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Sr. Material Planner (Commercial Aerospace Programs)

Clearfield, UT

Job Description

Job ID: DBK20180305-45473

With projected annual revenues of $4.5 billion, approximately 12,500 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK Flight Systems Group provides products and services that span the launch, missile systems and aerospace markets. We are a premier producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and specialty energetic products; a leading provider of small and medium class space launch vehicles for Civil, DoD and Commercial missions; a major supplier of interceptor boosters and target vehicles for missile defense; and a world class manufacturer of composite primary and secondary structures for commercial and military aircraft and launch vehicles.

United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Senior Material Planner (14P)


Plans, prepares, and schedules material supply to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials timed to meet production requirements. Perform variance analysis and review MRP & ROP execution and ensures accuracy of information, reconcile supply with consumption rates and validates accurate planning settings. Perform risk analysis, identifying and resolving critical path of MRP and ROP logic conflicts. Coordinate interdepartmental activities with Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Maintenance, and Engineering. Provide detailed information in coordination with Production Control and Operation meetings daily relative to schedules, customer on time delivery status, corrective action status, and produce data reports as required. Advises management of the status of work in progress, material availability, and potential production problems to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials, and services are provided as needed; schedules equipment; confirms material supply and demands; prepares purchase requests for the production or purchase of components or parts based on a master production schedule, shop load, and inventory requirements. Work with Procurement to identify backlogs, due dates, material and tooling requirements, priority needs and vendor capacity analysis. Provide detailed status of these elements to relative programs.

Technical Skills:

5 years of related experience and a Bachelor's degree or 10 years related experience. Preference for degree in Supply Chain, Business Management, Logistics, Industrial Engineering or related disciplines or relevant experience.

Proficiency with automated computer planning ERP, MPS & MRP scheduling systems (i.e. ERP Systems, Deltek Costpoint) with an emphasis on MRP & ROP planning is required.

Manage and control MRP & ROP planning parameters for inventory replenishment.

Proactively interface with all personnel that require new material introduction with Program Management, Engineering, Configuration Management, Master Scheduling, Technical Facility Officers, and Procurement on a regular basis.

Perform analysis of usage trends, Quality Control, Cost Accounting, Purchasing and Vendor lead times. Review inventories for obsolescence and re-purpose opportunities. Assist in recommending to management the optimized inventory levels to achieve the desired service levels while balancing working capital objectives.

Experience the Microsoft Office application platform including Excel (knowledge of pivot tables and writing macros), Word, and Power Point required.

Must have technical skills such as production scheduling, experience with MPS/MRP/ROP systems, and capacity planning such as level loading, Kanban systems and Lean Manufacturing principals, etc.

Experience tracking, reporting, and presenting financial spend data.

APICS, Six Sigma Training, and knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques are preferred.

Competencies for Success:

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Strong analytical skills.

Ability to prioritize and make rapid effective decisions.

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future.  When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

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Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 5-8 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Operations
Group: Flight