Senior Supply Chain Planner

Posted 13 September 2021
LocationDublin, Dublin City, Leinster
Job type Contract
DisciplineScience Careers, Industrial Careers

Job description

Title: Senior Supply Chain Planner

Location: Dun Laoghaire

This person is responsible for translating the master production schedule into a feasible and accurate short-term detail schedule for fixed time period, ensuring on time availability of product, whilst taking known constraints and planning parameters into account.


  • Responsible for Detailed Schedule & Capacity planning in short term horizon
  • Prepare and own the frozen manufacturing window.
  • Facilitate Weekly scheduling and capacity review meetings with Production, QA, Warehouse, and Process Development
  • Collaborate with the site product planners to ensure supply to the market
  • Ensure feasible plan and release plan to Manufacturing areas
  • Manage and monitor SAP / RR transactions to support production plan, capacity analysis planning cycle and procurement activities.
  • Convert Planned process orders to Process orders and ensure feasible plan.
  • Co-ordinate with warehouse departments to ensure availability of all components at the line and shipment of materials to ensure market supply
  • Check component availability to short term plan
  • Act on deviations from plan, e.g., running ahead and behind / NC's etc.
  • Develop solutions to a variety of problems to ensure stable supply.
  • Plan and coordinate repackaging activities (REDO) and Scrap requests.
  • Subject Matter Expert for assigned tasks.
  • Support projects with technical mastery
  • Participate and coordinate in short term improvement projects (Operational Excellence)
  • Own KPI reporting and coordinate relevant actions
  • Create analysis in support of projects or improvements and provide recommendations
  • Responsible for portfolio of commercial products, understanding all constraints and dependencies that impact planning activities.
  • Participate in and support the monthly planning cycle for all products and complete the necessary activities relating to the short- term window, some of which include: Aligning supply & demand requirements, review & fix negative balances, review & fix master data issues
  • Work closely with NPI (New Product Introduction) team to ensure seamless transition of products to commercial planning and production.
  • Ensure compliance within regulatory environment
  • Works under general direction
  • Systems: SAP, Rapid Response, EDMQ, QMTS

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain or equivalent
  • 3 years supply chain planning experience (has to be within a regulated industry)
  • SAP Planning Experience essential
  • Ability to analyses complex data and to communicate findings and make recommendations
  • Advanced experience and capability with Excel, Word, and MS Project
  • Master's Degree or APICS certification
  • Packaging experience
  • Min 5 years' experience in an industrial environment
  • Working knowledge of regulatory and pharmaceutical/med device processes
  • Ability to conduct effective root cause analysis
  • Team player, self-starter, independent worker who take on ownership in driving tasks/projects to completion
  • Readily adapts to and manages change

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