0 Replies Latest reply on Mar 26, 2012 4:23 PM by laurenbossers

    Amgen: Specialist Production Planner - RapidResponse


      To view the complete job posting, and to apply, click here.


      Location: Thousand Oaks, CA


      Job Description:

      Support supply chain initiatives to improve business processes, reporting and metrics through the enhancement of the global supply chain planning systems

      Aptitude to marry user requests, supply chain design, and ad-hoc reporting and apply that consolidated understanding to the update/enhancement of RapidResponse

      Effectively work with diverse teams as well as up and down the management structure to drive the standardization of processes across the SAP and RapidResponse systems

      Work closely with IS and Business analysts to ensure Supply Chain requirements are appropriately designed, tested and implemented into the production environment per timeline

      Under minimal supervision perform user, reporting and data administration activities in RapidResponse enabling demand / supply planning as well as finance /accounting data reporting

      Facilitate Demand Planning activities as part of the monthly supply chain planning process.

      Develop system solutions working with business partners to provide tools / reports enabling the supply chain customer to manage material inventories, production schedules, orders and scrap per corporate targets

      Ensures all work is completed with minimal disruption and in compliance with all cGMP guidelines and Amgen procedures

      Perform project management in supporting the Corporate Planning organization; demonstrate project management skills via effectively initiating then leading cross-functional project teams, providing clear /concise project scope, deliverable, status updates at key milestones, and ultimately producing a quality project deliverable per established timelines.


      Basic qualifications:

      Doctorate degree


      Master’s degree and 3 years of directly related experience


      Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of directly related experience


      Associate’s degree and 10 years of directly related experience


      High school diploma / GED and 12 years of directly related experience


      Preferred qualifications:

      Masters degree in Business Administration, Operations, Life Science or Logistics

      4 or more years experience in production planning and scheduling

      CPIM certification through American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)

      3 or more years relevant experience in supply chain

      ERP systems experience

      Experience with relational databases and ad-hoc queries

      Understanding of database fundamentals

      Experience in RapidResponse (formally Webplan) tool provided by Kinaxis

      Working knowledge of regulatory and pharmaceutical processes

      Ability to evaluate and adhere to company operating procedures

      Ability to conduct root cause analysis, possesses process improvement and leadership skills

      Project management, facilitation, and presentation skills

      Team player, self-starter, persistent, tactful, persuasive, independent worker

      Strong experience and capability with Excel, Word, Visio and MS ProjectThe ideal candidate will have strong planning skills and be familiar with key supply chain concepts and their implementation

      Skilled in the use of MS Excel and Word software, experience in use of spreadsheets and schedules

      Effective written and verbal communications skills