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Network Planner (m/f)

Prigorje Brdovečko

Rok prijave:

  • Hospira Zagreb d.o.o., Pfizer grupa


Network Planner (m/f)

(full time position based in Prigorje Brdovečko)

Role Summary:

The primary role of the Network Planner is to develop and maintain a final product inventory and delivery plan for the products assigned to him/her in line with the inventory targets and to achieve the target customer service levels. The planner will work with the manufacturing plant(s) to develop and maintain a master production schedule by SKU within the defined inventory targets. The planner is expected to monitor / assess changes in product demand across the planning horizon and reconcile these changes to overall production schedule and sales plan.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Demand Change Analysis - Monitor month-on-month demand changes over a rolling 3 -12month horizon; Flag substantial changes in demand
  • Demand Validation - Liaise with markets and FG sites to interrogate and validate demand changes; ID root causes; Ensure system requirements up to date
  • New Products / Product change - Incorporate demand for new products changes into the plan
  • Demand issue identification - Use cross-site call forum to flag demand signal issues; Establish root-cause (MD vs. process)
  • Demand issue resolution - Work with network stakeholders to resolve demand signal issues; Track adherence
  • Capacity Balancing - Collaborate with Site Planning Team to resolve asset balancing trade-offs ensuring sufficient supply performance; Publish site PoR
  • RCCP & Network capacity review - Prepare rough cut capacity projections for assigned resources; aggregate capacity constrained and balanced PoR for network review of capacity issues
  • Alert Review - Review alerts (exceeding threshold); ID proposed changes; Write system notes to prioritize orders within 10 weeks (Pack) / 12 weeks (DP); Share urgent issues with Site Planner
  • Supply Issue Management - ID bulk/API supply issues and proposed plan changes; Write system notes; Communicate urgent issues
  • Handshake Meeting - Conduct weekly 'handshake' meeting with Site Planner to discuss priorities and to monitor / control schedule break-ins
  • Supply prioritization - Review high-level supply requirements across full PP/DS horizon; Prioritize orders based on market inventory position, SKU segmentation, and site/above site production strategy; Firm orders at week 11 (Pack) / at week 13 (for weeks 13-16 for DP
  • Cross site planning - Prepare analysis of distributed supply requirements for cross-site discussion; Drive cross-site calls, flagging shortage risks and agree any plan updates
  • Bulk/API Kanban mgmt. - Monitor bulk/API requirements based on PoR; Adjust buffers to ensure production plan feasibility; ID and communicate risks
  • Ext. bulk/API supply mgmt.- Liaise with External supply organization to share latest requirements and ensure sufficient supply of 3rd party bulk/API
  • Allocation planning - Develop a bulk allocation plan with BSL guidance and handover to Site Planner (in constrained supply scenarios)
  • Supply governance - Participate in weekly supply governance calls to troubleshoot low stock issues and balance cost vs. supply trade-offs
  • Continuous improvement - Track root causes and prioritize remediation and prevention actions
  • System parameterization - Review / update system parameters (SS, MOQ / Lot Size, Shelflife) to optimize cost / supply trade-offs and SCAs; Review MD workflow; work with MD team to define and set system parameters in system as required
  • Bulk/API inventory control - Track, review and communicate bulk/API inventory vs. target MoH
  • Bulk / API life cycle mgmt. - Monitor bulk/API shelf life; Ensure adherence to RIDS avoidance processes; Coordinate RIDS process with site MRB
  • BSL/PPL Liaison - Serve as point-of-contact for brand- and site-related queries from above-site


  • University Degree (MBA will be an added advantage)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Experience in production planning / supply planning
  • APICS certification is plus
  • Fluent Croatian and proficiency in English
  • Experience in SAP-APO and Master data management is desirable


  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Ability to perform complex data analysis
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems with a diverse workforce

Please send your application and CV in English until January 24, 2019 via link and search for JOB ID: 4708761.

Selected applicants shall be contacted by e-mail or by phone for further selection process.


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