Supply Planning Expert

Job Info

A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Your Role:

Within the Life Science sector of MilliporeSigma, and as part of the Supply Chain Operations, 3rd Party Finished Goods organization, the 3PFG Supply Planning Expert is accountable for the following tasks:

  • Place purchase orders to suppliers, manage inventory levels, coordinate VMI (if necessary) for a specific finished goods product portfolio within our main distribution hubs
  • Provide quick and focused Supply Gap recovery
  • Coordinate procedures for the provision of goods between the participating interfaces
  • Review the purchasing plans with the contract manufacturer
  • Drive process optimization that leads to lower cost and optimize customer satisfaction
  • Execute long-term production planning in coordination with the contract manufacturer and operational procurement
  • Execute supply reviews with major contract manufacturers to prevent capacity bottlenecks and supply gaps
  • Feed into supply disruption process
  • Understand supply chain business practices and industry expectations
  • Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present recommendations based on large data sets
  • Build interpersonal relationships between internal customers, suppliers, departmental resources and intra-company departments
  • Solve business issues and develop creative solutions in a team environment
  • Define countermeasures based on data
  • Manage multiple activities with changing priorities
  • Apply core concepts to new business models or strategies
  • Interact with other company departments in a positive and effective manner

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in any discipline
  • 3+ years of experience as a planner/buyer, procurement, or supply chain role

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of experience as a planner/buyer, procurement, or supply chain role
  • APICS CPIM, CRIM, CSCP or other supply chain management certification
  • S&OP experience
  • Experience working with contract manufacturers/suppliers
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Business Objects/data warehouse systems, etc.)
  • Advanced skills and comfort in SAP, ERP environments and/or Oracle
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to influence suppliers
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, change-based environment
  • Proactive problem-solving skills


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

Job Requisition ID: 219056

Location: St. Louis

Career Level: D - Professional (4-9 years)

Working time model: full-time

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