Specialist, Supply Chain Planner
Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Parsippany, NJ

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Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a private, research-driven specialty biopharmaceutical company active in global markets. The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the fields of endocrinology, gastroenterology, infertility, obstetrics, urology and osteoarthritis. In recent years Ferring has expanded beyond its traditional European base, with over 4,500 employees worldwide, it operates subsidiaries in over 50 countries and makes its products available in more than 90 countries.

· Manage Production Planning and Inventory Control for actives, excipients, packaging and labeling supplies. Responsibilities include managing (1) the materials requirement planning (MRP) system; (2) the issuance of purchase orders of all actives, components, excipients, packaging and labeling supplies to support marketing and sales; (3) the control of levels of inventories to insure customer service within financial limits.

· Manage the scheduling of production, the schedule of products delivery(ies), the transportation of raw materials and components to the appropriate manufacturers of finished goods.

· Manage the information, documentation and material flow to support in-line active production and testing. Track the status of all levels of production from raw materials through component deliveries. Act to insure the smooth flow and shipment of goods and inventories to support marketing and sales

· Support Demand Planning

· Build collaborative relationships with Plant personnel, Global Planning, and Distribution to support production requirements.

College degree required, APIC Certification is desirable

3 -5 years of Supply Chain, Manufacturing or Materials Management. Experience in Pharmaceutical manufacturing is a plus.

Experience in ERP (SAP or Oracle) is required.

Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office ( strong in Excel)

Excellent communication and organization skills required.

Warehousing / Pick / pack experience a plus