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Materials Planner

IPG Photonics
Marlborough, MA
  • Posted: October 22, 2020
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Materials Planner will be responsible for ensuring product is continually moving on the manufacturing floor. Daily interactions with other department team members, continuous process improvements related to existing supply chains, Inventory and WIP control, and some customer interactions.

• Determining the required materials and generating shop orders.

• Ensuring the consistent and adequate supply of materials necessary for production.

• Coordinating with other departments regarding production goals, timelines, etc.

• Tracking production volume and monitoring customer demand patterns.

• Scheduling the supply of materials and products.

• Liaising with other material planners across the company.

• Participate in inventory control.

  • Periodic review and reporting to team.
  • Other task as needed to maintain a successful site.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "US Person" as defined by 22C.F.R. §120.15 are required. "US Person" includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee. License exception Technology and software under restriction (TSR) defined in 15 CFR 740.6 may permit person from Country Group B.

The following link will take you to the government site with the list of Country Group B:


  • Prefer a candidate with a degree in business, logistics, inventory management, or a related field.
  • 2+ years of experience in material planning, inventory management, purchasing, or a related position.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and supply chain management.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and material management systems.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • High energy, self-motivated, positive attitude with strong communication skills and ability to interface effectively with coworkers of different backgrounds at every level of the company.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Must have ability to work effectively and take initiative with little continuous direct supervision.
  • Must have a positive, professional, energetic, can-do attitude. "Do whatever it takes" work ethic.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast paced manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to handle sudden changes in daily priorities.
  • Excellent organizational skills

IPG Photonics


257 Cedar Hill Road

Marlborough, MA
01752 USA



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