• Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • $60,765.00 -94,240.00/year*
  • Franklin , MA
  • Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
  • Full-Time
  • 254 Beaver Street


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Job Description

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Position Summary:

The Production Planner is accountable for creating and maintaining an efficient production schedule for manufacturing operations in Franklin, MA. The manufacturing operation is predominately low volume with a high mix of products; it includes single and multistep processes and multiple constraints. The Production Planner will develop and own the scheduling process, tools and will work closely with purchasing teams and the manufacturing value stream teams to develop strategies to ensure the production and supply of finished goods for on-time shipments. The Production Planner is central to the daily operation of the business, is expected to network with key internal partners and will own aspects of supply and demand planning (including resource capacity/utilization). Candidate must possess a strong analytical and technical skillset.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Schedule, release, and manage production work orders in accordance with Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP)
  • Works with Value Stream Operations to develop attainable schedules, eliminating inefficiencies and improving workflows to meet and improve on time shipment targets
  • Works closely with the Value Stream and Procurement to prioritize, expedite and de-expedite work orders based on material availability, work center resources and capacity, and customer demand requirements
  • Coordinates and communicates requirements with Procurement to ensure that materials are purchased in the appropriate quantities and timeframe to meet production needs
  • Identifies, takes action to resolve, and communicates critical issues, gaps and constraints to leadership and stakeholders

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university with a concentration in supply chain planning or operations production management
  • 2-5 years of experience in a supply chain planning role, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficient in the navigation through and interpretation of data in the ERP system
  • Thorough understanding of manufacturing processes at an operational level of detail.
  • Ability to critically think, problem solve, and work efficiently under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Experience with SAP or Infor XA beneficial
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, etc.) and other similar software
  • Lean Six Sigma experience preferred
  • APICS certification preferred

Other Job Requirements:

  • Adhere to OHS policies and procedures and ensure a safe and healthy workplace environment

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.



* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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