Production Planner

at Agilent Technologies, Inc in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job Description
This position is at our Wilmington, Delaware (Little Falls) site, located midway between Baltimore and Philadelphia. At this site we have 800 people inventing, designing, building and marketing products that lead the market for chemical analysis. Our products are frequently behind the headlines in the news, from environmental regulations to new drug discoveries to Homeland Security. You'll even see our instruments on television shows like "CSI" or movies such as "Avengers".

The production planner will develop, integrate, and take ownership of operational plans that include diverse products and processes. The planner will liaise with many functions to communicate and implement business operation plans and strategies throughout the product lifecycle, including new product introductions. The planner is responsible for coordinating activities relating to assuring material requirements, labor, and test capacity are in place to meet customer demand. The planning role will be responsible for ensuring material availability of finished goods to meet a high level of customer service and order fulfillment. Projects will be a regular part of the work requirements of this position. These projects have varying durations spanning from a single day to year long.

Position Responsibilities/Duties:

Creates product build schedules for Manufacturing and material demand plans for Procurement, working across the order fulfillment process to integrate customer demand with production and supply chain capability.

Develops and implements production planning policies, standards, guidelines, technology and procedures.

Identifies and drives planning improvement projects. Represents the business organization in providing solutions for projects.

Executes ramp-up / ramp-down demand planning for New Product Introductions, version changes, phase out / obsolescence.

Reviews, reports, and monitor inventory levels, backlog, and product availability in accordance with business objectives.

Work across world time zones to correctly position global inventories of materials and escalate material issues and corrective actions to the world-wide Order Fulfillment teams.

Ensures that customer requirements are understood by all stakeholders and manufacturing gaps are addressed to support customer needs.

Represents the product line as a contact on major policies, plans, and objectives.

Communicates with Order Management team to address urgent customer orders and material shortages.

Uses enterprise resource planning (ERP) system(s) for processes such as demand planning and forecasting, production scheduling, inventory and materials management, workflow management etc.

Analyze Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Material Master data for accuracy and adjusts system parameters to achieve desired results.


Critical Skills & Behaviors:

Understanding of MRP types, MRP methodologies, and how to utilize MRP types for various business requirements

Experience and understanding of forecasting and the use of various forecasting models to best predict demand

Proficient with statistics, data analysis, and data-driven root cause analysis

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelors, Masters, University Degree or equivalent in business or technically related field

8+ years of related experience

Experience with Microsoft Excel

SAP ECC and ERP experience

Desired Education & Experience:

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

Project management experience

Experience with S&OP


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Travel RequiredNo
ScheduleSchedule:Full time
DurationNo End Date
Job FunctionManufacturing

Agilent Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We value diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.

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Job Posting: 1243850

Posted On: Feb 26, 2024

Updated On: Mar 06, 2024

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