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Senior Production Planner

Pacific Biosciences
Job Location
1305 O'Brien Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
United States


PacBio’s success was built on innovation. Our future success is dependent on the continuation of this tradition, and we can only achieve this goal by working in teams that foster diversity, creativity, and high performance. Our employees largely contribute to our success, and we understand the value that a comprehensive benefits package holds for our employees and their families.

While specific benefit offerings vary by country, we strive to provide:

  • Competitive coverage. Plans that reflect current market practice and the level and type of benefits that companies like PacBio provide.
  • Flexibility. PacBio recognizes the diversity of our employee population and has benefit choices that meet a wide variety of needs.
  • Quality. PacBio strives to contract with leading health and benefits carrier partners who maintain high standards of service.
  • Financial protection. Insurance and retirement plans that help keep you in good financial shape.

The following summarizes programs offered in the U.S.


Healthcare and Insurance Plans

  • Choice of HMO, PPO, and High Deductible medical plans
  • Health Savings Account, which includes employer funding
  • Comprehensive dental and vision plans
  • Employee assistance program
  • Company-paid accident and life insurance programs, with options to purchase additional coverage at group coverage rates to further support and protect employees and their families
  • Company-paid travel accidental death and dismemberment plan
  • Company-paid short and long-term disability insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursements

Commuting Benefits

  • Pre-Tax Commuter Transit and Parking Spending Accounts
  • Shuttle service to and from local Caltrain stations
  • Bike lockers and shower facilities
  • Electric car charging stations (FOC)

Financial Planning

  • Competitive pay including incentive and equity programs
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible team members the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount
  • 401(k) Retirement plan

Time Off Programs

  • We welcome flexible work arrangements, subject to specifics of the role
  • Generous holiday schedule
  • Vacation accrual up to 15 days per year
  • Paid sick leave up to 80 hours per year
  • New Parent Leave


  • Wellness program with valuable health incentive opportunities
  • Annual health fair
  • Vaccination clinics
  • Fully equipped on-campus fitness center
  • Certified instructor-led fitness classes

Professional Development

  • Course curriculum available through LinkedIn Learning
  • Quarterly patent awards program

Additional Perks

  • Onsite cafeteria
  • Food trucks
  • Coffee bars
  • BAGs (happy hours)
  • BBQs
Job Description

Senior Production Planner

Pacific Biosciences is seeking a talented, driven, well-rounded and experienced planning professional in Menlo Park, California. The ideal candidate possesses the skill and drive necessary to assist in the development and implementation of a scalable “world class” materials management strategy for the company. They must also have a passion for Pacific Bioscience’s relevant technology, experience in all aspects of materials and production planning and related supply chain management areas; with strong interpersonal skills for dealing with all levels of the organization.

The qualified candidate has demonstrated the ability to work in a team environment, managing the daily execution of production planning, work order management, product issuance and receipt to stock, assisting with data entry, Production, Development and Sales Ops communications and planning of direct materials through close coordination with Purchasing.

This position reports to the Manager, Production Control.

The candidate will be accountable to:

  • Manage the production planning associated with the build of the Pacific Biosciences’ products
  • Accountable for the proper execution of the Production Plan and ensuring that product is available for shipment per the MRP / Sales Ops requirements
  • Ensure that work orders are planned, released, completed, and closed per the MPS
  • Knowledge of part control and variances per work order
  • Work closely with SCM, Stockroom and Production to meet product deliverables on time
  • Maintain version control within the ERP system
  • Manage all exhausted material, eliminate obsolete materials and move assemblies from MRB to rework in a timely fashion
  • Establishment and maintenance of recipes (routings)
  • Proper and timely implementation of CO’s (change orders). This includes timely disposition of all obsolete, excess, exhaust, and rework material related to the CO.
  • Maintain optimal inventory levels through the active use of MRP and the maintenance of all required parameters including assembly lead times, days’ supply, EOQ, etc. for all assemblies
  • Resolution of problems relating to shortages, variances, or other impediments to smooth material flow through the factory
  • Active support of R&D and new product activities
  • Reducing the number of aged work orders
  • Ability to create, maintain and report on Production KPI data

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities.


Position Requirements:

  • BS/BA in Business Administration or related
  • 8-12 years of diversified experience in SCM, Planning, and Master Scheduling, preferred
  • APICS certification is a plus
  • Knowledge of SAP ERP System, Excel, Word, SharePoint, Agile PLM
  • Knowledge of ISO requirements is a plus

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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About Our Organization

PacBio is the leading provider of high-quality sequencing of genomes, transcriptomes & epigenomes.

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