Senior Planner
Pillar5 Pharma Inc
Arnprior, ON
24d ago

Reporting to the Manager of Materials Management, the Senior Planner’s role is to assist in the translation of the sales and forecast requirements into a master production schedule to maximize customer service and optimize overall supply planning, capacity processes, and costs.

The position requires close interaction with Business Development, Manufacturing, Materials, and Quality Operations personnel.

Responsibilities :

  • Run monthly capacity report in SAP and level load shop floor for period of 3-24 months for monthly Supply Meeting. Work with Production to validate supply plan and assumptions that support the new forecast.
  • Participate in early development strategies to ensure customer requirements are understood and planning, building, and supply chain design, methods and processes are developed for new product introduction and phase outs.
  • Analyze the Material Requirements Plan and perform Rough-Cut Capacity analysis to ensure that all resources are maximized at the most economical cost and upmost efficiency to the organization for long term planning.
  • Improve communication among production, sales, quality and tech services which will lead to effective knowledge sharing and optimizing the forecast to better guide the company.
  • Perform due diligence by conducting what-if analyses for all demand changes, prior to agreements being made with customers.
  • Create and maintain Bill of Materials and Packaging Bill of Materials including item master creation.
  • Work with production to ensure that there is an effective communication process in place to respond to potential risks in meeting supply demands.
  • Create monthly S&OP Meeting Decks and maintain Action Logs
  • Work with Purchasing to confirm materials availability for all demand requests that require orders to be expedited or place within lead-time.
  • Maintain Root Cause Corrective Action and Supply Chain Change Control programs
  • Enter customer orders and forecasts into business system (SAP)
  • Maintain metrics and KPI s to measure and report results monthly.
  • Attend daily scheduling meetings.
  • Lead weekly production meetings and monthly supply review.
  • Communicate weekly shipping schedule and maintain customer on-time delivery metrics.
  • Additional duties as required.
  • Qualifications

  • Three year Diploma / Degree in Business Administration or a related field
  • Five years of manufacturing experience in an MRP environment
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Demonstrated knowledge of production and inventory control techniques (i.e. Material Planning, Master Production Scheduling and Shop Floor Control in a MRP II environment)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by influencing in the organization and functions outside of the individual’s direct responsibilities to achieve overall business objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by influencing in the organization and functions outside of the individual’s direct responsibilities to achieve overall business objectives
  • Knowledge and experience in a variety of Lean Manufacturing techniques
  • Strong knowledge of SAP with above average computer skills including word processing, graphics and spreadsheets
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including effective writing and oral communication abilities
  • Proven ability to achieve common objectives in a team environment
  • APICS Certification is an asset
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