Manager, Material Planning

About Fisker Inc.

California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by developing the most emotionally desirable and eco-friendly electric vehicles on Earth. Passionately driven by a vision of a clean future for all, the company is on a mission to become the No. 1 e-mobility service provider with the world’s most sustainable vehicles. To learn more, visit – and enjoy exclusive content across Fisker’s social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Download the revolutionary new Fisker mobile app from the App Store or Google Play store.

Role Overview

Supplier Capacity Constraint 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.


  • 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 Quality organization on supplier evaluations and performance management via 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 3-5 years’ experience in operational supply chain analyst function.   

  • Education:  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 mind-set 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.

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