Looking for a Planner

SIRE Life Sciences
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Our client is a professional Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical organization, based in Noord-Brabant Netherlands.

Within the the site planning team we are looking for a planner for a temporary contract for initially 9 months.

As backfill for a planner who will be involvend in international projects we are looking for a professional with min. 3-5 years planning experience. The objectives of this role are to:

  • Manage reliable and stable short, medium and long term supply plans to ensure optimal stock positions and meeting market requirements taken into account capacity utilization, production efficiency, and components management

  • Optimize and Improve the responsiveness (lead times), reliability and stability of supplies to the markets

  • Minimize scrap risks and/or costs


  • Manage short term and long term capacity planning activities and ensure appropriate communication/escalation to critical resource owners

  • Proactively assess inventory positions (in the various stages of manufacturing) and execute plans to drive to the targets

  • Manage towards a stable Supply Plan and identify root causes and corrective actions in case of deviations

  • Ensure timely completion of the Planning cycles - Develop and present scenario analyses to support decision making in the Supply Chain

  • Collaborate with Supply sites to ensure timely supply

  • Work closely with the Regional Organizations to ensure market supply

  • Work closely with Commercialization department to manage new product introductions/revisions and phase out of products

  • Identify scrap risks and take corrective/preventive actions to minimize abnormal scrap - Follow up and complete planning related Non Conformities (e.g. CAPA) - Review and update relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and ensure SOP compliance

  • Determine target values for batch sizes and optimal production balances for all production lines

  • Lead or participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives using problem solving techniques (Operational Excellence, 6รณ, LEAN)

  • Monitor KPIs and define corrective and preventive actions

  • Define improvements or opportunities, on the basis of analysis and KPIs, their impact on performance (benefits vs. cost) and prioritize associated initiatives


  • Min. 3 years Supply Chain experience

  • Bachelor

  • Fluent in English, Dutch is a nice to have

  • Experience in a multinational matrix organisation

  • Strong communicator

  • Analytical skills Nice to haves

  • SAP experience

  • GMP experience

  • Rapid Response

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