Materials Planning Lead

Oct 24, 2021

Job Description

769 million. That’s how many lives are touched by Novartis products globally. And, while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

The Material Planning Lead recognizes, analyzes, influences and consolidates all demand signals into a complete demand plan for the site. Responsible for creating detailed material requirements providing plans for each component whether raw material supplied by external or internal vendors, intermediate products, or shipping items produced internally to the Site and communicating priorities through production schedules,supplier schedules, or pulls mechanisms.

General responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

The Material Planner drives the operational and tactical purchasing process for all materials to ensure materials availability and execution plan feasibility in accordance with Site inventory policy.
• Order Management: verifies material availability, documentation readiness and confirmation of deliveries to site
• Ensure material availability in line with the approved production plan.
• Ensure daily MRP oversight for all BOM material, analysis of requirements
• Own MRP relevant data and materials technical specifications.
• Management of purchased item Complaints/Returns to supplier.
• Insure the stock (safety stock and cycle stock) for incoming materials are available and managed.
• Coordinate with warehouse and Quality department to ensure the relevant activities are completed in line with the production needs.
• Control and follow-up of supplier’s service level indicators: Quality OTIF, lead-time violation.
• Ensure no Purchase Orders are past due in the ERP System.
• Lead action plans to achieve supplier delivery performance targets and drive for continuous improvement.
• Lead action plans to achieve supply performance target and drive for Continuous Improvement, managing supply KPI reporting and analysis and providing detail plans for the Supply Review Meeting.
• Actively supports the global S&OP process.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or Engineering. MBA or master’s degree is preferred.
.• 4+ years experience in similar role
• APICS certification a PLUS
• Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks based on demand.
• Problem solving ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural environment.
• Operating with integrated ERP tools. Proficient with MS Excel.
• Highly organized with strong orientation process / project management orientation
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Demonstrates strong personal ethics and responsibility to purpose

Why Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA)?
Thousands of people die of cancer around the world every day. At Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA), a Novartis company, our mission is to transform lives through radioligand therapy in nuclear medicine to fight several leading types of cancer. How will we continue to be on the cutting edge of medicine?
We believe new groundbreaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.
We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity, and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!
Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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Millburn, NJ
Technical Operations
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