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Materials Planning Manger at Flex

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Milpitas, California

Job Description:

Flex is a leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live Smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. For more information please visit our careers page at


  • Industry: Electrical / Electronic Manufacturing

  • Type: Public Company


  • Headquarters: 2 Changi South Lane, Singapore, 486123

  • Company Size: 10,001+ employees

  • Website:

Job Description

The Materials Planning Manager will be based in Milpitas, CA and be responsible for developing, directing and coordinating material planning activities.  Enhancing customer service levels possible by balancing supply and demand.

We are looking for someone who demonstrates:

  • Intense collaboration

  • Passionate customer focus

  • Thoughtful, fast, disciplined execution

  • Tenacious commitment to continuous improvement

  • Relentless drive to win

Here is a glimpse of what you’ll do…

  • Directs the team in the use of best practices in the daily execution of finished goods and WIP planning

  • Manages, coaches and mentors a team. Works with the team on continuous development and
    performance management.

  • Directs activities of Planners to ensure that inventory level and turn goals are achieved, including
    reduction of back orders and enhancing customer service.

  • Meets with Senior Management to obtain strategic information that could impact the forecast. Works with team to modify the forecast for historical and environmental events. Works closely with different departments to accurately develop and maintain an accurate forecast.

  • Hold cross-functional meetings to review the Supply and Demand plan

  • Review issues and make recommendations that deal with long-term constraints, customer service
    levels, inventory targets, the current forecast, and backlog.

Here is some of what you’ll need (required)…

  • 6+ years of experience in Material planning at a Contract Manufacturer.

  • Experience with Kinaxis and/or Kinaxis Rapid Response

  • Experience with multi-level BOM product structure and planning parameter strategies, configuration management (document control – ECO/MCO implementation)

  • Background with managing a team

  • Extensive customer interfacing skills are required.  Presenting, meeting with customers, managing escalations, as needed.

Here are a few of our preferred experiences…

  • SME in BaaN Planning modules

Here are a few examples of what you’ll get for the great work you provide…

  • Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision

  • Life Insurance

  • Matching 401K

  • PTO

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee discounts at local retailers

Job Category

Global Procurement & Supply Chain

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