How will you make an impact?
The Sr Manager, Manufacturing Planning is responsible to ensure that plant operations are scheduled in a manner that maximizes operating efficiencies while balancing the needs of our clients and meeting the site’s objectives. They oversee the inventory function to ensure timely disposition of materials, inventory accuracy and monitor inventory levels. They work with functional areas to review and resolve any bottlenecks in the process. This position supports the Pharmaceutical Development Services (PDS) and Commercial teams.
What will you do?
- Responsible to resolve scheduling conflicts by working with functional areas to review constraints and resolve bottlenecks
- Maximize plant operating efficiencies while balancing client needs
- Ensure data integrity in site’s ERP system
- Ensure inventory accuracy, increase inventory turns, and decreasing days on hand inventory
- Support PDS project timelines while maintaining Commercial objectives
- Manage department headcount and expense budgets
- Report Site Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for Planning and Inventory measures
- Balancing between prioritization of client’s needs, operating efficiency, and site objectives
- Enforcing Planning procedures
- Obtaining quality data from various sources to ensure an accurate plan
- Managing conflicting requirements between PDS and Commercial clients
- Addressing inventory discrepancies and reviewing Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA) solutions
- Monitor inventory levels and timely disposition of materials
- Manage and direct a team of finite schedulers
- Authority to make changes to the Master Production Schedule using input from all affected departments as necessary – prioritized based on client requirements, resource and material availability.
- Has the authority to contact affected departments directly to discuss changes, issues, and resolve bottlenecks. Must make procedural decisions.
- Prepare departmental headcount / expense budgets. Recruit new hires and conduct performance reviews. Take disciplinary action as needed, according to Human Resources policies
Key Internal Contacts:
- Business Managers: Client issues: product supply, obsolescence, capacity constraints
- Project Managers: New projects, changes to project scope, product supply, obsolescence, capacity constraints
- Operations Managers: Capacity or labor constraints, monitor schedule execution. Discuss and implement corrections to schedule
- Quality personnel: Issues relating to release of bulk/ materials that may affect the execution of the schedule or long range capacity requirements
- Materials Management: Purchasing issues that may affect the schedule execution or create excess inventory.
Nature of typical contact:
- Position is frequently called upon to convince, persuade, motivate or sell to persons typically having diverse and/or opposing viewpoints. Work at this level usually involves active participation in conferences, meetings, hearings, or presentations involving problems or issues of considerable consequence or importance, or complexity. Justifies, or settles matters involving significant or controversial issues.
SPECIFIC DUTIES: (with % of time for each task to total 100%)
(15%) Ensure client delivery dates are met by interacting with Project Managers, Business Managers, and clients to review client requirements, forecasts, launch plans, etc. and ensure that the functional owners understand the requirements for site. (15%) Review and manage equipment / resource capacity with production management. (15%) Review current Planning systems (Electronic Requirement Planning (ERP)) to investigate improved processes and software. Identify weaknesses and improvement opportunities in the current process and implement corrective actions. (15%) Lead Site Planning meetings and address roadblocks that interrupt the schedule. (15%) Review and publish monthly excess inventory statistics and implement procedures to reduce inventory levels and timely disposition of materials. (15%) Manage the capacity plan tool in the BPM and address any capacity issues with Senior Management. (10%)
How will you get there?
- Minimum of Bachelor's Degree required.
Years of Experience
- Minimum 10 years of relevant experience (specifically in S&OP).
- Previous management experience required.
- Strong process design and implementation skills.
- Extensive ERP experience in Manufacturing Resources Planning (MRP)11 environment (SAP).
- Detail oriented and able to prioritize multiple tasks.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written).
- Advanced proficiency with Microsoft (MS) applications.
- Demonstrated commitment to our fundamental principles of Integrity, Respect, and Excellence
- Pharmaceutical experience
- Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
- Certified in Production Inventory Management through the Association for Operations Management (APICS)