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Specialist, Planning & Scheduling

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck?s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
Merck Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that?s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.
Oversee inventory and supply planning responsibilities for assigned production areas at the Elkhorn, Nebraska site. Maintains capacity plans, develops production schedules and/or finite schedules to ensure the efficient delivery of inventory, service and cost objectives. Responsibilities may also include inventory stock transfer/replenishment responsibilities.
Partner with colleagues and business leaders to optimize output while minimizing delays. Work within company compliance and USDA guidelines while staying abreast of internal and external business challenges. Oversee and/or participate with special projects to positively impact production results. Other duties as assigned, some of which may include:
Key Job Duties:
+ Develop detailed material delivery schedules to support production requirements.
+ Implement timely schedule adjustments based on changes in demand
+ Track and reconcile weekly/monthly metrics versus established targets
+ Communicate effectively with customers and decision makers regarding supply
status and potential risks
+ Ensure the accuracy of SAP system generated production plans
+ Contribute to business improvements through timely project implementations
+ Support annual planning process for designated materials/products
Education / Experience Requirements:
+ Bachelor degree in Business, Math or related field.
+ 3-5 years relevant experience working in a manufacturing production environment
+ One (1) year of prior planning experience preferred
+ Strong verbal and written communication skills
+ Knowledge of ERP systems/concepts required, preferably SAP
+ High-level Math aptitude with effective problem-solving skills
+ Attention to detail and ability to work in a team environment
+ Strong computer skills to include excel
+ Understand and follow Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures
Compensation/Benefits
Merck pays a competitive salary with:
+ Annual bonus based on performance
+ Attractive benefit packages with health, dental, and vision insurance for self and/or family
+ 401k match and Pension benefits
+ Minimum 3 weeks? vacation plus 9 holidays and 4 Shutdown days (prorated first year)
Other requirements include:
+ English language (speaking/writing/reading)
+ Approved Background Check
Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we?re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we?re inventing for life.
If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com .
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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran ? proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.
Job _Materials Planning/Scheduling_
Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran ? proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.
Title: _Specialist, Planning & Scheduling_
Primary Location: NA-US-NE-Elkhorn
Requisition ID: _MAT000561_


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