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Job ID R-438075 Date posted 05/10/2022 Apply

Supply Chain Planner II

Job Description Summary

Job Description

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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

Position Summary:

The Planner II role will work under direct supervision to perform Supply Chain activities for assigned product portfolio to achieve customer service goals, optimize inventory and minimize cost. This includes proactive risk mitigation, supply execution oversight, capacity planning, and monitoring and reporting of results.

Essential / Key Job Responsibilities (including supervisory and/or fiscal):

  • Monitor production attainment on assigned production lines and pro-actively communicate capacity constraints, material shortages, and/or significant events impacting incoming supply.

  • Develop global supply scenarios and inventory allocation strategies as needed, including production prioritization.

  • Attend all relevant meetings, including weekly production/backorder reporting and monthly Supply SIOP.

  • Close coordination with the GDC as the centralized communication focal for assigned platforms

  • Responsible for backorder reporting, including root cause, mitigation, and team report out.

  • Provide accurate finished goods inventory availability dates to Commercial team.

  • Complete inventory analyses as needed, including tracking against targets, estimated depletion, and E&O risk.

  • Develop and execute inventory allocation planning to support global Regulatory build strategies

  • Calculate, propose, and maintain finished good inventory safety stock targets.

  • Provide insight and analyses to Business Unit leadership as needed in addition to supporting annual Business Planning process.

  • Perform basic financial analyses.

  • Query available databases and/or Business Intelligence reports for decision-making information.

  • Complete ad-hoc spreadsheet analyses during issue resolution and/or scenario planning.

  • Ensure personal and company compliance with all Federal, State, local and company regulations, policies and procedures for Health, Safety and Environmental compliance.

  • Other duties and projects, as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Solid knowledge of key Supply Chain concepts (Demand/Supply/Production Planning, Capacity. Leveling, PLM, Logistics and Inventory Control).

  • Experience in manufacturing environment coordinating multi-discipline activities.

  • Proven ability to effectively engage with cross-functional organizations (Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, Engineering, Purchasing, Finance, Quality, etc.).

  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills needed to resolve conflicts impacting the business strategy.

  • Advanced Excel skills to manipulate and analyze data.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including written, verbal, listening, and presentation.

  • Demonstrated customer-centric focus and global orientation.

  • Detail-oriented individual with a strong ability to multi-task.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and awareness of Lean techniques and Six Sigma.


  • Advanced knowledge of data visualization tools (QlikView, Tableau, Power BI, etc.).

Education and/or Experience:

  • BS/BA Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Logistics, Operations or related degree; or MBA/MS in relevant field.

  • 3-5 years manufacturing and/or planning experience

  • Demonstrated experience working in ERP systems (i.e. SAP, JDE, etc.)

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use sight, and use hands to manipulate, handle or feel objects, tools, controls, and office equipment. The employee frequently is required to verbally communicate with other associates. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel or crouch. 

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be in an open cubicle environment.  Candidate must be able to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment. BD is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future. 

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why Join Us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.  

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.  

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