Material Management Specialist

Requisition Number:  18083
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Cranberry Township, US

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.


If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, we have an exciting opportunity for a Material Management Specialist. 


This position is eligible for a remote working arrangement.

Your Day-to-Day:

The primary responsibility of the Material Management Specialist is to drive positive Supplier engagement with Westinghouse though effective application of manufacturing operations theory by leveraging and imparting lean / six sigma principles to the supply base.


  • Maintain positive relationships with Suppliers
  • Ensure on-time, in full deliveries by driving proactive habits with Suppliers
  • Drive the creation and implementation of recovery plans for underperforming suppliers
  • Train and educate Suppliers in process improvement efforts, including the application of lean / six sigma principles towards common goals
  • Lead the Supplier Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning (SIOP) process, establishing capacity plans against current demand & understanding raw material requirements
  • Analyze internal and external processes and operations with an eye for optimization
  • The Material Management Specialist will fulfill these responsibilities through personal work effort, strong Supplier engagement, and in collaboration with peers from adjacent Global Supply Chaine Solutions (GSCS) pillars.
  • Developing strong relationships with suppliers to drive on-time delivery of parts and components. 
  • Communicating with internal stakeholders and customers regarding supplier performance, significant issues, and recovery plans.
  • Maintaining Strong Supplier / Cross-functional Relationships – Build effective working-level relationships with Westinghouse functions that impact supplier processes - Manufacturing, Assembly, Production, Inspection, Shipping, etc.  This includes Engineering, Manufacturing, Materials, SIOP, Quality, Product Managers, etc.  Leverage these relationships provide service, improve processes, and gather demand inputs into all areas of GSCS including Supplier Performance Engineering (SPE).
  • Driving Supplier Performance – Responsibilities in this area include 1) Executing the Supplier Evaluation Process through resources 2) monitoring and proactively addressing negative trends 3) apply structured problem solving and leveraging Lean and Six-Sigma tools for complex problems to drive resolution.
  • Add value through Cost-Out / Cost-Avoidance – Leverage Subject Matter Expert (SME) and OpEx Expertise, with focused Six-Sigma training, to identify process improvements at our suppliers that eliminate waste, reduce cycle time, improve throughput, reduce cost-of-poor quality etc.   
  • Metrics Accountability – Safety & EHS, OTD, Quality, Cost, Cost Clearance, Cost Out, Supplier Assessment cycle, SIOP process adherence, etc.  


Who You Are:

As a successful candidate, you will bring the following to the team:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, or equivalent Technical Degree
  • Minimum 5 years in Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering, Quality, Program Management, or Materials Management with demonstrated experience managing Suppliers and Supply Chains
  • Ability to Travel US & International 

Nice to Have:

  • ​​​​​​​One of the following: Certified Six-Sigma Green Belt, Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Certified Production Inventory Management (CPIM), or equivalent experience 
  • Project Management experience is a plus
  • Skills: Subject Matter Expert (SME) level in one of more of the following: Supply Chain Design, Supplier Management, Program Management, SIOP, materials Management, Problem Solving, Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing, Quality Systems, etc.   


Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

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