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Master Planner
1st Shift: Monday Through Friday
Ensure production plan is level loaded to best ability utilizing demand profile, available production labor hours, equipment capacity.   Responsible for resolving and/or elevating situations where these cannot be met.   Develop a working knowledge of assigned product lines and processes to ensure optimal schedule stability.
Develop and maintain the strategic mid-term production plan (3 – 24 mos) for entire finished good portfolio.  Work closely with Global Planning organization to align on plan.   Define and maintain the production plan for all assigned bulk to kit materials, based on requirements.
Manage products to meet companies financial inventory goals including inventory value, months on hand, and inventory write-offs.
Ensure system parameters used in planning are correct to get the desired service and inventory levels.  This includes lot size, safety stocks, capacity, lead-time, order policy, forecasts and other parameters.
Develop and drive digital solutions focused on improved planning and execution
Ensure the resulting planning recommendations are being followed on a routine basis and balance customer needs, material availability, plant capacity and inventory requirements.
Monitor Production for completion of the schedule and work within Operations to improve where needed.  Identify, negotiate and resolve conflicts with respect to material and capacity availability and order promising integrity.
Work with functional manufacturing teams to better understand competitive lead times for master scheduled items.  Seek ways to reduce internal lead times as well as lead times to the customer. 
Work with Operations Lifecycle Leaders and launch teams to ensure successful launch of new products as well as monitor and manage the existing and transitional products.
Work within policy guidelines pertaining to production planning and scheduling.  Observe and follow all state procedures.
Develop and drive digital solutions focused on improved planning and execution
Knowledge, Skills and Ability (requirements):
Possess "Big Picture" Operations knowledge (bulk to kit).
Must be able to work with all departments within RMD and Global Supply Partners in order to be effective.
Excellent time management skills to manage high volume in a fast-paced environment.
Self-motivated, organized, creative and good leadership skills.
Knowledge and use of data analytics to assess system parameters
MRP knowledge a must, SAP experience a plus.
Team and people oriented, professional and displays a "can-do" attitude.
Skilled in using MSOffice/Windows in a networked PC environment
Ability to be flexible and calm under sometimes tense conditions.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret production documents, technical procedures or governmental regulations.
Must have excellent communication skills including the ability to write reports, business correspondence, standard operating procedures, production rework orders, and planning variances.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management and internal or external customers.
Working knowledge of FDA and ISO processes and procedures.
Education Level
Required: Bachelor's degree in business
Required: 5+ plus years experience in manufacturing planning and operations; or related field.
Equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable.
APICS certification a plus.  
experience in regulated industry (Diagnostic or Pharmaceuticals) is beneficial but not mandatory.

About the company

Roche is a Swiss global health-care company that operates worldwide under two divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. Its holding company, Roche Holding AG, has bearer shares listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

The company headquarters are located in Basel and the company has many pharmaceutical and diagnostic sites around the world – including: Tucson, AZ; Pleasanton, CA; Vacaville, California, Oceanside, California, Branchburg, NJ; Indianapolis, Indiana; Florence, South Carolina; and Ponce, Puerto Rico in the US; Welwyn Garden City and Burgess Hill in the UK; Clarecastle in Ireland; Mannheim and Penzberg in Germany; Mississauga and Laval in Canada; Shanghai in China; Mumbai & Hyderabad in India; São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Segrate, Milan in Italy; Johannesburg in South Africa; Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan. There are 26 manufacturing sites worldwide.

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