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Senior Planner

Company: Avantor
Location: Solon
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

The Opportunity:Avantor is looking for a Senior Planner to join our Planning Team to translate midterm to long-term plans into a weekly schedule aligning near-term requirements with capacity availability and addressing imbalances. Production planning must keep constant contact with supply network and inventory planning, operations, material planning and finished goods planning teams to understand any potential issues that appear (such as labor shortages, supply shortages and nonroutine asset maintenance) which may impact capacity schedules.This role will be a full-time position based out of our Solon, Ohio, facility. This position is tasked to continually balance and rebalance resources (such as equipment, materials, and staffing) in collaboration with other team and effectively deploying a schedule that allows the operation to run as efficiently as possible while meeting customer expectations.What were looking forEducation: Bachelor Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics Management or related field is requiredExperience: Minimum 5 years in production planning experience is requiredProblem solving techniques training, i.e., Lean, Six SigmaCertification(s): APICS certification is preferredCollaboration Tool: Microsoft Office experience required; Word and Excel proficiency highly preferredPreferred Qualifications:SAP experienceERP experienceHow you will thrive and create an impactMonitor demand and capacity for the purpose of generating a weekly schedule that meets customer requirements and addresses any imbalancesWork closely with finished goods planning and material planning team to ensure proper coverage and accurate schedulesPartner with Operations, Quality and Warehouse and Shipping teams to address constrains, or opportunities by collaboratively addressing and escalating as appropriateAdjust the production schedule to accommodate near-term customer orders that differ from the agreed sales and operations planning (S&OP)Identify Supply Response imbalances and address appropriate responseAnticipate potential issues by comparing demand with supply in the short term and midtermLeverage new product introduction plans from research and development and/or new product innovation teams into production plansUse and maintain current capacity planning systems to create the best capacity schedules using established processesFamiliarity with the standard demand planning system features like best-fit/what-if analysis, class/characteristic identificationPerforms other duties as assignedKNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)Ability to understand and complete projects and tasks as assigned; follow process & procedures.Perform duties with the highest regard for safety and quality.Ability to multi-task and follow directions accurately.High interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to make quick decisions and work independently.Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Open minded collaborative and team-oriented attitude.ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT (Under Typical Positions)A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.Minimal physical effort is required. Work requires walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting, or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.#LI-Onsite#LI-AMERDisclaimer:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.Why Avantor?Dare to go further in your career. Join our global team of 14,000+ associates whose passion for discovery and determination to overcome challenges relentlessly advances life-changing science.The work we do changes people's lives for the better. It brings new patient treatments and therapies to market, giving a cancer survivor the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle. It enables medical devices that help a little boy hear his mom's voice for the first time. Outcomes such as these create unlimited opportunities for you to contribute your talents, learn new skills and grow your career at Avantor.We are committed to helping you on this journey through our diverse, equitable and inclusive culture which includes learning experiences to support your career growth and success. At Avantor, dare to go further and see how the impact of your contributions set science in motion to create a better world. Apply today!EEO Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision.3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of Jobble

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