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Senior Material Planner


Menomonee Falls, WI, US, 53051

Job ID: 102291 


The Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems business is a trusted provider of innovative naval gas and hybrid power systems, control technology and support solutions for the U.S. Navy and navies around the world.

Job Summary

Coordinate and monitor the procurement of materials, production schedules, and shipments of sales orders including directing the deliveries of materials and releases of orders to Manufacturing and maintaining proper inventory and costs throughout the order.  Oversee the progress of orders from release until shipment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Based on the MPS driven demand, selects and sequences available jobs to be run at specific workstations or machines 
  • Analyze bill of materials, sales orders, drawings, routings and procedures in order to ensure proper control and flow of materials.
  • Maintain manufacturing build plans on a daily basis
  • Maintain the run and set up times associated with each job / product / part
  • Drive consistent communications between planning, project accounting, and project management for consistent project Material EAC’s and execution charts
  • Review, recommend, and/or perform timely corrective actions required for all rejected material, new releases, and engineering changes. 
  • Inform the proper departments of any delays or problems, and ensure a timely response/corrective action.
  • Authorize the procurement, delivery, and production release of materials
  • Establish and set priorities on long lead and critical path items through purchasing, inspection, manufacturing and engineering.
  • Attend design review meetings and production meetings to provide all departments with material status and shipping schedules.
  • Oversee data accuracy of inventory, bill of materials, shop orders and material allocations.
  • Ensure that the proper paperwork is maintained by all departments from time of release until shipment of orders.
  • Forecast, schedule and ensure monthly shipments of sales orders


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, technical related discipline or equivalent
  • 5+ Years of experience in production planning and/or master scheduling
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, procedures, routings, QC and government procedures, military specs, and computer reports.
  • Working knowledge of ERP system, Deltek preferred
  • Understanding of business processes and functional inter-relationships
  • Background in production and material scheduling
  • Skilled in the use of Excel, Excel Pivot Tables, Power Point, Word, as well as SharePoint
  • Good understanding of MRP systems, KanBan, LEAN Manufacturing
  • Candidates must be a US citizen and meet DRS security standards as imposed by DoD, including the issuance of any necessary security clearance by the US government within a reasonable time after commencement of employment.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

  • A.P.I.C.S. certification, particularly CPIM 
  • High energy, self-starter, task-orientated individual, willing to do what it takes to be successful
  • Strong people skills, able to work well with individuals at all levels within the organization
  • Good presentation and data organization skills

In compliance with Executive Order 14042 and the Company’s desire to protect the safety and health of our employees, customers, and communities, effective October 1, 2021, as a condition of employment the Company requires all newly hired US employees be fully vaccinated.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com

Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee