Senior Factory Planner



Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2024

We are looking for a Factory Planner, to join our team, based in NVIDIA Santa Clara Office, to support Contract Manufacturing (CM) and JDM factory execution. Factory Planner will make sure material, capacity, logistics and all manufacturing road blockers are properly cleared, and products can be delivered on time. Strong understanding of electronic manufacturing and supply chain management processes; able to work independently and drive tasks to completion in a fast-paced environment.

What you will be doing:

  • Manage, track, and publish daily builds status.

  • Drive CM factory to resolve forecast vs. CM commit gaps, supply vs. demand shortages, ad-hoc changes, bone pile recovery, and customer critical issues.

  • Serve as an escalation path between CM and Nvidia.

  • Identify factory constraints. Communicate and work closely with Production or Supply planning to provide the best trade-off decisions.

  • Drive Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and factory metrics including On-Time Delivery, Capacity Utilization, Cycle Time, Idle Time, and Inventory accuracy. Identify production gaps, root causes, and implement continuous improvement plans, via weekly and quarterly reviews.

  • Inventory control – conduct weekly cycle count reconciliation for consigned and finished goods, monitor turnkey components and critical components shortages, and work with cross functional teams to close the inventory gaps.

  • Monitor and resolve B2B issues with Contract Manufacturer in a timely manner to ensure no impact to daily shipping performance.

  • Support the tracking and publishing of daily RMA status. Work with Contract Manufacturing to complete RMA schedules in the standard negotiated lead time.

  • Handle CM accounts and access authorization for CM users. Setting up CM, SLOC (inventory sub-locations) as needed.

  • Request Ad-hoc Over Time requirement, quote, track, and validate blanket PO coverage and usage.

What we need to see:

  • 12-15 years of working experience in the Contract Manufacturing or Production planning field.

  • Bachelor of Science in Operations, Manufacturing Management, Logistics or related fields, or equivalent experience.

  • Proficiency in business software applications such as Microsoft Office, Excel, SAP, MRP – Excellent analytical skills and hands-on with excel to analyze data - formulas, pivot tables. Ability to write excels macros is a plus.

  • Language: Excellent English skills on reading, writing, speaking, and listening (Spanish Speaking a plus).

  • Personality: highly organized, detailed orientated, a self-starter with a strong sense of ownership.

  • APICS, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing certification is helpful.

  • 25% to 40% travel required.

Ways to stand out from the crowd:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to quality and actively engages in continuous improvement efforts, and passionate about what you do.

  • Takes initiative to go beyond clearly defined responsibilities, recognizes obstacles and create solutions. Demonstrates ability to think and act effectively, to make tough and well-thought decisions in a timely manner.

  • Strong analytical skills, logical problem solver, results driven with the ability to collect, organize, and disseminate significant amounts of information accurately and at a detailed level.

With competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, NVIDIA is widely considered to be one of the technology world’s most desirable employers. We have some of the most forward-thinking and hardworking people in the world working for us. This role presents an opportunity to have a wide impact at NVIDIA by improving the factory planning function. Are you creative, hard-working, dedicated, and determine? Do you love a challenge? If so, we want to hear from you!

The base salary range is 128,000 USD - 201,250 USD. Your base salary will be determined based on your location, experience, and the pay of employees in similar positions.

You will also be eligible for equity and benefits. NVIDIA accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

NVIDIA is committed to fostering a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.