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Materials Planner IV (B4)

Company: Applied Materials, Inc.
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities

  • Employees may specialize in planning activities involving production control, inventory control, -process control, or shop floor control / Material Resources Planning (MRP) integrity
  • Oversees the maintenance of Oracle work order release schedule that provides material on-time to manufacturing and engineering. -Reschedules and/or completes no-charge, all discrete jobs as required. Increases component availability at time of release by performing pre-shortage analysis. -Performs work order variance analysis and develops action plans to explain and resolve. -Trains lower level personnel.
  • Reviews MRP execution; reconciles supply and demand issues; validates master scheduling and/or PDS requirements. -Analyzes the configuration of MRP planning parameters for consistency with established materials management objectives. -Indicates areas of divergence and inconsistency, and recommends alternatives. Works with buyers/planners to manage material affected by engineering change orders.
  • Participates in floor audits with Finance and resolves WIP issues. - Audits WIP physical inventory issues. - Attends production meetings and provides status on material shortage commit dates. Changes "make" level lead times in accordance with reality on the manufacturing floor.
  • Shop Floor Control / MRP Integrity - Pulls shop floor control reports for analysis; reports performance to fixed lead times, analyzes lead time performance and capacity with work centers; feeds back lead time and routing issues to SCP; acts as Planner code focal.
  • Inventory Control - Analyzes usage data and stock levels to order parts to satisfy service levels; maintains inventory levels per plan and expedites shortages. - Examines material variances, resolves problems where possible, and/or communicates more difficult problems to management. -Assists in setting up new inventory systems or modifying existing systems, when necessary; assigns appropriate expediting duties to expediters.
  • Process Control - Drives root cause and corrective action from PCI reporting and metrics, drives cycle counting; drives variance root cause and corrective action; participates or acts as team leader for process improvements.Functional Knowledge
    • Demonstrates depth and/or breadth of expertise in own specialized discipline or field -Business Expertise
      • Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or servicesLeadership
        • May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity -Problem Solving
          • Leads others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutionsImpact
            • Impacts the achievement of customer, operational, project or service objectives; work is guided by functional policiesInterpersonal Skills
              • Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view#LIQualificationsEducation:Bachelor's DegreeSkillsCertifications:Languages:Years of Experience:7 - 10 YearsWork Experience:Additional InformationTravel:NoRelocation Eligible:YesApplied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. -

Keywords: Applied Materials, Inc., Santa Clara , Materials Planner IV (B4), Other , Santa Clara, California

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