Posted to MedZilla on 5/25/2017


Netherlands, Production Planner SP_SJ_11937-MZ


A global organization that is responsible for supplying medicines to markets around the world, is recruiting for a Production Planner to join their team in Leiden, Netherlands.

Job Role:

The Production Planner job holder is responsible for assessing & integrating new business opportunities, successfully launching new products, ensuring their availability, and optimizing the supply chain performance throughout the product life cycle.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Schedule and co-ordinate primary and supporting production planning activities to prioritize and ensure timely release of intermediates and API based on the Master Production Schedule (MPS) and the Distribution Plan.
  • Analyze demand / supply alerts and identify and escalate potential short term supply constraints.
  • Develop, maintain and publish information on asset / product specific supply chain management metrics & KPI's.
  • Maintain intermediate inventories within goal within Target, while minimizing excess, obsolete and expired products. 
  • Assess respective supply impact for assigned assets / products in conjunction with product End to End Planning Leads for proposed manufacturing / regulatory changes and provide feedback to change sponsor / owner.
  • Support development and implementation of an Advanced Planning System and Processes.
  • Development and maintenance of policies and procedures for the Production Planning area.
  • Contribute to site management operational and strategic initiatives.
  • Ensure compliance with EHS, GMP's, and Training & Business Compliance policies.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 3 years relevant professional experience
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required. Advanced Degree is preferred.
  • Supply Chain Certification is preferred e.g. APICS.
  • Experience in the implementation, development and execution of business planning and control systems with particular emphasis in the proficient use of Advanced Planning Software is required. (SAP experience is a plus, not necessary)
  • Pharma or GMP experience beneficial but not required.
  • Experience with several of the following processes: inventory management and inventory entitlement, supply chain management, supply planning, scenario analysis, sales and operations planning, process excellence, Advanced Planning Systems and/or other manufacturing/planning business processes.
  • Proven business acumen in the areas of Supply Chain, Commercial and Financials.
  • English required, Dutch is a plus.

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