Planner / Buyer - Animal Health
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
4d ago

Job Description

Planner / Buyer - Animal Health

  • Great opportunity to join a global Animal Health organisation
  • Exciting Permanent full-time role based in Upper Hutt
  • Opportunity to utilise your purchase and planning skills with strategy
  • Our Manufacturing Operations teams are the people that make our products. We work in the manufacturing plants with a Safety First, Quality Always mindset striving for continuous improvement.

    We work in the local plant connected to our global manufacturing network to ensure the highest quality of raw materials, intermediates and finished products.

    The Opportunity

    The primary purpose of the role of a Planner / Buyer is to ensure that purchased materials are planned throughout their operational lifecycle in a fashion that ensures uninterrupted and continuous supply to the Upper Hutt Value Stream, whilst maintaining compliance to our Company’s Financial Policy.

    This involves weekly tactical and monthly supply plans for purchased materials are established and clearly communicated to all internal and external stakeholders.

    Of critical importance to the successful execution of this role is the ability to carefully balance replenishment of purchased material with the ownership of Inventory of Questionable Value (IQV).

    This role is a Permanent full-time position based in our Upper Hutt site, reporting to the Supply Chain Manager and working closely with the Planning and Scheduling manager.

    Primary activities include, but are not limited to :

    Purchasing and Planning :

  • Devising & executing stable plans for the replenishment of all purchased materials into the value stream for use in production operations
  • Identification of short, medium- and long-term supply risks
  • Monthly reporting of future dependent demand for long lead time materials (supplier schedules)
  • Maintenance of compliance requirements including cGMP and regulatory authorities
  • Establish and review economic order quantities as per vendor contracts
  • Key contribution to Product Life Cycle Management activities, including new products and phase outs, for Upper Hutt Manufactured and Imported Finished Products.
  • Act as Site Coordinator for Purchased Material Change management activities
  • Inventory Management

  • Manage the end-to-end replenishment of raw material replenishment and supply functions
  • Ensure that product phase-outs are raised in a timely fashion with robust financial analysis and visibly tracked through to completion
  • Liaising with key internal stakeholders to analyse and implement optimum inventory levels and policies
  • Inventory of Questionable Value (IQV) is managed and risks are clearly identified per our Company’s financial policies
  • Inventory that is at-risk of expiring prior to requirement dates is managed or replenished in a timeframe that avoid supplier or value stream interruption
  • Undertake inventory analysis of material holdings This can include review of safety stock levels, days of cover, warehouse capacity, process order activities and warehouse master data review.
  • Material flow through the warehouse and plant, identifying opportunities to implement improvements and efficiencies.
  • Explore and identify alternate replenishment strategies as required.
  • Management of Site Inventory Policy relating to Purchased Materials
  • Documentation

  • Maintain all documentation in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice, Company, and relevant external standards.
  • Act as site lead for all raw material changes management.
  • Site Administrator / Maintenance lead for Supplier Transparency
  • You will have :

  • Knowledge in SAP Procure-to-Pay / Source-to-Settle and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) functionality
  • Proven solid experience in Supply Chain in a functional integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) environment
  • Experience in biological production materials and process
  • Demonstrated involvement and active participation in a broader team environment
  • Strong ability in problem solving
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise
  • Understanding of the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  • Good computer skills in MS Office (eg. Excel) and Windows
  • Commitment to maintaining the highest standard of documentation accuracy, data housekeeping and master data management.
  • Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that’s devoted to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

    Who we are

    Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as Merck in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as MSD in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific.

    We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

    We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers.

    We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

    What we look for

    In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come.

    We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.


    We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment.

    We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively for the common good.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

    Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

    Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities.

    All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company.

    No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place.

    Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

    Employee Status : Regular

    Relocation : No relocation

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    Travel Requirements :

    No Travel Required

    Flexible Work Arrangements :

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