KLA Careers

Planner, Materials 3

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Company Overview

Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling. At KLA, we're making technology advancements that are bigger—and tinier—than the world has ever seen.

Who are we?  We research, develop, and manufacture the world's most advanced inspection and measurement equipment for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industries. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools capable of finding defects smaller than a wavelength of visible light. We create smarter processes so that technology leaders can manufacture high-performance chips—the kind in that phone in your pocket, the tablet on your desk and nearly every electronic device you own—faster and better. We're passionate about creating solutions that drive progress and help people do what wouldn't be possible without us.  The future is calling. Will you answer?


KLA has manufacturing sites across the globe, including Belgium, China, Germany, Israel, Singapore and Milpitas (CA).  The Global Operations (GOPS) team, comprised of Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Installation, and Quality, is responsible for manufacturing our leading-edge technology.  We partner with our world-wide supply base and our design engineering teams to bring new products to market.  The GOPS team is continuously working to build our products Better, Faster, Cheaper.


  • Working closely with purchasing and warehouse/logistics groups to ensure on-time receipt, delivery of materials and finished goods shipments


  • Monitors and co-ordinates on material shortages, expediting and ensuring material availability to support production plan


  • Assists in developing, maintaining and improving existing processes, procedures and key performance metrics


  • Take active part in introducing new products to the production line including build strategies.
  • Analyze build plan against inventory and supply chain data to determine demand for material procurement, generating MRP and forecasts to suppliers.
  • Monitor and control the Material to support product on time build
  • Drive material flow from strategic forecast to tool shipment while planning production orders for Manufacturing, considering all products, available resources.
  • Plan production orders for Manufacturing, considering all products, available resources (material and capacity), and the various demand-sources.
  • Work in collaboration with other departments as Manufacturing, Finance, Engineering, purchasing.
  • Ensure that product schedules for material are followed during its development.
  • Work with key cross function teams (Eng, NPI) to ensure that critical orders, program deliverables, key metrics are met. 
  • Work with engineers to manage materials for special engineering projects.
  • Monitor the integrity of Bill of Materials (BOM) and manage inventory accuracy.
  • Monitor proper execution of design changes and implementation plan at supplier and inhouse.
  • Analysis of supply and demand (internal and external) and generation of reports.


  • BA (Economics / Statistics) OR BSC (Industrial Engineering / Information Systems)
  • Experienced planner  - at least 3 years of experience
  • Has worked on high mix low volumes product lines, NPL activities, low visibility high volatility  environment etc.
  • Able to read and analyze Bill Of Materials, run BOM-Compare , identify BOM commonalties etc.