Position : Material Planner Location : San Jose, CA Duration : 12+ months contract Start Time : 8:00 AM End Time : 5:00 PM Total Hours/week : 40.00(Mon-Fri)
1 – 3 years of experience as Buyer/Planner/Scheduler or equivalent combination of related education and experience
Experience in production and inventory control
Knowledge of MRP II System concept
Able to apply basic production planning and inventory control principles, theories and concepts
Knowledge of commonly used procurement concepts, practices, and procedures
Knowledge of GMP, QA/QC procedures and vendor management/qualification as they relate to the life science industry
Logical thinking to analyze reports, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
Excellent interpersonal and team building skills with the ability to flex work styles in a multi-cultural environment
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to operate in a fast paced, changing environment
Computer Literate: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
Associate’s degree or equivalent combination of related education and experience
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or a related field is preferred
APICS certification is preferred
3 – 5 years of experience as Buyer/Planner/Scheduler or equivalent combination of related education and experience
Experience with cloud-based ERP platforms and/or SAP ERP systems and modules, specifically SCM and ECC
Familiarity with strategic sourcing methodology and contracting experience
General knowledge of chemicals, reagents, and other MRO materials common to the life sciences industry
General scientific and technical understanding of genomics and the associated testing platforms for human, animal and plant health
Negotiate with suppliers to obtain the best purchase price, delivery time, services, level of quality and safety conditions according to the specifications defined by the requestors.
Create purchase orders from approved requisitions for raw materials, facility and MRO items into purchase orders.
Deliver and confirm these purchase orders with suppliers.
Creates, reschedules, expedites and cancels purchase orders in the system as needed to maintain accurate performance reports
Provide supplier performance feedback as necessary and respond to routine supplier performance surveys
Coordinates material returns and refund activities
Resolve any accounts payable, GR/IR, raw material quality issue, receiving discrepancies and shipping problems that may arise in their area of responsibility
Analyze open purchase order reports and resolve deviations from promised delivery dates.
Responsible for the conversion of a master production schedule into a detailed production plan, after analysis of lot size rules, sales trends, demand forecast, material availability and manufacturing capacity
Production planning and detailed schedule coordination with the manufacturing department and third party suppliers producing products on behalf of the Company
Provide data for key performance metrics (root causes of back orders and excess/expired inventory, schedule compliance, projected inventory at risk/stock loss, etc.) as determined by management
Accountable for maintaining the integrity of MRP planning parameters (costing lot size, lead times, days of supply, etc.)
Responsible for the accuracy and integrity of purchasing and planning master data for assigned materials and products (ex. Kenandy, SAP, Aravo, etc.)
Responsible for site-level Master Data Coordination (MDO/MDC) and provides support and leadership to product activation process
Establish and update purchasing procedures in accordance with Corporate policies.
Follow all GMP, regulatory, and ISO guidelines including Company policies and departmental procedures
Demonstrates understanding of key local and global regulations affecting the business and assures compliance with those regulations.
Assures that business processes and systems fulfill those regulatory requirements.
May participate in an evaluation of regulatory strategy and regulatory risk.
May recommend changes to practices and procedures to support compliance requirement.
Communicates need for regulatory compliance to members in our functional area.
Performs other related duties and assignments as required