Supply Chain Planner

Key Responsibilities

Utilizes demand forecasts and sales trends to create and maintain demand plans, capacity plans, and master production schedules.

Interfaces with manufacturing, materials, logistics, technical support, purchasing and R&D to ensure availability of necessary raw materials.

Ensures that raw material shortages are identified and resolved in a timely manner

Drives the resolution process of MRP exceptions, and resolves MRP discrepancies.

Provides Order Management and Sales with shipment commitments.

Reviews open order reports and other indicators to ensure a timely delivery of finished goods to support customer demand

Identifies, negotiates, and resolves conflicts with respect to material and capacity availability and order-promising.

Notifies Order Management, Manufacturing, and other internal stakeholders whenever an existing shipment commitment is in jeopardy, and recommends alternatives on how the requested demand could be satisfied.

Assists Order Management, Sales, and Marketing in setting priorities when demand exceeds supply.

Maintains inventory levels within established goals and guidelines and recommends adjustments in stocking levels.

Monitors and implements actions to minimize raw material and finished goods scrap.

Maintains Bill of Material (BOM) structures as required.

Actively participates as a reviewer/approver in the Engineering Change Order (ECO) process.

Reviews cycle count and physical inventory records and resolves any discrepancies

Maintains scheduling parameters such as lead times, lot sizes, scales, safety stocks, and other item attributes for all planned items.

Ensures that all processes are conducted according to approved procedures.


Customer Focus- dedication to the customer and earns their trust and respect

Learning on the Fly-learns quickly/open to change

Peer Relationship-cooperative, team player, trusted and supported by peers. Builds and sustains positive working relationships.

Priority Setting-focuses on what is most important

Written Communications-effectively communicates in writing

Conflict Management-settles disagreement and disputes equitably

Organizational Agility-knows how to go through the proper channels to get things done

Process Management-ability to simplify complex processes and to organize people and activities

Planning-sets specific goals and objectives, ability to plan for the length and difficulty of assignments, ability to break down projects into specific tasks/steps

Problem Solving- identifies complex problems and reviews related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions

Timely Decision Making-decisions can be made quickly even under tight deadlines and pressure

Professionalism-Conveys a positive and professional image of work unit to others

Required Education/training:

Minimum Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, or Technical field and 3-5 years related experience and/or training. Relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirements at Manager's discretion.

Biotechnology industry experience is strongly preferred

APICS and/or Six Sigma certification is preferred

Required Certifications/Licenses/Special Skills:

Extensive experience using an ERP system in a manufacturing environment.

Experienced in using Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, and Power Point.

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Highly organized with proven time management and prioritization skills

Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision

Ability to handle the pressure of meeting tight deadlines

Required Work Experience

At least 3-5 years of experience in Supply Planning, Demand Planning, or Master Scheduling.

Experience working independently in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities

Oracle E-Business Manufacturing experience preferred

Experience in a GMP and/or FDA regulated environment is preferred, especially within the Biotechnology or Life Sciences fields

Working Conditions:

Must work onsite at Luminex office at least 90% of the time

Travel may be required approximately 10% of the time

International travel may be required approximately 5% of the time

Possible exposure to biological or chemical hazard, extensive noise, and/or working with lasers

Work situations include dealing with people; working alone; making judgments and decisions; and directing, controlling or planning the activity of others

Physical Requirements

Lifting/Use of Strength is Light (up to 20 pounds)

Climbing on the job is required: Occasionally--Up to 33% of the time

Kneeling on the job is required: Occasionally--Up to 33% of the time

Reaching on the job is required: Occasionally--Up to 33% of the time

Stooping on the job is required: Occasionally--Up to 33% of the time

Vision (Color) on the job is required: Occasionally--Up to 33% of the time.

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