Material Planner, Service Manufacturing Supply Chain

Tesla Motors Lathrop , CA 95330

Posted 2 weeks ago

The Material Planner, Service Manufacturing is responsible to ensure that raw materials, part and components and/or subassemblies are delivered to the production sites on time, and in the quantity required. The successful candidate will manage supply, and supply constraints, with vendors while ensuring MRP systems are maintained and up to date. As well, the role involves efficient management of material planning tracking systems and associated key performance indicators while relentlessly pursuing continuous improvement opportunities. The Material Planner in Service Manufacturing is global in scope, and requires constant cross-functional engagement with production, NPI, engineering, logistics, material handling and suppliers. This position requires a person who understands manufacturing processes and material planning, has a sound grasp of the automotive supply chain.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and deploy requirements to the supply base via MRP

  • Ensure demand from all sources (production, aftermarket, engineering, etc.) is supported.

  • Manage safety stock levels and optimize logistical efficiency by managing EOQs

  • Manage planning system parameters and master data to optimally reflect supply chain

  • Deliver clear-to-build status, material coverage, run-out reports and other analyses as needed

  • Provide data-driven status updates to support abnormality management

  • Apply analytics and supply chain expertise meet target inventory while minimizing obsolescence,

  • Build and maintain operational partnerships with assigned suppliers.

  • Act as the primary interface with suppliers on delivery status, issues and resolution.

  • Coordinate supplier ramp up and down for new product launches

  • Work directly with Production Planning (Factory and Reman) to ensure production schedules align

  • Partner with IT and other business stakeholders on planning process and system improvements

  • Support cross-functionally on material planning, demand planning and problem-solving management

  • Identify gaps, risks and propose solutions to meet plans and schedules

  • Provide transparency of operations through daily, weekly and monthly KPI management

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Economics, Supply Chain Management or similar discipline

  • 2+ years' experience in Production Control Material/Demand Planning or Supply Chain Management

  • Analytical capabilities including data analysis to optimize production

  • Strong proficiency and proven experience in MS Excel

  • Knowledge of MRP/ERP is required. Knowledge of WARP, MES/MOS are valued assets

  • Ability to problem solve within cross-functional and multi-cultural environment

  • Demonstrated ability to work with OEM suppliers

  • Self-starter with the ability to manage daily planning operations and assigned projects simultaneously

  • Open-minded, collaborative and team-oriented attitude

  • Ability to support extended hours, and/or weekends when required

  • Valid drivers' license, valid passport and ability to travel if required

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