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Production Planner II
Ref No.: 18-09106
Location: San Diego, California
Job Title: Production Planner II
Duration: 6 months plus possible extension
Location: San Diego, CA

This position is responsible for planning, scheduling, production activity control and interdepartment communication to support order fulfillment. This role monitors the movement of material through the production and distribution cycle.

Tasks and responsibilities:
• Interpret and modify ERP system to generate proper demand for manufactured and purchased parts.
• Perform Capacity Requirements Planning, including the setup and maintenance of work centers and on-going analysis of outputs.
• Review actual sales performance against available inventory and establish Production and QC priorities.
• Contribute to and implement solutions to reduce inventory levels, work order transactions, and improve planning efficiency.
• Ensure various work center activities result in minimum work order rescheduling, high utilization of work center capacities, and level loading.
• Prepare and transact work orders, and ensure availability of materials.
• Ensure communication regarding the status of work orders, inventory levels, and projects.
• Coordinate planning activities with affected departments to ensure project milestones are achieved on-time.

• Carries out duties in compliance with established business policies.
• Demonstrates commitment to the development, implementation and effectiveness of Client Quality Management System per ISO, FDA, and other regulatory agencies.
• Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company's policies and practices.
• Perform other duties & projects as assigned.
• Understands and is aware of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of their specific job. Has awareness of device defects that may occur in their area of responsibility, including product design, verification and validation, manufacturing and testing activities.

Preferred educational background:

BA/BS or equivalent.

Preferred experiential background:
• Minimum 4 years related experience, Biotech or Med Device experience preferred.
• Knowledgeable of federal and other regulations, e.g. QSR's, ISO, ISO 13485, CMDR.
• APICS/CPIM certification desirable.
• Microsoft Office Suite expertise (Microsoft Word & Excel).
• Experienced in using and maintaining MRP2/ERP2 systems; JDE, SAP and/or Sage preferred.
• MRP/ERP implementation and/or Advanced Planning System implementation experience highly desirable.

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, reasonable accommodations will be made if at all possible under business conditions.