Supply Chain Planner
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.The Planner/Scheduler position supports the Supply Chain and Process Team, scheduling production by monitoring the customer demand, creating and releasing the production order, ensuring the timely release of production lots, and supporting the replenishment process. Conducts all activities and makes decisions that are in accordance with Company policies & SOPs, Zoetis Values, & global regulatory guidelines (including cGMP/cGLP/cGCP), environmental guidelines, as appropriate, etc. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
* Create & release production orders. Monitor customer demand and communicate supply availability with global customers. Troubleshoot any anomalies (e.g., trends) and work with Ring Roles to determine how to address them. * Create shop floor schedules. * Run inventory reports and prepare Days on Hand reports. * Participate in OpEx projects. * Ensure the timely release of production lots, through coordination with Quality, and other Ring Roles (e.g., tracking and assisting prioritization of QAR closure. * Support unplanned event management (e.g., events that affect material flow across two or more rhythm cycles). * Arrange for proper monitoring and follow up to assure timely disposition of all slow moving, obsolete, damaged and other unusable materials in accordance with Company policies and procedures. * Manage proper inventory controls within the PT to ensure accuracy of perpetual inventories for all Charles City Operations and DCs. Take corrective action on those items that are not within established inventory levels. Manage kanbans. * Actively participate in annual budget process. * Closely follow-up on distressed inventory and assure an efficient process to reduce the “in process” DI. Evaluate and manage Quarantine & “on Hold” inventories and provide tools & follow up to reduce them. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS * Process Team Ring Roles. The Planner/Scheduler position works in coordination with the Process. In this capacity, the incumbent participates in regular Gemba walks and drives process performance and performance improvement. * Market Service Manager. The Planner/Scheduler works closely with the Market Service Manager throughout the Renewal Process by representing changes of and assessing impacts to the PT. * Buyer. The Planner/Scheduler works closely with the Process Team Buyer to 1) understand the possible impact of schedule changes on material availability, and 2) ensure the Production Schedule is supported by material availability. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE BA/BS with 2-4 years of experience OR MBA/MS with 0-2 years of experience OR Minimum of 8 years relevant experience. Bachelors Degree in Supply Management, Engineering, Management Information Science, Business or related business/technical field. TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS * Experience in materials planning and/or production scheduling.
* Experience with Purchasing/Materials Requirements Planning Systems (MRP). * Strong analytical/problem resolution skills.
* Knowledge of product flow through Manufacturing. * Knowledge of Manufacturing facilities and equipment capabilities and constraints. * Knowledge and understanding of MPS, MRP, and inventory management principles. * Proficient math skills.