27 days old


Pacific Biosciences
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Pacific Biosciences is seeking a talented, driven, well-rounded and experienced planning professional in Menlo Park, California. The ideal candidate possesses the skill and drive necessary to assist in the development and implementation of a scalable world class materials management and planning strategy. They must also have a passion for Pacific Biosciences relevant technology with strong interpersonal skills for dealing with all levels of the organization.

The qualified candidate has demonstrated the ability to pursue innovative planning solutions based on an accurate assessment of business requirements. A successful track record of driving the planning process, from outsourcing, BOM creation and management, SAP set-up, and work order management. The candidate must also have demonstrated the ability to create continuous improvement programs on related systems deployed to keep them current and relevant.

This position reports to the Senior Materials Manager within Supply Chain.


  • Manage the production planning associated with the build of the Pacific Biosciences Products.

  • Accountable for the proper execution of the Production Plan and ensuring that product is available for shipment per the MRP.

  • Ensure that work orders are planned, released, completed, and materials are ordered and in stock to meet company requirements. 

  • Knowledge of part control, variances and closure process and absorption in work orders.

  • Work closely with SCM, Stockroom, Production and Operations Finance to meet timely deliverables.

  • Maintain version control within the ERP system in sync with change orders phase in.

  • Manage all exhausted material, eliminate obsolete materials and move assemblies from MRB to rework in a timely fashion.

  • Establishment and maintenance of routings on the manufacturing floor.

  • Proper and timely implementation of change orders (COs). Which includes timely disposition of all obsolete, excess, exhaust, and rework material related to the CO.

  • Maintain optimal inventory levels through the active use of MRP and the maintenance of all required parameters including assembly lead times, days supply, EOQ, etc. for all assemblies.

  • Resolution of problems relating to shortages, variances, or other impediments to smooth material flow through the factory.

  • Active support of R&D and new product activities. This includes outsourcing of subassemblies and BOM management.

Position Requirements:    

  • BS/BA in Business Administration.

  • A minimum of 8-12 years of diversified experience in SCM, Planning and Master Scheduling.

  • APICS certification is a plus.

  • Undergraduate degree preferred, MBA a plus.

  • Experience using SAP ERP, MS Excel, MS Word, Agile PLM.

  • Experienced in ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 requirements and implementation a plus.

  • Preferred commodity experience:  Instrumentation, Consumables and Reagents, Semiconductor chip processes.

  • Ideal candidate has demonstrated ERP experience and results in materials shortage management and inventory control.

  • A proven track record of delivering on commitments within timeline and budget is required.

  • Demonstrated high level skills in project management.

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Excellent written and oral skills.

  • Self-starter and a team player that will thrive in an entrepreneurial environment.  



  • Customer Service
  • Manufacturing / Production

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