Senior Supply Chain Planner - 90304052 - Philadelphia

Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority, and the success of our railroad is due to our employees.


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Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.



The Sr. Supply Chain Planner works within the supply chain to ensure inventoried supply meets customer demand by maintaining optimal plant inventory levels, develop and implement contingency plans, and analyzing and resolving critical supply chain process and supply gaps. The role strategically works with production, procurement, upstream suppliers to support reducing costs and realizing optimal inventory levels.



• Establishes system forecasting and inventory settings for assigned parts and material to ensure availability and efficient use of resources. 
• As necessary, reviews, approves, and adjusts system recommended replenishment procurements. 
• Manages inventory across the Amtrak maintenance network to optimize distribution plans and identify operational improvements.
• Evaluates and resolves excess and insufficient inventory situations. 
• Works closely with the buyers and customers to effectively plan inventory requirements, update and approve bills of material, and improve efficiency.
• Works closely with the buyers to select best method to procure needed material and manage vendor performance. 
• Manages the return, repair, and re-stocking of components including those repaired by vendors and warranty returns to vendors. 
• Leverages best practices and makes decisions based on the best interests of the internal customers.
• Implements supply chain processes that reduce total cost of ownership.
• Responsible for forecast, reorder point planning, and MRP analysis to evaluate and develop best case inventory strategies through proper inventory planning actions to achieve desired results.


• Bachelor’s Degree in a Supply Chain, Business, or related field required OR equivalent combination of training, education and relevant experience in purchase or materials planning or related fields may be considered in lieu of a degree.
• 7+ years of relevant experience preferred without a degree
• 3+ years of relevant experience required with a degree
• Proven experience in supply chain management/inventory planning and analysis using safety stock and min/max planning concepts.
• Expert in Microsoft Excel
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Access, and Project
• Prior satisfactory job performance
• Excellent interpersonal skills, leadership, problem solving, and presentation skills to guide and support members of the assigned unit in achieving goals consistent with departmental and corporate programs. 
• Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills necessary to analyze issues, identify trends, analyze results and make recommendations.
• Experience in a matrix environment and experience promoting a safe workplace.
• Ability to multi-task and handle day-to-day management of a variety of inventory planning related activities. Adopts hands-on approaches as necessary.
• Proven ability to create and maintain a positive working relationship with peers, team members, and stakeholders. 
• Proven knowledge of procurement, inventory management business applications and processes.


• Master’s Degree in a Supply Chain, Business, or related field required OR equivalent combination of training, education and relevant experience in purchase or materials planning or related fields may be considered in lieu of a degree.
• 5+ years of relevant experience required with a degree
• Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), or other related supply chain certifications.
• Demonstrated potential to fill a supervisory role. 
• Strong experience in data analytics, interpreting data, and executing process improvements based on data
• Expert knowledge of supply chain, inventory management, commodity management, and supplier management.
• Experience with SAP ECC, SAP HANA, or SAP IBP



Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


The salary/hourly range is $81,830- $106,050. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. Depending on an employee’s assigned worksite or location, Amtrak may consider a geo-pay differential to be applied to the employee’s base salary. Amtrak may offer additional incentive and pay programs to recognize and reward our employees, including a short-term incentive bonus based upon factors such as individual and company performance that is commensurate with the level of the position and/or long-term incentive plan compensation. In addition to your salary, Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; health savings accounts; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan with employer match; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; paid time off; back-up care; adoption assistance; surrogacy assistance; reimbursement of education expenses; Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Learn more about our benefits offerings here.

Requisition ID:116991
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Supply Chain & Logistics 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

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