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Howmet Aerospace IGT Supply Chain Planner in Hampton, Virginia

Supply Chain Planner

Job Summary:

The selected candidate will report to the Procurement Operations and Supply Chain Manager to support the Hampton, VA Plant. The Supply Chain Planner will use analytical and quantitative methods to understand, predict, and enhance the supply chain to ensure material requirements are met and align with the Plant production schedules. The Supply Chain Planner will collaborate with Sales, Planning, Operations, Purchasing, and Engineering teams to assemble data, analyze performance, identify problems, and develop recommendations which support both Planning and Manufacturing Operations objectives. This role is key to ensuring the flow of supplies and materials to the production floor.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes analysis tools and master schedules to forecast production material demands and ensure minimum, maximum and safety stock levels are appropriately set.

  • Analyzes inventory reports and recognize trends of increased consumption to assist the proper ramp up ordering of inventory.

  • Write requisitions for the necessary production materials from suppliers, track deliveries, and manage commitments to ensure timely receipt.

  • Notifies Procurement of low inventory to avoid inventory stockouts.

  • Maintains open communication with vendors and transportation services to confirm scheduling, processing, and deliveries.

  • Occasionally travels to vendor locations to gather firsthand information and build strong relationships.

  • Develops and maintain inventory performance reports and distribute them to applicable stakeholders.

  • Reconcile inventory discrepancies per Plant procedures.

  • Ensures item master and BOM accuracy in the OHCMS manufacturing system to drive accurate MRP data to support production material procurement.

  • Support process improvement initiatives to realize warehouse efficiencies and productivity.

  • Designs, develops, and implements Business Intelligence tools.

  • Investigates problems, finds root causes, and develops solutions.

  • Complies with all Plant required policies and procedures to include but not limited to: EHS, HR, Quality, Code of Conduct, etc.


  • Exceptional analytical and conceptional thinking skills to manage supply chain constraints.

  • Ability to perform metrics and reports on various data collections.

  • High level of competency in Microsoft Excel with experience in other Microsoft Office applications.

  • Ability to work independently with individuals at all organizational levels.

  • Willingness to frequently visit the shop floor for better understanding of Plant operations.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Engineering, or Data Analytics

  • 1 year experience in a manufacturing environment


  • In lieu of degree, 4 years of experience in Supply Chain.

  • 2 years' experience in a manufacturing environment

    About Howmet Aerospace

    Howmet Aerospace Inc. (NYSE: HWM), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. Our primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, titanium structural parts and forged wheels. With $6.6 billion in revenue in 2023, our products play a crucial role in enabling fuel efficiency and lightweighting, contributing to our customers’ success and making a positive impact on the world. To learn more about the way Howmet Aerospace Inc. is advancing the sustainability of our customers, markets, and communities where we operate, review the 2023 Environmental Social and Governance report at

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