Supply Chain

Material Planner

Job Ref: 3300460 | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

About Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab is the global leader in small satellite launch. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. There are endless possibilities for what we can achieve with better access to space, and that access is now a reality thanks to Rocket Lab. Our team is 500 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.
  
While other companies talk about it, we do it!
  
About the role
the Material Planner is responsible for supporting the efficient delivery of raw materials and components for Rocket Lab production needs.  This role will deploy inventory strategies and drive supplier execution. You will support the Supply Chain organization, with deliverables required for internal leadership, board of directors, and investors.

Essential skills
  • 3+ years’ experience in a material planning or relevant position, ideally in a manufacturing/engineering environment
  • Proficient in MS Office, ERP systems. Math and statistics
  • Understanding of planning related ERP processes and requirements including MRP and DRP
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyse problems, propose solutions and/or make recommendations and take action
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills with excellent verbal and written communication abilities
  • Team oriented, strong ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment and to multiple deadlines
  • Flexible team player who is looking to thrive in a fast-growing and often-times uncertain environment
  • Strong proficiency using MS Office
Desirable skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Proficient in SQL and MRP systems
  • Experience in aerospace or automotive manufacturing
  • Prior experience in rapid growth environment
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and understand production processes and constraints
  • Experience using INFOR LN
  
As well as a being a career-defining role, working at Rocket Lab means being part of meaningful projects with world-leading experts.
  
Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference.
  
We get things done. Our team is nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented. While other companies talk about it, we do it. This means projects get the green light faster and ideas are put into practice rapidly.
  
Everyone works on the big stuff. This isn’t a huge aerospace company where you get lost in bureaucracy and end up a tiny cog in a giant machine. At Rocket Lab, your work directly impacts the success of each mission. Everyone’s voice is heard, and everyone can contribute major projects. This is your chance to play a pivotal role in developing space systems that change the way we access space.
  
Important Information 
For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations.  Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.  For more information on these Regulations, click here https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/01/23/2020-00574/international-traffic-in-arms-regulations-us-munitions-list-categories-i-ii-and-iii

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