Production/Materials Planner, Sr.

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #8183 02-Mar-2021

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.

We’re looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure daily production requirements are achieved to meet customer expectations.
  • Analyze and prepare documents needed for production.
  • Data analysis and decision making to support raw material supply and finished goods demand.
  • Maintains the production schedule and other reports as required.
  • Follow-up as required with all teams to expedite flow of materials and documents to meet production schedule and customer expectation.
  • Complete status reports for production progress, work in process, and raw material inventory.
  • Interacts with shop floor management daily to resolve issues regarding manufacturing efficiencies or additional information as requested from Manufacturing, Program Management, Finance and others.
  • Maintain MRP data integrity for assigned programs
  • May be asked to perform other duties at a lower level or higher level of position.


  • 4-6 years of production control/planning in high tech electronic products
  • An understanding of MRP, planning principles, materials management
  • Experience with ERP business systems and related reporting tools
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite, including Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Ability to interact with internal customers
  • Accountable for responsibilities and deadlines
  • Outstanding organizational, communication, problem solving, and customer service skills
  • Experience working with ESD sensitive material
  • US Government Position. US Citizenship required.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Up to 10% Travel


  • Associates Degree in Business, supply chain, or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Experience working with Oracle (or similar) ERP system

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

4-6 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



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