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Production Planner


Rocky Mount, NC
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The **Production Planner** is responsible for planning delivery of products to provide an uninterrupted flow of commodities, work-in-process, and/or finished goods. This position is also responsible for use and development of the plant activities of buyer/planners and schedulers as directly or indirectly assigned.


+ Plans and controls monthly raw materials and work in progress inventories and expense budget.

+ Creates weekly production schedules and annual volume plans through use of SAP, Microsoft Excel and planning reports.

+ Maintains high levels of customer service while minimizing inventory, transportation and manufacturing costs. Review production line capacities against target inventory levels.

+ This position requires the ability to interface with Site and Corporate Procurement as well as external vendors.

+ Works with support departments such as Validation, Engineering, etc. to establish schedules for project runs to be executed during normal work times.

+ Works with support departments such as Validation, Engineering, Quality, Investigations, etc. to provide data related to production schedules and commodities.

+ Conduct and participate as needed in developing and updating policies, procedures, and training related to the Materials Management Planning group.

+ Conduct and participate in activities to support PRs and CAPAs related directly and indirectly to the Materials Management Planning group.


+ Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain with 1-2 years of experience.

+ Bachelor's Degree in Business, Cost Accounting, or Engineering, with 3-5 years of experience in purchasing, manufacturing, manufacturing planning, or production control.

+ Strong computer skills are required: Microsoft Word and Excel, AS400, Monarch and SAP.


+ Experience within an FDA regulated environment preferred.

+ Experience utilizing Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) tools or experience in manufacturing line scheduling desired.

+ APICS Certification


+ Ability to interact with all levels of management.

+ Proven leadership and ability to influence.

+ Adept at performing complex mathematical and analytical calculations.

+ Effective conflict resolution skills.

+ Ability to analyze and resolve problems with minimal guidance in a fast paced, dynamic environment.

+ Ability to handle multi-situations while functioning in a complex and dynamic business environment.

+ Ability to successfully meet financial responsibility, obsolete inventories and support business unit operational goals.


+ Ability to support job functions on an as-needed basis after regular hours and on weekends.

**EEO & Employment Eligibility**

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

**Sunshine Act**

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

+ Eligible for Relocation Package

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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