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Material Planning Analyst

Redmond, WA

Job Title: Material Planning Analyst

Location: **ON SITE (no remote option) High chance that this position will convert to direct**
As a Material/Production Planner, you will analyze MRP supply and demand requirements for both production and development programs. You will work directly with Assembly, test, engineering, program, and procurement personnel on a daily basis. Additionally, this position works directly with other MRP analysts to coordinate hardware requirements for various programs.

This current opening may be filled at this level or at one level higher.


Essential Job Functions:

Working under general supervision, the successful candidate will work in a dynamic, highly engineered product environment with changing requirements and schedules, and be able to effectively interface with all levels of personnel, and have the ability to plan, organize, and track work assignments.


Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each):

  • 40% - Use internal ERP system (Oracle) to plan and execute program schedules. Analyze program manufacturing bill of materials (MBOM) and schedules for the manufacturing, assembly, and test of hardware. Maintain and generate Program Planning Requirements, release supplier requisitions and shop orders for both MBOM and independent demand requirements. This also includes the identification of supply chain shortages to ensure velocity is maintained during the fabrication, assembly, and test cycle. Identify and initiate Program Inventory Surplus/Close Out.

  • 20% - Track both raw materials and finished parts through assembly and shop areas. Coordinate with other organizations as needed to ensure that schedule commitments are being met. Interface with Program and Master Schedulers in support of the Integrated Production Master Schedule to resolve conflicts with other programs. If schedule is impacted, will be able to understand and communicate what is needed from the team to get back on track.

  • 20% - Identify and communicate concerns and issues with potential scheduling impacts. Use historical and forecast data, with the goal of helping program teams reach optimum solutions to issues/concerns involving internal and external customer requirements. Make recommendations to your team on how schedules can be minimally impacted. Relay information to the Integrated Product Team (IPT) and management.

  • 10% - Lead weekly production status meetings.

  • 10% - Participate in configuration control boards.

Must be familiar with ERP/MRP systems (Oracle preferred) and have proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel. Good problem solving ability and strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.

Requires a Bachelor's in Business Administration, Operations Management or other related discipline and at least three (3) years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience