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Manager, Planning & Inventory Control

Magic Leap

Magic Leap

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

A new paradigm of computing

Magic Leap is a pioneer in spatial computing, developing groundbreaking augmented reality technology that seamlessly blends digital content with the real world. As the creator of the next computing platform, our mixed reality devices unlock new possibilities for how people interact with and experience their surroundings.

Magic Leap could be your place if you want to be part of a united team where everyone is empowered and trusted to make an impact. At Magic Leap, you can explore innovative solutions and use your talents to solve real-world problems. Working alongside industry experts, you can grow your skills and amplify human potential at the intersection of the physical and digital worlds. We know that successful change and progress accelerate diverse perspectives. As we shape our future, everyone's voice matters. Together, we can reimagine the world of work and, with our bold partners, make the impossible possible.

The opportunity

Magic Leap’s Production and Manufacturing roles bring Magic Leap’s revolutionary AR capabilities to life, converting our complex technical developments into consumer and enterprise AR products. Working very closely with the Product Development & Engineering teams, production and manufacturing teams are responsible for the production activities in our manufacturing and field site environments to optimize resource usage, minimize costs, and maintain the highest quality standards of our AR products. Activities include planning, managing, and reviewing production operations to achieve output and quality objectives; undertaking production activities to transform tangible inputs (e.g., raw materials or semi-finished goods) or intangible inputs (e.g., ideas, information, know-how) into finished products or services; developing and implementing production schedules to ensure the effective use of labor, tools, plant, and equipment; operating, monitoring and maintaining machines and production equipment.

As a Manager, Planning & Inventory Control within our Production and Manufacturing organization, you are responsible for managing production to optimize the use of resources and meet production schedules and standards, including a) Developing and implementing production schedules to ensure the effective use of labor, tools, plant, and equipment and to coordinate production output with inventory requirements, b) Estimating resource requirements, c) Analyzing production and operational data, d) Matching the organization's resources with demand to maximize output and minimize production costs.

What you’ll do

  • Create and implement inventory management and production planning strategies aligned with company goals to ensure optimal inventory levels and cost-efficiency
  • Assist purchasing and finance personnel in resolving receiving discrepancies through thorough research
  • Perform accurate and timely inventory cycle counting as required
  • Manage kitting requests to effectively support engineering requirements
  • Implement techniques to minimize stock outs and excess inventory across multiple channels
  • Utilize data analysis and market insights to generate accurate demand forecasts, collaborating with cross-functional teams to refine forecasts
  • Foster relationships with suppliers, negotiating terms and ensuring timely delivery of raw materials
  • Oversee production planning activities, optimizing resource utilization and resolving capacity constraints
  • Establish and enforce inventory control measures, maintaining accurate records and conducting regular audits
  • Define KPIs to track planning and inventory control performance, generating reports to identify trends and drive continuous improvement
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of warehouse storage areas, replenish inventory, and manage material handling equipment
  • Process, kit, pick, pack, stage, and ship customer orders; prepare goods and shipping documents for outgoing shipments; create and maintain import/export documentation
  • Work with carriers to resolve shipment disruptions or delays, manage carrier delivery exception issues, and foster strong supplier relationships to negotiate better deals

The experience you bring

  • 5-8+ years of experience in supply chain management, demand planning, and inventory control, including 2+ years in a leadership role
  • Experience with ERP systems, SAP, inventory management software, and advanced planning tools
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze complex data sets and derive actionable insights
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of effective cross-functional collaboration and stakeholder influence
  • Proven track record of driving process improvements and implementing best practices in inventory management and production planning
  • Proficient knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods, with the ability to track inventory accurately and create detailed reports
  • Skilled in managing Excel spreadsheets, Google Applications, and performing mathematical calculations; outstanding leadership and technical skills.

It’s exciting if you also have

  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, operations management, business administration or equivalent relevant experience in an applicable field. We are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements
  • Experience in import and export compliance
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, including the development of Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions
  • Accredited certification in handling Dangerous Goods (CDGP), ensuring compliance with all safety and regulatory standards

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to safely lift and maneuver heavy objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Proficiency in operating warehouse equipment, including forklifts and pallet jacks

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines


If you need an accommodation during the application, interviewing, or hiring process, you may request an accommodation by emailing ApplicantAccommodation@magicleap.com

Magic Leap will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

Please note that we do not accept any application documents via (e-)mail. Furthermore, we do not accept applications from recruitment agencies for this role.



Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location. In addition to salary, Magic Leap offers a discretionary bonus, equity, and a fully comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees.

US Base Salary Range
$83,000$139,000 USD