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Material Planner

MP Mine Operations LLC
Mountain Pass, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Job Title:

Material Planner I


Mountain Pass, CA



Position Type:

Full Time







Reports To:

Supply Chain Manager

Position Overview:MP Materials (NYSE: MP) is on a mission to restore the full rare earth supply chain to the United States of America. From electric cars to wind turbines and drones, rare earths are essential to the low-carbon, electrified technologies that power modern life. We hire ambitious, mission-driven people motivated to solve problems and affect change. Our values are grounded in teamwork, resiliency, and integrity, with an enduring commitment to our employees, community, and the environment. In the coming years, MP Materials will grow from a core materials and chemical processing company into a large industrial manufacturer. Our employees will lead this exciting transformation and grow professionally with us.The Material Planner is an essential part of the manufacturing team and ensures the flow of materials necessary for all manufacturing operations. The Material Planner will ensure that operations never run out of necessary manufacturing materials. This person will work both as part of a team and independently in a variety of settings. The Material Planner may be required to perform physically intensive work, such as surveying inventory and inspecting the production line. They also may be required to work in spaces that are not temperature controlled. They typically work regular business hours but may be required to come in on evenings or weekends when working on large orders or to address production issues. The Material Planner will manage the supply levels for our manufacturing operations and forecast our supply needs, ensuring we always have materials on hand.

Essential Duties:
  • Works closely with engineering and accounting to ensure master data accuracy based on business needs.
  • Working knowledge of BOM and MRP fundamentals.
  • Manage inventory stocking levels to the appropriate levels using statistical analytics.
  • Manage and report on critical spares pool of parts.
  • Identifies and communicates a detailed status on any material planning items impacting the production schedule (e.g. part shortages).
  • Ensures that material resources are consistent with production schedules.
  • Determine material specifications, quality standards, creating and maintaining inventory schedules, and coordinating with internal departments regarding timelines.
  • Work with Procurement to ensure the appropriate supply of cost-efficient and high-quality materials required to maintain steady production and product delivery.
  • Monitor demand patterns and production volumes. Ensures the Master Data is adjusted to meet any demand or supply changes.
  • Manage inventory issues, schedule changes and cancellations.
  • Inventory position reporting and work with Procurement on shortages.
  • Manage obsolescence and excess inventory.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement within the materials group and leads improvement initiatives.
  • Achieve and ensure that material availability is 100%.
  • Ensure standard MRP set-ups and physical material flow is in place across multiple programs.
  • Works with warehouse to determine optimal inventory management strategy.

Basic Qualifications:
  • 1-3 years manufacturing experience
  • 7+ years’ experience in manufacturing supply chain
  • Proficient in mathematics and statistics
Desired Qualities:
  • Strong knowledge of BOMs and MRP processes
  • Strong end-user knowledge of SAP software
  • Strong, professional communication skills in listening, speaking, and writing necessary for communication with all levels of employees
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills in (MS Office suite software, i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Prior manufacturing industry experience
  • Experience in a rapid growth environment
  • Team oriented, strong ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment and to multiple deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize effectively and efficiently
  • Strong sense of internal customer service

MP Materials is Proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer - EEO is The Law
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Underrepresented groups/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply. Candidates whose disabilities make them unable to meet the position’s requirements will still be considered qualified if they can perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation.

Your Right To Work – In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment verification document form upon hire.

For Assistance with Application - Alternative methods of applying for employment are available to individuals unable to submit an application through this site because of a disability. Contact Human Resources Department at 702-625-5679; 6720 Via Austi Parkway, Suite 450, Las Vegas, NV 89119 to discuss reasonable accommodations.

MP Mine Operations LLC


Mountain Pass, CA
92366 USA



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