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POST DATE 8/19/2016
END DATE 12/2/2016

Meso Scale Diagnostics Rockville, MD

Rockville, MD
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


The Production Planner II will be responsible for supporting MSDs production and research and development efforts. This position manages the daily activities of the planning group and the overall efforts of product planning.


Manage all aspects of Production Planning for assigned work centers.
Planning oversight of product fulfillment activities
Raw Material Planning and Procurement Coordination
Production Planning and QC efforts
Lead for Plate planning and production schedule
Lead for Plate QC and fulfillment coordination
Customer Order Planning and Order Fulfillment Efforts (SOPS)
Incumbents may be required to develop and implement SOPs as well as participate in developing new documentation for the department
Work with appropriate departments to ensure inventory levels are adequate for customer orders
Manage internal material requisition program
Change board participation and sign off
Lead planning efforts for MRP implementation
Monitor and report planning, inventory and execution metrics
Perform and Manage special projects upon request
Supervise the work of others in all aforementioned areas of productivity and effectiveness
Responsible for supporting, mentoring and documenting performance evaluation for those they supervise
Responsible for training and development of production planning personnel
Specific duties may vary depending upon departmental requests


Bachelors degree in a business, logistics or science related field
May substitute degree for equivalent combination of experience/education through correspondence courses, trade school, community college, seminars, and professional certifications
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in planning, preferably in the biotechnology, diagnostics, or pharmaceutical industries
Three years of experience working within a planning department in a ERP/MRP manufacturing environment; preferably with JD Edwards
Experience working within an ISO regulated environment, preferably ISO 13485. cGMP compliance experience a plus
Managerial experience preferred
APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) certification a plus
A demonstrated level of consistency in performance and aptitude for managing additional responsibility and accountability are required for next level consideration


Strong logistics fundamentals and analytical background
Logical problem solving and demonstrated ability to organize and move project tasks forward in an orderly and structured fashion
Must be able to exercise sound judgment for limited decision making responsibilities
Track record of successful production planning, inventory management and executing metrics
Demonstrate working knowledge of cGMP, ISO and International regulations
Demonstrate understanding of MRB management
Experience on a change control board
Articulate experience with developing, implementing and maintaining production planning compliance
Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills
Effectively communicate issues/problems and results that impact timelines, accuracy and reliability of data
Effectively communicate production goals and expectations
Proficient in MS Office Suite; specifically MS Excel
A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected including the ability to multi-task and work productively in a demanding environment with changing priorities