Specialist, Planning & Scheduling

Date: May 18, 2019

Location: West Point, PA, US

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Requisition ID: MAT000699

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe. 

Develops and maintains valid supply plans based on marketing forecasts for Production and the acquisition of raw materials, components and bulks to meet established inventory targets while ensuring and maintaining targeted customer service levels. Coordinates and monitors the execution of those plans in support of the master production schedule. Responds to changes in demand timing and requirements while minimizing discards. Works directly with Operations, Quality, and Technology to analyze and resolve problems. Performs project work, as assigned by the Director/Manager to improve existing planning and scheduling systems. Supports development of business processes to maximize customer service and minimize related costs. Assists in training and guiding newer Planners in the performance of their duties.


Education Minimum Requirement:  

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Science or Business OR 5 Years of Operations, Technology, Quality, Scheduling, and/or other Supply Chain Experience in lieu of a Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience and Skills:  

  • Two years of planning/scheduling or 4 years of line or staff experience in the Operations, Quality, or Technology areas. Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems, procedures, and Microsoft Office Applications.

Preferred Experience and Skills: 

  • Full APICS Certification. Proficiency with WP site processes and systems; especially with SAP.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.


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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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Job: Materials Planning/Scheduling
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
Hazardous Materials: no
Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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