Material Planner, Service Planning


The Role

The Service Material Planner is
responsible for ensuring that the right parts are available at the right place
and the right time across the Tesla Energy – Service Value stream. This
individual must fully understand Tesla Energy’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 planning role is typically global in scope, and requires
cross-functional engagement within Tesla and across the extended supply chain.


Create and deploy supply requirements to the supply base
via MRP which achieves production, inventory and cost objectives. Ensure demand
from all sources (production, aftermarket, engineering, etc.) is supported

Manage planning system parameters and master data to
optimally reflect supply chain capabilities and plan supply.

Apply analytics and supply chain expertise to manage
system parameters and meet target inventory and service level goals while
minimizing costs and obsolescence.

Build and maintain operational partnerships with assigned
suppliers. Act as the primary interface with suppliers on delivery status,
issues and resolution. Escalate to commercial or technical partners when
required (GSM, accounts payable, quality, engineering, etc.).

Support onboarding and training of new suppliers to ensure
operational excellence and compliance with Tesla’s supply chain processes and

Coordinate supplier ramp up and down for new product
launches, ensuring suppliers deliver shipments needed to support production

Deliver clear-to-build status, material coverage, run-out
reports and other analyses as needed. Provide data-driven decision support to
the broader organization through what-if and scenario planning (as examples).

Manage engineering changes to minimize obsolete inventory
and ensure continuous supply.

Partner with IT and other business stakeholders on
planning process and system improvements.

Partner with Key Service Supply Chain Service Supply
Chain, partnering with Engineering, Demand Planning, Material Planning and GSM


At least 3 years’ experience in manufacturing, finance,
or supply chain management.

Bachelors or Masters in Supply Chain, Finance, Industrial
Engineering or similar discipline. CPIM or APIC training is a plus.

Strong knowledge of MRP/ERP with a solid understand of
discrete manufacturing, bills of material, product lifecycle management,
procure to pay processes and supply chain ops.

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

  • Ability to work
    independently on multiple tasks and projects in a dynamic, fast paced
    environment. Flexibility and adaptability are key.