Senior Materials Planner

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Thursday, 2 November, 2023 - 10:16 to Saturday, 2 December, 2023 - 23:59

eFlexes are currently recruiting a Senior Materials Planner for a Pharmaceutical company based in Shannon, Co Clare. The is a permanent position reporting to the Supply Chain Manager and comes with a competitive salary + benefits.



  • Maintain full responsibility for the planning of strategic API’s.
  • Facilitate the planning process to ensure stock coverage for each product as required including safety stock.
  • Compliance with corporate requirements for the forecasting, purchasing and supply of starting materials and finished products.
  • Ensuring the review of planning results after each planning period, confirming all risks are adequately mitigated and reported to management in a timely fashion.
  • Processing and Analysis of MPS and MRP reports.
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance of API and finished product.
  • Work as part of the corporate supply chain team including close liaison with various manufacturing sites providing them with accurate forecasts to facilitate capacity planning.
  • Make full use of relevant software systems such as SAP APO, MDM integrating them into the planning function.
  • Use of SAP APO as intended for planning and managing amendments.
  • Developing and implementing process improvements with regard to planning.
  • Developing the knowledge and experience of the Planning team and ensuring cross training in all functions.
  • Appropriate planning for ancillary products such as packaging, consumables.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and that the organization is audit ready.



Qualifications / Requirements

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to convey information and ideas in a variety of medias.
  • Tactful and confident at all levels both internal and external.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents including contracts and agreements.
  • Ability to write clearly and informatively.
  • High standard of technical documentation, routine reports, correspondence, procedures and workflows, as well as presenting numerical data effectively. Demonstrate an aptitude for process improvement.
  • Maintain an advanced working knowledge of software systems as required including Microsoft Office, SAP APO, MDM.
  • Passion for data, analysis, trends, reporting.
  • Excellent IT Skills – and knowledge of SAP would be a distinct advantage.
  • Demonstrated expertise in pharmaceutical operations, as well as knowledge of the commercial dynamics, trends, and regulatory procedures that affect the pharmaceutical business.
  • The ability to identify patterns and trends in data, as well as to determine the root cause of problems and make appropriate conclusions from analysis.
  • Develop good working connections with a variety of stakeholders, as well as a rapid grasp and comprehension of complicated problems with a large number of interconnected elements.


Preferred Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a related field.
  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • SAP ERP experience.



  • Pension.
  • Private Health Insurance.
  • Death in Service.
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