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Secures timely material availability and minimize inventory levels without disruption to the supply process.
- Always aware of Sales and Operating Planning (S&OP) process at all times. Secure all purchases within S&OP plan, including Pharmaceutical Development Services (PDS) support.
- Monitors the Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and convert MRP output to purchase orders.
- Communicates MRP issues with Master Planner, Detailed Scheduler or Demand-Capacity analyst.
- Monitors Customer supplied Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API/Bulk). Issue purchase orders; maintain API/Bulk reports for assigned area.
- Determines impact/action plan for held/rejected raw materials and/or components. Sets priorities for support areas to support timely availability of materials.
- Monitors inventory levels against target levels expressed in inventory turns, days or weeks of inventory. Checks material availability within defined minimum inventory levels and agreed supplier lead times.
- Monitors actual supplier lead times in order to propose changes in defined minimum inventory levels.
- Maintains/monitors inventory levels and report slow moving and obsolete items to Demand and Supply Chain Management (DSCM). Develops and monitors MRPII parameters in line with minimum inventory levels to secure timely availability.
- Follows-up on documentation needed (i.e., C of A’s; purchase specs, etc.). Backs up all planner/buyer functions.
- Works in a safe and responsible manner in order to create an injury-free and incident-free workplace. Complies with all job-related safety and other training requirements.
- Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Logistics, Industrial Engineering or Industrial technology is required.
- Three years of relevant experience in Planning/Buying, Scheduling, Industrial Engineering, Operations, Purchasing or Quality Assurance (QA) is preferred.
- Knowledge of inventory control techniques, working knowledge and application of planning functions related to Capacity Planning (CPS), Master Production Scheduling (MPS), MRP, and interfacing systems (i.e. QA, Forecasting). Strong understanding of the various planning functions relative to manufacturing process capabilities.
- Self-starter, mature, independent and dependable.
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment under pressure, able to multi-task and is results-oriented.
- Demonstrates ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
- Effective time management and prioritization skills. Requires discretion and independent judgment.
- Very high degree of interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public, including tact to handle sensitive matters.
- Knowledge of APICS Basics of Supply Chain Management.
- Previous experience in pharmaceutical industry or regulated environment.
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