Planning & Scheduling Specialist

Posted 10 Mar 2020

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 204001


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 56,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role: 


Reviews demand plans at a global and local level and develops operational schedules to meet customer service objectives and support sales growth plans while balancing the lowest overall inventory costs and maximizing operations efficiencies.  Develop, test and execute models for scheduling operations.  Lead and/or assist process improvement initiatives.  Reviews long term plans to ensure capacity requirements are understood and met.  Compiles reports and metrics to ensure business has proper feedback loops on performance to objectives.


The Planning & Scheduling Specialist is a planning position within the Planning organization of Supply Chain. Responsibility varies depending on role and experience.  A planning and scheduling specialist may work in the forecasting, operations planning, and procurement planning functions. The position responsibilities involve reviewing and adjusting demands at a global and local level, compiling long and short-term capacity plans, and ensuring supply chain planning designs are set to achieve global service and inventory objectives.  A P&S specialist is responsible for between $5M and $50M in total inventory. Position does not include direct reports.


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED)
  • 2+ years of experience in moving material through the product delivery cycle, proficient with a PC, and data analysis
  • 2+ years of experience in supply chain, forecasting or planning/scheduling


Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred
  • Strong computer skills ( SAP, Word, Excel, Access Lotus Notes, etc.)
  • ISO standards (in relation to preparing documents)
  • Basic scheduling techniques and material requirements planning knowledge
  • Mathematical, organizational, spreadsheet, word processing, database management, problem solving, communication, attention to detail, teamwork, training, and leadership
  • Ability to work independently and adhere to deadlines
  • Ability to communicate at different levels of the business
  • High sense of urgency
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Good judgment and analytical skills are imperative



What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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