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Tactical Planner

Puurs, Belgium

About the Role

3, 4 to 24 months. You will build and lead an efficient "Master Production Schedule" at tactical level for 3, 4 to 24 months, including: production volumes based on demand, capacity analysis, and allocation of resources that result in the encouraged operational costs and inventory levels.

Key responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Responsible for production capacity and resource planning on a tactical level.
• Coordinate the Supply Planning Review and action plans that resolve resource constraints.
• Optimize local planning processes, such as lead times, product segmentation.
• Ensure the accurate level of SKU Inventories at the next point of the supply chain.

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• Lead the planning parameters in an ERP system, such as the MOQ and product segregation.
• Send action plans to achieve the supply performance objective and you will continue to strive for continuous improvements.
• Handle supply important metric reporting and analysis.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We are committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Role Requirements

Essential requirements:

• Bachelor or master's degree (eg Engineering, Economics, Business Management, ...) combined with experience in supply chain or manufacturing.
• Passion for supply chain, planning, analyzing sophisticated situations and solving problems.
• Communication skills and an adaptive style depending on the situation and your conversation partner.
• Strategic insight, you can easily set priorities and you are a hands-on problem solver.
• Looking for optimization and improvement of the way we work.
• Expertise with numbers: excellent knowledge of Excel, Access, PowerPoint and SQL.

Desirable requirements:

• APICS Certification (CPIM, CSCP)
• Knowledge of ERP systems, Advance planning solutions and S&OP processes.

Work location: Puurs (Belgium).

You'll receive:

We offer you a challenging, international and interdisciplinary work environment. Investment in people is a priority for Novartis. We offer a range of possibilities for personal development and career opportunities within the group to motivated, qualified people. We offer you a competitive salary and benefit package. Novartis also supports a flexible work-life integration (working remotely, flexi-time schedules, ...). Your office will be based in Puurs. Locally, we offer benefits to ensure our associate's mental and physical well-being. There is a fitness available for our associates to use and we offer a bike-leasing program. We have a mental coach on site as well.

Why Novartis?

Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people's lives and our vision is to become the most valued and trusted medicines company in the world. How can we achieve this? With our people. It is our associates that drive us each day to reach our ambitions. Be a part of this mission and join us! Learn more here:

Why Novartis: Helping people with disease and their families takes more than innovative science. It takes a community of smart, passionate people like you. Collaborating, supporting and inspiring each other. Combining to achieve breakthroughs that change patients' lives. Ready to create a brighter future together?

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Business Unit



Company / Legal Entity

Functional Area
Technical Operations

Job Type
Full Time

Employment Type

Shift Work

Client-provided location(s): Puurs-Sint-Amands, Belgium
Job ID: Novartis-390889BR
Employment Type: Full Time