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Responsible for all activities related to the creation and maintenance of a production plan in the system that reflects supply priorities for assigned brands and resources. Ensures orders are prioritized by sequencing and firming orders at week 11 (Pack) / week 13 DP, and by monitoring supply alerts and projected inventory report (PIR) within this timeframe, writing system notes to recommend plan changes when necessary. Hands over plan and discusses priorities with Site Planning Team at 10 weeks (Pack) / 12 weeks (DP). Ensures plan is in agreement with service levels, supply requirements (i.e. days of supply, safety stock, appropriate raw material and supply plans, etc.), site capacity strategies, cross-site planning, alerts, and identified constraints. Integrates new products and product transfers into the plan and generates a robust and validated projection of demand and constrained, rough-cut capacity utilization for assigned brands and production resources. Responsible for volume inputs into PoR and LE for assigned brands and resources, and for maintaining accurate demand signal through cross-site interactions and MD monitoring; includes liaison with BSLs and markets to validate demand.


The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to:

+ Review high-level supply requirements for assigned brands across full PP/DS horizon; Prioritize orders based on market inventory position, SKU segmentation, and site/above site production strategy; Sequence and firm orders at week 11 (Pack) / week 13 (for weeks 13-16 for DP)

+ Review market supply alerts and PIR for assigned brands; ID proposed changes to plan; Write system notes to prioritize orders within 10 weeks (Pack) / 12 weeks (DP); Share urgent issues with Site Planner

+ ID bulk/API supply issues and proposed plan changes with 10 weeks (Pack) / 12 weeks (DP); Write system notes; Communicate urgent issues to Site Planner

+ Conduct weekly 'handshake' meeting with Site Planner to discuss priorities and to monitor / control schedule break-ins

+ Monitor month-on-month demand changes over a rolling 3-12 month horizon for assigned brands; Flag substantial changes in demand

+ Liaise with markets and FG sites to interrogate and validate demand changes; ID root causes; Ensure system requirements up to date

+ Model system demand gaps caused by source change / product change working with PNS and leveraging system tools (e.g. LIE)

+ Incorporate demand for new products / product changes into the plan; Liaise with projects team for orchestration of demand requirements, and provide planning support as needed for transfer / new products

+ Use cross-site call forum to flag demand signal issues; Establish root-cause (MD vs. process)

+ Work with network stakeholders to resolve demand signal issues; Track adherence

+ Prepare rough cut capacity projections for assigned resources; aggregate capacity constrained and balanced PoR for network review of capacity issues

+ Collaborate with Site Planning Team to resolve asset balancing trade-offs ensuring sufficient supply performance; Contribute to site PoR; provide input to capacity strategies within the PPDS/SNP Horizons

+ Generate information to support site D&OP and S&OP meetings as necessary; actively participate in these meetings, and other related brand meetings as required

+ Prepare analysis of distributed supply requirements for cross-site discussion; Drive cross-site calls, flagging shortage risks and agree any plan updates

+ Monitor bulk/API requirements based on PoR; Adjust buffers to ensure production plan feasibility; ID and communicate risks

+ Liaise with GES to share latest requirements and ensure sufficient supply of 3rd party bulk/API

+ Develop a bulk allocation plan with BSL guidance and handover to Site Planner (in constrained supply scenarios)

+ Participate in weekly supply governance calls to troubleshoot low stock issues and balance cost vs. supply trade-offs

+ Track root causes and prioritize remediation and prevention actions; Prepare / support monthly services level reports, backorder reports, inventory reports, customer service reports/alert, and any other report as needed

+ Review / update system parameters (SS, MOQ / Lot Size, Shelflife) to optimize cost / supply trade-offs and SCAs; Review MD workflow; work with MD team to define and set system parameters in system as required

+ Track, review and communicate bulk/API inventory vs. target MoH; manage FG/DP/API inventory for assigned brands, monitor monthly levels. explain deviations, and develop strategies to hit target inventory levels

+ Monitor bulk/API shelf life; Ensure adherence to RIDS avoidance processes; Coordinate RIDS process with site MRB

+ Serve as point-of-contact for brand- and site-related queries from above-site

+ Liaise with relevant site areas to minimize impact of site projects on the production plan

+ Identify and drive special projects requested by leadership that require network planning expertise

+ Use M1 methodology for issue resolution and promote zero defect culture

+ Maintain a complete understanding of all functional procedures; when needed, review, improve and train all affected personnel on those procedures (SOPs)


+ Bachelor Degree in Business, Engineering or Science.Special courses, workshops or seminars related to Materials Management.APICS certifications are desirable.

+ Minimum of 7 years of related manufacturing material management experience

+ Minimum 2 years of direct production planning experience in pharmaceutical environment

+ Minimum 2.5 up to level 4 in the SAP Planning Capability Assessment

+ Strong knowledge of production / capacity / distribution planning, shop floor control, inventory control

+ Strong experience/knowledge in MRP, MDG, and SAP/APO/ASNP APO

+ Knowledge of cGMP and RFT tools


+ Proficiency in SAP

+ Computer literacy and analytical skills

+ Project management capability

+ Near native / business-level fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish

+ Ability to manage multiple priorities (customer, capacity, supply, etc)

+ Flexible and pro-active problem solving behavior and motivation for self-improvement

+ Supply chain management experience and knowledge of the production process

+ Ability to build effective and open working relationships with colleagues

+ Continues improvement maid set

**Last Date to** **Apply: May 19t** **h, 2020**

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**EEO & Employment Eligibility**

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Logistics & Supply Chain Mgmt
Posted: 2020-05-06 Expires: 2020-08-06
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