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Amazon Production Planning Manager, Amazon Robotics in Westborough, Massachusetts


Is your passion inspired by invention? Is problem solving through teamwork in your DNA? Do you like the idea of seeing how your work affects the bigger picture? Answer yes to any of these and you will fit right in here at Amazon Robotics. We are a smart team of doers that work passionately to apply innovative advances in robotics and software to solve real-world challenges that will transform our customers’ experiences in ways we cannot even image yet. We invent new improvements every day. We are Amazon Robotics and we will give you the tools and assist you need to invent with us in ways that are rewarding, fulfilling and fun.

The Amazon Robotics (AR) Operations organization oversees the manufacturing of high-quality robotics and gets the right materials to the right place at the right time to enable our automated solutions. It’s a fast-paced operation that works cross-functionally with teams across Amazon globally, and is driven by data and performance indicators

The Robotics Manufacturing & Technical Operations (RMTO) team is seeking a Production Planning Manager to develop and manage a comprehensive production planning process to assist high volume manufacturing and emerging products and technology. The Production Planning Manager will be responsible for all aspects of production planning for RMTO’s two production sites. This will include the development and execution of a build plan that is capacity feasible. This role will be responsible to maintain good internal communication between the operations and supply chain teams related to production scheduling, inventory, and capacity.

Key job responsibilities

  • Manage a small team of production planners

  • Responsible for direct and indirect labor gearing ratios for operational headcount planning

  • Performing material analysis using advance planning systems for component shortages and escalate material availability constraints

  • Manage and communicate the WIP priorities to support capacity constraints and on-time delivery.

  • Define critical planning parameters within the ERP systems

  • Develop and manage a holistic rough-cut capacity model to manage constraints across warehousing, packaging, testing, repair, and assembly.

  • Analyze demand inputs to develop & control manufacturing production schedule (MPS) and capacity requirements, executes the plan, provides timely status to schedule.

  • Coordinate with product engineering teams and project management teams on New Product Introduction (NPI) schedules to drive timely schedule adjustments and capacity optimizations

  • Coordinates with Supply Chain stakeholders, in monitoring delivery needs and works with procurement to resolve any shortage or material changes from engineering.

  • Ensure supply plan does not exceeded funded demand plan

  • Partner with senior leadership and stakeholders to develop performance metrics, drive best practices, and lead process and tool improvements that align with the strategic priorities of the team.

Success Metrics:

  • MFG Production Schedule Attainment (MPS)

  • Factory Capacity Utilization (RCCP)

  • FGI In-stock Attainment

  • Direct Labor Gearing Ratio

A day in the life

Amazon offers a full range of benefits for you and eligible family members, including domestic partners and their children. Benefits can vary by location, the number of regularly scheduled hours you work, length of employment, and job status such as seasonal or temporary employment. The benefits that generally apply to regular, full-time employees include:

  1. Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

  2. Maternity and Parental Leave Options

  3. Paid Time Off (PTO)

  4. 401(k) Plan

If you are not sure that every qualification on the list above describes you exactly, we'd still love to hear from you! At Amazon, we value people with unique backgrounds, experiences, and skillsets. If you’re passionate about this role and want to make an impact on a global scale, please apply!

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

North Reading, MA, USA | Westborough, MA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, or 3+ years of professional or military experience

  • 4+ years of supply chain, inventory management or project management experience

  • Experience with process improvement techniques such as Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma

  • Extensive knowledge of material resource planning (MRP) systems and manufacturing execution systems (MES)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the principles of statistical inventory control

  • Experience managing and executing large projects from start to finish, including project management, data gathering and modeling, problem solving, and communicating recommendations

  • Experience with SQL

  • APICS or Six Sigma Certification with an understanding of Lean Manufacturing processes.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit