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Manager of Material Planning

Abacus - The Corporate Services Company White Marsh Full-Time
$85,000.00 - $95,000.00 / year
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  • Responsible for overseeing the activities of employees as they pertain to Master Scheduling/Planning, Material Planning, Work Center Coordination, and receiving,
  • Work closely with the Operations group to schedule and deliver material in order to meet customer demand.
  • Coordinate with functional organizations to negotiate contracts, schedule, and material delivery in support of customer demand.
  • Convert customer order into a sales order in the MRP system.
  • Approves production rescheduling in case of equipment, materials, or labor shortage or customer needs.
  • Converts high-level schedule into detail schedules, material requirements list, and production plans for work centers.
  • Work with Master Scheduling and Operations to analyze capacity based on work breakdown schedule.
  • Advises management of production status, and potential problems to ensure labor, tools, equipment, and services are provided as needed.
  • Provides oversight and functional management of schedules using SIOP process.
  • Responsible for writing department procedure, training personnel to said procedures, and auditing personnel to ensure procedures are being adhered to.


  • 8+ years of related experience and/ or a Bachelor' s degree and 5 years of experience. Preference for degree in Business Management, Logistics, Industrial Engineering or related disciplines, or relevant experience.
  • 4+ year management experience
  • 3+ years inventory and production experience.
  • Master production planner background and experience.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, procurement and quality basics, engineering flows, and reading prints.
  • Experience creating production schedules and modifying them
  • Experience tracking, reporting, and presenting.
  • Must have technical skills such as production scheduling, experience with MRP systems, and capacity planning.
  • APICS certification and MS Project experience preferred


Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Business Management, or related field preferred

Skills required

Engineering Procurement And Construction Management
Engineering Design Process
Value Engineering
Proposal (Business)
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A company built on experience, commitment and value.

Abacus was founded in 1944 in Baltimore and today has a wide network of office locations and more than 5,000 employees throughout the United States.

Abacus originally entered the marketplace as a commercial janitorial and maintenance service provider in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. More than seven decades later, Abacus is now a complex organization with locations across the United States and offers a rich variety of corporate services to customers across many industries. We specialize in providing best-in-class temporary staffing services, security services, and facilities management services to our customers. Our continued success is a testament to the dedication of our service workers, the value of our services and vision of our leadership.

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