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Principal Supply Planning Analyst

North Canton, OH, US, 44720

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.



  • Lead and coordinate the SIOP process by: Creating SIOP meeting material, extracting data to create work plans, communicating supply issues and recommended tactics.
  • Initiate and follow through on formal issues to be tracked and resolved via the SIOP process.
  • Build, validate and maintain the supply chain model in SNP.  Validate SNP master data to ensure an accurate model (locations, products, plant manning, capacity and supplier process changes, supply chain parameter settings and profiles).  Investigate and resolve errors related to the process of transferring data to SNP.
  • Creation and review with plants of monthly Work Plans for 18-month capacity planning.
  • Manage capacity tables and allocation by month.
  • Problem solving with plants and customer service to resolve supply-based constraints.
  • Troubleshooting and root cause analysis of on time delivery (OTD), stock in rate (SIR), Past Due (PD), and Schedule Attainment (SA) in coordination with plant and other supply chain resources.
  • Lead and coordinate rationalization projects, Management of Change (MOC), etc.
  • Communicate and coordinate with the master production schedulers.  i.e. serve as resource for interpretation of excess supply metric including recommending actions for schedulers to take.
  • Manage supply plan adjustments driven by Change in Demand Requirements (CIDR’s).
  • Pursue lead time reduction efforts through analysis of system settings, plant processes and proposal of structural changes.


referred Technical/Functional Skills

  • Microsoft macro creation including the ability to write & troubleshoot VBA/VBS code
  • Experience with structured programming
  • Understand development of sub-routines targeted for re-use
  • Previous supply chain or manufacturing experience
  • Use and knowledge of Integrated Business Planning (IBP)
  • Working knowledge of Supply Network Planning module of SAP
  • Working knowledge of MPS, MRP, BOMs and routings in SAP R/3
  • Advanced skills using Excel, PowerPoint, JMP, Access, writing macros, SQL, Brio, BI, BW, BEX reports, etc.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving skills and detail-orientation
  • Time management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Results-focused, bias for action, independent, self-starter



Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Supply Chain, Business, or Engineering with 7 years relevant job experience or;
  • Masters degree in Supply Chain, Business, or Engineering with 5 years relevant job experience

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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Nearest Major Market: Canton
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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