production planner in 2545

life sciences
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charlotte de keersmaecker, zürich professionals it
058 201 56 40
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job description

Dear Production Planner 

I'm supporting my pharmaceutical client in finding an English speaking Production planner until the end of the year in the area Selzach, Switzerland. This position is responsible for creating and maintaining a constrained weekly master production schedule (MPS) and managing the frozen period horizon for all possible production requirements (scheduling, rescheduling, reworks, outsourced work-in-progress inventory) over a 4-24-month horizon. The planner will also be responsible for providing service & inventory input to manufacturing issues and communicate potential impacts to key business partners. 

Responsibilities include but aren't limited to: 
- Responsible for creating a constrained weekly master production schedule (MPS) and ensuring raw material availability. 
- Planning and freeze period management of production activities (rescheduling, rework, outsourced work) 
- Maintain material inventories within goal, while minimizing excess, obsolete and expired products; develop overall inventory projections for specific products. 
- Perform Rough Cut Capacity Planning (RCCP) for resources, shifts, equipment and shutdowns. LSYN_010253 V1.3 07/16/2015 Available in DE/ EN Page 1 of 3 
- Establish minimum order quantities (MOQ) and balance against overall equipment efficiency (OEE).  
- Vulnerability report ownership & updates. 
- Plant Slow Moving & Obsolete (SLOB) management. 
- Resolve manufacturing conflicts for site/portfolio as they relate to production planning. Manage impact and communication of manufacturing driven change. 
- Lead/support all compliance process activities including change control, deviations, events & non-conformance reports and assess supply impact. 
- Participate in new product launch meetings and new product forecasts as a business partner. 

Ideally you have between 5-7 years of relevant experience and an in-depth knowledge about ERP and advanced planning systems.
Production planning of manufacturing experience in a medical, pharmaceutical or consumer industry is beneficial as well as familiarity with relevant legislation such as GMP and ISO requirements.

Interpersonal skills / characteristics 
- Ability to share knowledge and personal experience with peers. Coach others when appropriate. 
- Ability to build strong collaborative relationships, considering diverse perspectives and styles. 
- Ability to apply project and personal leadership to successfully achieve project, team and individual goals. 
- Ability to target communications as appropriate for the audience and make presentations to a small to medium sized audience. 
- Ability to influence others in a matrix environment. 
- Data mining & reporting skills through MS Excel or equivalent. 
- Strong organization skills and an aptitude for planning. 
- Accuracy with attention to detail. 
- Proactive approach. 
- Proficient user of Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint. 
- Ability to translate complex situations into simple working solutions. 
- Ability to provide direction to production planning resources. 


If you would like to apply for this position, please click the apply button or contact Charlotte De Keersmaecker directly [ / Whatsapp: +41 78 796 90 29]

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