MRP Planner/Buyer - Supply Chain - SAP

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12 months
Elevate Direct
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MRP Planner/Buyer/Leiden Netherlands/12 Months Contract/30 to 47 EUR (Per Hour)

The Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) Senior Planner/Buyer will ultimately be responsible for co-ordination and execution of all activities related to the planning and procurement of raw materials and components, converting the output of the Master Production Schedule (MPS) and the Detailed Schedule (DS) into material requirements to ensure availability of the right quantity of components to the production lines when needed. Communicating the plan to the different suppliers within the agreed lead times.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute the development, maintenance, communication and publication of the Materials Requirements Plans (MRP) to ensure that patient/customer requirements are met.
  • Maintain Raw Materials and Components inventories within our goal, while minimizing excess, obsolete and expired materials.
  • Contribute to the global balancing of Materials and Components within Global Planning, ensuring efficient and effective procurement & inventory practices and optimizing the balance between quality, service, reliability and cost.
  • Ensure that all material delivery schedules are communicated to the suppliers on time in order to meet plan requirements.
  • Liaises with the suppliers to clarify potential plan constraints and interfaces between supplier and the key internal stakeholders to ensure issue resolution.
  • Partner with Global Procurement to drive Supplier performance improvement including quality and on-time delivery in line with MPS.
  • Communicate where required into the Supply Review Meetings (SRM) and Short Term Exception Management (STEM) processes at both Site and Platform Level.
  • In partnership with Source, tracks and reports site/platform level supplier service performance, communicating the information to the relevant parties.
  • Interfaces with Quality and Warehouse staff regarding rejected/defective materials, making the necessary physical arrangements with the supplier to ensure a prompt return of goods or disposal.
  • Executes potential deviations to the plan assessing with the suppliers the feasibility of the changes, rapidly highlighting to the affected internal stakeholders if the changes are not possible.
  • Liaises with warehouse staff to understand and adhere to space constraints, managing inventory levels within agreed targets.
  • Support the RCCP/S&OP processes for material and component suppliers.
  • Effectively partner with all internal and external business partners.
  • Focuses and encourages continuous improvements (CI) of the process supported.
  • Supports material and component Phase in and Phase Out processes.
  • Connect with Supply Planning to ensure seamless flow of information and ensure a fully integrated approach to delivering key metrics - Customer Service, Inventory, and Cost.
  • Develop and project-manage regional and global programs to deliver continuous improvement in KPI's.
  • Align with strategies and realization of departmental and company goals, advances succession planning by holding career conversations with material planning lead.

Qualifications & Education:

  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Supply Chain Management or other related Business discipline is essential
  • Supply Chain Certification is preferred eg APICS.
  • Lean Certification is desirable.


  • Relevant Supply Chain Management experience (Planning, Logistics or Manufacturing) is required.
  • Experience in Planning/Purchasing in a multi-national environment.
  • Experience in Pharmaceutical and/or Biopharmaceutical industry preferable.
  • Experience in the use of SAP would be beneficial.

The Client

Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer founded in 1886.

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