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Material Production Planner

Oceanside, CA 92058

Posted: 10/13/2022 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Production-Planning-Expediting Clerks Job Number: 95416

Job Description

Basic Objective:

The Material Planner is responsible for ensuring raw materials and components are delivered to our production sites to support production needs. Additionally, the Materials Planner is responsible for creating and maintaining the Production Schedule to ensure our execution and efficiency of capacity. They will deploy inventory strategies, be responsible for schedule changes and associated material planning implications, manage and solve exceptions, and drive supplier execution. This role involves daily management of supply and constraints, status reporting and escalation, supplier engagement and the relentless pursuit of operational excellence and continuous improvement. The Material Planner role is global in scope and requires cross-functional engagement within our company and across the extended supply chain.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Create and deploy supply requirements to the supply base via MRP which achieves production, inventory, and cost objectives.
  • Manage planning parameters and master data to optimally reflect supply chain capabilities and plan supply efficiently and effectively.
  • Act as the primary interface with buyers and suppliers on delivery status, issues, and resolution.
  • Build and maintain operational partnerships with internal and external partners.
  • Apply analytics and supply chain expertise to manage system parameters and meet target inventory and service level goals while minimizing costs and obsolescence.
  • Deliver clear-to-build status, material coverage, run-out reports and other analyses as needed.
  • Provide data-driven decision support to the broader organization through what-if and scenario planning (as examples).
  • Manage the company Production Schedule and communicate weekly the viability of the plan and any changes necessary based on material constraints or labor constraints.
  • Create Purchase Requisitions within JDE and approvals for Procurement team to execute purchase orders.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or equivalent experience and ability.
  • CPIM or APIC training is a plus.
  • 4 years’ experience in manufacturing, supply chain management or related field.
  • Strong knowledge of MRP/ERP with a solid understand of discrete manufacturing, bills of material.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze data to enable operational decision-making or present clear recommendations to leadership.
  • Demonstrated skills in supplier operational and relationship management.
  • Passionate and high energy, with the diplomacy and cooperative style necessary to positively influence others, both inside and outside of our company.
  • Ability to write, speak and present effectively and persuasively.
  • Experience working in a warehouse, inventory management and logistics tasks.
  • Excel experience is a must have.


Physical Job Requirements:

The employee is regularly required to use their hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone keypad or to write, as well as talk and hear.  Mandatory covid-19 vaccination policy in effect.

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