Category Planner - Pharmaceutical

Marketplace BDMS Ltd
12 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
International Pharmaceutical Manufacturer requires a Category Planner. The Planner will be responsible and accountable for supply chain planning activities associated with product supply to market within their allocated product family or families in support the group S&OP process; demand through to product release.

The primary function of the role is to develop, maintain and communicate achievable monthly manufacturing and inventory plans aligned with customer requirements, budget expectations and agreed inventory strategy (S&OP plan). Drive the resolution of imbalances within the supply & demand as part of the S&OP process. Horizon: 36 months.

Represent the Supply Chain function in all project teams related to the category.

- Oversee the Monthly planning cycle for the category including development of all inputs to the key S&OP stages / meetings within each cycle (Demand Review, Supply Review and Working Group Review & Executive Review).

- Define and agree inventory strategies for all SKU's attributed to the category (manufactured and purchased).

- Work actively with Production, Maintenance, QC, QA, Validation and the Project group to develop and agree accurate capacity statements covering the full planning horizon (to 36 months )

- Construct and agree Monthly, weekly & daily manufacturing plans / scripts for each manufacturing department. (Daily scripts 1-2 months, weekly schedules 0-4 months, Monthly MPS to 36 months I current financial year + 2).

- Identify imbalances in supply & demand (budget and forecast) and develop planning solutions / scenarios to be agreed through the S&OP process.

- Develop SKU & family level product supply & inventory projections.

- Maintain and agree with commercial teams detailed product allocation plans aligned with the forecast/ orderbook and track status of all manufactured batches through to available for sale.

- Drive the daily and weekly planning meetings to ensure production execution is tracking to agreed plan.

- Ensure plans are accurately reflected in the ERP system to support system driven ATP, manufacturing schedules down to work centre level & accurate material requirements planning.

- Ensure ongoing material availability to support the manufacturing plan. Working alongside procurement and materials expediters support the development of and agree procurement and inventory strategies for all associated materials to deliver the required cost service balance.

- Actively manage, measure and report performance against agreed inventory targets for all materials (manufactured and purchased) aligned with the category to support minimal write-off's & optimal cashflow aligned with customer service targets.

- Oversee the timely and cost effective delivery of all change projects to include but not limited to NPI/NPD, artwork changes.

- Prepare the inputs to the S&OP Meetings.

- Promote continuous improvement culture leading by example on process development related to supply chain / product delivery.

- Key member of the Group ERP continuous improvement team and responsible for data accuracy related to allocated product family. As a Data Champion you will drive a positive data culture across the business.

Shifts : Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Team size - Team of 6 including the S&OP

Main Deliverables : End to End Planning - Plan/Supply/Scheduling

Culture : Someone to challenge the obvious - can bring new ideas to the team

Essential Skills/Experience :

2+ years Pharma Experience - 3 - 5 years Planning Experience is a must