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Production Planner III

Date: Jun 20, 2022

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, US, 00000

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Who are we?

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world's largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide. Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world's largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we've built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation. This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives. Join us on our journey of growth!

Job Description

The production planner maintains and manages the SAP/APO (advanced planning and optimizer) application to schedule production of oral solid dosage forms and pharmaceutical devices at Teva Pharmaceuticals.  This will be accomplished through the Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS) component.  SAP/APO through the PP/DS will allow for planning and optimization of the site production while taking into account products and capacity availability.  The planner will facilitate the planning of critical products while optimizing lead times, increasing on-time delivery, increasing throughput due to better management and planning of resources and reducing inventory costs.  There will be regular use of the SAP Supply Chain Cockpit to provide a graphical instrument panel for managing and controlling the supply chain.  The production planner will coordinate across cross-functional teams to ensure that the production schedule meets the demands of external customers as well as internal processes. The position will work closely with project management to ensure scheduling production is timely in order to meet new products being implemented as well as meeting the commercial demand from customers.  This position requires solid analytical skills, initiative, good communication skills and interpersonal relationships.

  • Proficient in understanding of production planning and coordinating a cross-functional scheduling process.
  • Make delivery commitments on products, which involve coordination with project management and customer commitment, checking uncommitted material and availability of capacity.
  • Ensure coordination with manufacturing, quality, tech services and supply chain teams to execute Production Plan on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Sound knowledge of supply chain processes and procedures including manufacturing and packaging planning, demand, and replenishment processes.
  • Monitor actual output vs. the Master Production Plan - identify gaps and drive solutions, including development of a production performance metric.
  • Ability to manage complexity and resolve conflicts and production problems including leading root cause problem-solving sessions as needed.
  • Support the implementation and execution of new production planning software and SOP process to review service levels, capacity availability and performance against schedule.
  • Support any regulatory agency, customer and vendor audits as needed.
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company's policies and practices.
  • Participates as a member of the Material Review Board and provides analysis and information.
  • Responsible of monitoring and reporting applicable plant indicators and provides financial data associated to absorption, standard cost, PPV, etc.
  • Drives cost reduction/continuous improvement programs so as to meet (or better) standard cost targets and purchase price variance forecasts.
  • Interprets data from demand forecasts and execute plan to support fill rate goal.
  • Performs a wide variety of administrative duties in the field of forecast and inventory planning, inventory replenishment, purchasing and supplier management.
  • Uses planning tools (MRP, spreadsheets and e-tools) to meet production schedule.
  • Leads efforts to reduce lead times and support on-time delivery to production.

 

Qualifications

Required

  • ERP systems, MRP, Excel competencies, strong computer background with a thorough understanding of MRP processes, word processing, and spreadsheet software expertise, including macros.
  • Inventory management skills with balancing stock levels, customer service and efficiency.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of planning and possesses excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Minimum BA/BS Undergraduate degree.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in supply chain, planning and MRP/SAP

 Preferred Areas of Study and Skills:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, Administration, Supply Chain Operations or related discipline an asset.
  • Experience in managing manufacturing processes, productivity, and efficiency measurements
  • APICS certification (CPIM or CSCP) an asset
  • SAP previous exposure with use of APO (advanced planning and optimizer) application in the area of Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS) component.

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, however, Teva will consider requests for reasonable accommodations.

Function

Supply Chain

Sub Function

Materials Planning/Scheduling

Reports To

In process of validation

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