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Supply Chain & Materials

Senior Planner/Master Production Scheduler - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Sector:
Location: Galway
Date: 9/01/2018
Job Reference: 89561

Job Description

Contact: Jenny Dore
Email: jenny@hero.ie
Telephone: 0860449371


Senior Planner / Master Production Scheduler
Our client, a pharmaceutical company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Senior Planner / Master Production Scheduler for their site.


What will I be doing
  • Lead the Sales and Operations Planning business process within the company, through the implementation of a strategic approach to the Supply Chain function by introducing processes that will develop the MPS and give full visibility of Materials and capacity constraints and rough cut capacity planning.
  • Working closely with the Supply Chain Manager and other key stakeholders to advice on when key resources, materials and equipment will be required in the business.
  • Support the other members of the supply chain team with reference to strategic and tactical material and capacity planning.
  • Lead the Sales & Operations Planning Business Process through the alignment of the supply chain function with the commercial functions of Sales, Marketing and Business development
  • Liaise with commercial functions and other operational functions to align expectations, preferences & priorities and the availability of materials, capital equipment, capacity and financial projections.
  • Communicate with Management to understand and link high-level strategic plans with day-to-day operations and report on the progress and alignment using key performance Indicators,
  • Develop a phased approach to the creation and implementation of a clearly defined supply chain strategy looking at sales forecasting, inventory policy, and demand/supply planning.
  • Evaluate & prioritise commercial and operational data to identify and analyse key metrics to develop the supply chain strategy and review the current supply chain metrics.
  • Cultivate strong & collaborative cross functional relationships through the understanding of commercial drivers and diverse stakeholder perspectives.
  • Manage demand review process over an 18 month planning horizon for all customers and product families.
  • Routinely review all customer demand and supply resources to ensure forecasts provide accurate visibility for the coming months.
  • Drive planning and forecast management across a range of products.
  • Lead monthly review with Commercial and Business owners to develop sales forecasts.
  • Develop an MPS on a monthly basis and manage the conflicting preferences between supply and demand.
  • Manage inventory policy and drive improvement in inventory turns at Raw Material and Finished Goods levels in line with forecasts / stock holding policies for assigned areas.
  • Manage, set and control planning horizons and time fences.
  • Review safety stock levels to support agreed service to Customers.
  • To assess incoming customer orders in terms of plant capability and material availability.
  • 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.
  • Develop a process to manage short shelf materials are identified and consumed before expiring.
  • Involvement in continuous improvement projects, utilising Lean/Six Sigma.
  • Ensure product availability through effective management of available capacity while ensuring cost and quality compliance.
  • Chair the S&OP and MPS meetings, communicating changes and additions to plans.
  • Liaise with S&M, C/S, Production, Product Launch, Artwork Operations and R&D to implement improvements and drive new product initiatives.
Person Specification:
  • 5+ years' experience of S&OP/ Demand Supply planning in a regulated industry
  • Experience in demand/supply planning, supply chain, production, manufacturing or materials management.
  • Engineering or Business degree or equivalent industry experience
  • APICS qualification.
  • High level of experience in Excel, Microsoft Access.
  • Previous experience working with ERP Systems.
  • Excellent communication, influencing, numeric and interpersonal skills.
  • Lean/continuous improvement experience
  • Ability to adapt to a fast paced environment.
  • Must be a self-starter and ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
For further information on this Senior Planner (Sales & Operations Planning)/Master Production Scheduler role in Galway please contact Jenny Dore on 0860449371 / jenny@hero.ie
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