Production Planner/Scheduler

Thermo Fisher Scientific - Mississauga, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Description
When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Patheon, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific provides industry-leading pharma services solutions for drug development and commercial manufacturing to some of the top pharmaceutical companies around the world. We’ve helped our clients earn more than twice as many U.S. FDA approvals than any other Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO). Are you as committed as we are to improve the lives of millions of patients? If so, we want to talk to you.

How will you make an impact?

You will be responsible for firm orders from receipt of purchase order/request through to shipment of finished goods, maximizing operating efficiencies and customer service. Reporting to the Production Planning Manager, you will join a team of 9 Planners and Schedulers, and will be accountable for approximately 8 clients and 60 SKUs.

Essential Functions:
Creates and maintains the production plan in SAP system based on available production capacity (both Machine and labor)
Balances and adjusts production plan as appropriate to maximize on time delivery and production efficiencies, with focus on resolution of client conflicts on shared constrained equipment
Chairs Short Term Readiness Meeting, Level Load Meeting and Production Handshake Meetings. Demonstrates excellent meeting management skills, while ensuring Agenda, Actions and Meeting Minutes are captured and communicated in good time.
Attends daily cross functional huddles; identifies and mitigates supply risks.
Coordinates with support teams for document readiness and material availability well ahead of production date, while utilizing outputs from long term readiness meetings.
Coordinates client requirements with internal teams, i.e. Procurement, Production, Process pharmacy, Business Management and Quality.
Creates and maintains master data, i.e. Bill of Materials (BOMs) and Routings in SAP.
Reviews bulk and semi-finished materials before accepting and planning new orders.
Reviews various reports including Expiry report to minimize obsolescence
Attends client calls as required to provide schedule updates and highlight potential supply risks.
Other duties as assigned
How will you get there?

College Diploma in Materials Management or related business field.
B.Sc. in Supply Chain, Logistics or similar business field preferred.
American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) or similar certification preferred.
2 years of previous manufacturing planning experience using SAP or equivalent “Business Planning Tools”.
Strong negotiation, decision making and problem-solving skills.
Strong analytical skills, business perspective and client service orientation.
Computer proficient (Microsoft Word and Intermediate Excel).
Detail oriented and able to prioritize multiple tasks.
Ability to balance and manage changing priorities.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral).
Works autonomously under general direction to meet project and team objectives.
Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures.
Demonstrated ability to recommend improvements relating to processes and systems.
At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available upon request.