Production Planning Supervisor

Supply Chain | Santa Ana, CA

Job Description:

We are hiring a Product Planning Supervisor. The Product Planning Supervisor is responsible for managing the production schedule, manufacturing capacity planning, and periodic reporting of key metrics for the Santa Ana Production Site.


  • Collaborate with S&OP/Master Supply Planner in detailed sales & marketing demand forecast and manufacturing output projections. (Planned vs Actual)
  • Collaborate cross functionally with Production, Procurement, Master Data, Warehouse, Product Line Managers and Quality Departments as needed to ensure customer demands are produced timely
  • Create a periodic report identifying planned projections vs actual manufacturing utilization. (planned vs actual use of manufacturing capacity)
  • Track and analyze finished goods inventories for Off The Shelf (OTS) finished goods by categories and work to maintain optimum monthly E&O
  • Partner with Demand Planner to capture special materials purchase requests and ensure proper charge back of materials plus tracking of reason codes in the event of customer cancellation or decides not to use the materials for any reason
  • Provide and maintain detailed master production schedule (MPS)for all products in Santa Ana
  • Maintain data and communication for manufacturing dates with CRM or other Sales software applications
  • Optimize manufacturing network capability utilization based on business needs and conditions, which may vary, based on customer input
  • Develop and implement logistics and planning tools through MS Project, spreadsheet and relational databases for supply chain, procurement and operations team
  • Create and maintain planning and logistics metrics to enable process improvements
  • Establish planning parameters, minimize variability, and align materials management, demand planning and sourcing to ensure minimum financial impact and uninterrupted manufacturing operations
  • Support changes in BOM, demand, and supply, perform planning assessment as needed; support raw material inventory and supply control as required
  • Coordinate activities required to support the manufacture, packaging, labeling, shipping, and distribution of R&D, marketing, and manufacturing products


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A degree with concentration in supply chain, operations, mathematics, economics, purchasing or related life science or finance industry is preferred
  • APICS or ISM Certification is preferred but not required
  • Production scheduling experience in ERP system or other related inventory planning tools
  • Competent and knowledgeable in utilizing best practices in inventory management, APICS, or other supply organization experience
  • In depth knowledge of material requirements planning and production scheduling
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Minimum 3 years of planning experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment or equivalent role is preferred
  • Excellent MS Office and MS Project skills
  • Ability to clearly and concisely convey ideas to others
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact with all departments in a professional manner



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