Material Planner

Redwood City
Supply Chain Management
Full-time
We are a team of passionate entrepreneurs, engineers, programmers, and materials scientists who value creativity and the ability to get things done. We seek to enable creators and transform manufacturing across the globe. Our team is growing rapidly, and we are seeking a Material Planner to join our Material Management team. The Material Planner is responsible for managing material supply to meet production demand plans in a complex manufacturing environment.  

Responsibilities:

    • Work closely with sourcing team to develop and execute material sourcing strategies
    • Assist in the hardware planning process to support production build plans & identify critical roadblocks
    • Manage transition and timing of product offering changes (engineering changes, new product launches, product line obsolescence, vendor changes)
    • Formulate safety stock levels for production and service support 
    • Analyze demand, lead-time and inventory levels for purposes of reordering material     
    • Supervise the daily push/pull of scheduled deliveries to avoid shortage and overstock situations
    • Audit data while challenging and resolving data integrity issues
    • Seek and implement material shortage resolutions
    • Help facilitate cross-functional communication between all levels of the organization to support new product launches and key process improvement opportunities
    • Work both independently and within a team environment using effective communications skills with people across different organizational levels

Requirements:

    • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, or related field
    • Must have experience in material planning, procurement, and in a manufacturing environment for multilevel integrated hardware products
    • Comprehensive knowledge of MRP planning using enterprise systems with multilevel Bills of Material
    • Proficiency working with spreadsheets, data analytics, along with the ability to communicate results both verbally and in writing
    • Continuous drive for process improvement and initiative to solve problems
    • Exhibit propensity for problem solving skills and business acumen in a highly dynamic entrepreneurial environment