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Materials Planning Analyst

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world.

Job Overview

TE Connectivity's Materials Planning Teams are responsible for the plans, schedules, and monitoring of the movement of material through the production cycle. They determine quantity and order date for materials to meet production or engineering schedules, initiate purchase or production requisitions compliant with supply agreements, and develop the schedule to be used in the production facility based on forecasts and historical analysis. The Team develops specifications for new contract orders as well as forecasts and plans for labor requirements. They provide timely and accurate input on supplier performance and may be asked to participate in higher level supplier performance reviews with the strategic sourcing team. They also monitor cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value.


Location : Hastings (Hybrid)

Shift pattern : 

  • 6 am to 2 pm  
  • 2 pm to 10 pm
  • 8:20 am to 5 pm


The Material planning analyst manages the daily/weekly/monthly work loads for CNC machines within the machine shop or mould shop. 
 You will work with the Planning Department to schedule jobs that are required for the various value streams and adjust as volumes and/or priorities change.

Reporting to the Machine Shop Manager, you will be required to tactically manage the machine shop plan to ensure that delivery on time to schedule and request (where possible) is met. You will be required to follow the standard of work that supports the KPIs not only for the plant but for the business unit

  •  Weekly scheduling on CNC machines through SAP in Machine Shop and Mold Shop to meet customer commit dates 
  •   Analysing the full demand profile and strategically, finite planning to maximise efficiency without compromising delivery on time.
  • Maximise the Machine Capacities and drive OEE improvements with department heads 
  • Chairing a weekly meeting on Machine loads and accountable to making recommendations to manage machine loads based on customer commit dates 
  • Able to influence and work with key departments, to ensure commitments are met at all levels
  • Responsible for setting up and managing capacity wheels, with help from Value stream Planners 
  • Management and upkeep of MRP on SAP. Good experience of SAP and can maintain master data
  • Exception management 
  • Monthly reporting on production order tolerances. Maintain and report on the departmental OTIF scores, driving actions through Pareto analysis 
  • Responsible the scheduling and inventory of raw materials to support plan and meet customer commit dates
  • Provide key data to the Sourcing Team to help decision making on agreed parameters - MOQ, Pricing, Lead-time etc.
  • Provide production plans for the Plating plant and review daily to meet the expected outputs
  • Take parts in Tier 1. 2 and 3 meetings to drive process improvements and ensuring communication is clear at all levels of the business

What your background should look like:

  • GCSE or equivalent education 
  • Experience in Supply Chain and/or materials planning / Scheduling
  • Extensive use of SAP is desirable
  • Computer literate; ability to use varying internal systems and knowledge of computerised MRP system 
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills.
  • High degree of concentration, accuracy and attention to detail when under pressure.
  • Recommend best work practices and improvements to the appropriate persons.
  • Must be able to think creatively and logically and be able to work in detail without supervision.
  • Ability to problem solve is a key skill for this role.
  •  Maintain customer service and negotiate delivery dates when needed.


Please note: This position may involve working with technical data, technology, software/source code, hardware or other items (collectively “items) subject to U.S. and non-U.S. export control laws and regulations. Under these regulations, it may be necessary for TE to verify a candidate’s national origin and/or citizenship status to determine whether a U.S. or other government export license is required prior to releasing its technologies to the candidate.  If TE determines that a license is required or will be prohibited by applicable laws from providing the candidate with items necessary for the performance of this position, then TE expressly reserves the right to either a) make an offer of employment conditional upon TE receiving required export licenses from the appropriate government agency, b) consider the candidate for an alternative position that is not subject to such restrictions, on whatever terms and conditions TE shall establish in its sole discretion, or c) decline to move forward with the candidate’s application.


Values: Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, Innovation

TE Connectivity is a global technology leader enabling a secure, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions have been proven in the most demanding environments, enabling advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy technology, data communications, and for the home. With approximately 85,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, we work with customers in nearly 140 countries. TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.


We are pleased to offer you an exciting total package that can also be flexibly adapted to changing life situations - the well-being of our employees is our top priority!

•    Competitive Salary Package
•    Performance-Based Bonus Plans
•    Health and Wellness Incentives
•    Employee Stock Purchase Program
•    Community Outreach Programs / Charity Events
•    Employee Resource Group


Across our global sites and business units, we put together packages of benefits that are either supported by TE itself or provided by external service providers. In principle, the benefits offered can vary from site to site.



State:  ESX
Country/Region:  GB
Travel:  None
Requisition ID:  99667
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Manufacturing

Job Segment: Machinist, Strategic Planning, Strategic Sourcing, Facilities, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Strategy, Operations

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