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Engineering Material Planner

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General information:

Hitachi energy is seeking an Engineering Material Planner for its Raleigh, NC location. This role is responsible for plans, schedules and manages the efficient movement of material from Bill of Material to a formalized requisition for purchase. Develops components requirements and scheduling requirements from engineering specifications and plans and manages material movement with purchasing, warehouse, and production for all the Grid Edge Solutions in USA and Canada. The major focus will be on developing a strong planning base, while ensuring best cost and quality, on-time delivery, and material availability for the businesses. The Hitachi Energy battery energy storage portfolio is a scalable energy storage solution that is designed to ensure reliable power availability, grid stability, highest possible penetration of renewable energy for both grid-connected and off-grid systems (microgrids). Would you like to have a central position within a true global business? Are you driven by results and want to develop and drive the organization from a Procurement Management perspective?


Assembles and analyses all data pertinent to creating a constrained engineering plan (creating the purchasing requisition on SAP), uses rough-cut and detail capacity planning and links it to the demand plan. The schedules are for customer approval drawings, bill of materials and detailed manufacturing information. Work in partnership with the SCM team in identify items that should have inventory and with engineering's to identify life cycle. Use MRP (Materials Resource Planning). Calculates and maintains in the planning systems and the ERPs the inventory parameters: safety stock, reorder point, lot size, lead-time, and replenishment strategies Obtains sign-off from engineering and project managers and provides the result as an input to the integrated business planning process. Identifies capacity constraints, prepares capacity chart, and develops and implements solutions and mitigation plans in the engineering schedules. Monitors Engineering Work in Progress - WIP, recommends WIP rationalization initiatives. Identifies key root causes for deviation from the engineering plan and implements initiatives to improve future adherence to the plan. Leads the coordination meeting, participate in sales inventory and operations planning reviews and production meetings. Coordinate with engineering and project managers on drawings and drawing approvals.

Your background:

Associated or Bachelor's in supply chain, engineering, or related field with minimum 5 years relevant work experience OR this role can be filled at a more junior level should the candidate have technician or certified formation in planning and engineering or related field with at least 5 years of relevant work experience. Candidate must already have work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in the United States Relevant experience in planning and or procurement of industrial and capital good. Familiarity of electrical and structural equipment (electrical panels, e-house, site work contracts, buildings, power transformers, cooling systems, capacitors, electrical switchgear, insulators, steel, etc.) supply market. Adequate technical knowledge about electrical equipment to work effectively with engineers and suppliers is a plus. Proficiency in English, written and spoken alike. Desirable knowledge of SAP and planning tool Must have excellent analytical capabilities to analyze different items usage supply markets. Extensive experience working with high-volume and/or high-complexity components (electrical and machined) preferred. Position is based at our Raleigh, NC. Hiring manager is open to remote work for the right candidate. Candidate must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in the United States.

Basic Info
Location Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Supply Chain
Contract Regular
Publication date 2023-03-29
Reference number US54641061
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Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.

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