Director, Material Planning

About Fisker Inc.

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Director, Material Planning is defined as working proactively with Material Planning, Purchasing, Supplier Quality, and Suppliers, to identify future capacity issues at supplier manufacturing locations with adverse impact on vehicle production plans. Focus is data-driven analysis to determine when and how production is impacted, and to work closely with Suppliers on containment plans to ensure continuity of supply.

The successful candidate will work with internal, external teams to create and maintain valid action plans to resolve and prevent issues with suppliers. Participate in regular planning reviews and prepare data in line with changes.


  • Lead the global Demand Planning for production and service demand: Using a global demand forecast, create / monitor / update a global demand plan to support new production and service demand.

  • Production Planning: Create / monitor/update production schedules that reconcile demand plans with internal/external manufacturing capacity.

  • Supply Planning: Define, monitor, update, and optimize quantities of input parts / procured finished subassemblies to support production plans while protecting against demand and lead time variability.

  • Purchasing: Define, implement, operate, maintain, and improve the Purchase Order cycle. Create appropriate checks and balances in the Purchase Order cycle with the overall goal that spending must be validated based on approval of part/vendor combinations, production state and level of spend.

  • Change Management: Control the approval of hardware-related changes and monitor the implementation of approved changes.

  • Define and evolve Fisker's inventory strategy by determining and monitoring the correct quantities of finished assemblies and input materials required to be held at various points in the distribution network to support both manufacturing operations and operations.

  • Scale the Team: Design and staff the Material Planning organization to effectively support operations in current and projected markets.

  • Monitor production plans, forecasts, and schedules relating to materials required to meet operational requirements.

  • Collaborate with Purchasing and other departments internal/external to maintain continuity in the supply chain.

  • Ensure the capacity and flexibility of the supply base is closely followed and reported.

  • Work closely with Fisker manufacturing material planning to identify capacity constraint issues within the supply base.

  • Work closely with suppliers to analyze identified capacity issues and lead cross-functional team to develop containment plans.

  • Develop optimized production schedule recommendations to meet production requirements.

  • Facilitates daily constraint review meeting to align with production requirements.

  • Implements replenishment systems to ensure optimum inventory levels to meet on-time delivery.

  • Collaborates with the Quality organization on supplier evaluations and performance management via KPI scorecard.

  • Review any changes in production plans and ensure constrained supplier deliveries will be on-time to meet production schedules.

  • Develop countermeasure processes to ensure an uninterrupted supply of parts.

  • Working according to Fisker Inc. principles.

  • Basic Qualifications / Knowledge / Experience

  • Minimum 10 years' experience in operational supply chain analyst function.

  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain/Logistics or higher.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills.

  • Experienced in SAP S4 Hana or other systems for demand planning, forecasting, and inventory management.

  • Previous fast-paced, high-volume automotive experience with Material planning.

  • Driven, self-managed and results oriented.

  • Strong customer-focus and service mindset with the ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships.

  • Solid understanding of Tier 1 supplier operations and risks.

  • Preferred Skills / Experience / Competences

  • Drive for Results : Drive for high performance, takes responsibility and works towards planning targets, overcoming obstacles, setbacks, and uncertainty.

  • Business Acumen: Contribute to the company strategy and align the strategic priorities of own area with the direction and strategic priorities of the broader organization.

  • Customer Centricity: Anticipates evolving customer needs and how to address them, doing the right thing in the right way.

  • Decision Making: Makes timely, informed decisions that consider the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.

  • Analytical Thinking: Gather relevant information, identify key issues, compare data from different sources; draw appropriate conclusions to arrive at appropriate solutions.

  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Facilitates Collaboration, actively engaging and to make joint decisions and share best practices.

  • Displays Global Perspective: Conveys an understanding of the organization's global market position, opportunities, capabilities, and competitive threats and takes cultural issues and geographic differences into account when making plans and decisions.

  • Expected Salary Range: $150,000.00-210,000.00 a year.

    Additional compensation: Salary is one part of total compensation which includes bonuses, equity awards as applicable, and benefits. An employee is eligible to participate in Fisker's equity program, subject to the rules governing such programs.

    Benefits: Fisker provides comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, vision, and disability insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Fisker covers most of the premiums for employees. The salary offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors including market location, job-related knowledge, education/training, certifications, key skills, experience, internal peer equity as well as business considerations. Fisker reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position within the salary range listed, taking into account the wide variety of factors listed above.

    EEO Fisker Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment at Fisker Inc. is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

    Applicants wishing to view a copy of Fisker Inc.'s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at [email protected].

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    Director, Material Planning




    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 05, 2024

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    About the employer

    Fisker Inc. is an American automotive company founded by Henrik Fisker and his wife Geeta Gupta-Fisker. Launched in 2016 and based in Southern California, Fisker Inc. is the successor to Fisker Automotive, which produced the Fisker Karma. Fisker Inc. is developing the Fisker Ocean, an electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) with an estimated range of 300–350 miles (480–560 km), with production expected to begin in late 2022. Until 2021, Fisker was working on the development of solid-state battery technologies that could enable as much as 500 mi (800 km) of range with a 1 minute charge.


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