Lead a team of qualified production planners.
Develop a high performing team thru goal setting, driving results and accountability, providing appropriate, frequent, and timely feedback on performance to the direct reports, coaching, developing, rewarding, and recognizing.
Establish the right and timely escalation process to the supply chain/planning lead for issues that impact the existing site, multiple products and/or sites.
Ensure workload is balanced among different team members and make necessary adjustments as needed.
Build strong internal and external partnership with other members of supply chain, manufacturing, quality, technical functions, and finance. Ensure timely customer service feedback from partners on production planning team and self. Adjust the customer service as needed.
Represent Supply Chain planning on Audits regarding Auxiliary topics - depending on demand and audit goal / auditing organization
Review the detailed production plan for bulk production step at a defined frequency that is in alignment with master production schedule (MPS) and/or allocation plan by factoring in plant capacity and efficiency.
Ensure alignment of product plan with financial forecast and current outlook. Report variances to the supply chain/planning lead.
Issue and maintain work orders in ERP system. Ensure timely creation and closure of all work orders by using a metrics driven performance measures and driving accountability thru team members.
Reconcile and maintain code level inventory status to meet business needs.
Ensure Quality release is in alignment with the expected release dates of the product (s) and/or shipment schedule prior to locking down the weekly/monthly plan for releases outside of the normal release time (i.e. expedited).
Ensure flawless coordination and timely delivery of the product shipment between plants, CMO site (s) and/or shipment to desired warehouse per committed plan.
Support the monthly Rough Cut Capacity Planning (RCCP) & plant S&OP process and maintain accurate capacity model
Support flawless execution on clinical product introduction, product launches in new countries (geographic expansion) and/or product enhancements.
Review to ensure data for planned outlook and financial forecast/budget is accurate prior to turning into Finance.
Strong working knowledge and understanding of ERP system usage as needed.
Main responsible function for continuity of supply for auxiliaries materials, tracking and issues management of those
Communicate/Report/Escalate supply shortage issues in a timely and accurate manner and communicate transparent and up to date supply plans to internal stakeholders. Align with local GSP dpmt., SC site lead and internal stakeholders.
Participate in BOMs creation and maintenance.
Lead respective local meetings
Represent planner/buyer and production planner function in project teams
Prepare/track information on weekly Auxiliary plant status
Global Material Owner in case of material supply constraints for items used in multiple plants
METRICS ANALYSIS/REPORTING: 15%
Establish, review and report accurate supply chain key business metrics (i.e. MPS/Lead time/ship fulfilment, product/shipment schedule adherence, work order timely creation and closure, inventory metrics) on a required frequency (i.e. daily/weekly).
Review and communicate plant capacity to master planner(s) and/or new production introductions independently.
Flawless management of product inventory at every step of production. Escalate and lead Inventory review for optimization of inventory level slow moving inventory, phantom inventory, excess/obsolete, short dated and expired inventory
Report all deviations from the committed timelines and raise the flag to the supply chain/supply planning lead.
Analyze complex data with the understanding of trade-offs between different business objectives and present recommendations to management.
Prepare global forecasts for GSP - assure data forecast accuracy within the ERP-system
Lead review meetings to ensure that supply is in line with requirements and the requested safety stock targets.
Lead review of item master data of all auxiliaries regarding to Planner Buyer related parameters
Evaluate/discuss/confirm auxiliary release performance through observing release adherence development
Consolidate for review and answer requests from Financial department
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT: 10%
Develop and implement efficient work streams within supply chain value stream by leading continuous improvement projects, supporting initiatives for both process logic and process performance topics, and/or playing an active role in process harmonization team(s)
Participate in daily production QITs and escalate supply chain issues to supply chain/planning lead.
Participate as an active supply chain team member on plant project teams, clinical projects, technical transfer projects, and product launches.
May be required to perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
B.Sc. in Engineering/Science/BusinessAdministration/Supply Chain or similar degree
4-5+ years of experience in supply planning/logistics
cGMP experience is a must
Lean green belt certification preferred
APICS certification preferred