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Production/Material Planner 2

ID:  1556
Function:  Operations

San Jose, CA, US

We are the global test and automation specialists, powering next-generation technologies through sophisticated solutions. Behind every electronic device you use, Teradyne's test technology ensures your device works right the first time, every time! Our portfolio of automation solutions help manufacturers to develop and deliver products quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. Together, Teradyne companies deliver manufacturing automation across industries and applications around the world!.

Organization & Role

The Teradyne Operations team is looking for a highly-motivated, energetic,  driven Planner to focus on material plans that support our 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.


A New Product Introduction (NPI) Planner is responsible for ensuring the material pipeline for new products being developed by engineering.


Responsibilities include:

Planning, requisitioning material, resolving critical material shortages.

Monitoring manufacturing builds and reporting to development and management team.

Ability to succeed in a highly volatile environment that requires attention to detail while maintaining a broader scope vision to implement change.

NPI Planners must be able to work on cross-functional teams and to communicate with all levels of management. 

NPI Planners must be able to find creative ways to resolve problems using project management skills. 

NPI Planners must be able to find creative ways to resolve problems using project management skills. 

Candidates must be able to work independently. 

Recognition of when a problem must be escalated is also critical.

Basic Qualifications & Skills

Applicant must be computer literate with a working knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software.

Skills 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. 

An individual who has demonstrated proactive planning and leadership skills as well as a proven ability to envision and implement change (problem identification and solution recommendation, and implementation).


Individual must have BA/BS or equivalent, with 10-15 years of experience working in a supply chain or procurement role.

Prior experience working with an MRP/ERP system preferred.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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