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Senior Material Planner

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

Software Engineering
Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2022

About The Role

Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,500 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.

We are currently seeking a Senior Material Planner to join our highly dynamic Supply Chain team based out of Long Beach, CA

What you’ll get to do:

  • Responsible for demand, supply, and fulfillment planning within MRP
  • Responsible for releasing purchase planning messages to Procurement, work orders to Production, and kit requests to the warehouse.
  • Responsible for updating demand to accommodate Engineering Change Orders, communicate changes to Procurement.
  • Create visibility of material position (with line of balance reports, material shortage reports, clear to build reports, etc.)
  • Accountable for ensuring part master data within MRP is accurate
  • Understand material demand and accuracy of configuration
  • Configure BOM’s within MRP, based on product spec
  • Work in a cross functional team environment as a strong team player and demonstrate ability to work with other functional groups to achieve company-wide goals

You’ll bring these qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, supply chain, or other relevant fields and 5+ years of experience
  • Proficient in MS Office, ERP systems, math and statistics
  • Experience in aerospace, automotive, or similar high complexity manufacturing environments

These qualifications would be nice to have:

  • Team oriented, strong demonstrated ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment and to multiple deadlines
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities
  • Proficient in SQL and MRP systems
  • Prior experience in rapid growth environment
  • Strong organizational skills with the demonstrated ability to prioritize effectively and efficiently

The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience.

In addition to base salary, Rocket Lab offers a comprehensive total compensation offer package based on individual qualifications and experience, including company stock. Employees will also be eligible for medical, dental, vision coverage, 401(k) retirement plan options, and to purchase discounted stock through Rocket Lab's Employee Stock Purchase Program.
Base Pay Range (CA Only)
$96,000$108,000 USD

Important information:


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations fromthe U.S Department of State.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant. These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality. For more information on these Regulations, click here ITAR Regulations.

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