Material Planner I/II

Product Supply Operations Bothell, Washington


Description

Summary: 

The North Creek Manufacturing Facility at Seattle Genetics is seeking a Material Planner I/II to participate in cGMP activities to support manufacturing activities. The planner will use their training and knowledge of supply chain and procurement to act as a business partner and work with stakeholders to define business needs, analyze inventory, and place and manage orders with external suppliers. 

Principal Responsibilities:

Material Planner I

  • Maintains item master data and MRP data elements in Oracle ERP
  • Maintains min/max quantities for commonly stocked items
  • Manages expiry of existing inventory
  • Prepares purchase requisitions and send purchase orders to vendors
  • Contacts suppliers to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, damaged goods, and other problems
  • Liaise with quality control, quality assurance, and manufacturing to ensure availability of released materials in time for use in manufacturing
  • Manages cross-functional creation and maintenance of manufacturing bill of material
  • Oversee the sourcing of new materials and facilitating completion of new part process by interfacing with QC and Compliance functions to ensure approval of material and supplier
  • Coordinates with manufacturing and QA to resolve material issues (e.g., expedite, shortage, defect, etc.) and escalates potential material shortages before they affect production
  • Collaborates with Manufacturing and Materials Management departments to ensure timely release and completion of production orders and transfer of required materials
  • Provide site Finance department with relevant information on materials and process operations

Material Planner II

  • Maintains item master data and MRP data elements in Oracle ERP
  • Manages vendor relations to get price quotes and negotiates best pricing
  • Prepares purchase requisitions and send purchase orders to vendors
  • Works closely with Sr. Material Planner, quality, and manufacturing teams to understand Seattle Genetics’ material needs, and develops an order strategy to minimize cost and reduce waste
  • Liaise with quality control, quality assurance, and manufacturing to ensure availability of released materials in time for use in manufacturing
  • Manages cross-functional creation and maintenance of manufacturing bill of material
  • Oversee the sourcing of new materials and facilitating completion of new part process by interfacing with QC and Compliance functions to ensure approval of material and supplier
  • Coordinates with manufacturing and QA to resolve material issues (e.g., expedite, shortage, defect, etc.) and escalates potential material shortages before they affect production
  • Collaborates with Manufacturing and Materials Management departments to ensure timely release and completion of production orders and transfer of required materials
  • Provide site Finance department with relevant information on materials and process operations
  • Ensures coordination with site QA for all supply chain related change control activities
  • Creates and updates site standard operating procedures and metrics related to supply chain activities
  • Participates on special projects (e.g., Oracle enhancement, facility modification) and fosters a continuous improvement culture to positively impact key performance metrics such as supplier quality, delivery, lead-time, and purchase price

Required Qualifications:

  • BS/AD degree in Supply Chain/Operations Management, Business Management, or related field
  • Excellent analytical and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Strong aptitude with Excel
  • Knowledge of cGMP regulations
  • Strong aptitude with ERP, MRP systems
  • Detailed knowledge of logistics and inventory management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Oracle ERP experience preferred
  • Material Planner I- 0-2 years relevant experience
  • Material Planner II- 3-5 years relevant experience

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seattle Genetics, please visit www.seattlegenetics.com.

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.