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NPI Planner

ID:  1070
Function:  Operations

North Reading, MA, US

Organization & Role


The Teradyne Operations team is looking for a highly motivated, energetic, driven Planner to focus on material plans that support our internal and external customers with on time delivery. The Planner must be a driven problem solver to support customer requests, and project plans while working to reduce lead-time and cost.  The planner must ensure that plans are met while working to minimize excess and obsolescence. The planner must be a strong communicator to describe a material plan that supports the customer and describe the costs and risks to do so to Senior Management.



•    Open and manage work orders as well as close them efficiently without any variance
•    Analyze risks and develop mitigation plans for product being transferred to contract manufacturers
•    Establish inventory strategies that support business objectives of on time delivery while minimizing excess and obsolescence
•    Ability to work with global supply base to align material to support build plans
•    Escalate and resolve critical issues within the supply chain
•    Quickly respond to any changes in customer requests by doing supply chain simulations and analysis with suppliers to provide the best delivery date possible
•    Work with suppliers as well as internal teams to reduce material lead-times and cost
•    Ability to clearly communicate to Senior Management

Basic Qualifications & Skills


  • Strong understanding of MRP 
  • Experience with MS Office
  • Ability to identify problems then recommend a solution and implement
  • Experience working with Contract Manufacturing


Desired, but not required skills:


  • Experience working with global supply-chains
  • Excellent problem solving
  • Solid presentation skills



•    BS in Business Administration/Industrial Engineering or equivalent degree
•    Minimum of 6 years of supply chain or planning experience


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

Job Segment: Engineer, Supply, Industrial Engineer, Supply Chain, Engineering, Operations