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Senior Production Planner

Company Description

At Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints.
As a pioneer and market leader in robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare's hardest challenges and advance what is possible.
Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere. We strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect. We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as their most authentic selves.
Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture. Our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real world experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and achieve their highest potential.
Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Together, let's advance the world of minimally invasive care.

Job Description

Primary Function of Position

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that maybe assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

The Senior Production Planner is a critical position within our team. This role is responsible for serving as a liaison between all internal organizations to ensure that components and assembles flow smoothly through the work areas to meet stringent deadlines.

Work with various teams in Service, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Engineering, Quality and Finance to fully understand Service demand and supply needs and balancing operational goals. Steer project developments as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and develop Planning KPIs and reporting on key business analytics to monitor/track inventory, distribution requirements for autonomous demand, backorder projections, etc. to reflect supply chain health of assigned products.
  • Develop and refine tools for on-going support of business. Take a lead role for business process and system enhancement SME coordination with supply chain and IT teams.
  • Identify and resolve conflicts with material availability, capacity availability and available to promise data integrity.
  • Illuminate impact to Supply continuity for Finished goods, represent PPC team in organizational SOE (Supply Execution performance)
  • Participate in SIOP activities, highlights capacity challenges, and engage in cross functional alignment with the various stake holders.
  • Ability to Forecast and prevent production issues. Resolve issues impacting shop productivity in collaboration with all required groups, i.e., shop leadership, production control operations (material flow), master scheduler, and to develop an action plan and drive implementation to facilitate quick recovery and to minimize impact on overall build performance.
  • Maintain master data maintenance and ensure master data information in ERP system, such as item attributes, planning, ordering/manufacturing times, are accurate and up to date. Optimize Part attributes for most effective planning mode for assigned product, ensure world class attribute accuracy and data/ERP integrity.
  • Communicate with internal stakeholders of deployment projections, constraints, allocation recommendations, etc.
  • Understanding of high complex Mutli-tier BOM System, complex traveler systems routing and customized Supply planning tools.
  • High level of MRP understanding, how attributes impact Planned order signals with stakeholders to ensure organizational alignments. (Supply chain, MFG, Engineering)
  • Apply analytics and supply chain expertise to manage system parameters and meet target inventory and service level goals while minimizing costs and obsolescence.
  • Deliver clear-to-build status, material coverage, Stockout- reports and other analyses as needed. Provide data-driven judgment support to the broader organization through what-if and constraint scenario planning.
  • Manage business execution of new and/or upgrade Design, Engineering initiatives that may include last time buy needs, phase-outs and re-designs, new product launch (PPQ, APL).
  • High proficiency working in advanced planning modules (o9 AP systems/Kinaxis), ability to drill down into demand streams; Build plan start/finish, supply plan, scenario planning views.
  • Participate and supporting Production planning activities in Organizational quarterly SIOP& Demand planning.
  • Track on-time MFG delivery performance and drive root cause and corrective action to improve overall production metrics. (Weekly management summary)
  • Ability to dive into tactical related work, learning business processes along with the various interacting software across the production floor (SAP, MES, Agile, 09)
  • Mentoring and developing planning staff members, helping group improve overall technical skill set and drive process improvements.
  • Drive Optimizing for Production line sequencing of build, propose changes and optimal WIP and inventory targets for subs (Data driven and consensus with Finance, Master scheduling)
  • Examine demand changes in order to assess the risk around the Demand Plan and the impact of the changes to the Supply Plan

Qualifications

General Knowledge and required Skill set

  • Sound knowledge of supply chain processes and procedures including manufacturing planning, demand, and replenishment processes.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent Project Management skill set, development and closure, monitor.
  • Ability to manage complexity and resolve conflicts that arise from balancing multiple priorities.
  • Excellent attention to detail with a capacity to recognize problems and proactively resolve where possible and escalate as necessary.
  • Advanced Microsoft skills, particularly MS Excel and ability to download and manipulate data quickly and easily using advanced function.
  • Proven numerical and statistical skills with a methodical and organized approach to work.
  • Experience in MRP/ ERP systems, especially Advance Planning Systems for senior level skill set.
  • High energy, enthusiastic and coolheaded person with excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Proven experience with PLM Systems, Agile and Oracle data base.
  • Lean manufacturing or Six Sigma process improvement experience is a plus.
  • Self-motivated person capable of working autonomously as well as dedicated team player collaborating with cross-functional teams; build relationships at all levels within the internal organization and external parties.
  • Experience with ERP systems, Business Intelligence applications and MS Office products, preferably SAP S4 HANA ERP/BI, Tableau, EDW and Agile. Proven skill set in Excel is a must
  • Demonstrate the ability to operate in a regulated industry with working knowledge of ISO and regulatory restrictions

Skills, Experience, Education, & Training

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Supply chain or Industrial Engineering and or relevant experience in related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of recent and relevant experience in Supply planning, or in direct operations or an engineering management.
  • Demonstrate the ability to operate in a regulated industry with working knowledge of ISO and regulatory restrictions.
  • Advanced MS Office skills, understanding of lookup, Pivot tables, macro recordings, data tables, charting, data sorting segregation and formula auditing.
  • Ability to respond to detailed inquiries, present information to groups and senior management. Able to communicate in a succinct and organized manner, appropriate for context, time and place.
  • Advanced SAP/ERP experience. Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot issues that surface with little to no assistance from business applications.
  • Knowledge of business processes, production planning and supply chain management.
  • Highly analytical, critical-thinker and attention to detail.
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • APICS certification a plus

Additional Information

Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19.  Details can vary by role.

Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.

We provide market-competitive compensation packages, inclusive of base pay, incentives, benefits, and equity. It would not be typical for someone to be hired at the top end of range for the role, as actual pay will be determined based on several factors, including experience, skills, and qualifications. The target salary ranges are listed.

Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19.  Details can vary by role.

Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who do not reside, or plan to reside, in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, or Tennessee.

We provide market-competitive compensation packages, inclusive of base pay, incentives, benefits, and equity. It would not be typical for someone to be hired at the top end of range for the role, as actual pay will be determined based on several factors, including experience, skills, and qualifications. The target salary ranges are listed.

Base Salary Range Region 1: $122,200 USD - $175,800 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $103,900 USD - $149,500 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: None
Workplace Type: Onsite - This job is fully onsite.

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