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Production Planner

Job in New Brunswick - Middlesex County - NJ New Jersey - USA
Posted by Fortira Inc
Full Time, Contract position
Listed on 2019-10-16
Job specializations:
  • Production
    Production Supervisor
  • Pharmaceutical
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position Details
Job Title: Production Planner
Job Location: One Squibb Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Duration: 6+ Months

Position Summary
The position will reside within the External Manufacturing Team located in New Brunswick, NJ. The position will report to the Supply Chain Planning Manager and be accountable for ensuring reliability and quality of supply of finished goods, drug product, and/or API (active pharmaceutical ingredients) from client’s contract suppliers and/or internal client sites. The role will be responsible for supply planning activities related to the purchase order management, forecasting, and on-time delivery of products sourced from contract suppliers and/or internal client sites for delivery to regional distribution centers and/or other contract supplier locations.

Essential duties and responsibilities are outlined below; additional related duties may be assigned.

1. Develop, implement and control the Supply Plan for finished goods, drug product, and/or API sourced from external suppliers and/or client internal sites considering demand, capacity, and materials availability constraints.
2. Responsible for supply planning activity, including creating and maintaining supplier forecasts and purchase orders to meet demand.
3. Calculate bulk requirements needed to support the finished goods packaging plan, driven by netted finished goods forecast, supplier capacity, and safety stock requirements
4. Calculate the work-in-process (WIP) required to support the finished goods supply plan, and allocate bulk to finish goods packaging orders based on market requirements.
5. Determine and firm the production requirements in SAP and creates purchase orders for internal and external bulk manufacturing sites.
6. Provide long-range forecast requirements to contract suppliers and short-range priorities. Monitor market requests to ensure contract suppliers adhere to the contractual obligations.
7. Communicates changes in bulk plan to site Virtual Plant Teams (VPT) and Global Supply Chain, as required.
8. Manage suppler meeting with bulk manufacturing sites to discuss the execution of open purchase orders and manage through risks that could delay shipment plans.
9. Collaborate with internal and/or external sites and the Inventory Controller in the client annual Budgeting process.
10. Identify and manage obsolescence risk with supplier Virtual Plant Teams (VPT) and Inventory Controller.
11. Manage or support projects that may impact the supply plans for products sourced from internal and/or external sites, such as tech transfer, product deletions, new product launches, product divestitures.
12. Act as primary External Manufacturing (ExM) contact for internal and external customers for product inquiry, supplier performance, shipments, scheduling, and transactional activities.
13. Escalate supply issues to the Supply Chain Planning Manager, and interact with supplier Virtual Plant Teams to ensure that adequate production is taking place to meet purchase order requirements.
14. Facilitates and lead supply meetings with respective internal and external customers, and liaise between client Global Supply Chain organization and external supplier Virtual Plant Teams (VPT).
15. Provide and escalate backorder and low stock concerns to management on weekly basis
Position Requirements
Required Competencies              
Must possess an understanding of processes related to supply chain activites, including:  demand creation, manufacturing, planning, distribution and their interdependencies, and related systems and technology such as SAP.  
Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with a range of technically, culturally, and functionally diverse people.
Proven experience in a multinational company working in a Supply Chain Management department or equivalent.   
Creates and maintains strong working relationships within the client organization and externally with trade customers.   
Sound analytical, communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
Required Qualification(s) and Desired Experience
• Bachelor degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, or related field. APICS certification preferred.
• 3-5+ years experience in related field. Supply chain experience with CMOs a plus.
• Working knowledge of SAP. Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning systems required.
• Experience in Replenishment Planning, Materials Planning, Demand Planning and/or Capacity Planning preferred.
• Knowledge of ERP, ideally SAP and SAP BW reporting, and related data analysis tools.
• Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills required.
• Must have demonstrated ability in performing in a changing and dynamic demand driven environment.
• Excellent communication skills
Contact Information
Contact Name: Fortira Inc
Contact Phone: 6097515280
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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