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Pfizer


Location:
Cairo, IL 62914
Date:
12/06/2017
2017-12-062018-01-06
Pfizer
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Job Details

**Position Purpose:**



The Buyer planner role with the supply planning function participates in all functions related to planning & procurement beginning with analyzing of requirements, ordering, negotiating lead times , managing materials scheduling, purchase order maintenance and close-out in ERP system , vendor relationships (internal and external), and warranties.







**Primary Duties:**







+ Utilize Material Requirements Planning (MRP) to plan and execute purchase orders and others if required.



+ Contact all suppliers and follow up all direct materials purchase orders, effectively ensure all orders meets due dates and quantities as required.



+ Analyze and evaluate suppliers and potential suppliers to gain the best quality and delivery date of purchased materials consistent with required standards.



+ Analyze and understanding the requirements to meets and complies with inventory of stock required and shelf life dates to achieve supply chain planning requirements.



+ Ensure that all incoming materials are released in a timely manner that won't impact production scheduling.



+ Coordinate with QC to make sure that materials available in stock are conforming for future use (6-month forward look).



+ Prepare, report, and communicate inventory measurement and manage metrics to track overall success and effectiveness on a weekly and monthly basis.



+ Communicate with management, finance, warehouse and manufacturing operations functions within the organization to ensure all department requirements are met in a timely manner according to the master schedule.



+ Participate in continual process improvement focusing on supply chain.



+ Maintain documentation and standard operating procedure (SOP).



+ Ensure that all supply channels are conforming to quality requirements.



+ Prepare periodic supplier evaluation reports to ensure that suppliers are meeting Pfizer standards & requirements. Supplier evaluation is a crucial element of supplier strategic review to ensure consistent flow of materials from supplier side.







**Key outputs include:**







+ Compliance: deviations, CAPA, Change Control, Procedures, & Training.



+ Supply: in stock performance of materials.



+ Planning: Inventory management for all materials.







**Technical Skills:**







+ Experience working in a pharmaceutical manufacturing site



+ Lean Six Sigma tools and methodologies







**Education:**







+ Bachelor's degree in a related technical or business discipline.







**Knowledge & Experience:**







+ At least 5 years directly related experience in pharmaceutical operations.



+ Understanding of GMPs and compliance in the pharma industry



+ Business acumen to operate within a large multi-national company



+ Knowledge of site operational activities



+ Strong knowledge of and commitment to Quality and EHS



+ Leadership Skills:



+ Decisive: Manage complexity to make timely, informed decisions



+ Focused: Develop impactful short and long term solutions for our customersand patients



+ Connected: Collaborate with others to accomplish shared goals



+ Inspiring: Motivate and develop self and others to drive the business forward



+ Courageous: Consistently demonstrate accountability and integrity inthe face of challenges



+ Resilient: Respond to change with agility, optimism and innovation



+ Strong organizational and planning skills, as well as a high energy level and initiative



+ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. English fluency is a pre-requisite,



+ Understanding of pharma commercial business



+ Analytical skills, strategic thinking and problem solving skills are a must.







Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
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