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SR Planner, Supply Chain (Packaging)

Company: Boehringer Ingelheim
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: September 11, 2021

Job Description:





Responsible for the short term detailed production/procurement schedule of assigned materials.  It is also the responsibility of the Senior Planner to evaluate and calculate capacity constraints by assigned work center, in order to assist in developing mid to long range capacity strategies.  The Senior Planner will work to achieve the corporate goals of customer service levels, inventory targets, back order minimization, continuous supply of our products and minimized outdated inventory.  The candidate will routinely interface with fellow Planners, Production Execution, Quality Management, Inbound/Outbound Logistics, TPM, Manufacturing Management, CMOs, Vendors, and other business partners.


As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.


Duties & Responsibilities\:


  • Independently develop and implement weekly and monthly finite schedules for assigned materials based on requirements, component availability, and capacity of assigned work centers.

  • Communicate with manufacturing management and floor personnel or vendors concerning daily production issues that affect the completion of the schedule.

  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels of assigned materials to support inventory goals and production requirements. Responsible for the analyzing and managing appropriate inventory control actions with regard to short dated or expired or obsolete materials.

  • Proactive analysis and development of appropriate safety stock levels for assigned materials.

  • Put measures into place to reduce short dated and expired material in addition to taking appropriate inventory control actions regarding short dated and expired material.

  • Coordinate and plan non-commercial demand (product development batches) and new product launches.

  • Support senior management in strategic planning and decision making.

  • Proactively identify and perform necessary updates to Master Recipes for assigned materials in conjunction with MDM, PE, and QM.

  • Maintain MRP material master data for assigned materials utilizing the MDM process.

  • Assist with detailed inventory analysis and development of recommendations for state-of-the art inventory control, continuous improvement, and on time in full delivery practices. Completes other strategic analysis as required.

  • Performs all Company business in accordance with all regulations (e.g., EEO, FDA, etc.) and Company policy and procedures.



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Supply Chain, Economics, Computer Science, Business Administration or related field, and a minimum four (4) years of supply chain planning and order processing in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience must be inclusive of a minimum of two (2) years ERP systems knowledge and/or advance planning knowledge and how it relates to an ERP System. 

  • APICS certification strongly preferred. 

  • General knowledge of an Advance Planning System and how it relates to an ERP or similar system.

  • Understanding of cGMP production guidelines required. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills.

  • Strong computer, analytical and mathematical skills.  

  • Ability to evaluate and interpret data and formulate logical conclusions. 

  • Must be able to interface with and present to personnel at all levels to achieve results.


Eligibility Requirements\:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

  • Must be 18 years of age or older


Who We Are\:


At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal\: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.

Want to learn more?  Visit and join us in our effort to make more health.

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment, which benefits our employees, patients and communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to a person’s actual or perceived race, including natural hairstyles, hair texture and protective hairstyles; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; citizenship status, marital status; gender, gender identity or expression; sexual orientation, mental, physical or intellectual disability, veteran status; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law.



Keywords: Boehringer Ingelheim, Saint Joseph , SR Planner, Supply Chain (Packaging), Other , Saint Joseph, Missouri

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