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Assistant Material Planner

Date: Mar 27, 2021

Location: Lebanon, PA, US

Company: SCHOTT AG

International Technology Group • Specialty Glasses and Glass-Ceramics • More than 130 Years of Experience • More than 16,200 Employees in 34 countries • Innovative Ideas for the World of Tomorrow


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Assistant Material Planner


Our Pharmaceutical Systems Business Unit is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical primary packaging and analytical lab services.   More than 600 production lines in 13 countries globally, responsible for producing more than 10 billion syringes, vials, ampoules, cartridges and special articles of tubing glass or polymer.  We think customers, users and patients first.  We think people! 

Your Tasks

  • Analyze production/consumption patterns and forecast and plan raw materials, components, and packaging materials.  Define stock levels required to supply internal and external customers and satisfy both production and customer target dates
  • Define raw material, component and packaging safety stock strategy based on expected target lead times and risk/reward ratios; adjust as necessary via alignment with the Planners and local Supply Chain Manager: maintain all planning impacting the master data
  • Monitor and plan component stock level and initiate stock replenishment; also, issue raw material purchase orders, as appropriate, through SAP
  • Collaborate with other PP sites to plan stock levels for product to be required for Europe and Asia; define strategy for stock level for the “online shop”
  • Improve stock levels in units and value, while assuring accuracy with planned demand; adjust production and material requirement plans based on market fluctuations and customer needs
  • Responsible to use, maintain and monitor the plant S&OP tool(s); keep information updated on a weekly basis; use applicable statistical tools to verify and improve the prediction of raw material, component and packaging supply levels and deliveries
  • Participate in the weekly Production Planning meeting
  • Work closely with Production Manager in order to consider and/or anticipate changes in production regarding work order scheduling; moreover, work closely with Customer Service and respond promptly to Customer Service inquiries
  • Drive the usage of SAP and ensure highest level of data accuracy, managing Master records within purchasing and Item masters in planning

Your Profile

  • BS Supply Chain, Materials Management, Engineering or related field
  • Thorough knowledge and experience using MS Office applications (especially MS Excel), SAP-ERP (modules PP and MM), SAP BI (S&OP tool), detailed scheduling tools and inventory management
  • Ability to work in a matrix structured organization

Your Benefits

  • Healthcare benefits available from first day of permanent employment, including medical, dental and vision
  • Competitive 401K and employer match
  • Other supplemental insurances available upon request

As an employee of SCHOTT North America, Inc., you can anticipate challenging responsibilities and meaningful projects and tasks; centered on teamwork and cooperation throughout all levels of the Pharmaceutical Systems Business Unit.   Do you want to be a part of our team and move your career forward, while positively influencing the world around you? Then please consider applying to our position.   Your energy and innovation could be what we are looking for!


SCHOTT North America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Applicants considered without any regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.  Any form of unlawful harassment is prohibited. 


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