General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Material Planning Analyst in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18409BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Material Planning Analyst

Job Category: Material and Production Control

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) is a supplier of advanced electromagnetic systems, related power equipment and other high technology products for a variety of government and commercial applications. These include products such as the design and fabrication of linear motors, superconducting and conventional rotating motors, power inverters, high-energy capacitors, radiation monitoring systems, high-voltage direct current power distribution systems, and numerous other products.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Material Planning Analyst to join our Material Control group located in Rancho Bernardo, CA. Under general supervision, this position is responsible for providing material planning support and administration for research-related or production projects of moderate scope, including analysis reporting, expediting, and purchasing. Advises management of the status of work in progress and identifies potential project problems.


  • Provide planning administration to various tasks/projects including scheduling, budgeting, performance monitoring, analysis, reporting, expediting, personnel planning, purchasing and other administrative duties as assigned.

  • Keeps management appraised of potential schedule or fiscal problems by tracking, reviewing and evaluating plans, schedules and/or budgets. Analyzes task/project cost and/or schedule variances and informs management. Provides manpower resource planning and allocation.

  • Provides input for developing efficient systems and methods to identify, plan, and schedule overall organizational tasks and objectives. Works with project management and task leaders to develop project organization (work breakdown structure), schedules, budgets, and reporting.

  • Working with Materials and Supply Chain management develop key metrics to monitor business performance and identify trends and action plans for continuous improvement.

  • Interfaces with operating and support groups (Purchasing, Contracts, Finance, QA) to collect data for preparation of schedules and reports as well as providing status reports to internal and external contacts.

  • Responsible for executing data analytics that impact overall supply chain performance.

  • Participate in creation and monitor supply chain metrics or KPI to identify opportunities to improve operational efficiencies.

  • Perform data analysis to design and build ways to consolidate data associated with supply planning process.

  • Monitor data integrity and collaborate with stakeholders to improve quality of data.

  • Engage actively in Supplier Management Team to implement process improvement in supplier management

  • May provide work direction to professional staff and/or support personnel.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Planning, Engineering, Production Control or a related discipline and six or more years progressive experience in planning, scheduling, budgeting and performance measurement. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education. Master of Business Administration preferred.

  • Must have a complete understanding of planning principles, theories and concepts as well as ability to understand accounting and manufacturing systems in a research or production environment and to apply advanced planning tools and techniques.

  • Critical thinker with the ability to listen, read, react, and effectively communicate change. Proficient in problem-solving methodology and data analysis.

  • Must maintain a well balanced focus between external and internal customer requirements and possess the ability to develop and communicate new concepts and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment.

  • Ability to organize, schedule and coordinate work phases.

  • Ability to determine the appropriate approach at the project level and provide innovative solutions to a range of moderately complex technical problems; organization skills to maintain flow of work within the unit.

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to interface with internal employees and external representatives and to accurately document, report and present.

  • Ability to maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Knowledge of computer operations, applications, word processing and spreadsheets.

  • Working knowledge of SAP ERP/MRP and Microsoft Excel is required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.