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Thermo Fisher Scientific Manufacturing Planner/Scheduler II in Millersburg, Pennsylvania

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When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

The Manufacturing Planner II manages daily evaluation and loading of one or more value streams to achieve optimal on-time in-full delivery, firming the demand and supply plans as incoming customer orders consume the forecast, as part of the Supply Planning process. This role is responsible for slotting incoming orders for multiple value streams within established capacity constraints in a low volume/high mix make to order environment, and for resolving constraints by smoothing production plans as required while actively supporting the implementation of new processes and process improvements. Provides inputs to or generates ad-hoc reports and participates in cross-functional teams and projects as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Determine promise dates for incoming customer order receipts, within established capacity constraints, and communicate them to Customer Service

  • Develop, maintain, and communicate weekly production plans, that provide optimal service to internal and external customers, to manufacturing schedulers responsible for multiple value streams

  • Monitor and measure schedule adherence and manage job orders to maximize customer service, driving optimal on-time in-full performance

  • Ensure schedulers are driving appropriate interventions to resolve past-due, trending past-due, and other at-risk orders

  • Collaborate with the Operations team to develop mutually-supportive KPIs promoting plant productivity improvement, schedule attainment and adherence, and service goals

  • Recognize problems influencing or affected by the supply and production planning domains, analyze to determine root causes and recommend solutions as able, and escalate as needed

  • Prioritize and performs assignments independently to satisfy required timelines, providing periodic updates and feedback to stakeholders and managers

  • Demonstrate diplomacy, judgment, and tact in dealing with internal and external customers and all levels of company employees

  • Other duties as assigned by management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years planning and scheduling experience in a manufacturing environment utilizing MRP/ERP tools

  • Understanding of capacity planning, production smoothing, identifying and managing production constraints

  • Familiarity with planning and scheduling policies and procedures

  • Understanding of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement concepts

  • Advanced Excel skills; filtering and sorting, INDEX-MATCH functions, multi-axis charting, pivot tables

  • Knowledge of general business principles

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Logistics, Industrial Engineering, or related discipline

  • Highly proficient in managing and analyzing data in Excel; complex pivot tables & reporting, power query, advanced charting, data analysis

  • Certified in production and inventory management or supply chain management; APICS CPIM, CSCP, or ISM CPSM

  • Lean/six sigma green belt or higher

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.