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Thermo Fisher Scientific Manufacturing Planner/Scheduler III 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 III plans and manages the plant capacity plan and master production schedule to optimize customer delivery expectations and operating efficiencies of the production department as part of the Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning process. This role is responsible for developing, maintaining and implementing optimal production plans for multiple value streams in a low volume/high mix make to order environment, and for preparing data and analyzing capacity requirements, key performance metrics, inventory trends while actively engaging in the proposal and 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:

  • Monitor actual and planned capacity across multiple value streams and leverage the capacity plan to ensure the creation of feasible supply plans and to trend chart capacity and resulting value stream lead times

  • Ensure the demand and supply plans are balanced, identifying imbalances, creating and cross-functionally vetting proposed interventions, and escalating unresolved issues to management for resolution

  • Effectively communicate the production plan to Operations and all levels of management

  • Apply professional judgment to evaluate all process-compliant requests for modification of the production plan (i.e., requests for expedites or escalations within lead time), incorporating feasible modifications, and effectively providing feedback to affected stakeholders

  • Monitor demand plans and communicate any implications of the capacity plan, such as resulting lead times, to management

  • Monitor actual production performance and ensure that planning parameters align with demonstrated performance

  • Recognize problems influencing or affected by the supply planning domain, analyze to determine root causes, and recommend solutions

  • Other duties as assigned by management

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  • Minimum five years planning and scheduling experience in a manufacturing environment utilizing MRP/ERP tools (Made2Manage, Oracle, SAP, JDE, server-based systems)

  • Experience in production planning and capacity management policies and procedures, the capability to evaluate capacity models, smooth production loads and identify and overcome constraints

  • Demonstrated understanding of manufacturing concepts and principles, finite scheduling, and supply chain planning

  • Highly knowledgeable regarding MRP principles and system dynamics

  • Familiarity and experience with lean manufacturing and continuous improvement concepts

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting creation and implementation of basic planning processes outside an ERP environment

  • Project management experience

  • 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.