Planner – Hybrid

Revel IT

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Our Tucson, Arizona client has a contract need for a Planner.
Job Summary:
  • The position requires an individual with strong organizational and attention to detail skills.
  • They must have initiative and be self-motivated to achieve goals.
  • They must be able to work with a diverse team of leaders, scientists and suppliers.
  • Other desirable attributes include accountability, flexibility, strong work ethic and the willingness to speak up.
  • This is an essential position supporting Operations and could occasionally require attendance on weekends, holidays, after hours and during emergency conditions, such as inclement weather and power failure.



Buying and Planning:

  • Performs daily, weekly and monthly standard work (list of tasks to be completed on a regular basis) to
    meet all objectives.
  • Places purchase orders (PO), as required, to support manufacturing and external customers. Ensures the
    PO’s are confirmed by the Supplier and expedites purchase orders per MRP.
  • Negotiates with suppliers to resolve problems, expedite deliveries, address quality issues, and modify purchase orders.
  • Maintains accurate planning and purchasing master data on purchased materials.
  • Performs routine housekeeping such as ensuring an accurate Open Order Report, updating PO’s to show proper delivery, sending supplier OTIF score cards, reconciling Lead Time across systems etc. to ensure maximum efficiency and reliability of supply of the raw materials.
  • Works to improve their system of communication with each supplier.


Teamwork and Collaboration:

  • Works with individuals at all levels and organizational structures at suppliers and within Roche to attain
    the delivery schedules required.
  • Communicates with appropriate departments, when problems are suspected or become evident.
  • Facilitates proactive discussion across teams to ensure any Change Orders are implemented in a timely
    manner to prevent disruption of supply.
  • Interfaces with Manufacturing and Quality to disposition discrepant material. Coordinates Vendor Returns.
    Prepares, processes and follows up on execution of material destruction notifications.
  • Interfaces with Accounts Payable to resolve invoice discrepancies.
  • Proactively escalates issues to Procurement in a timely manner and with all necessary information
    proactively provided.



  • Complies with all FDA and Quality Systems requirements.
  • Completes all training in a timely manner to meet compliance requirements of >=95%.


Continuous Improvement:

  • Visits Suppliers’ facilities for improvement initiatives and problem solving.
  • Communicates with all departments when possible improvements can be made, such as quantity discounts or other cost savings.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.



  • Purchasing experience is not required


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to follow written procedures and document work accurately.
  • Ability to be flexible, responsive to change, and multitask.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Strong mathematical aptitude.
  • Strong learning agility.
  • Promote, drive and implement a Team First culture.
  • Change Agent promoting and driving a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Must be able to learn ERP systems and use appropriately for planning and purchasing functions.
  • Understanding of inventory management value and flow.
  • Knowledge of SAP is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Google Suite products is a plus.

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