Materials Planner

Harmans, MD

Posted: 10/19/2020 Industry: Manufacturing Technician Job Number: JN -022021-12568

Job Description

Materials Planner

SRG offers flexible staffing solutions with a national presence. We provide contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire and executive search services. SRG utilizes an innovative approach to identify and qualify talent that is unique to the Staffing industry, featuring a cutting-edge platform that allows us to rapidly and precisely match professionals to client requirements. We have a proprietary database of over one million candidates and maintain continuous contact with our qualified talent.
  • Title: Materials Planner
  • Location: Harmans, MD
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8-5pm w/ potential of 5- 10 hours of OT per week.
  • Salary: $36.06hr (Paid Weekly - Benefits Available)
  • Employment Type: Long Term Contract (Possible Hire)
Environment: This client manufactures thousands of pharmaceutical, biologic, consumer health and beauty products utilizing superior and innovative drug delivery technologies to improve their value to patients and consumers. Our customer believes in a Patient First culture putting patients at the center of their work to ensure the safety, reliable supply and optimal performance of our products.

Job Scope:

The Materials Planner is responsible for managing all material related Planning activities needed to meet pre-clinical, early to late phase clinical, commercial, and process development manufacturing requirements. The principal objective of the Material Planner is to coordinate and improve the material planning function within the Company through the implementation of planning best practices and the full utilization of an ERP system. This position will closely interface with Finance, Process Development, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, MS & T, and Project Management to ensure that all Manufacturing requirements are met and on-schedule.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:
Execute material requirements planning for multiple manufacturing sites and multiple products.
Ensure daily production requirements are achieved to meet the Master Production Schedule (MPS).
Execute / monitor MRP calculations and messages.
Drive maximum utilization of the ERP system (QAD) for all MRP functions and inventory control.
Interface with the Manufacturing and Quality groups to resolve material availability and production tracking issues on a real time basis.
Monitor the MRP to consumption flow of materials from receipt to issuance; including release testing and material disposition.
Coordinate production, inventory management, and procurement activities by partnering with the Master Scheduler, Manufacturing, Materials Control, and Project Management.
Work with Supply Chain to develop and implement inventory and planning strategies to support both MRP and non-MRP activities (i.e. reorder point planning, Kanban programs, safety stock demand planning, ABC categorization, etc.).
Contribute to the lifecycle management process to optimize inventory, mitigate material expiry, and reduce scrap.
Contribute to all Planning related ERP system Master Data.
Develop and report appropriate Planning related metrics to inform the organization and drive continuous improvement.
Practical knowledge of MRP, database management, inventory planning and forecasting, and product structures.
Must be organized, possess time management skills, and be able to manage changing priorities.
Ability to develop processes and act as a change catalyst.
Strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills.

Previous material planning experience preferred, but other Supply Chain and/or Mfg Operations experience within the biotech/pharma/CMO industries will be considered.
Bachelor s degree or higher.
Proficiency with ERP / MRP systems.
Experience in developing and implementing processes, procedures, and systems.
Intermediate/Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products.


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