Associate Material Planner



The Associate Material Planner is an entry level position responsible for ensuring raw materials, components and sub-assemblies are delivered to Tesla production sites to support production needs, at optimal efficiency. This individual must fully understand Tesla’s supply chain and production operations, as well as be an expert on their assigned product or commodities. They will deploy inventory strategies, be responsible for product change and associated material planning implications, manage and solve exceptions, and drive supplier execution. This role involves daily management of supply and constraints, status reporting and escalation, supplier engagement and the relentless pursuit of operational excellence and continuous improvement. The Material Planner role is typically global in scope and requires cross-functional engagement within Tesla and across the extended supply chain. 


  • Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Finance, Industrial Engineering or similar discipline or equivalent experience and evidence of exceptional ability. CPIM or APIC training is a plus. Master Degree is a plus. 
  • 0 – 2 years’ experience in manufacturing, finance, supply chain management or related field. 
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, including ability to maintain and enhance Excel-based material shortage reports. 
  • Strong analytical capabilities, including ability to optimize delivery costs and inventory levels are desired. 
  • Working knowledge of MRP/ERP with a working understanding of discrete manufacturing, bills of material, product lifecycle management, procure to pay processes and supply chain operations. 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to evaluate and analyze data to enable operational decision-making or present clear recommendations to leadership. 
  • Demonstrated skills in supplier operational and relationship management. 
  • Passionate and high energy, with the diplomacy and cooperative style necessary to positively influence others, both inside and outside of Tesla. 
  • Ability to write, speak and present effectively and persuasively.