and presentation to leadership)

Attend, support, represent the plant in core team meetings forVPI projects

Attend and support design reviews for VPI project, VPCR,Running change

Support Engineering Release routing, dates, date changes forplant

Manage PCD / Deviation request in support of all product(current and VPI)

Manage VPI planning and ensure parts available for newbuilds (VPCR, VPI, Current Product)

Manage OCU and DWU

To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • University or College degree in related field is highly preferred

  • Must have a track record of scheduling and handling a heavy meeting schedule

  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing and manufacturing process and/or plant experience is highly desirable

  • A minimum of 5 year experience in manufacturing or manufacturing processes or related roles/positions is highly preferred

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Seymour, Cummins Industrial Center

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Jan 11, 2022, 11:39:29 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 210008GZ