Planner

Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: US-FL-Clearwater, Florida, US

Company: Bausch & Lomb

Bausch + Lomb (NYSE/TSX: BLCO) is a leading global eye health company dedicated to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight for millions of people around the world—from the moment of birth through every phase of life. Our mission is simple, yet powerful: helping you see better, to live better.

Our comprehensive portfolio of over 400 products is fully integrated and built to serve our customers across the full spectrum of their eye health needs throughout their lives. Our iconic brand is built on the deep trust and loyalty of our customers established over our nearly 170-year history. We have a significant global research, development, manufacturing and commercial footprint of approximately 12,500 employees  and a presence in approximately 100 countries , extending our reach to billions of potential customers across the globe. We have long been associated with many of the most significant advances in eye health, and we believe we are well positioned to continue leading the advancement of eye health in the future. 

 

Objectives/Purpose of Job:

 

  • Maintaining schedules for product lines assigned to them and assure that they are achievable by assessing material inventories and manufacturing capacity.
  • Managing and monitoring inventory levels at source DCs, in transit to and inventory at all global distribution centers and communicating to the Planning Manager any potential shortfalls or excesses.
  • Ensuring manufacturing schedules are driving the production of the right SKUs in the right quantity at the right time to maximize customer service while optimizing manufacturing efficiency.

 

Key activities/Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop and maintain production schedules.
  • Review of raw material availability vs production needs to ensure schedule can be executed.
  • Maintain the ERP system.
  • Work closely with purchasing and incoming quality to insure material availability.
  • Maintain and monitor DC SKUs inventory levels against target.
  • Maintain communication with Manufacturing on any changes to production schedule.
  • Manage and reduce backorders through scheduling or assigning priorities where needed.
  • Maintain communication with DCs and Commercial teams.
  • Manage new product launches.
  • Assess, monitor & communicate anticipated finished goods & packaging component obsolescence
  • Collaborate with procurement on start and end dates for artwork changes and packaging components
  • Develop strategy for production builds to mitigate risk from MDR approvals after required implementation date of May 23, 2024
  • Create and manage offline MPS files by product to show the capacity requirements by month Communicate timings on artwork  / SKU changes – that may trigger registration requirements for other countries outside EMEA
  • Collaborate with RA  / SC for those countries on inventory management strategies to facilitate those transitions
  • Highlight supply risks in units and revenue dollars of any potential supply gaps
  • Collaborate with Production planners and DC’s on New product set-ups for new SKUS

 

Scope of Position:

 

This role will have responsibilities of managing customer needs against supply capabilities ensuring a high level of customer service while staying within inventory targeted ranges.  Will work closely with manufacturing, quality and demand planners.  This role requires knowledge of manufacturing systems and processes along ERP systems.

 

Qualifications/Training:

  • Supply Chain planning experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills throughout all levels of the organization. Detail oriented with very good organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of ERPLx systems, MS office products with emphasis on Excel.
  • Knowledge of Manugistics and PeopleSoft.
  • BS in Business or Management Sciences, Excellent communication skills throughout all levels of the organization. Detail oriented with very good organizational skills.
  • Computerized MRP systems, MS office products with emphasis on Excel.
  • APICS certification preferred.
  • 5-10 years of supply chain/manufacturing experience in pharmaceuticals or other process related industry.

 

 

 

  

 

This position may be available in the following location(s): US - Clearwater, FL

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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