NPI Materials Manager



Tesla is seeking a motivated, experienced, and knowledgeable manager to help lead inside the NPI Material Planning organization. The NPI Material Planning Manager will oversee various aspects of the daily planning operation, manage a team, and contribute to the long-term goals of the organization by driving strategic projects. The NPI Material Planning Manager main task is to bring new products to market by ensuring BOM accuracy and material readiness during the development and qualification of new products followed by the seamless transfer of responsibilities to sustaining material planning. A successful NPI Material Planning Manager is highly analytical, detail-oriented, resourceful, a strong communicator, and able to leverage relationships across the company to accomplish his/her goals. He or she must see the “bigger picture” in order to prioritize amongst competing timelines for various programs and execute soundly in a high-pressure environment. Balancing the operational and the strategic elements of NPI Material Planning will be an ongoing imperative. The ideal candidate has experience in a manufacturing environment (preferably working with medium-to-high volume products) or in a complex distribution network (again, preferably working in medium-to-high volume products) and is capable of translating their understanding of cross-functional processes into appropriate supply plans.


  • Bachelors or Masters in Supply Chain, Finance, Industrial Engineering or similar discipline. CPIM or APIC training a plus
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in manufacturing, distribution, finance, or supply chain management
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience managing others (preferably other people leaders)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills in developing, implementing, and assessing key operational and financial metrics. Strong critical thinking and resolution skills in ambiguous situations
  • 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 operations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated skills in supplier operational and relationship management
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in an extremely fast-paced environment
  • Passionate and high energy, with the diplomacy and cooperative style necessary to positively influence others, both inside and outside of Tesla
  • Demonstrated resilience and capacity to lead a team through periods of change
  • Knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, particularly Enovia Matrix One, a plus