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Materials Planner

Company: Sensorex, Inc.
Location: Garden Grove
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

About the Organization Thank you for your interest in job openings at Sensorex. Sensorex is a Halma plc company. Halma plc is a purpose driven company focused on growing a safer, cleaner, healthier future for everyone, every day!Halma plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a market leader in providing solutions, technology, and products that deliver on our purpose. Halma has a current market capitalization of approximately $5 billion. The group has nearly 50 businesses operating through three sectors (Medical, Environmental & Analysis, and Safety) in more than 20 countries and major operations in Europe, North and South America and Asia, supplying customers in 160 countries and employing more than 5,800 people worldwide.
At Sensorex, we believe that even the most complex water analysis should be fast and simple to perform. Sensorex specializes in the design and manufacture of pH electrodes, ORP electrodes, conductivity and TDS sensors, and other electrochemical and optical measurement technologies. We've introduced some ground-breaking technologies since our initial launch in 1972, and today, we remain focused on the continual advancement of water quality monitoring products.Trusted by over 250 market leaders in water treatment applications, Sensorex offers industry leading application support and rapid prototyping. With our web store and network of domestic and international distribution partners, we deliver a seamless buying experience and fast delivery.In addition to our factory and headquarters in Garden Grove, California, Sensorex now has manufacturing capability in Europe. We offer localized support with sales and customer service representatives based in Europe, Asia, and U.S.JOB SUMMARYWHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Own the accurate planning and on-time delivery of both raw material to internal assembly lines as well as finished goods to customers
  • Support day-to-day demand signaling, ordering, and inventory management for product lines
  • Identify supply issues, flag with the appropriate owners across Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing, and drive resolution
  • Own the reporting and analysis of supply and material health and ensure that stakeholders have the inputs they need to make decisions across Engineering (cut-in dates for new designs), Purchasing (signals on what to buy), Manufacturing (signals on being clear-to-build and what to build), Business Development (supply overview to drive customer contracts).
  • Develop weekly production schedules consistent with business objectives; release and hands-on management of manufacturing jobs to support plans
  • Manage scheduled sales order ship dates to meet customer needs; team with internal groups to improve on time fulfillment to customer request dates
  • Assist the S&OP team to improve manufacturing capacity planning processes and implement master demand/master production planning tools
  • Liaise between the demand and supply sides of the business to resolve capacity or critical material imbalances impacting on time shipment
  • Leverage component material categories to monitor lead time and inventory position; recommend improvements in acquisition and inventory control processes to minimize slow moving/obsolescent inventories
  • Participate in new product/process development, assisting in development of launch plans and driving disposition of existing products and materials
  • Provide input for systemic responses or changes in cases of labor or material shortages, backlog management, product/process design changes, and other potential schedule interruptions
  • Track KPI's and publish updates, including production output vs. plan, on time shipment vs. request and promise dates, inventory and safety stock levels, others as requested or identified
  • Work closely with the Purchasing and Manufacturing Engineering team to source components, maintain vendor relationships, and develop make vs. buy strategies
  • Facilitate discussions with Business Development and Growth teams to review unconstrained forecasts and get to constrained demand plans that are achievable
  • Develop and maintain processes for working within MRP and the associated master data
    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • 3+ years' experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment in either a supply chain or production-type role where complex mechanical and/or electrical assemblies were built
    • Demonstrated ability to completely own a value chain from start to finish, coordinating among multiple different internal and external parties to achieve on-time deliveries under stringent quality standards
    • Prior knowledge of Microsoft GP or a similar Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system
    • Ability to demonstrate a willingness to take on substantial responsibility across supply chain, logistics, engineering, and supply planning functions with a bias towards speed and accuracy.
    • Strong technical ability to read technical documentation such as drawings and CAD data, understanding of a variety of hardware manufacturing processes for both electronics (PCBAs, sensor hardware, etc.) and structures/mechanisms
      PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
      • Experience interacting with SQL databases - storage of information and building custom queries for tracking production and inventory-related metrics
      • Bachelor's degree or higher in any technical field including mechanical/aerospace/manufacturing, electrical, or computer engineering, supply chain, or business with a technical minor or concentration.
      • Experience with Lean Manufacturing and/or Continuous Improvement and Six Sigma principles in action
        Job Type: Full-time. On-site in Garden Grove, CA
        Benefits:
        • 401(k)
        • 401(k) matching
        • Dental insurance
        • Flexible spending account
        • Health insurance
        • Health savings account
        • Paid time off
        • Parental leave
        • Referral program
        • Retirement plan
        • Vision insuranceSchedule:
          • Monday to Friday
            COVID-19 considerations:We comply with guidelines from the CDC, CDPH, and Cal OSHA.

Keywords: Sensorex, Inc., Garden Grove , Materials Planner, Professions , Garden Grove, California

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