Material Control Analyst

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AOI)

Full Time
Sugar land, TX
Posted 11 months ago


We are looking for a detail-oriented Material Control Analyst to oversee our inventory management and control systems. The Material Control Analyst is responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely planning and scheduling of production materials, monitoring and controlling inventory levels, managing supply risks and reconciling discrepancies. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, experience in material planning, and knowledge of supply chain management and procurement in a manufacturing organization. The successful candidate will have excellent organizational skills and be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Job Duties

A. Material planning, scheduling and monitoring

  • Plan and schedule the supply of materials to meet production requirements and safety levels
  • Review and manage MRP system to ensure accurate stock levels and reorder points
  • Coordinate with Procurement, Production Control and other functional organizations to ensure on-time delivery, cost expectations and inventory targets
  • Create, analyze and update future demand forecasts on a quarterly and annual basis

B. Inventory monitoring, controlling and Analysis

  • Utilize information in SAP and other systems to monitor inventory status and ensure data accuracy
  • Manage the material life cycle and analyze inventory health and turnover rate
  • Minimize obsolete stock and ensure the business is left with minimum liability
  • Develop tools or reports to help drive data-driven decisions amongst the team

C. Risk Management

  • Take follow-up actions in relation to material shortages that affect production
  • Proactively identify areas of potential supply chain risk and work with internal stakeholders to resolve or suggest alternative solutions to minimize impacts


  • BA/BS or higher in Supply Chain Management or Business Administration
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in supply chain planning is required, with preference in the manufacturing field
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required
  • Proficiency in SAP system is preferred
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently and as a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively across all business levels and functions
  • Strong data analysis skills and be able to solve the problem based on critical thinking, and the ability to handle multiple demands and competing priorities
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to prioritize work and meet tight deadlines
  • Fluency in Mandarin Chinese is a plus, but not required
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean Certification is a plus



Job Features

Job CategoryDevelopment Services - Planning, Analytical, Auditing, Business Administration, Communication, Customer Service, Data Management, Document Control, Engineering, Environmental, Export Booking, GeoPhysics, Imports, Industrial, Inventory Control, Manufacturing, Occupational Safety, Office Assistance, Project Management, Quality Control, Science & Biotech, Social Work, Supply Chain

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