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Production Planner/Scheduler

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Company: Roche
Contract: PERM
Location: California - Santa Clara, United States


  • Plans, purchases, and manage inventory to ensure levels of supply are within required parameters whilst achieving CDI goals and ensuring a smooth product supply.
  • Identifies risk of materials that are coming to the end of life and mitigate scrap value where possible.
  • Creates, edits and finalizes reports for raw materials, scrap, expiration, audits, in addition to other report requests from management and other functional groups.
  • Actively reviews safety stock levels, re-order points and planning parameters as needed for all materials.
  • Prepares and leads in meetings on raw materials, timelines, or delays on a weekly basis.
  • Assists procurement and finance in resolving open/closed invoicing matters with third-party supplier’s regularly.
  • Addresses, corrects, and formulates plans for late shipments, quantity discrepancies, and other receiving/shipping related tasks both internally and externally.
  • Oversees material related changes such as spec changes, rev changes, supplier changes, and others where applicable while ensuring product supply remains consistent and compliant during transition.
  • Prepares documents and presentations to planning and procurement groups on various occasions and events.
  • Creates, reviews and communicates delivery schedules with third party suppliers, production, management, and onsite and offsite warehouses.
  • Writes and/or revises department Standard Operating Procedures to ensure key processes are documented and compliant with regulatory and corporate requirements.
  • May review SAP/MRP demands to convert planned orders to purchase orders.
  • Can initiate and maintain material master data in SAP.
  • Supports product launches alongside project managers, internal/external product development material requirements, and affiliate order requests.
  • May be required to update Trackwise and SAP for implementation of revisions / changes.
  • Analyzes demand and assumes responsibility for implementation of production plan to meet demands.  Interacts with all departments/levels to fulfill on time delivery/Right First Time company objectives.
  • Develops and converts production plan for manufactured products into daily, weekly and/or monthly plan.  Creates and releases manufacturing orders to the production floor.  Selects appropriate lot of material for use in production of products. Works closely with the production manufacturing areas to ensure timely schedule execution and resolution of technical issues.
  • Develops materials acquisition plan and issues purchase orders based on needs of production plan.  Procures finished goods, intermediates and raw materials utilizing VMI, material consignment, and/or Kanban lean principles.  Works closely with vendor, Purchasing and value stream teams to resolve technical issues related to procured materials.
  • Manages products to meet company’s financial inventory goals including inventory value, MOH, and write-offs.  Manage inventory to support internal value stream objectives.  Updates planning parameters such as lot size and safety stock/time as required to facilitate company on time delivery and inventory targets.
  • Works with Operations Life Cycle Leaders and launch teams to meet all launch activities.  Attends new product launch meetings.  Creates plan for production and purchasing of items needed for launch.  Initiates MRP/Kanban related material master views required for launch activities.  Maintains material master data as required.
  • Responsible for initiating and tracking all requests for inventory destruction.  Interfaces with Finance to report financial impact.  Responsible for reporting inventory risk to Finance on quarterly basis.



  • Required: Business Administration or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Preferred: Business Administration or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work-related experience. 


2 years related experience of the following:

  • Proficiency in SAP ERP
  • Knowledge of Lean concepts and how to apply lean principles to deliver lasting results.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in Kanban, VMI, and Consignment implementation.
  • 6 Sigma or Lean trained or Certified (Black or Green Belt)
  • Manages direct inventory up to value of $20 M – responsible for cover days of inventory and write-offs 

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