Randstad Planner in New Brunswick, New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ Salary:
US$ 24 - US$ 35 per hour Date Posted:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Experience:
3 years Job Type:
A highly regarded pharmaceutical manufacturing firm is looking for a Production Planner in the New Brunswick, NJ area. This is a 6 month CONTRACT positions. No per diem available.
Responsibilities for the Planner
Develop, implement and control the Supply Plan for Finished Goods sourced from external suppliers considering demand, capacity, and materials availability constraints. Responsible for supply planning activity, including creating and maintaining supplier forecasts and purchase orders to meet demand.
Provide long-range forecast requirements to contract suppliers and short-range priorities. Monitor market requests to ensure contract suppliers adhere to the contractual obligations. Act as External Manufacturing (ExM) contact for internal and external customers for product inquiry, shipments, scheduling, and transactional activities.
Facilitates supply meetings with respective suppliers, and liaise between markets, planners, and external suppliers. Place Purchase Orders to third party contractors as per business rules. In conjunction with the contract suppliers, confirm purchase orders and communicate changes in the delivery schedule to the market partners in a timely manner.
Resolve invoice discrepancies or other purchasing price variances. Provide and escalate backorder and low stock concerns to management on weekly basis. Liaise with freight forwarders for outbound shipments. Issue invoices to markets, and issue required shipping documents.
Requirements for the Planner
Bachelor degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, or related field. APICS certification preferred. 3+ years experience in related field. Supply Chain experience with External Manufacturers a plus. Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems required.
Working knowledge of SAP, or other ERP system. Experience in Replenishment Planning, Materials Planning, Demand Planning and/or Capacity Planning preferred.
Job Number: 125645