Production Planner

  • Career level: Direct Entry
  • Employment: Fulltime, permanent
  • Start: 03-01-22
  • Location: Enfield, CT (US)
  • Job-ID: R3371

Would you like to work for a company who has made it its mission to make a contribution to improving human living conditions? With around 4,500 employees worldwide Eppendorf is a leading Life Sciences company. We develop and distribute devices, consumables and services for use in laboratories worldwide. Our daily work is characterized by our principle: Collaborate on new ideas. You would like to be in an environment in which you can work in a team in a collaborative and respectful manner? At Eppendorf you will be working, together with your team, on products that really make a difference. You are also motivated by practical work? Then apply now!

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Your challenges

  • Responsible for the overall procurement and production planning process of the assigned product group(s), that includes among other tasks:
    • Maintaining the Item Master on purchase parts to ensure proper lead time, pricing and lot sizes.
    • Maintaining the Master Production Schedule (Demand planning)
    • Initiate and maintain the Material Requirement Planning (MRP) system to ensure the timely release of material to support an efficient build process
    • Planning of all production processes in order to meet production dates
    • Generating, releasing and processing of work orders
    • Generating, releasing and processing of purchase orders domestic and international
    • Monitoring inventory stocking levels of purchased and semi-manufactured materials
    • Negotiating pricing, terms and lead times with suppliers
    • Processing nonconforming material with suppliers
    • Providing and maintaining the Routing Papers (in paper and/or electronically) for all production processes
    • Maintain documentation control of all procurement related forms.
    • Analyze supplier performance related to on time delivery, price variance and nonconforming materials
    • Maintain a collaborative relationship with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Must have experience with Engineering Change Order (ECO) disposition and production implementation, incl. maintaining expiration and effective dates of part revisions and their disposition
  • Determines and maintains stock levels for manufactured and purchase parts based of historical usage and forecast analysis.
  • Determines and maintains optimized production and purchase part lot sizes based on optimal capacity utilization and desired stock levels and ensures accuracy of production lead times for manufactured finished product.
  • Must have detailed knowledge of:
    • Multi-level bills of material and their function
    • Multi-level work orders incl. outside processing
  • Advanced software skills in ERP systems required, preferably in LN-Infor version 5 (or higher) and SAP R/4 (or higher)
  • Must have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (e.g. pivot tables, VLOOKUP function, etc.)
  • Supports in inventory management, incl. bin location setup, Kanban setup, physical inventory, warehousing, and goods receipt (if needed)
  • Enforces, cooperates with and complies with all company inventory signature and control policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Observance and compliance to applicable corporate standards in Eppendorf’s Quality Management System required as well.
  • Have the ability to act independently and respond consistently with initiative to resolve issues.
  • Must possess knowledge of plastic commodity procurement.
  • Must exhibit effective communication skills throughout procurement and directly with suppliers.

Your expertise

  • Two-year (Associates) technical/engineering college degree or certificate and three to four years' related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven Production Planning qualifications (e.g. APICS CPIM designation) would be a significant plus.
  • Knowledge of Purchasing activities, logistics and freight business functions and impact.
  • Employment at Eppendorf in the United States and Canada requires vaccination against COVID-19. All new hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19, or, have a qualified medical or religious exemption, prior to the start of employment.

Your benefits at Eppendorf

  • Competitive total rewards package including health, financial, and education benefits
  • Innovative and Collaborative corporate culture
  • Contribute to improving the human living condition
  • Direct impact on business

Please note that we can only consider applications that are submitted online via our application management tool.

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