Pharmaceutical Production Planner/Scheduler
Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.Our name, Zoetis (z-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company”s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend.Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.Position SummaryManages the Pharmaceutical Scheduling and Planning for both pharmaceutical bulk production and packaging scheduling, based on demonstrated capacity, as well as finite capacity scheduling. Ensure manufacturing plans are achievable. Communicates directly with manufacturing leadership, warehouse colleagues, as well as quality assurance colleagues to ensure alignment with production requirements. Assists in the coordination of activities required for new product introductions and manufacturing material changes. Position Responsiblities * Communicates supply plans thru ERP updates, reports, and various communication tools to their primary customer base or end user groups. * Reviews, monitors, and completes order follow ups to assures short range manufacturing plans are 100% achievable based upon the availability of approved materials. * Assumes a leadership role in required Bill of Material Changes to ensure compliance, accurately forecasted material requirements, and the minimization of waste. * Partners with manufacturing and procurement to ensure timely resolution of vendor quality deviations. * Assumes leadership roles in cost savings initiatives. * Develops, prepares, and distributes Schedule Adhereance Metrics reports: quality and lead time adherence. Develops and implements corrective actions as required. * Assists in the coordination and activities involved in new product introductions and manufacturing site transfer initiatives. * Utilization of Operational Excellence Methodologies to identify and improve: inventory management, scrap, and overall cost. * Acts as a liaison to ensure alignment between the manufacturing units, quality, and the Platform Supply Planning Manager. Education and Experience * Minimum of Bachelors Degree in Management, Business Administration or related disciplines applicable to Supply Chain Management, Information Technology, or Vaccine and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
* Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Materials Management, and/or Marketing. 5 years of experience Preferred. Technical Skills and Competencies * Strong knowledge and practical experience of production, inventory and planning systems currently deployed in Zoetis including but not confined to SAP. * Strong knowledge and practical experience in utilizing analytical tools, spreadsheets and databases to develop reports for strategic planning and communication. * Proven ability to lead, synchronize and motivate colleagues to meet short and long term objectives. * Ability to conceptualize, analyze and implement new methodologies in support of improving customer service, inventory management, and business alignment. * Demonstrated ability to function and influence in a team matrix environment and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. * Demonstrated understanding of Right First Time and Lean Manufacturing concepts and principles preferred * APICS training preferred
Physical Position RequirementsThe work conditions for the position are greater than 50% stationary with periodic standing and walking through out the work day(s). The colleague(s) may be required to travel and or work greater than 40 hours per week, including week-ends and holidays to support the business.