Material Planner

  • El Segundo, CA
  • Full Time
  • Manufacturing
  • Mid Level

Company Overview
Millennium Space Systems, A Boeing Company delivers affordable, high-performance space systems for exacting customers. At Millennium, you will be part of a close-knit team working on exciting technological problems. We work in an open environment where ideas are shared across all disciplines, and there are ample opportunities for advancement based on excellence. Superstars are welcome.

At Millennium, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

Job Summary
The Material Planner will take the lead in assessing, reviewing and supporting the requirements on assigned assemblies for on time delivery per released and pre-released engineering as captured and displayed by an ERP/MRP system.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Engage in effective communication with engineering, senior management, program control, IMS schedulers, quality and all relevant parties that contribute to the successful completion of assigned assemblies
  • Read/interpret/analyze blueprints as well as understand the rudimentary process of how drawings get released and migrated into an ERP/MRP system for the systematic communication of hard requirements
  • Perform systematic assessment and have an understanding of MRP, how and why it functions, understanding the interdependencies of the data that contributes to the successful and effective running of the MRP process
  • Have intimate knowledge regarding material requirements, consumables, spares, attrition, yield, lead times, quality flags and all data sets that are relevant to the successful execution of buy and make action messages within a production   platform
  • Analytical in nature with an ability to ask questions that aren’t readily obvious, ability to acknowledge and ask for reports that currently don’t exist and communicate the inherent value in asking for the needed data
  • Manage and dictate the flow of work for assigned assemblies through a systematic ERP/MRP system platform
  • Manage Costpoint MO’s and Jira work orders per signals generated via an MRP rich process
  • Analyze critical path in collaboration with the IMS scheduler
  • Partner with the Program Scheduler, Manufacturing Engineers and Manufacturing Teams to attain and maintain ECD’s
  • Be the lead in identifying and assessing the impact of shortages while incorporating viable and achievable work arounds that mitigate the effect of shortages
  • Release action messages in Costpoint for the buying team to turn into PO’s
  • Work with accounting to initiate and track inventory transfers of hardware while also monitoring and managing costs that ensure adherence to project-specific budgets
  • Contribute to organic organizational growth by cultivating and developing material management best practices
  • Be a leader in integrating MRP to best fit and accommodate the Millennium way of effective and creative business practices that lead the way in aerospace
  • Validate engineering bills of material and assist in the conversion of eBOM’s into mBOM’s for proper systematic forecasting of needed quantities for duration of product life cycle
  • Communicate status of materials, work orders, and purchase orders to stakeholders
  • Resolve supply issues in order to meet demand by working with cross functional teams
  • Analyze supply chain metrics and apply lessons learned to enhance the quality and cost effectiveness of creating, planning and delivering quality hardware for optimum success of SV missions

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or 5+ years of experience working in a supply chain, production, or engineering function
  • Due to federal contract obligations, must be a US Citizen
  • Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications 

  • 2+ years of experience in material planning, supply chain, production, project management, or engineering
  • Proven success working on cross-functional new product introduction projects, completing tasks on time, and negotiating creative work arounds for last minute road blocks
  • Great intimacy with ERP systems and purchasing/planning functions
  • Technical knowledge in a commodity (e.g. machining, sheet metal fabrication, tube bending and assembly, weldment assembly, soft goods etc.)
  • APICS certification
  • Previous experience and success in launching and implementing a new ERP/MRP system
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Ability to conduct any and all activities with the highest of integrity, respect and professionalism
  • Knowledge of demand driven process  in a engineer-to-order environment
  • Ability to strive and excel in a startup environment that lends itself to creative imagination with very few boundaries

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Have the ability to operate standard computer software (Microsoft office and ERP), equipment and keyboards
  • Able to work in normal office as well as inside and outside industrial working environments
  • Possess the ability to work in confined spaces and at heights
  • Have ability to fly on regular commercial airlines to offsite locations and launch facilities
  • Familiar with the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to include, but not limited to, filtered respirators, SCAPE (Self Contained Atmospheric Protective Ensemble), portable air packs, and splash suits

Benefits and Perks
Millennium Space Systems offers a very competitive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, and 401k plan.  Relocation assistance to Southern California can be provided.

Before applying, please note:
Millennium is DDTC-registered, ITAR-compliant Company. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Applicants MUST be U.S. citizens and eligible for a security clearance. Additionally, applicants must be willing to apply for and maintain a security clearance. We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage veterans, disabled veterans and disabled individuals to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified.

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