Material Flow Planner

Hamilton, Ohio, United Statesthyssenkrupp Bilstein of America Inc

Type of contract:Full-time, Permanent
Experience level:Professionals
Remote work:Not possible
Job field:Engineering & Science
Status:Ongoing recruitment, entry date flexible
Posting date:2023/03/16
Job number:US_RS_05288
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Your responsibilities


Provides expertise in the design and flow of material throughout a manufacturing environment. Develops strategies, designs layout and monitors material availability, including cart and racking designs, material conversions, packaging equipment procurement lifecycle and quality and regulatory compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead optimization projects in the area of supply chain management (production planning and forecasting, warehouse processes, inventory management, order management, master data standardization, etc.)
  • Designs and implements material delivery solutions for new projects, recurrent problems and continuous improvement of processes. (Kanban, Order related etc...)
  • Ensures that in SAP raw materials and semi-finished products have IM/WM settings to implement the chosen logistics concept
  • Ensure that in SAP semi-finished and finished products have implemented IM/WM/PP settings to implement the production planning and interoperability transfer strategy.
  • According to production planning and line feeding strategies, organizes and marks the logistic areas of the lines
  • Monitors that the supply of raw materials and semi-finished products to the production lines meets requirements. (Kanban, Order related etc...) Makes necessary changes to the material flow based on production throughput.
  • Increase of parts/packaging density, optimization of parts protection, packaging modification for internal material flow.
  • Analysis of the structure of the entire material flow, and construction of logistic concepts with consideration to the existing projects in the plant (tugger train concept and route optimization, full pallet vs KLT line feeding, Kanban structure)
  • Manages work instructions for production operator training on material movement processes. (Kanban, Reservation, Returns)
  • Coordinates and conducts testing of packaging designs in conjunction with quality assurance, internal customer requirements and method of transport to ensure integrity of product and ergonomics for the operators.
  • Provides direction in support of initiatives for the re-use, recycling and disposal of packaging materials in Bilstein facilities.
  • Defines, quotes and manages new racking requirements/ installation new business and layout changes.
  • Supports Quality in the research and correction of field quality problems with component packaging.

Your profile

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial or supply chain engineering or related field.
  • Working knowledge and experience of packaging engineering in the automotive industry.
  • Thorough knowledge of supply chain and ERP systems (SAP is a plus).
  • Demonstrated understanding of Lean Logistics and Manufacturing concepts (APICS-CPIM Certification is desirable).
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of supply chain, transportation and logistics concepts in an automotive environment.
  • Proven experience managing and delivering complex projects within scope, budget and on time.
  • Ability to read/create technical drawings and specifications.
  • Understanding on ergonomics and safety standards in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proven experience independently performing calculation and evaluation of packaging fleet sizes.
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills including formalized methodologies.
  • Knowledgeable of APQP core tools: FMEA, SPC and PPAP.
  • Knowledge and ability to create value stream mapping.
  • Knowledge and ability to synthesize new and emerging technologies into manageable and practical applications.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills (oral, written, and listening).
  • Independent & organized work style with the ability to effectively manage time, prioritize work responsibilities, assume and manage multiple tasks without close supervision, and meet deadlines.

Your benefits

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation packages, Bilstein of America proudly offers a rich history, steeped in innovation and a lasting commitment to our customers, employees and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at

Benefits offered on the first of the month after your employment date:

  • Medical, Dental and Optical
  • 401(k) with 5% company match (after 90 days of employment)
  • Company paid short-term disability (after 6 months employment)
  • Paid personal time off
  • Annual Company bonus






70000 - 90000 / per year

Important to us

Health & Safety

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

We value diversity

It is thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status. If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact the Human Resources department at the Hamilton Plant. thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


thyssenkrupp is an international group of companies comprising largely independent industrial and technology businesses and employing more than 100,000 people. Across 56 countries it generated sales of €34 billion in fiscal 2020/2021. Its business activities have been bundled in six segments: Materials Services, Industrial Components, Automotive Technology, Steel Europe, Marine Systems, and Multi Tracks. Backed by extensive technological know-how, the businesses develop cost-effective and resource-friendly solutions to the challenges of the future. Around 3,600 employees work in research and development at 78 locations all over the world, mainly in the fields of climate protection, the energy transition, digital transformation in the industry and mobility of the future. The thyssenkrupp group currently has a portfolio of approximately 18,100 patents and utility models. Under the umbrella brand thyssenkrupp, the group creates long-term value with innovative products, technologies and services and helps make life better for future generations. thyssenkrupp is listed in the MDAX index. thyssenkrupp shares are traded on Frankfurt Stock Exchange (symbol: TKA) and as American depositary receipts (symbol: TKAMY) in the USA.

From receiving your documents to acceptance: the application process

Step 1

Online application

Have you found an interesting vacancy? Then apply online. You won’t need more than 10 minutes. The entire application process – from initial contact to response – usually takes between four and six weeks.

Notes on application

You will have submitted your online application to thyssenkrupp in no time! As long as the position is available on our career page, you have the opportunity to apply.

We have adapted the application process to the current situation and conduct our interviews by video (not in the U.S.), telephone and also personally - in compliance with the applicable and necessary distance and hygienic rules. You will receive detailed information on this topic from our recruiting experts during the application process, while you can find general information and application tips here finden.

Further information about thyssenkrupp, our products and locations can be found directly on the company website.

We wish you every success with your application and stay healthy!


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