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Cantos Ventures
Cantos Ventures

Material Planner



Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024
Spacecraft represent the most pressing unmet need across the entire aerospace industry. As more launch vehicles come online and the cost to orbit decreases, more companies launching payloads to space continue to emerge.
For the first time in history, this influx of payload companies combined with reduced launch costs has resulted in a massive increase in need for commercial spacecraft platforms, known as satellite buses. These buses hold the payloads of our customers and are flown on launch vehicles.
Apex manufactures these satellite buses as scale using a combination of software, vertical integration, and hardware that is designed for manufacturing. Our spacecraft enable the future of society: ranging from earth observation to communications and more.
We’d love for you to join us on our mission of providing humankind access to the galaxy beyond our planet.
We are seeking a Material Planner to work closely within the Supply Chain Team and Production Control. The Supply Chain and Production Control team is a key function in procuring & managing the production flow of goods and services to ensure manufacturing readiness. The Material Planner position in on site at the Apex Production facility. The main responsibilities are forecasting delivery dates and quantity requirements to the supply base, based on the Apex production schedule. While also understanding supply base risk, inventory risk, and managing those problems directly within the supply chain organization to ensure build readiness. This role is critical to ensuring Apex production line has the components to build.


  • Ownership and demand planning for on time delivery of raw materials and finished goods
  • Work closely with the purchasing and supply chain team to ensure accurate forecast and timely orders being placed with suppliers
  • Report out to leadership as needed regarding any possible material shortages
  • Proactive approach to problem solving and determining root cause analysis with vendors
  • Develop, implement, and maintain material planning best practices within applicable systems such as MRP
  • Order creation and placement based on production schedules
  • Scenario planning for different build variations as required
  • Implementation of Continuous improvement mindset


  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data
  • 2+ years in relevant fast paced industry with demonstrated track record of success and on time delivery
  • Bachelor Degree in relevant field
  • Willingness to travel up to 25 % of the time
Apex believes in creating a work environment that you look forward to embracing every day. Our employees love working at Apex, and we want you to love it too. We offer the following benefits:
- Shared upside: receive equity in Apex, letting you benefit from the work you create.
- Best-in-class healthcare, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. The primary's premium is 99%+ covered.
- Enjoy our comprehensive PTO package, fostering employee well-being.
- Competitive 401(k) plan and matching.
- Paternity/maternity leave.
- Daily lunch, unlimited snacks, and regular office BBQs!
- Your dream desk setup, tools, and whatever else you need to be your most productive self.
- A world class office located in Culver City, filled with amazing coworkers and social gatherings for you and your family.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Apex Technology, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Candidates and employees are always evaluated based on merit, qualifications, and performance. We will never discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.