Material Planner

Coolidge, Arizona


You’re passionate about a zero-emissions future and want to build something special.  You want to own your space but work with talented, like-minded people on important projects.  The pace doesn’t scare you - it excites you.  Quality and integrity matter to you.

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We are actively looking for a highly talented and motivated Material Planner to join Nikola’s Manufacturing Team who will support all planning activities from NPI to production.  You will work with the cross functional team to track all parts to support the successful product launch and on-going production at our Coolidge Factory. This role will be supporting both the Nikola Fuel Cell & Battery Electric Vehicles.

You will:

  • Develop and create Supplier forecasts that captures all internal requirements which are needed to support NPI builds and production
  • Create supply strategies that minimizes the amount of inventory on hand, mitigates supply risks and understand the entire supply chain for flexibility in production scheduling
  • Work closely with Program Management, Engineering, Production Control and Global Supply Management to clearly communicate the material plans, potential supply risks, and opportunities for improvements
  • Coordinate efforts within the cross functional team for all activities relating to the change management process to ensure a smooth transition for engineering changes
  • Communicate all clear-to-build plans, run-out projections, inventory liabilities and obsolete inventory strategies
  • Become the subject matter expert with the ERP/MRP systems with ability to define solutions that optimize processes
  • Monitor your supplier’s performance through analytics to clearly identify areas for opportunities to improve the supply base

You’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Finance or Engineering or equivalent relevant work experience  
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Material Planning with automotive experience being a plus
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to clearly communicate your position throughout the organization
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify areas of risk and propose creative solutions
  • A team player attitude and are passionate about your responsibilities
  • A strong skill set in Excel and other Microsoft applications

Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization or be TN eligible from Mexico or Canada.  This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT.


Equal Employment Opportunity statement (EEO)

Nikola Motor Company™ is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

To all recruitment agencies: Nikola is not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and recruiting agencies. No fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of Nikola, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.