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Beerse, Belgium
Production Planning

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1700202815W

The Planning Lead is accountable for the Production Planning & Capacity processes for the Beerse/Olen site of the Janssen Supply Chain, with a primary focus on Parenteral and Transdermal products.


He/She will be responsible for the management and leadership of the Supply Chain Processes and activities (with a focus on production planning / detailed scheduling), in support of Customer Service and Business Goals. He/she will ensure compliance with Policies, CGMPs and develops / implements SOPs aligned to Policies and will be responsible for delivering products according to product demand. 


The planning lead is a key contributor in the development and deployment of an advanced planning system (APS) and will ensure embedding the new processes and tool within the organization through a change-management approach.


The role takes accountability to drive the business objectives of the planning department as well as leadership accountability in coaching and developing the team members.


This is a position to attract talent and offers great potential for further career growth within the Janssen Supply Chain organization, as it will give a unique experience in a complex production environment within a global planning context.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage the short and long term Production & Capacity plan to ensure that customer service, inventory and production efficiency targets are met.
  • Coordination of the yearly budget cycle
  • Global E2E responsibility for non EPL Brands
  • Business owner of E2E processes at site level (ref FLOW)
  • Delegate to the Site Planning Director in the Site Leadership Team
  • Develop and execute simulations, reports and presentations to support management decisions on asset / product level.
  • Lead performance management reviews and actions for Global Planning related metrics such as demand coverage, stock outs, on time in full, on time release, schedule attainment, plan attainment, STEM adherence
  • Lead identification of inventory management opportunities that improve profitability through cost reduction, cost avoidance, and process improvements on a cross functional basis.
  • Develop, coach and guide the production planning team.
  • Represent Global Planning in site specific meetings / tasks such as BCP
  • Plays a key role in the development and deployment of an APS.
  • Is accountable for people/talent development for the production planning team.


  • University Bachelor`s Degree or equivalent. MBA or equivalent preferred.
  • Supply Chain Certification (APICS) desirable.
  • 10+ Years related experience of which several years in Planning with preference in multi-site planning.
  • Thorough understanding of ERP (SAP/APO/SNP) & Advanced Planning Systems (APS/APO/OMP).
  • Having worked in healthcare is an asset.
  • Experience leading cross functional teams in an international environment
  • Experience in people-management.
  • Potential and ambition to grow + 2 levels
Knowledge, Skills and Capabilities:
  • Ability to develop, coach and guide a team in the execution, strategies and realization of functional and company goals.
  • A strong collaborator/communicator with the ability to analyze the complex and communicate clearly and compelling to all levels of the organization in both written & oral forms
  • Ability to lead through influencing in a matrix organization.
  • Demonstrates deep knowledge of best practices and benchmarks, corporate objectives, and resource availability to identify and prioritize continuous improvement projects.

Primary Location
Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (7555)
Job Function
Production Planning
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