Operations Planning Team Lead

Date: Jun 20, 2022

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117

Company: Lincoln Electric


Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of the highest quality arc welding products, automated joining assembly and cutting systems, and has a global leading position in brazing and soldering alloys. With over 125 years of innovation and service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation, drive growth and provide a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric: we operate to a higher standard to build a better world.

Req. ID21652 




PURPOSE: To direct the daily activities optimizing the inventory and auditing process. Manage various stock reports and ensure accuracy of analytical data.



  • Supervise, develop and implement processes that ensure the right Inventory levels to sustain efficient operations and control costs.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely Inventory levels in the Machine Division.
  • Work directly with Manufacturing Engineering, QA, Master Data and shop floor personnel.
  • Develop and enforce proper cycle counting procedures in accordance with Lincoln’s Financial and Manufacturing responsibilities.
  • Supervise and coordinate the Machine Division Raw & WIP Cycle Counting process.
  • Effectively communicate Inventory Control and Cycle Count Analytics to assist Management in making sound business decisions.
  • Other projects and related analysis required by the Departmental Manager.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • Four year college degree preferably in Finance, Operations or Material Management (equivalent experience will be considered).
  • Experience in operation planning, materials management and inventory control required.
  • Knowledgeable in the Lincoln Electric software packages of SAP and MES/Apriso.
  • Possess skills with or the ability to learn Outlook, Access, Excel and Word.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to handle a constantly changing set of priorities.
  • High level of analytical ability to utilize complex planning system and identify “root cause” process problems.



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 $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 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

Job Segment: Machinist, Welding, Quality Assurance, SAP, ERP, Manufacturing, Technology