Bausch Health

  • Planner

    Job Location US-NY-Rochester
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    Full Time
  • Overview

    The Planner is responsible for generating a supply plan by product, by month for a rolling 12-month horizon. This plan will be based upon agreed inventory targets, global sales data and manufacturing capacity plans and will be aligned with the Sales and Operations Planning process. As part of this the Planner is responsible for managing and monitoring inventory levels of all Rochester manufactured lenses in the Rochester Plant, in transit to and in inventory at all global distribution centers and for communicating to the Planning Manager any potential shortfalls or excesses in manufacturing capacity.

    The Planner is responsible for ensuring manufacturing schedules are driving the production of the right skus in the right quantity at the right time to maximize customer service while optimizing manufacturing efficiency.


    Specific Job Duties

    Sku Planning

    • Plan finished lenses, mold inventory and other components as required.
    • System setup of new products as required.
    • Publish backorder reports daily and update ATP information as needed
    • Maintain and monitor DC sku inventory levels against target
    • Prioritize products as required based on information received from Customers
    • Maintain communication with Operations on backorder and low limit skus
    • Maintain communication with Customer services and DC’s regarding customer queries & expected ship dates.

    Inventory Planning

    • Monitor inventory levels in the various DCs.
    • Maintain communication with Global Planning and Operations managers to ensure Rochester plant inventory forecast is in line with NORTH AMERICA LENS objectives and S&OP agreements
    • Work with Regional DCs to agree on supply levels vs Sales forecasts that will ensure inventory is in line with NORTH AMERICA LENS objectives and S&OP agreements
    • Manage auto replenishment to all DCs using Manugistics


    • Attend daily Operations meeting and communicate manufacturing priorities as required.
    • Maintain communication with Plant, Global and DC Planning and Finance functions on all planning matters

    Processes / Metrics

    • Maintain and update processes and procedures for planning activities
    • Develop metrics and reports that measure, monitor and illustrate Global inventory positions
    • Lead projects on Supply Chain improvements to ensure effective processes to work with leaner inventories while maintaining Customer Service.
    • Forecast lot profiles for Operations and Cartoning to determine setups for coming months, years
    • Support product Life Cycle management programs to include new product launches and product rationalization plans
    • Key player in any system developments and enhancements pertaining to improving Planning processes
      • Execute other operational disciplines of the Planning Department as and when required. Focus on the continuous enhancement and credibility of the department, within the Organization, through a professional and mature approach at all times


    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • 2-5 years of plant manufacturing planning experience preferred
    • Global supply chain planning experience
    • APICS membership and certification
    • Knowledge of Manugistics (JDA) Demand Planning, Fulfillment, Master Planning
    • Knowledge of and experience in shipping items to various international locations
    • Knowledge of PeopleSoft or SAP a bonus




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