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New Product Material Planner

ID:  2618
Function:  Operations

North Reading, MA, US



New Product Material Planner


At Teradyne, we dig into our work and encourage input from every team member, regardless of age, education or experience. This means you will have the opportunity to be recognized, while ultimately defining your own career path. We’re looking for enthusiastic team players who are just as comfortable collaborating with others as working independently in a fast-paced environment.


Teradyne is a globally recognized leader in the ATE Industry. From tablets to smart phones, we rely on electronics to conduct our business and to connect and enhance our personal lives. This comes with the expectation that the devices work right, the first time, every time. Teradyne products protect consumer confidence with thorough, fast test and automation. With innovation at the core of our business, we constantly seek new ways to solve the most challenging test issues.


New Product Material Planner is responsible for ensuring the material pipeline for new products being developed by engineering.  


Responsibilities include:


  • Ability to succeed in a highly agile environment that requires attention to detail while maintaining a broader scope vision to implement change.
  • Planning, requisitioning material, and resolving critical material shortages.
  • Monitoring manufacturing builds and reporting to development and management team for onsite pre-production floor.  
  • Work globally with contract manufacturers and suppliers to determine sourcing strategy.
  • New Product Material Planners must be able to work on cross-functional teams and to communicate with all levels of management.
  • Candidates must be able to work independently.
  • Ability to find creative ways to resolve problems using project management skills.
  • Recognition of when a problem must be escalated is also critical.

Basic Qualifications, Experience, & Skills Required:


  • Overall 8 or more years of experience.
  • Prior experience working with an MRP/ERP system preferred.
  • Computer literate with a working knowledge of spreadsheets and word processing software.
  • Skilled with presentation software and database tools are helpful.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organization skills are a necessity.
  • A team player that has a high level of flexibility, and will work toward common goals inter-departmentally and cross-functionally
  • Nominal travel is a possibility.  
  • Demonstrated proactive planning and leadership skills as well as a proven ability to envision and implement change (problem identification and solution recommendation, and implementation).



  • Bachelors degree required. 

The company will offer some relocation assistance for this position.

ITAR Restriction: All candidates for this ITAR restricted position must be one of the following: US Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident, Asylee, Refugee or otherwise lawfully admitted under an amnesty program.

FOUO Designation:  This position may require access to work under Federal Contracts under the "For Official Use Only" designation, and as such, you may be limited to access such programs if you are not a US citizen or if you have dual citizenship

The above listed position may involve access to export controlled technology and may be subject to export licensing requirements prior to employment.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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