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Sr. Planner

Company: Avantor
Location: Paris
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary Under minimum supervision, plan, schedule and monitor the movement of material through the production cycle. Determine material requirements from engineering and production schedules. Coordinate the efficient movement of materials with purchasing, production and engineering. Develop specifications for new contract orders. Responsible for business system data input and integrity; creates and maintains bills of material and parts/commodities numbers in supply chain management or other enterprise-wide systems. Understands and can manage Item Master set ups, Logic and ERP systems. Versed in lean manufacturing, experience with tools like PFEP (Plan for Every Part) and EPEI (Every Part Every Interval); pull-systems; visual factory management; GEMBA; etcetera. Ability to mentor and guide Jr planners. * Able to effectively manage stakeholders, lead initiatives and projects, provide recommendations based on data, and act as a liaison between planning, operations, sales and management organizations. * Apply analytical and statistical techniques to develop a tactical demand forecast and replenishment plan supporting key product lines and/or customer segments. * Determine optimal inventory position for each SKU/ stocking location. Maximize VWRs investment in inventory. Analyze data and make recommendations on increasing/decreasing inventory targets; establish ideal safety stock targets. * Participate in inventory planning activities including, but not limited to, ownership and maintenance of supply planning models and/or ERP planning system. * Support monthly Sales and Operations Planning process efforts. * Apply appropriate mathematical and statistical tools to resolve business issues. * Partner with Finance and Purchasing Teams to project, track and control Excess and Obsolete Inventory levels. Prepare purchasing and inventory forecasts and financial projections. Analyze variances between actual and budgeted/forecasted activity. * Partner with purchasing team to ensure monthly, quarterly purchasing and inventory plans are met. * Partner with Production Operations to help manage day to day planning cycles, as well as capacity, constraints and optimization of resources. * Partner with Marketing, Advanced Operations and Product Development in the forecasting and coordination of both legacy products and new product launches and ensuring forecast/new product launches are properly input into planning models. Analyze the predicted impact of new supplier/product launches, product promotions, or discontinuations. * Proactively adjust forecast and replenishment strategies to optimize inventory investment. * Commit company resources to support new launches and initiatives. * Negotiate changes with suppliers as needed. * Identify and correct Supply Chain constraints by acting as liaison between Sales, Customer Service and Suppliers. * Establish, maintain, report and analyze trends for Key Performance Indicators for forecast accuracy, demand variability, inventory, and backorder. * Develop an understanding of product family life cycles and perform trending analysis to determine proper inventory levels. * Drive process standardization. * Monitor inventory data integrity (e.g. receiving/inspection, cycle count accuracy). Perform other duties as assigned. ______________________________________________________________________________ BASIC QUALIFICATIONS * Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Management or other applicable discipline; MBA desirable * 5+ years procurement experience with enterprise level planning * Experience with APO or similar forecasting tools highly desirable. * APICS/CPIM certification desirable. * Global Supply Chain experience a plus. * Formal problem solving training desirable, i.e. Six Sigma DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. EEO Statement We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at TalentManagement@avantorsciences.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below. EEO is the Law OFCCP EEO Supplement PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION 3rd party non-solicitation policy By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation

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