Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Senior Analyst, Material Planning

    Location US-VA-Culpeper
    Job ID
    Program Planning - Material Planning
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense, strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets.


    Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Senior Analyst, Material Planning to join our team in Culpeper, VA.


    In this role, you will analyze MRP supply and demand requirements for both production and development programs. You will work directly with Assembly, test, engineering, program, and procurement personnel on a daily basis. Additionally, this position works directly with other MRP analysts to coordinate hardware requirements for various programs.


    This position can be filled at the level currently posted or at one level higher.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Working under limited general direction, the successful candidate will apply MRP principles and concepts to address material planning objectives such as ensuring materials are available and ready for production use when needed to support contractual requirements. The Senior Analyst, Material Planning will work in a dynamic environment and must be able to effectively interface with all levels of personnel, and have the ability to plan, organize, and track work assignments.

    40% - Use internal ERP system (Oracle) to plan and execute program schedules. Analyze material requirements to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials timed to meet production requirements.  Confirm material supply and demands. Review manufacturing bill of materials (MBOM) and schedules for the manufacturing, assembly, and test of hardware. Release supplier requisitions and shop orders for both MBOM and independent demand requirements. This also includes the identification of supply chain shortages to ensure velocity is maintained during the fabrication, assembly, and test cycle. Identify and initiate Program Inventory Surplus/Close Out.


    40% - Identify and communicate concerns and issues with potential scheduling impacts. Use historical and forecast data, with the goal of helping program teams reach optimum solutions to issues/concerns involving internal and external customer requirements. Interface with Program and Master Schedulers in support of the Integrated Master Schedule to resolve conflicts with other programs. Advise management of the status of material availability, and make recommendations to your team on how schedules can be minimally impacted.


    10% - Manage constraints and non-conformances by ensuring proper material status is maintained in ERP system to ensure MRP accuracy. Notify the proper departments to work these issues.


    10% - Understand and demonstrate the use of Lean/Process Improvement methodology. Participate in various process improvement activities.


    Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Business Administration, Engineering or other related discipline and 6 years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


    U.S. Citizenship required. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.


    Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

    • Must be familiar with ERP/MRP systems (Oracle preferred).
    • Must be proficient in using Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Must possess good problem solving ability and strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Must operate effectively in a team environment, exhibiting good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Must be able to identify problems, determine root causes and create effective solutions, exercising sound judgment in evaluating situations, planning actions, making decisions and setting priorities.


    Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

    Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard manufacturing environment and/or office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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