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Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Sr. Supply Planner in San Diego, California



The Senior Supply Planner is responsible for supporting global, cross-functional teams focused on delivering results that benefit company objectives contributing to annual sales of $1.8 billion. The Senior Supply Planner develops, communicates, and manages the execution of the long-term (24 month) Master Production schedule, impacting the overall profit of the organization. This person must have an extensive knowledge of complex plasma processing and be able to analyze and offer contingency plans when situations arise that may impact the supply plan. The Senior Supply Planner must be able to analyze, manage, motivate, negotiate, and initiate complex situations in order to support company success. As guided by the objectives of the company, the Supply Planner plays a significant role as it relates to insuring the proper process controls, reports and systems are in place, allowing flexibility to demand signals while optimizing revenue plans and on-time delivery metrics.

Primary responsibilities for role:

  • Create and maintain a long term (24 month) master schedule that supports $1.8 billion in sales, including established lead-times, manufacturing constraints, WIP inventory, intercompany transfers, lot sizes and days on hand Finished Goods inventory at SKU (stock-keeping-unit) levels. Communicate and lead others in achieving established plan to support company objectives.

  • Develop and execute capacity plan for designated manufacturing areas and associated products including decision making regarding planned and unplanned downtime, project implementation, manufacturing constraints and opportunities to maximize throughput. Ensures timely resolution of issues impeding the flow of production. Elevate systemic issues requiring resources beyond the Senior Supply Planners scope of responsibility.

  • Analyze demand requirements including identification of production and supply bottlenecks and recommending and implementing actions for resolution. Communicate capacity overloads and potential strategies for resolution to appropriate manufacturing management based on expected demands.

  • Direct Production Planners to ensure timely execution of forecasted demand for availability of products to fill customer orders and on time shipments. Provide alternative strategies to Production Planners when deviations to Supply or Demand plans occur.

  • Coordinates with Purchasing, Demand Planning, and Regulatory (if applicable) product name changes, new product launches, new component implementation, and demand changes, via updated MRP inputs in SAP for purchased goods and materials.

  • Evaluates and recommends actions to Senior Management to ensure on time delivery performance to the customer; expediting to market, if possible.

o Present changes to supply plan for designated product lines at monthly supply and consensus meetings to Senior Management.

o Communicate significant shifts in demand to the rest of the organization to ensure proper urgency is applied to the change throughout the organization.

o Report monthly to Sr. Management Actual performance and forecast outlook as well as resolution/ recovery plans / analysis to assure goals are met through SOP process.

  • Initiate and drive change management in setting up new BOMs or amending BOMs for new product lines, validation batches, and process flow changes.

  • Lead Clayton site batch release cross functional team weekly and reporting daily. Reduce production cycle time by expediting lots from fill to release.

  • Monitor quarantined inventory and analyze all product intermediates to prevent expiring inventory.

  • Represent Supply Chain on various committees/task forces.

Additional Responsibilities:

May lead or participate on cross-functional teams. Must operate in a highly regulated (cGMP) environment. Interact daily with all levels of employees to include production floor personnel, supervisors, Managers, Directors, Purchasing, Regulatory, Global Demand Planning, Customer Service, Product Regional Directors, Validation, Quality Operations, Engineering, LCM, Finance, and Technology to ensure supply plan and other key business objectives are achieved. Strong negotiation skills with the ability to influence others to achieve the company’s vision.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Excellent oral and written communication skills, adaptable to different audiences. Must have excellent analytical and strategic thinking skills and the ability to develop alternate strategies and influence others. Ability to develop customer relationships through collaboration, respect, professionalism, trust, and integrity. Strong knowledge of Production Planning processes, manufacturing constraints and cGMPs. Proficient in SAP ERP system and Microsoft Office. Strong decision making skills. Makes key decisions impacting overall business objectives pertaining to product deliveries, WIP dating and overall production throughput and product availability to patients.


Bachelor's degree in Business, Science or related field, CPIM certification or equivalent combination of education and experience.


At least 8 years experience in Production/Supply Planning or an equivalent combination of work experience in a planning/manufacturing environment.


Depending on the area of assignment, directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements. Example: If a job level requires a Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of experience, an equivalency could include 8 years of experience, an Associate’s degree with 6 years of experience, or a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience.

Occupational Demands:

Occupational Demands Form # 10: Work is performed in an office environment with exposure to electrical office equipment. May occasionally enter BioRisk Area. Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves. Frequently sits for 6-8 hours per day. Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Occasionally walks and stands. Occasionally bends and twists neck. Light to moderate lifting and carrying objects with a maximum lift of 25lbs. Frequently drives to site locations with occasional travel within the United States. Able to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken and written words and sentences. Interacts with others, relates sensitive information to diverse groups. Must work with diverse groups to obtain consensus on issues.

EEO Minorities/ Disability/Veterans

Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Req ID: 248487