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Reference # : 17-93144 Title : Production Planner (Biotech/Pharma/ Manufacturing)
Location : Carlsbad, California 92008, CA
Experience Level : Start Date : 12/16/2017  


Artech is currently seeking to add to the below position

Job Title: Production Planner Biotech/Pharma/ Manufacturing)
Job ID: TMO-REQ-002643
Location: 5781 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad, California 92008
Duration: 12 Months contract

The Production Planner is responsible for the active management of assigned categories of Make To Stock and Make To Order consumable life sciences products, ensuring high levels of order fulfillment and inventory optimization, including the following elements:

Back Order Management (MTS & MTO)
Achieve and maintain specified MTS/MTO Back Order objectives, driving optimal order fulfillment levels.
Take all reasonable steps to avoid back order positions on all categories under direct or indirect management, and expeditiously resolve back orders should they arise, seeking out root causes and taking ownership for driving corrective actions.
Escalate and resolve issues where there is reason to believe that extraordinary risk, duration, or magnitude of back order position exists.

Inventory Planning and Management
Achieve and maintain specified Inventory Optimization plans, driving optimal Inventory levels and minimizing Excess & Obsolete inventory risk.
Safety Stock Management – actively maintain adequate safety stocks to ensure Back Order goals are met through judicious use of inventory and identify anomalies in demand or supply that require timely updating of safety stock targets to insure uninterrupted supply.
Capacity Planning and Management - maintain valid Capacity plans for each category such that all key variances are identified and communicated to stakeholders for course correction or acknowledgement of departure from plan.
Data Management - make good use of all relevant tools, and take ownership for identification of – and resolution of – all data quality issues that may hinder the execution of duties within category and across sites where applicable.

Training and Professional Development - actively participate in continuous training and education to ensure skillsets grow.

Minimum Qualifications:

BA/BS in Business or related field with minimum 7 years of experience in supply chain or operations management.
Minimum of 5 years previous Planning experience.
Demonstrated expertise in ERP/MRP Planning systems.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, Access, Outlook).
MBA and APICS Certifications highly desirable.

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong customer service focus to enhance satisfaction.
Ability to develop and provide reports to satisfy ongoing inquires on inventory, capacity and product availability.
Solid writing skills to develop routine reports and correspondences that are clear and concise.
Strong verbal communication skills to effectively communicate critical information.
Good problem solving and reasoning skills to effectively deal with problems varying in complexity relative to job level
Strong knowledge or planning and purchasing systems.
Solid understanding of concepts of inventory flow throughout the supply chain.
Strong understanding of concepts of inventory management and distribution planning.