Production Planning Supervisor
Company: AbD Serotec
Posted on: November 20, 2023
This position will lead the Production Planning group for the
Richmond Chemical Plant that produces process chromatography
resins, liquid buffers, monomer solutions, oils, and other
specialized life science products. In this role, you will be key to
safely and efficiently meeting the current and future manufacturing
commitments for a growing key business for Bio-Rad.
In this role, you will be responsible for all Production Planning
activities for the various product lines that are manufactured
on-site and for subcontracted parts that are managed by the site.
The Richmond Chemical plant has over 2000 SKUs, and complex batch
production processes that runs over multiple work centers in a
single process order. You will directly plan some processes or work
centers and will also oversee planning activities and supervision
of the other two site planners. You will act as primary interface
for the Global Supply Planning Team and will work with multiple
on-site teams to meet customer demands via efficient and timely
planning and monitoring of execution of the production plan.
How You'll Make An Impact:
- Identify and maintain mid and long term production plans that
serve as the foundation for raw material, staffing/equipment,
capital, outsourcing plans and schedules (MPS / MRP). Utilize
forecasts, direction from Global Supply Planning and understanding
of supply and plant constraints to optimize plans. Review plans &
schedules in the rough-cut capacity stage and respond in advance to
demand greater than available capacity and level load time as
- Understand plant capacities and constraints with the ability to
articulate related insights to cross functional stakeholders.
Accurately maintain the appropriate planning parameters for
capacity, resources, work centers, and shop calendar to generate
- Establish and maintain production schedules ensuring work
orders are sequenced to meet on-time delivery using input from
plant functions and by evaluating scheduling alternatives to
determine options and preferred solutions.
- Proactively monitor potential conflicts and rectify bottleneck
areas that may cause delays and promptly respond to demand and
operational changes to support customer deliveries.
- Generate daily, weekly, and monthly scheduling related metrics
and reporting to measure performance to plan. Summarize and
communicate conclusions generated from these reports and recommend
- Manage product lifecycle projects for new, existing, and
discontinuing products to ensure product availability and to
minimize scrap via communications on status and issues with
Production, Procurement, Supply Planning, Engineering, R&D, QC,
and Division Marketing.
- Drive and identify initiatives to optimize and achieve targeted
inventory. Analyze inventory movement / trends for optimum
utilization, identify safety stock levels, optimum batch size,
process capacity & efficiency, and analyze excess and obsolete
materials for disposition.
- Hire, manage, evaluate performance, and develop team members
via assignment of work, setting performance expectations, assigning
priorities, and monitoring the output of individual schedules for
completeness, accuracy, and timeliness.
- Drive continuous improvement within department to optimize
workflows and actively support site Lean journey through
identification of opportunities, data analysis and participation in
site or business level continuous improvement events. What You
- Education: Bachelor`s degree or equivalent in Business, Product
Supply Management, or related discipline.
- Work Experience: 4+ years of production planning and scheduling
experience and 5+ years manufacturing production experience,
preferably in a regulated environment. APICS CPIM certification a
- 1-2 years of personnel supervisory experience desirable.
Experience developing employees & building high performing teams.
Other experience leading projects or management of programs is also
- Thorough understanding of planning processes, and supply and
demand principles. Ability to develop models to maximize plant
productivity through constrained work centers.
- Proven analytical and problem-solving capability along with
demonstrated ability to make sound business decisions. Effective
influencing and co
- Strong computer skills with working knowledge of MSOffice
programs and an ERP system. SAP experience is a plus.
Total Rewards Package: At Bio-Rad, we`re empowered by our purpose
and recognize that our employees are as well. That`s why we offer a
competitive and comprehensive Total Rewards Program that provides
value, quality, and inclusivity while satisfying the diverse needs
of our evolving workforce. Bio-Rad's robust offerings serve to
enrich the overall health, wealth, and wellbeing of our employees
and their families through the various stages of an employee`s work
and life cycle.
Benefits: We`re proud to offer a variety of options, including
competitive medical plans for you and your family, free HSA funds,
a new fertility offering with stipend, group life and disability,
paid parental leave, 401k plus profit sharing, an employee stock
purchase program, a new upgraded and streamlined mental health
platform, extensive learning and development opportunities,
education benefits, student debt relief program, pet insurance,
wellness challenges and support, paid time off, Employee Resource
Groups (ERG`s), and more!
Compensation: The estimated annual salary for this position is
$99,700 to $137,100 at the time of posting. Actual compensation
will be provided in writing at the time of offer, if applicable,
and is based on several factors we believe fairly and accurately
impact compensation, including geographic location, experience,
knowledge, skills, abilities, and other job permitted factors. This
position is eligible for a variable annual bonus, which is
dependent upon achievement of your individual objectives and
Who We Are: For 70 years, Bio-Rad has focused on advancing the
discovery process and transforming the fields of science and
healthcare. As one of the top five life science companies, we are a
global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad
range of high-quality research and clinical diagnostic products. We
help people everywhere live longer, healthier lives. Recently voted
a Best Place to Work, Bio-Rad offers a unique employee experience
with collaborative teams that span the globe. Here, you are
supported by leadership to build your career and are empowered to
drive change that makes an impact you can see.
EEO Statement:Bio-Rad is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and we welcome candidates
of all backgrounds. Veterans, people with physical or mental
disabilities, and people of all race, color, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin and
citizenship status are encouraged to apply.
Agency Non-Solicitation: Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes,
unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting
Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to
do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited
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