Project Planner at SubCom

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Newington, New Hampshire

Job Description:

Job Description

Are you looking for an opportunity with plenty of growth potential? Do you enjoy working in an exciting, fast-paced, collaborative environment? Are you interested in working with the world's most innovative companies to create a more connected world?

Connecting Continents. Impacting Communities.

The backbone of the Internet is a series of high-tech subsea fiber optic cables deployed throughout the globe - SubCom has deployed over 50% of them. Our employees ensure data communications networks are engineered, manufactured, deployed, and maintained to the highest standards, enabling faster and more reliable connectivity to communities worldwide. Every member of the SubCom team plays a role in an end-to-end process that is critical to enterprises, governments, big cities, and rural towns.

We encourage, expect, and value creativity, thoughtful risk taking, openness to change, and diverse perspectives. Whether you're a seasoned applicant seeking a new and exciting challenge, or you're new to the workforce and looking for a flexible, rewarding, and fast-paced position with an innovative and stable organization (since 1953), SubCom has opportunities to advance your career.

Position Overview

The role of the Project Planner is to manage the manufacturing of their project(s) through both Newington campuses. The Project Planner regularly interfaces with PM and Design to ensure appropriate manufacturing documentation is available when needed. The Project Planner maintains Status Reports for each project and assigns the cable and optical units to specific segments within the project. Additionally, the Project Planner is focused on Ready to Load and Billing Milestones deliverables for their project.


  • Creates and maintains excellent project Status Reports.
  • Tracks and reports on the life cycle of a project through Manufacturing.
  • Works with Supply Chain to initiate fiber orders and provide set length requirements.
  • Issues Manufacturing Instructions to the Production Schedulers for all manufacturing processes.
  • Interfaces with Project Management daily / weekly to discuss project risks and changes.
  • Communicates and coordinates with teammates, colleagues, and management to drive on-time manufacturing deliverables for the respective project.
  • Schedules and attends meetings with Marine Services, Project Management and Design to structure manufacturing documentation need dates. Works with Stakeholders to drive to resolution pending delays.
  • Reviews ERP Demand for accuracy.
  • Escalates issues to Management and Master Planning. Proactively pursues issue resolution by working with Stakeholders, scheduling meetings and proposing solutions.
  • This position requires a high degree of integrity and the ability to drive for world-class product.


  • 8 years manufacturing experience strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree required or combination of equivalent experience and education.
  • 5 years Production Planning / Supply Chain Management experience required - equivalent manufacturing experience may be considered in lieu of Planning experience.
  • Strong technical writing, typing, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications required - Advanced knowledge in Excel is strongly recommended.
  • Ability to drive teamwork in cross-functional disciplines with peers and Management.
  • Ability to identify business risks and escalate with solutions as necessary.
  • Proficiency and demonstrated ability to make independent, informed decisions.
  • Experience with LEAN Manufacturing principles recommended.
  • Travel less than 10%

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Candidates for positions with SubCom must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Employment eligibility verification will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Our selection procedure is based on local, state and federal law.

Please be sure to attach a resume to your application. We are not able to consider applications without a resume.


SubCom offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to: competitive salaries, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance coverages, FSA, HSA, generous vacation, paid sick leave, paid parental leave, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance, and a 401(k) plan with generous company match. Additionally, some positions may be eligible for shift differential.


SubCom is committed to providing a work environment that prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristics protected by applicable law or regulation.

SubCom engineers, manufactures, and installs subsea fiber optic data cables - the unsung heroes of global communication. With an unrelenting focus on quality, reliability, and value, SubCom offers flexible end-to-end building blocks for the high-tech networks that are the backbone of the world's digital infrastructure. Since 1955, SubCom has deployed enough cable to circle the equator more than 21 times.


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