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Sr. Supply Chain Program Planner

Supply Chain

Newark, CA      Full-Time

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We are currently seeking a Sr. Supply Chain Program Planner.  The Sr. Planner will manage all supplier part delivery per the forecast, confirm parts meet specification, and resolve material shortage issues.  The material planner will partner with Global Supply Managers, Logistics, Supplier Quality, and Manufacturing to ensure builds happen on time, and with quality.  The Sr. Planner will be responsible for reporting of status from supporting Material Planners to management for review, action, and escalation.

The Role:

  • Location:  Newark, CA with opportunity to move to production plant in Casa Grande, AZ
  • Spend 50% of the time reporting and ensuring action on issues, and 50% of the time working with other Program Planners for issue resolution and reporting
  • Create dashboards defining material status for prototype builds, and production.  Support meetings with management and supporting teams for status updates and issue resolution.
  • Develop processes and daily reporting metrics and actions required for an on-time and quality build.
  • Ensure schedule for the supply of materials/components to meet production requirements and minimum safety stock levels
  • Assess volume requirements against planning assumptions
  • Understand and manage risks to minimize impact on production schedule
  • Take follow up actions in relation to material shortages that affect prototype and production builds
  • Implement all processes to agreed standards and targets and support continuous improvement initiatives and identify areas of improvement
  • Utilize any Material Requirements Planning system (MRP) or IT system that is in place and ensure that data is accurate and up to date and resolve any issues as require
  • Monitor the integrity of Bill of Materials (BOM) and manage inventory accuracy
  • Monitor inventory levels against agreed target levels
  • Ensure obsolete stock has been dispositioned
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to forecast, plan and facilitate on-time materials to the production line as and when required, avoiding disruption to production
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with suppliers and ensure demand for materials is met and deliveries made on time
  • Resolve supplier concerns and evaluate supplier performance in conjunction with Program Planners, and Global Supply Managers
  • Work with the Supply Chain Program Manager to ensure production detail is provided from suppliers to support ERP system setup, and packaging requirements for production are specified and accepted by the suppliers
  • Travel 25% to visit key suppliers to perform business and program reviews


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, MBA a plus
  • 4+ years of experience in manufacturing, engineering, or program management field.  Automotive experience a plus. 
  • Product launch experience preferred
  • Understanding of quality principles, product development processes, and data analysis.  Able to show teamwork to resolve problems and a thought process to drive successful solutions
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation, and problem solving skills. Passion for results, strategy, and hands on execution. Creative and a calculated risk taker
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Strong data analytics skills, dashboards, and developing processes within software which can be easily updated and used for reporting.  Highly Skilled in Excel, Smartsheets, Project, Power Point, Word, ERP systems (SAP or equivalent).  Data analytics past experience is preferred.
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