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Materials Planning Manager

Company: Trane Technologies
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Job Description:

At Trane Technologies® we Challenge Possible. Our brands – including Trane® and Thermo King®  - create access to cooling and comfort in buildings and homes, transport and protect food and perishables, connect customers to elevated performance with less environmental impact, dramatically reduce energy demands and carbon emissions, and innovate with a better world in mind. We boldly challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world.

Job Summary?
Trane Technologies is hiring a Materials Planning Manager in La Crosse, WI. The Materials Planning Manager leads a team of Material Planners, with the responsibility of planning and scheduling the delivery of material from suppliers.  This team is responsible to monitor the flows of buy items, guarantee availability of components in order to avoid material shortages and production downtime, as well as to manage inventory levels to meet our customer service and inventory targets.


  • Manages material planning activity to ensure timely delivery of material to support production operations

  • Serve as an escalation point with Material Planners when Planners are not able to resolve issues effectively

  • Ensure that Planning Team is trained and effectively utilizing ERP tools and company standard work

  • Act as Lean Champion for Materials Planning functions

  • Perform timely, cost-conscious procurement of production/inventory/MRO items.

  • From approved supplier list, recommend and select suppliers to fulfill scheduled plant deliveries.

  • Ensure optimal inventory levels and safety stock are maintained for their parts


  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • 5+ years’ experience with planner/buyer manufacturing experience

  • Experience in operations, inventory management, MRP and lean manufacturing processes

  • Experience with rate based or flow line (non-MRP) and job shop manufacturing environments.

  • Computer proficient and experienced with visual management systems.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs that help our employees thrive in both their professional and personal lives. We are proud of our winning culture which is inclusive and respectful at its core. We share passion for serving customers, caring for others, and boldly challenging what’s possible for a sustainable world.

We are committed to achieving workforce diversity reflective of our communities. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.

Keywords: Trane Technologies, La Crosse , Materials Planning Manager, Other , La Crosse, Wisconsin

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