Materials Planner

Auckland, New Zealand, Rocket Lab [2766430CB]

Field(s) of expertise
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Job type

About this job

Rocket Lab is the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch. Launching from right here in New Zealand, we design and build innovative technology to give small satellites a premium ride to orbit.

Small satellites play a crucial role in our day-to-day lives – they connect us, keep us safe, help us understand our planet and manage our impact on it, and they enable us to innovate and explore. There are endless possibilities for what we can achieve with better access to space, and that access is now a reality thanks to Rocket Lab.

Our relentlessly innovative team is behind Electron, the world’s only truly commercial small satellite launch vehicle in operation today. With multiple orbital launches under our belt and a record of 100% mission success, we’re opening access to space to improve life on Earth. We’ve built a world class team with a reputation for doing the impossible. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard and everyone makes a difference.  Every day, we pursue ideas that challenge, excite and demand more of us, and we make them real. Be a part of it.

The material planner is responsible for ensuring Electron launch vehicle component need dates are established and accurate supplier and process lead-times are maintained. Our material planning team plays a key role in moving our business from a R&D company to a manufacturing business, and planners are expected to identify opportunities for improvement and to support the business on this important and exciting journey.


  • 3+ years’ experience in a material planning position, ideally in a manufacturing environment
  • A pro-active and can-do attitude with the ability to keep calm in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team and to build effective working relationships with external and internal customers
  • Excellent MS Office skills


  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Experience using INFOR LN

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