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Buyer/Planner, Production Planning

Strides Pharma Inc
Spring Valley, NY
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Strides Pharma Inc. is currently looking for a Planner-Buyer Production Planning, to join our team in Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Strides Pharma, Inc. US generics specializes in soft-gel capsules (SGC), oral solids, modified releases, topicals and liquids. We also produce high competition products with benefits of a fully integrated value chain. We have an overwhelming focus on an efficient R&D to derive on-time approvals, market launches, and sustain growth momentum. approvals, market launches, and sustain growth momentum.

The Job:

The Planner-Buyer Production Planning is responsible for analyzing and responding to demand from manufacturing and sales (forecasted or tangible) for a specific classification (or commodity groups) of materials. The incumbent is responsible to analyze the output from the corporate planning systems and respond effectively and promptly. The incumbent is responsible for the tactical / administrative procurement activities, ensuring the timely fulfillment of supply chain demand from requirement through receipt of their assigned commodity group.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • On a weekly basis, review the Material Resource Plan (MRP) output and align requirements based on the latest version of the artwork for printed packaging components. Upon finalizing the requirements convert/consolidate planned orders to Purchase orders
  • On a daily basis, analyze, approve and communicate orders to the suppliers. This will include new orders and/or changes to previous releases. Initiates follow up on orders placed; expedite deliveries
  • Keep the Purchasing Manager and Master Production Scheduler informed of delivery changes that might affect production
  • Monitor and report quality and delivery metrics of supplied lots on a monthly basis to monitor and report quality and delivery dates weekly
  • Perform priority Quality Control (QC) testing
  • Review and update open purchased order report
  • Approve and process requisitions
  • Attend weekly bulk and packaging meeting
  • Prepare updates for new product launches
  • Communication with label compliance on new or revised label and outsert changes
  • Monitor inventory performance against plan and initiate actions where variances arise. Take corrective action on those items that are not within established inventory levels. Follow up any claims to suppliers that may arise on purchased materials.
  • Review weekly and monthly shortages
  • Maintain control of packaging changes to assure that these changes are introduced efficiently and write offs are reduced to a minimum.
  • Provide forecasts to suppliers on Active Ingredients and Packaging Components based on the MRP requirements.
  • Anticipate emergency conditions such as vendor strikes, supply chain issues or shut downs and take necessary actions to reduce their effect on operations
  • Provide forecast to key suppliers
  • Review Accounts Payable (AP) issues

Scope of Authority

Planner-Buyer is responsible material planning for Chestnut Ridge, NY site

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors’ Degree (B.S.) from a four-year college or university in a Finance, Logistics, or Business discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in structured planning environment or equivalent combination of education and experience

Skills and Ability

  • Analytical- Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Physical Requirements

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, although the noise level will be moderate when working in the warehouse or on the production floor

Strides Pharma Inc


Spring Valley, NY
10977 USA



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