Plan the procurement of the material required to support Customer Demand and New Product introduction, and develop and execute the business unit production schedule.Key Responsibilities :
PlannerDevelop and schedule the Manufacturing Production Plan from the Master Production Schedule requirements with increased complexity and volume and with higher level of autonomy.
Development includes the following : o Manage issues preventing execution of the MPS and production plan. Issues include but are not limited to non-conforming materials or processes, material or equipment availability, completing unplanned requirementso Analyze resource availability, develop short and mid-range capacity plans with manufacturing teams, and lead teams to ensure plans are meto Generate work orders using systemso Manage work order progress, including working with production and other supporting departments (e.
g., quality, microbiology, engineering) to ensure production plans are meto Provide ship schedule to Supply Chain / Demand teamo Establish and maintain gross inventory targets with a limited scope.
Includes developing action plans to minimize inventory exposure and for scrapping or mitigating excess and obsolete parts based on business information, and assess inventory managemento Develop and identify cost reduction process improvements
BuyerPlan materials requirements and provide to CR to support production schedules and new product launches with increased complexity and volume and with higher level of autonomy.
including : o Working with the supplier to ensure materials are made to the proper specso Leading cross functional teams to resolve obstacles to meeting the schedule, including, but not limited to, resolving issues with non-conforming material, unclear specifications or vendor capacity constraintso Expediting purchase orders as required.
Includes expediting material from the receiving dock though receiving inspection, to production stores
Provide regular analysis and reporting, including information on : Backorders, Service levels (actual vs. plan). Inventory Value, Consignment levels, actual vs. plan
Support action plans to minimize Excess & Obsolete Inventory
Other duties assigned by LeadershipEducation and Experience : Bachelor's Degree 5 years of previous related experience Required andOther : Experience in purchasing and / or production control and logistics Required andOther : Experience working in a medical device and / or regulated industry RequiredAdditional Skills :
Proven expertise in Microsoft Office Suite
Experience ERP (e.g. JDE) preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills
Good problem-solving and critical thinking skills, strong analytical and statistical skills
Solid knowledge of material requirements planning (MRP) and inventory management programs (e.g., JIT / Kanban, Min / Max)
Solid knowledge of market and economic indicators, practices and procurement procedures
Strict attention to detail
Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels
Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment and act as a resource for colleagues with less experience
Must be able to work in a team environment, including inter-departmental teams, representing the organization on specific projects, and vendors / suppliers
Ability to build productive internal / external working relationships
Participates in determining objectives of assignment; plans schedules and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives
Adhere to all company rules and requirements (e.g., pandemic protocols, Environmental Health & Safety rules) and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence / control