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Manager II, Planning


Macomb, MI, US, 48042

Business Unit:  Systems and Support
Function:  Operations

Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.

Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components, to complex systems, to aerospace structures and their contents. We provide solutions for the entire product life cycle of an aircraft – from raw material to aftermarket service. Our unique ability to integrate a broad range of products and capabilities is our competitive advantage.


Triumph Gear Systems – Macomb is a world class manufacturer and supplier of complex gear assemblies, detail gears, and an array of components servicing the aerospace industry. We are deeply passionate about providing quality parts that exceed our customer expectations.

We manufacture gearbox assemblies, complete transmissions, detail gears and housings utilizing the latest manufacturing technologies and have fully integrated product testing and assembly capabilities.  In the military and commercial marketplace for both fixed wing and rotary aircraft, we ensure a broad range of products and product support with a single point of contact on some of the world’s best-known civilian and military aircraft platforms.

Job Summary

The Planning Manager at Triumph Gear Systems will primarily be responsible for the management of planning function establishing planning and stocking strategies to meet the needs of the business. In addition, they will lead and manage the demand process including MRP utilization, forecasting policies and planning techniques.


  • Driving inventory optimization by implementing best practices while satisfying customer demands and business targets – includes WIP / E&O reduction and FG strategies.
  • Creates and facilitates production plans and priorities across both shifts to support the customer demands
  • Full scale management of SIOP ( Sales , Inventory and Operational Planning) to support near term and long term supply chain , operations and financial forecasts
  • Regularly perform and update capacity and demand variation analysis using simulation models for  Labor , machine, and supplier to drive assure it aligns with the demand and buffers for any anticipated demand spikes
  • Adept at performing weekly revenue forecast, report any potential risks and mitigation plans to maintain the financial forecast on quarterly and monthly basis
  • Providing appropriate material availability to meet customer demands and revenue targets.
  • Establishing and maintaining MPS and finished goods inventory policies.
  • Creating standard work/detailed work instructions for planning functions by product line.
  • Analyzing market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability and prepare market analysis.
  • Establishing Skills Matrix & Performance Metrics.
  • Maintaining inventory integrity and cycle count process.
  • Lead and coordinate the site wide Annual Physical Inventory.
  • Identifies and leads Continuous Improvement events.
  • Develops Kanban pull systems and lean manufacturing processes.
  • Arranges for the disposal of surplus and obsolete materials.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Industrial Management, related field or equivalent work experience in related function
  • 8+ years of experience in a complex, highly engineered, manufacturing environment.
  • Prior supervisory or leadership experience
  • Fluent with MRP systems, specifically materials management functionality.
  • Strong business acumen coupled with mental aptitude and motivation to learn new functions and expand areas of expertise.
  • Strong knowledge of Lean practices including VMI and Kanban inventory programs.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to embrace and implement new and varied material management approaches.

Preferred Qualifications

  • APICS, CPM and/or similar certification.
  • Prior related experience is within the aerospace industry.
  • Advanced degree.
  • JD Edwards experience desirable
  • A basic knowledge of military and commercial aerospace specifications and standards
  • Technical: MS Office, Project Mgt tools experience is a plus

Triumph offers outstanding benefits, Including:

  • Flexible Time Off (FTO)
  • Company Paid Holidays
  • Health Insurance starting on your first day
  • Company Paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • 401(k) Match (75% match up to 6%),
  • Recognition and Service Award Programs
  • Educational Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Onsite Fitness Center – Free!
  • Climate controlled environment

Additional Information

Pursuant to International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), applicants for SELECT positions will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residence, or U.S. Immigration Status in order to meet the minimum qualifications for those select positions. All inquiries related to citizenship are asked solely to comply with ITAR and EAR export licensing requirements.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Please be aware that the Company requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  This position will require the successful candidate to obtain OR show proof of a vaccination.  The Company is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

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Nearest Major Market: Detroit