Sr. Planner/Scheduler

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POST DATE 8/25/2016
END DATE 2/10/2017

MilliporeSigma Cleveland, OH

Cleveland, OH
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


MilliporeSigma is the North American life science brand of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany a leading science and technology company. It offers a broad range of innovative products and services to biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies businesses. Through dedicated collaboration with the scientific and engineering communities, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the life science tools industry, the brand serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.


The Sr. Planning and Scheduling Specialist is a mid to upper level technical position in the Supply Chain function. The Sr. Planner is considered a resource for understanding local and regional supply chains. The position is also expected to be a subject matter expert and is able to run cross-functional supply chain improvements.


* Participate in the testing of system wide developments

* Act as a departmental technical resource throughout the implementation process

* Identify local/regional training or system related issues and create documentation for training or preparing enhancement requests for system development.

* Lead discussions and training sessions for implementations.

* Train identified personnel (including outside IPF) on aspects of SAP or supporting systems

* Lead process improvement initiatives to increase productivity, eliminate waste, and streamline processes in production

* Master Data Maintenance and Ownership

* Act as the centralized resource for reviewing, troubleshooting and submitting Master Data, product, recipe, or BOM changes in the PPPO Change database for Planning and Scheduling.

* Develop queries and reports to actively identify errors in master data tables for MRP

* Identify and test potential changes to master data to improve MRP functionality

* Develop, Test and Execute Models for Scheduling Operations

* Utilize MRP lists and identify new SAP generated reports to analyze worldwide service levels.

* Review anomalies in Logility generated forecast and adjust forecast accordingly

* Identify and control physical and material constrains. Assist planners in the development and testing to maximize throughput and reduce costs

* Calculate specific safety stock levels, test and implement strategies with high demand to ensure 100% service level

* Develop SAP generated reports various performance measures to identify opportunities for refinement of strategies, process improvement, and testing.

* Update and revise plans for changes in lead times, order quantities, service level and sourcing locations.

* Identify inventory overstock situations and form teams to identify causes and possible solutions to the overstock.

* Develop and run long and short term capacity models to identify potential operational constraints.

* Coordinate and facilitate Sales & Operational Planning meetings as required.

* Suggest and participate in the testing of SAP designs to ensure smooth implementation.

* Run SAP test scripts in a timely fashion.

* Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the planning team.

* Develop systems to track forecast vs. actual performance. Review results with sales and marketing. Determine best forecast and revise into final plan.

* Miscellaneous duties and tasks as assigned.

* Exemplary attendance and adherence to schedule.



Bachelor s Degree required preferably in business or technical field (Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, and Statistics).


* ERP Experience required

* Minimum 5 years of industrial experience

* Minimum 5 years planning/supply chain management or scheduling functions using an MRP and/or ERP systems.

* Documented leadership ability in process improvement techniques to reduce costs, improve service levels and increase capacity.

* At least 1 year of forecasting based software such as GRASP/SAP/Logility

Knowledge and Skills

* Minimum 3 years experience creating and analyzing data using SAP and Microsoft Office Suite (Powerpoint, Excel, and Word)

* Strong analytical abilities with problem solving techniques, unconditional commitment to teamwork and communication.


Master s Degree in technical discipline or MBA (logistics)


* Experience with SAP is strong preferred

* 7+ years of industrial experience in FDA regulated environment

* 7+ years planning/supply chain/logistics scheduling experience

* APICS or equivalent certification in CPIM or CSCP

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.


Millipore Corporation (Millipore) is a life science company. The Company provides products and services that help its academic, biotechnology and pharmaceutical customers advance their research, development and production In August 2009, the Company acquired BioAnaLab, a European-based services provider that specializes in the analysis of biologic drugs and vaccines.