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Inventory Planner

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Location: LOMBARD, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Supply Chain

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions that detect disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. In North America we have more than 5,000 team members across 12 sites or subsidiaries, including Salt Lake City based BioFire Diagnostics. We believe in the power of diagnostics and bioMérieux sponsors public health initiatives and partnerships to address antimicrobial resistance, sepsis awareness, food safety, and consumer health across the globe. Come be a part of our mission to help save lives.


Primary Purpose and Overall Objective of the Job 

The Inventory Manager is responsible for raw materials and reagent finish goods stock level and shelf life management for his/her products portfolio, in order to reach customer service requirements, planned inventory levels at optimized costs. 

Main Accountabilities 
•    In line with strategies defined in S&OP,  that stock parameters are defined to ensure OTIF WW can be met. These parameters are regularly reviewed and agreed by the S&OP committee to anticipate potential changes of 

     production or distribution strategies or of market conditions 
•    Understands current demands and updates relevant items and planning parameters within SAP (and other IS if applicable).
•    Analyzes commercial and non-commercial demand for RM and/or SFG and FG, on firm and planned horizons, including products during their phase IN and phase OUT stages.
•    During launches and phase outs, plans for initial stock-build/final stock-draw and transfer tactics in order to reach target service level at optimized economics 
•    Assists with determination of all manufacturing capacities (production bottlenecks, QC, critical suppliers…), identifies, addresses and communicates gaps within the Supply & Operations Planning process.
•    Determines and shares monthly and weekly production schedules, issues procurement orders and effectively liaises with suppliers to ensure conformance to plan.
•    Follows  daily manufacturing activities to identify and address gaps related to inventory management accordingly.
•    Anticipates medium-term scrap and back-order risks and monitors firm STOs/ Purchase Orders in case of a High Risk of supply Crisis or in case of a Supply Crisis
•    Leads cycle count program and inventory reconciliations at Lombard site.

Studies & Experience: 
- Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Supply Chain or similar discipline 
- At least 3 years of experience in planning 

Skills & Qualifications: 
- Ability to make decisions (Mastery) 
- Anticipation skills (Mastery) 
- Adaptability / Flexibility (Mastery) 
- Practical experience of multilevel planning principles and tools (SAP understanding, MRP, ideally APS tools) 
- Understanding of supply chain, manufacturing, logistic and transport key drivers and constraints 
- Agile with IS systems in general 


Joining bioMérieux, is choosing to join an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanistic corporate culture. Our Group offers numerous possibilities: so come and join the 13,000 bioMérieux team members who already identify with these values!


bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/GINA.

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