Manager, Make Items

Date: Dec 27, 2021

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117

Company: Lincoln Electric


Lincoln Electric is a global manufacturer of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining solutions ranging from simple to complex. With over 120 years of service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation and a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric, where the actual is limited and the possible is immense.

Req. ID: 20784 


PURPOSE: To develop the master production plan, WIP replenishment methodologies and parameters for all make items and the posting of all completed work on the production floor. To oversee all operational facets of the Make Items group.



  • Participate in Lincoln's Planning Group to generate short and long term manufacturing plan.
  • Establish and maintain WIP replenishment methodologies and parameters for all make items.
  • Timely release of all shop orders to the production floor.
  • Manage the process of timely accurate posting of all completed work on the production floor and pay closings.
  • Establish and maintain the yellow bin rack management program including storeroom (WM) locations.
  • Develop and maintain WIP inventory targets that are properly aligned with customer order Fill Rate and Promise date Attainment objectives.
  • Maintain all reports relative to inventory and schedule attainment.
  • Coordinate and oversee the establishment and maintenance of the following: Planning parameters for make items using Long Term Planning and Max Forecast.
  • Support and maintain conversion to fixed/forward scheduling.
  • Evaluate departmental employee performance, generate annual PDS rating using the performance development system.
  • Communicate extensively within the division and with other functional areas of the company to maintain alignment of customer service and manufacturing objectives (i.e. Production Planning, Production, Mfg Eng,
  • Supply Mgmt, Sales, Order, Traffic, Shipping, Service and the Information Technology Departments).
  • Maintain staffing and keep training records up to date.
  • Follow all company policies, procedures and specifications.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • College Degree in Business/Engineering/Operations or equivalent experience.
  • APICS Certification a plus.
  • Experience in operations planning, material management and inventory control.
  • Knowledgeable and the ability to drive Lean planning and replenishment methodologies.
  • High level of analytical ability to utilize complex planning system and identify “root cause” process problems and implement corrective actions.
  • Excellent organizational skills to handle a constantly changing set of priorities.
  • Must have an extensive working knowledge of ERP systems.
  • Knowledgeable of SAP and Apriso preferred
  • Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office productivity software, such as Excel, Access and Power Point.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers, both orally and written.
  • Ability to manage and lead a department with diverse responsibilities.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

Lincoln Electric is a $2.5B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 10,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 40 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers.  As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Manufacturing Support 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 


EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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