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Materials Program Manager

Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation

San Carlos, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023

Materials Program Manager

Job Locations US-CA-San Carlos
Supply Chain
Regular Full-Time

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the team at Joby Aviation is driven by our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine a piloted air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly carries you and your fellow passengers over the congested city streets below, enabling you to spend more time with the people and places that matter most. Since 2009, our team has worked steadily to make this dream a reality. We’ve designed and tested many generations of prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the Joby aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, scaling our manufacturing, and preparing to launch commercial service in 2025.


In this role you’ll own the creation and oversight of left-to-right clear to build schedules to support builds. As an MPM, you will oversee manufacturing operations (production, quality, material planning) cost, schedule and deliverables during New Product Introduction (NPI), Ramp and Sustaining Phases as well as organize and oversee manufacturing (in house or Contract Manufacturer) transition from validation to ramp and production states.


  • Create and deploy supply requirements to the supply base via MRP which achieves production, inventory and cost objectives. Ensure demand from all sources (production, aftermarket, engineering, etc.) is supported appropriately
  • Manage safety stock levels and optimize logistical efficiency by managing EOQs
  • Manage planning system parameters and master data to optimally reflect supply chain capabilities and plan supply. Deliver clear-to-build status, material coverage, run-out reports and other analyses as needed to plan production and business targets. Provide data-driven decision support to the broader organization through what-if and scenario planning (as examples)
  • Work with external suppliers to establish the appropriate delivery schedules for individual components, specifying quantity and frequency targeting on-time delivery; coordinate with Supply Chain team and Logistics as needed
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain and Engineering to support material changes resulting from Change action (CAs), plan for new material and minimize obsolescence of old material
  • Apply analytics and supply chain expertise to manage system parameters and meet target inventory and service level goals while minimizing costs and obsolescence
  • Build and maintain operational partnerships with assigned suppliers. Act as the primary interface with suppliers on delivery status, issues and resolution
  • Escalate to commercial or technical partners when required (procurement, accounts payable, quality, engineering, etc.)
  • Support onboarding and training of new suppliers to ensure operational excellence and compliance with Joby’s supply chain processes and policies
  • Coordinate supplier ramp up and down for new product launches, ensuring suppliers deliver shipments needed to support production targets
  • Manage engineering changes to minimize obsolete inventory and ensure continuous supply


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Operations Management, or other related field or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years related experience in materials management, production planning, material scheduling, or purchasing in a manufacturing environment
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, including ability to maintain and enhance Excel-based material shortage reports
  • Strong analytical capabilities, including ability to optimize delivery costs and inventory levels


  • Knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, SAP enterprise system inventory management system such as SAP to Microsoft

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target salary for this position is $103,600 - $152,800/yr. The compensation package will be determined by job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Joby also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off, healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan with a company match, an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP), short-term and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, and more.


Joby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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