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Regional Demand Fulfillment Planner (P2)

Company: Merck & Co., Inc.
Location: Wilson
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, in accordance with applicable law. Our Supply Chain team ensures inventory is consistently available to meet customer demand. We coordinate all aspects of supply through supply planning, sourcing, making, inventory management, packaging and delivery. We partner across the Marketing, Finance and Manufacturing organizations to build a robust demand and supply plan and ensure we get products to the right customer, at the place, at the right time. Job Functions: * Collaborate with Marketing and Finance to review and understand demand forecasts, historical sales trends and demand drivers. * Review and analyze demand forecasts provided by Business Alliance Management and Authorized Generic partners (where applicable). * Monitor supply plans through Exception Management to exceed customer service levels while maintaining inventory targets and adhering to planning parameters. * Manage resolution and communication of demand/supply imbalances through close collaboration with Manufacturing, Quality, Distribution & Logistics, Marketing and Finance. * Maintain demand and supply planning systems with a focus on data accuracy. * Participate in Market/Brand S&OP. * Ensure continuous improvement and drive changes for assigned products in order to support an evolving corporation * Lead or participate in projects to improve business processes. * Provide training, supporting and coaching to Demand Fulfillment Planners in professional knowledge and skills as well as handling of (potential) supply issues. Job Tasks: * Execute standard work to manage exceptions/escalations via Rapid Response (RR) and Supply Chain Escalation Management (SCEM) tool. * Communicate with Demand Planning (DP) regarding regional Finished Goods (FG) allocations * Monitor distribution center inventory levels and manage replenishment and post-release activities to ensure product arrives to last internal customer / direct to customer on time and in full (OTIF) * Expedite deliveries, as necessary, to meet customer demand and escalate any risks to meeting customer demand. * Facilitate regional Tier 2, 3 or 4 meetings. * Accountable for Finished Goods Inventory of Questionable Value (IQV) Process * Drive Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the Markets * Monitor Inventory Replenishment Levels (IRL) for Finished Goods * Manage FG inventory for artwork changes, Last Authorized Shipping Date (LASD), and expiry to minimize discards Education Minimum Requirement: * Bachelor's or Master's degree in one of the following: Business, Supply Chain / Logistics, Pharmacy, Engineering / Biotechnology, Material Science, or any related Business or Engineering field. Required Experience and Skills: * Minimum 1 year experience in Supply Chain Management (Operations, Supply Planning, Demand Planning) or related. * Proficient use of MS Office, particularly Excel * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Strong interpersonal skills * Capability to work well in a cross-cultural and cross-functional business setting Preferred Experience and Skills: * APICS Certification * Manufacturing / Operations experience * Experience with Kinaxis Rapid Response * Experience with SAP ECC Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that's committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time. Who we are --- We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world. What we look for --- Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today. NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions. If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor. Current Employees apply HERE Current Contingent Workers apply HERE US and Puerto Rico Residents Only: Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process. For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit: EEOC Poster EEOC GINA Supplement OFCCP EEO Supplement Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails. Employee Status: Regular Relocation: No relocation VISA Sponsorship: No Travel Requirements: 10% Flexible Work Arrangements: Remote Work Shift: Valid Driving License: Hazardous Material(s): Number of Openings: 2

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