Senior Supply Chain Planner

Watertown, MA
Operations – Operations
Join our highly motivated supply chain team as we deliver thousands of advanced composite and metal 3D printers to our customers around the world. We strive to manage the complexity of our global supply chain with the precision of a small special-forces team. We move fast, appreciate creative solutions, and adapt to our hyper-growing business needs.

As our team’s planner, you are at the center of the action. You will be responsible for ensuring we have the right material at the right time at the right place. We have hundreds of SKUs sourced and assembled from various partners. Your challenge is to plan material production, movements, and stocking to support both internal factories, external partners, and fulfillment warehouses.

In this role you will:

    • At least 3 years of in depth working and execution knowledge with the planning functions of a major
    • ERP system (SAP, Oracle, Epicor, Sage, Dynamix AX)
    • Understand constraint based scheduling tools, including MRP
    • Understanding the flow of material in a moderately complex manufacturing environment, and the challenges that come with it
    • Understand best practices for planning and purchasing (i.e. purchase order cycle)
    • Calculating the business cases between different fulfillment network strategies
    • Understand different inventory optimization models (ROP, Kanban etc)
    • Strong knowledge of SC metrics and the different levers and tradeoffs to achieve them
    • Experience with a sales and operations planning (S&OP) cycle

What we look for:

    • Impeccable integrity, and character
    • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize in the face of overwhelming complexity
    • Clear communication skills for both internal teams and external partners
    • Adept at Excel, google sheets, and a variety of enterprise / collaboration software
    • Positive attitude, willingness to learn, well adapted, motivation of a self-start, and able to function independently
    • Enjoy working with functional teams to solve planning and logistics challenges
    • Able to detect subtle demand pattern changes, come up with a plan, execute it, and course correct as necessary
    • Curiosity to understand what is driving our demand both at a macro and micro level
    • Enjoys lots of data, but knows how to organize it into actionable insights
    • A healthy sense of humor for when plans don’t go as planned
    • A relentless desire to improve processes

Bonus Skills (Not Required):

    • SQL / data analysis skills
    • Experience with Lean / 6 Sigma improvement methodologies
    • Engineering degree to translate technical risk into planning strategies

Why Markforged?

    • At Markforged, we have a culture that values learning, data-driven decision making, and prioritization
    • We learn from failure and are not afraid to keep trying after others have given up
    • We are a team of talented individuals and are looking to grow with enthusiastic individuals who share our vision of improving how the world innovates
    • We offer a competitive compensation package and a full suite of benefits, including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k), parental leave, commuter benefits, open PTO policy, and more
    • Our work environment includes casual dress, a fully stocked kitchen, bike storage, free parking, weekly catered lunches, and fitness perks
Markforged values the differences among our employees and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. These differences include but are not limited to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. This goal emphasizes the development of inclusive work environments that capitalize on each employee’s skills, experience, and unique perspectives as we strive to achieve an unparalleled standard of excellence.

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