Element Materials Technology

  • Order Entry/Planning Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-Huntington Beach
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for an Order Entry/Planning Manager to join our growing team. The Order Entry / Planning Manager oversees a department comprised of order entry and planning engineers. Leading the staff to perform all the steps necessary for processing orders in a timely and efficient manner is the primary job function. This role is also responsible for evaluation of effective/efficient order entry / planning processes and preparation of monthly reports as well as ensuring that the group is performing in accordance with established QA procedures. 


    • Ensure that all facets of the order entry / planning process are providing an optimum customer service level and working capital performance as defined by the organization’s business operating plans and strategic objectives
    • Partner with the Sales and Operations teams to ensure the department capacities are reviewed, gaps, leadtime extensions and overlaps are forecasted, communicated and issues appropriately escalated
    • Collaborate with Operations, Sales and Finance to ensure that the appropriate data is available and accurate to be reviewed at the monthly planning process meetings
    • Determine processing and testing priorities, work assignments and methods required to meet 100% OTIF, arranging sub-contracting that optimizes best service and cost where applicable
    • Support initiatives aimed at improving current business processes across the.Aerospace West Division
    • Accomplishes day-to-day work operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing order entry policies and procedures
    • Improves data entry quality results by completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; studying, evaluating, and re-designing work processes; implementing changes
    • Collaborates with Operations, Sales and Finance to ensure that he appropriate data is available and accurate to be viewed at weekly/monthly meetings
    • Serve as the point of contact for issue-escalation between the sales and order entry departments
    • Keeps direct manager informed of any issues that arise
    • Follows all organizational privacy rules to ensure customers' personal information is protected
    • Document and share “best practices” methods, processes and ideas across the business’s operations to drive continuous improvements in all aspects of business operations
    • Fosters an environment trust, collaboration, teamwork, and fun among team members
      Other duties as assigned
    • Manages and motivates staff (including: hiring, firing, performance management, and recognition duties)

    • Assesses staffing needs, and participates in staff recruitment efforts Trains, directs, and appraises staff

    • Makes daily schedules for proper manpower utilization

    • Plans and organizes workload and staff assignments

    • Issues written and verbal instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university plus 2 to 5 years of relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Self-disciplined and self-motivated

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)

    • Ability to remain calm when faced with mounting pressure related to deadlines and multiple priorities

    • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills to meet a variety of communication needs. Strong and effective interpersonal skills that foster open upward and downward communication built on mutual respect

    • Ability to interface with clients to determine their needs and provide a satisfactory outcome



    This position requires access to export-controlled commodities, technical data, technology, software, and services. U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or U.S. Government export authorization is required. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the employer obtaining the necessary export authorization, including, if required, an export license


    From the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Defense Trade Controls, or other applicable government agency.  This job description reflects an assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Other duties and tasks may be assigned to this job at the Company’s discretion.

    Company Overview

    We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


    We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


    Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


    Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


    We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

    • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
    • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
    • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
    • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

    When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

    Diversity Statement

    At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


    All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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