Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Production Planner

Chandler, AZ
Materials and Distribution


Job Description

Job ID: MO20171309-41259

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history. 

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking a Product Planner to provide planning support for our Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Design Group in our Launch Vehicle Division in Chandler, AZ. 

Job Description:

Coordinates purchase requisitions and manufacturing orders based on program/manufacturing needs and existing inventory. Coordinates with other departments to ensure appropriate routing, scheduling, and availability of components, assemblies and all materials necessary to support the bill of material and program requirements;

Plan, issue and control material demands in order to meet production scheduling requirements

Advise management of status of work in process, material availability and potential production problems to ensure that materials are available as needed

Participate in interdepartmental meetings with Program Management, Quality, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Engineering, Receiving and Stockroom

Coordinate material movement between stockroom and production areas

Create Procurement Requisitions and Manufacturing Orders

Controls excess, insufficient, or deficient materials. This may require working with, Engineering, Program Managers, Buyers, or Quality Engineers

Provides input, based on materials availability, to the Master Scheduler

Qualifications: 

Two or more years of experience in Material Planning preferably in a defense manufacturing environment

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business or Related Field or equivalent years of experience

Strong verbal and written communication skills, and attention to details

Strong Interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment

Technical skills required; Excel, Power point, and Word

Knowledge of Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Design Group hardware, a plus

Experience with Costpoint/Deltek, a plus

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 3-5 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Production
Group: Flight