The Computer Merchant, Ltd. Principal Material Planner Associate in Scottsdale, Arizona

Reference # : 18-01508 Title : Principal Material Planner Associate

Location :

Scottsdale, AZ

Position Type : Right to Hire Experience Level : 8 Years Start Date : 05/15/2018

Description Job Title: Principal Material Planner Associate

Locaiton: Scottsdale, AZ

Department: Planning/Material Control

Job Description: Our client, a large defense contractor, has an immediate opening for a Principal Material Planner Associate to work from their Scottsdale, AZ facility.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.


  • Represents the production and material planning function on a multiple small programs, or one medium program

  • Utilizes the production and material planning tools to create project shortage reports

  • Releases, picks, and bonds assemblies in the material planning tool

  • Maintains accurate tracking records and control of material

  • Tracks WIP and assist in solving bottle neck areas

  • May be responsible to update project capacity planning in the planning tool

  • Develops and maintains material status reports to highlight material issues and understand impacts and corrective actions

  • Prioritizes workload to meet customer requirements

  • Expedites critical material through receiving, incoming inspection and the stockroom to meet program schedules when required


  • Ability to work independently and set priorities

  • Awareness of material costing, proposal process and material scheduling

  • Knowledge of the financial system and how material costing is created

  • Knowledge of material planning tool

  • Good understanding of the dollar mix of a bill

  • Understanding of basic material tracking and statuses

  • Ability to create a make/buy analysis

  • Basic problem identification, analysis and effective decision making

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the procurement process

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Windows Suite

TCM is an EEO/Vets/Disabled Employer.