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Production Planning and Materials Supervisor

Fremont, California
Production Planning

Job Description

Requisition ID: 9437180419

CERENOVUS, a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is recruiting for a Production Planning and Materials Supervisor to be located in Fremont, CA. 

CERENOVUS is a global leader in neurovascular care. Offering a broad portfolio of devices used in the endovascular treatment of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke, CERENOVUS is committed to changing the trajectory of stroke.


The Production Planning and Materials Supervisor leads and develops a group responsible for optimizing the planning and inventory control of materials used in manufacturing processes to achieve company service levels (LIFR). The Manager is the key liaison with the Global Logistics Center and is accountable to the MLC for ensuring execution to the monthly Supply Plan. Maintains optimal material inventory levels and inventory accuracy. Optimizes supplier relationships. Continuously analyzes processes and independently seeks opportunities to identify projects and drive improvements. Aligns support with senior management and secures resources. Coaches, mentors and directs assigned employees.


You will:

  • Provide Leadership and vision to optimize the Plant Supply Chain process (Capacity Planning, Scheduling and Inventory Mgmt.) through use of Process Excellence and Lean practices
  • Drive continuous improvement of Supply Chain metrics. Line Item Fill Rate & Days of Supply
  • Responsible for meeting customer fill rates and planned inventory level targets for RM & FG
  • Responsible for controlling the production schedule by directing the production planning and control activities at the plant levels, duties include line and capacity planning, shop order release, kitting, and the in-process kanban monitoring
  • Responsible for monitoring the purchase of RM and inventory levels to support customer service.
  • Executes optimum production plans which satisfy demand requirements and detail the labor, raw material, and inventory needs
  • Monitor effectiveness of scheduling and mfg. execution process and continuous improvement of those processes
  • Manage internal control processes to meet regulatory and compliance requirements. Follow J&J Records Management Policies for Convenience Information, Records and Information Management, Vital Records and third-party vendor if applicable
  • Ensure that Lean practices are continually improved.  This includes a systemic renewal of planning parameters and the support to the material flow improvements in the manufacturing facility
  • Provide leadership for supply chain team in developing & completing objectives
  • Coach supply chain team in processes necessary to accomplish properly evaluated schedules & changes with respect to inventories & resources & monitoring same to ensure consumption & production are being accomplished as planned
  • Mentor & coach department associates on career development
  • Provide performance feedback to direct reports on a quarterly basis or more frequently if required
  • Insure department associates’ skills are in place to meet enterprise needs
  • Reduce obsolescence excess & slow-moving material exposure by direct interface with engineering, materials, manufacturing, marketing & finance in the release of new products & phase-out of old products
  • Create & maintain policies & procedures for product review, schedule development & maintenance, inventory levels, inventory tracking, & report generation
  • Support physical inventory & cycle count programs as required in support of corporate financial & operations requirement

  • A Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required, a focused degree in Business, Finance, Logistics or Engineering is preferred 
  • An Advanced Degree is preferred
  • A minimum of six (6) years of manufacturing and/or logistics experience within a regulated industry is required
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in one or more of the following disciplines: materials planning, master scheduling, inventory management, demand management is required
  • Ability to understand, develop & implement inventory & demand management systems is required
  • A certification in CPM and/or CPIM is preferred
  • Process Excellence and/or Six Sigma Green Belt certification is preferred
  • Experience in Healthcare is preferred
  • Experience using JDE, SAP and/or advance planning systems is preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time domestically and/or internationally is required 

Primary Location
United States-California-Fremont
DePuySynthes Products Inc (6149)
Job Function
Production Planning
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