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Production Planner/Materials Buyer - Planner

Location: Spokane
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Job Description:

Jubilant HollisterStier LLC, a well established member of the business community in Spokane, Washington, provides a complete range of services to support the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. The Allergy business is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of allergenic extracts, targeted primarily at treating allergies and asthma. Jubilant HollisterStier is also a nationally recognized contract manufacturer of sterile injectable vials, and lyophilized products. Jubilant HollisterStier is a proud member of the Jubilant Pharma family.

Our Promise: Caring, Sharing, Growing

We will, with the utmost care for the environment and society, continue to enhance value for our customers and stakeholders by providing innovative products and economically efficient solutions' through growth, cost effectiveness and wise investment of resources.

What can we offer?

A culture that values opportunity for professional growth and development

Highly competitive base pay

Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs

Group retirement savings program

Health and wellness programs

The Production Planner/Materials Buyer - Planner coordinates the production activities by planning and purchasing raw materials, supplies and equipment. Prevent material/inventory shortages, to requisition and resolve critical material needs and to seek the best products through rationalizing and consolidating suppliers and identifying opportunities to reduce cost. Participate in special projects or cross-functional teams as appropriate.

Responsible for strategic sourcing and procurement of all company-related requirements.
Manage supply through MRP based on current demand. Maintain accurate inventory levels and appropriate safety stocks to ensure efficient flow throughout the manufacturing floor.
Cognizant of appropriate and timely escalation of problems to management.
Develop and maintain supplier relationships. Rationalize and consolidate suppliers when possible.
\Identify and negotiate best pricing, terms, and recognize opportunities to reduce cost.
Maintain status for delivery items; verify delivery schedules, coordinate resolution of logistic issues with shipping and receiving staff. Work closely with Warehouse, Quality, and Planning to ensure materials are moving through departments as scheduled.
Reconcile invoice discrepancies to purchase orders with Finance.
Enter and maintain purchase orders in SAP.
Manage all relevant Supply Chain master data in SAP, ensuring data integrity through correct data entry.
Monitor vendor performance, issue periodic reports, and take corrective action as per current SOP's and standard cGMP guidance.
Provide purchasing and planning support to all functional groups.
Identify raw material delays which could affect the production schedule and communicate information to the Planning team. Expedite materials as needed to ensure schedule adherence.
Provide user assistance to requisitioners to ensure the proper creation and structuring of requisitions.
Suggest and participate in process improvement initiatives for the department and for the business as needed.
Assist with the processing of returns and repairs. Contact the vendor(s) when a wrong item or an item received is out of compliance. Work on getting the replacement and/or credit. Work with Quality and Warehouse to get the materials returned if needed, and follow up to ensure timely investigation and corrective action form(s) are provided.
Work directly with the Planning team to ensure raw materials are available as needed.
Coordinate efforts with Quality and Product Change Coordinator to manage the change control process for any new supply requirement changes.

Bachelors of Science or Arts with 1 year related experience required OR 3 year's related experience in lieu of a degree.
Pharmaceutical and FDA experience desired.
Must have advanced vocational/specialized knowledge of MRP, Materials Management & Purchasing.
Proficient Microsoft Word and Excel experience is required. Microsoft PowerPoint and SAP desired.
Physical Requirements: Prolong sitting and standing.

Jubilant HollisterStier is a great place to grow!
If you're up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today!


Jubilant HollisterStier is an EEO/AA Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

If you require assistance applying for a position, please contact our HR Department at:

Keywords: JUBILANT HOLLISTERSTIER LLC, Spokane , Production Planner/Materials Buyer - Planner, Professions , Spokane, Washington

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