Job Description Summary
The Distribution Planner will work with the Supply Chain team to prioritize requirements for the distribution of finished products to meet demand. The distribution planner will manage one or several of our international locations and will work and maintain our planning system. One of the main tasks will be to allocate the inventory to each location based on their respective demand and stock level to keep our inventory balanced.
Duties and Responsibilities
Ensure there is an optimal amount of inventory at each Distribution Center to support the sale of products to STEMCELL’s customers by using our ERP SAP in combination with Demand Driven MRP Software, R+.
Share ‘best practice’ knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, procedures, and quality system requirements within the planning and supply chain function.
Collaborate and work with Supply Chain teams to efficiently integrate changes in demand into production plans
Work with various departments to effectively and efficiently align supply and demand.
Actively review all open orders to ensure backorders are promptly acted on and fulfilled, driving customer excellence and achievement of the company’s objectives.
Analyze and report on inventory risks.
Will work closely with Supply Chain Planners to determine and maintain appropriate inventory levels and safety stock
Participate on operational teams dealing with new product introduction and changes to existing products and meeting deliverables by assigned deadlines
Identify opportunities for process improvement
Represents planning in product strategy/update meetings by providing inventory analysis or expert feedback on the subject matter.
Working knowledge of DDMRP (Demand Driven MRP) systems, such as R+ is an asset.
Bachelor’s degree in Business or operation management
At least 3 years of Procurement or planning experience in a production environment. Work experience should demonstrate a progression of responsibilities and knowledge
ERP/MRP system experience (familiarity with DDMRP concepts and practice a plus)
Strong analytical skills
Team player with the ability to contribute within procurement and on cross-functional teams
Excellent verbal and written communication
STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore. Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training. We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree. STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.
This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.
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