Planner - Normal

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Procurement/Purchasing, Planning
  3. Switzerland
Posting date: 05 Mar 2019

ProClinical is advertising a vacancy for a Planner - Normal position with one of the most renowned and prestigious organisations in the world. This top ten organisation works across a range of industries from medical devices to pharmaceutical and consumer goods, operating in over 60 countries. This is an exciting opportunity to join their organisation in Switzerland.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Preparing plans and production schedules for external partners.
  • Efficiently converting global demand requirements into an attainable supply plan for products manufactured by external partners.
  • Planning capacity, S&OP, scheduling material planning, managing inventory and new product launches, and fulfilling external partner orders.
  • Collaborating with the PLAN organization to formally receive WW demand plans, conducting a formal process with the external partners to rationalize supply and demand, and taking capacity and inventory into account.
  • Collaborating with internal and external business partners cycle will be a key success enabler; supporting the process to manage new/moved externally manufactured products and executing NPI launch per NPI stage gates agreed with various stakeholders through scenario planning approach.
  • Supporting External Operations inventory optimisation and customer service improvement program and other optimisation projects as assigned.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, Logistics, or Operations required.
  • Experience and/or certification in Lean or Six Sigma processes are preferred.
  • An APICS certification is strongly preferred.
  • At least two years of related experience in supply chain management, production planning, and/or materials management.
  • Basic knowledge of planning control systems (ERP), processes is preferred.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory.
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks to meet priorities and timelines.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.

To Apply:

Please click on the Apply button. Please include a short note outlining why you are interested in the role and why you think you are suitable.

In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Tom Magenis at +44 203 854 1050 or upload your CV on our website -

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ProClinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.