Sr. Supply Chain Planner
San Angelo , Texas
April 02, 2017

Ethicon, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Sr. Supply Chain Planner to be located in San Angelo, TX.


The Ethicon business offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies-including sutures, hemostasis products, surgical staplers, trocars, energy devices and synthetic mesh devices-that are used in a wide variety of open and minimally invasive surgical procedures.  Specialties include support for treatment of colorectal and thoracic conditions, women's health conditions, hernias, cancer and obesity.  The Ethicon business combines products and services of two market leading legacy companies, both with long histories of medical innovation.  Ethicon, Inc. based in Somerville, New Jersey, was founded more than 80 years ago as a pioneer in suture development and manufacturing, helping to transform the safety and effectiveness of surgery.


The Sr. Supply Chain Planner will:

  • Prepare / Monitor weekly schedules and track Plan Attainment
  • Drive customer service and inventory results for their assigned codes
  • Analyze product demand, sales patterns, forecasts, production specifications and plant capacity data
  • Identify raw material and component requirements to supply business needs
  • Review support documents for scheduling, such as route sheets, and enter all requirements into the planning system or process as required
  • Monitor planning modules or production planning systems and related information
  • Monitor and identify opportunities for improving lead times
  • Act as the Business Unit Manager’s (BUMs) customer service champion and recommend actions to achieve service and inventory objectives
  • Provide guidance on any activity that affects capacity required to achieve the short term production volume, which would include making recommendation to the BUM on the need to run overtime to achieve the production requirements
  • Review capacity loads and identifies possible manufacturing constraints
  • Monitor and anticipate production issues due to capacity and new product launches
  • Provide weekly and daily direction to the manufacturing BUM and leadership team to ensure required production levels are achieved
  • Ensure optimum mix of codes and quantities are scheduled within available capacity on a daily basis
  • Coordinate with supply chain partners to ensure raw materials are available to achieve the production plan
  • Work with Supply Planning to identify proper allocation of scarce raw materials
  • Identify root causes to issues and recommend corrective actions affecting ability to run the short term production plan
  • Ensure the Process Excellence team updates planning parameters to reflect demonstrated manufacturing capability (lead time, yield, scrap rates, usage rates)
  • Ensure planned events (conversion / transfers) affecting production do not impact customer service or inventory goals
  • Create Change Orders (COs) necessary to support planned events/base business, ensure Bill or Material (BOM) accuracy and correct work orders as required
  • Manage/map capacity vs requirements within the Advanced Planning System (APS)
  • Ensure Johnson & Johnson affiliate product requirements are satisfied
  • Prepare production/planning reports as required including projections
  • Analyze month end activity to determine the need for forecast modification and recommend revisions
  • Provide information as necessary to track/trend customer service, inventory and performance metrics
  • Establish effective communication with various groups such as customers, sales offices, and/or plant production departments as required
  • Participates in new product launch meetings and assist in developing new product forecasts and production schedules
  • Lead and identify improvement opportunities for plant or manufacturing unit supply Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) as required
  • Identify and drive opportunities to improve inventory investment through inventory entitlement model for applicable production line
  • Drive continuous improvement processes
  • The San Angelo Plant is a 24/7 operation; weekends and holidays are included in the work schedule in case we need to provide support to operations
  • Support Projects

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience within supply chain, operations, manufacturing, logistics and/or production planning is required
  • Demonstrated supervisory and/or people management is preferred
  • Experience in leading cross-functional teams and meetings is preferred
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Advanced Planning Systems is required
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP etc.) is required, Macros is preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required
  • Medical Device industry experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and procedures is preferred
  • Experience working in a regulatory environment is preferred
  • Experience working with raw materials suppliers preferred
  • Experience with data mining through the use of database tools (i.e. Microsoft Access, Cognos, etc.) is preferred
  • Experience or training in Process Excellence (Lean, Six Sigma) is preferred
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), Certified in Supply Chain Planning (CSCP) and APICS certification is preferred
  • Green Belt / Black Belt is preferred
  • The position will require up to 10% travel

Primary Location
United States-Texas-San Angelo
Ethicon Inc. (6045)
Job Function
Inventory Planning/Control
Requisition ID

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