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Senior Production Planner

Pfizer
Toluca, IL 61369
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**JOB SUMMARY**

The Senior Production Planneris responible for all activities related to Demand Management, Production Planning, Network planning, Plan governance, System parametrization and MD review; Inventory control of (API/DP). He/She serves as point-of-contact for brand- and site-related queries from above-site.



The role collaborates with Site Planning Team and the others Network Planning Team members and other stakeholders to ensure a feasible and balanced supply plan in accordance with agreed service levels (days of supply), safety stock, appropriate raw material and supply plans, capacity plans and identified constraints.



The role is accountable for delivery against a range of key metrics.



**JOB RESPONSIBILITIES**



**Demand** **& Supply** **Management:**



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

+ Liaise with markets and FG sites to interrogate and validate demand changes; Identify 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-Line Item Effectivity)

+ Incorporate demand for new products changes into the plan

+ 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

+ Review alerts (exceeding threshold); Identify proposed changes; Write system notes to prioritize orders within the site planning horizon; Share urgent issues with Site Planner

+ Identify bulk/API supply issues and proposed plan changes; Write system notes; Communicate urgent issues

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



**Production Planning**



+ Collaborate with Site Planning Team to resolve asset balancing trade-offs ensuring sufficient supply performance; Publish site PoR (Plan of record)

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

+ Review high-level supply requirements across full constrained horizon; Prioritize orders based on market inventory position, SKU segmentation, and site/above site production strategy; Firm orders as necessary at the site/network handover horizon



**Network Planning**



+ 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; Identify and communicate risks

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



**Plan Governance**



+ 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



**System parametrization and MD review**



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



**Inventory control of (API/DP)**



+ Track, review and communicatebulk/API inventory vs. target MoH

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



**QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS**

**Education:**

BS/BA in Technical or Business field required (supply chain management, systems or industrial engineering); advanced degree a plus.

APICS CPIM or CSCP certification is plus.



**Experience** **:**



+ Experience in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Pharmaceutical Industry or equivalent. Proven experience in supply and inventory planning and operational execution

+ Understanding of the logistics and supply chain environment, process development, and ERP/advanced planning systems (e.g., APO, ECC, BI) and best practices is required.

+ Demonstrated analytical, strategic thinking/planning, and problem solving skills.

+ Understanding of manufacturing and packaging activities



**Desired / Required Competencies:**



+ Ability to work in a complex matrix organization with strong team work orientation required.

+ Ability to work effectively in an environment of competing priorities with concurrent deadlines.

+ Ability to interact, build effective relationships at all levels of the organization



Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.



Manufacturing
Posted: 2020-04-30 Expires: 2020-08-02
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