Supply Chain Planner

Position Title: Supply Chain Planner Department: Commercial Operations – Supply Chain
Reports To: VP, Strategic Supply Chain Work Location: East Brunswick, NJ
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Ensure complete forecasts and purchase orders, are provided to suppliers on a monthly basis as per contractual guidelines
• Proactive identification of issues that may impact supply, manage short and long term planning activities/processes and day-to-day planning, retrieve, interpret and monitor demand and sales trends, calculate safety stock, manage inventory levels, resolve mismatches, collect monthly supplier performance metrics
• Assist in managing the sales & operational planning (S&OP) process to meet business targets of service level, competitiveness, quality & sales objectives.
• Lead the drive for Lean/Operational Excellence
• Drive improvements in overall supply forecasting and continually optimize the inventories
• Maintain effective end-to-end process control mechanisms and performance metrics and services to deliver continual performance improvements against defined KPIs supporting operational performance
• Analyze and control supply chain costs and all aspects of material inventory to minimize adverse stock holding impact on working capital
• Ensure processes and systems are in place to support the new product launches
• Notify sales and internal teams of any potential or impending supply constraints
• Apply basic to intermediate knowledge and understanding of Planning (MRP, ERP), Inventory & Forecast Planning and demand planning.  Utilize ERP as the system of record for all supply chain processes as implemented
• Leverage MS Excel for advanced demand/supply analysis not available in ERP
• Follow established S&OP planning processes and generate new processes when there is a gap
• Lead/ participate planning projects focused on continuous improvement, Good communication skills and stakeholder management
Position Requirements:
Education:
Required: B.S. Degree
Experience:
Required: • 3+ years planning, operations, logistics, supply chain or related experience in a generic pharmaceutical organization is required

• Experience within the following processes:  master production schedule process, inventory management, supply chain management, scenario analysis, sales and operations planning, ERP Planning Systems (preferably SAP) and other cross-functional business processes common to the pharmaceutical industry is preferred

Specialized Training or Technical Knowledge Licenses, Certifications Needed:
• Proficiency in MS Excel with ability to create V-Lookups and Pivot Tables

• ERP Planning Systems (preferably SAP)

Functional Knowledge:
Problem Solving skills and high degree of resilience, collaboration, and leadership
Company / Industry Related Knowledge:
Pharmaceutical is a plus
Job Specific Competencies:
• Ability to work independently, Self-starter
• Shows ability to be driven and resourceful
• Assembling and analyzing data, identifying problems and developing recommendations which support supply chain operations and planning
• Demonstrates a sense of urgency and ownership; can collaborate and create a positive environment
Physical Requirements: N/A

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