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Job Title: Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 89019
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Contact: Ros Lomansey
Telephone: 0212066287

Our client, a pharmaceutical company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Planner for their site.

Basic Summary:
  • To effectively plan the product portfolio assigned.
  • To support the other members of the planning team within the factory in reference to strategic and tactical capacity planning horizons.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support the preparation of the Sales & Operations Planning business Process
  • To ensure that forecasts for the assigned area of responsibility are converted to orders at the time fences.
  • To assess incoming customer orders in terms of plant capability and material availability and define the first promise date for delivery
  • To maintain the MRP data on the system for assigned products and areas
  • To review monthly the capacity loading for the assigned WorkCentre reporting potential bottlenecks and issues.
  • Prepare assigned schedule in co-operation with relevant departments.
  • To prioritise planned production in assigned areas in the case conflicts and bottlenecks.
  • To liaise with purchasing and artwork control to manage BOM changes in line with customer requirements and open orders to ensure that stock write offs are minimised.
  • Liaise with customer with regard to delivery dates, order status, etc. for the areas assigned
  • Manage schedules such that short shelf materials are identified and consumed before expiring.
  • Prepare supply chain metrics on a weekly basis.
  • Manage the assigned shipping schedules
  • Drive to achieve zero back orders and 95%+ On Time in Full shipping performance.
  • Ensure product availability through effective management of available capacity while ensuring cost and quality compliance.
  • Reporting to senior management on a weekly and ad hoc basis on Key Performance Indicators, e.g. total backorders, performance against shipping plan.
  • Chair routine and ad hoc planning and scheduling meetings as required, communicating changes and additions to production schedules
  • Manage inventory at intermediate and Finished Goods levels in line with forecasts / stock holding policies for assigned areas.
  • Liaise with customer service, production, Launch, artwork operations and R&D to implement improvements and drive new product initiatives.
Person Specification:
  • 2-6 years' experience of planning / scheduling in a regulated industry ideally pharmaceuticals.
  • Experience of production, manufacturing or packing operations essential
  • Engineering/ Business degree or equivalent Industry experience.
  • Qualification in or studying for APICS,
  • Advanced MS Excel
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work on own initiative

For further information on this Planner role in Galway please contact Ros Lomansey on 0212066287 /
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