Panasonic Material Planner in Sparks, Nevada

Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla Motors, Inc. in a large-scale advanced battery manufacturing facility known as the Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic manufactures and supplies cylindrical lithium-ion cells for the world’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla Motors, Inc. Based on the battery demand from Tesla, the Gigafactory plans to produce cells which will double the world’s current production.

Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by production of the world’s safest, highest-quality, and lowest-cost batteries. Through this effort we will create a clean energy society and our products will change society’s use of and perceptions of electric power.

Job Purpose:

The Material Planner’s role is to ensure that the supply of materials meet the production schedule and minimum stock levels to ensure operational and production continuity. The planner must be able to deliver efficient, effective and flexible solutions to meet production requirements. Maintaining strong relationships both internally and externally to ensure supply of materials meets requirements is essential. This team member will work under minimal supervision, reviewed by Management. Decisions and results have direct impact on facility operations, strong attention to detail is a must.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Schedule the supply of materials/components to meet production requirements and minimum safety stock levels

  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate processes for material delivery

  • Assess volume requirements against planning assumptions

  • Day-to-day order management and management of deliveries

  • Understand and manage risks to minimize impact on production schedule

  • Take follow up actions in relation to material shortages that affect production

  • Implement all processes to agreed standards and targets and support continuous improvement initiatives and identify areas of improvement

  • Utilize any Material Requirements Planning system (MRP) or IT system that is in place and ensure that data is accurate and up to date and resolve any issues as required

  • Monitor the integrity of Bill of Materials (BOM) and manage inventory accuracy

  • Monitor inventory levels against agreed target levels

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in Production or Material Planning.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, SCM, or Operations preferred.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite

  • SAP experience a plus.

Supplemental Information

IPanasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America.

Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy of North America.