Supply Chain Planner
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
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
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
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.