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Senior Planning Manager (m/f)

Cilag AG

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Senior Planning Manager (m/f)

Standorte:Schaffhausen, Schweiz
Production Planning
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Requisition ID: 0000170J

"Caring for the world…one person at a time”inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. This culture of caring is the focus of our corporate philosophy, that are anchored in the internationally applicable Credo.


Cilag AGin Schaffhausen belongs to the group of Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical companies operating under the “ Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson” trademark and manufactures high quality pharmaceutical products, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and medical devices.

Today Cilag AG is one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in Switzerland supplying all the major global markets. The Schaffhausen facility is a Johnson & Johnson strategic launch and growth site for parenteral products and we have an impressive pipeline of new and innovative products.


Schaffhausen Planning Department

Within the Johnson & Johnson parenteral network as a commercial supply site  we are looking for a Senior Planning Manager, whom needs to ensure that processes are executed by himself/herself or by his/her team within the plants scope in alignment with the plant service and inventory targets.


The Schaffhausen Planning Department is evolving from a local team to a global team in terms of its culture and general way of working. We are moving from a process orientation to a Supply Chain Excellence “mind-set” End to End Product Value Chain Focus. The role takes bottom up accountability to drive not only the business objectives of the planning department but also leadership accountability in coaching and developing his-her team members. The role has both tactical planning aspects and also strategic contribution to improve the supply chain and bring the maturity of planning to the next level. The site is an execution site, while all strategic network decisions are made aligned with Janssen Global Supply Chain strategy at a global level.


The candidate is a true leader in the matrix that takes accountability and contributes in a collaborative and open manner to departmental objectives.


Senior Planning Manager (m/f)


As a Senior Planning Manager you are responsible for the management and leadership of the Supply Chain Processes and activities, in support of Customer Service and Business Goals. These processes include Production Planning, Capacity Planning, Inventory Management, Materials Planning, ensures compliance with Policies, CGMPs and develops implements SOPs aligned to adherence to Policies and is responsible for delivering products according to product demand or purchase orders. The Senior Planning Manager ensures that staff executes according to their Job functions, established goals and is responsible for their development.


Your main tasks will include

  • Ensure capacity analysis/allocation is in line with base business demand and new product requirements
  • Monitor products demand and sales trends to ensure proper actions are taken to sustain product availability and proper Inventory levels
  • Develop production schedules and release plans in support of net requirements
  • Liaise with Global Planning and Product Management to obtain necessary information to develop strategies in support of Customer service
  • Analyze monthly output of Monthly Planning Cycle and partner with the manufacturing and packaging teams to take appropriate actions
  • Be responsible for the successful outcome and continuous Improvement of Customer Service metrics such as stock-out, COC (Customer Order Coverage). SA (Schedule Attainment) and OTR (On T1me Release) and other as applicable, few changing.
  • Formulate and define your team's goals and Objectives and Implement adequate plans to achieve them
  • Be responsible for the supervision, coaching and development of your team and actively participate in the planning and execution of strategies directed to achieve company goals and objectives.
  • Drive continuous improvement of planning processes at a local level aligned with Global processes; support the team in transformation and evolution to a global team.
  • Guide the teams in setting up a balanced master plan, detailed plan and material plan which takes into account operations efficiency, stock cost and customer service.
  • Be accountable for the team results and objectives: set an executable plan for production, on time availability of bulk and Finished products towards customers and on time availability of raw materials & packaging materials for production
  • Create and maintain relationships, internally and externally, that allow his/her plant to interpret demand and inventory requirements and respond with the right capacity, products and schedules to meet customer requirements.
  • Participates and supports to drive short term exception processes and site Supply Review Meetings.
  • Ensures accuracy of the planning parameters within relevant systems
  • Drives continuous improvement to improve planning processes within the plant and partners with manufacturing to help identify and drive improvements on delivery, cost, and reliability.


What do we offer?

Working in an international & diverse environment, As a result of international, cross-location collaborative culture, our employees have the opportunity to work in international projects and extend their horizons. We enable international and cross-unit career paths as well as other unique opportunities to our employees:

  • You will develop a valuable network inside the company.
  • You will exchange experiences and ideas with creative minds all over the world.
  • You will work in an international environment.
  • You will gain insights into decision-making processes at the headquarters and in the countries.
  • You will be prepared for the challenges of senior management, where a willingness to work abroad is extremely important.
  • Optimal working conditions, we offer our employees freedom to maneuver, flexible working hours and the option to implement new and creative ideas and be active in an international working environment.
  • Personnel development and advanced training
    We develop talents and foster potential to enable an optimal career development for our employees. Our large offering of advanced training supports the structured career development process of our employees and keeps them up-to-date on all the latest topics.
  • Diversity & Inclusion



For this challenging position we are looking for a person that is able to set correct priorities, approaches complex challenges systematically and is able to solve them efficiently. You know how to enforce your position and are used to take up accountability. Furthermore, you like to contribute to the Global Planning organization. Drive projects forward and like to foster collaborations in a matrix environment; In addition, you bring the following professional qualification



Minimum of 8- 10 years of related experience in Manufacturing and/or supply chain for health care industry required. A minimum of 3 years people management/supervisory experience is required.



Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business Administration with specialization in Materials Management or Operations Advanced degree is preferred. APICS and Green Belt certification and is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives and work in a matrix environment where priorities change rapidly and tight deadlines exist.  The role combines a very operational and tactical way of working with the possibility to make the difference at a strategic level by participating in shaping the future.
  • Proven business acumen in the area of Supply Chain and financials.
  • Clear understanding of external Supply Chain trends.
  • Knowledge in parenteral operations in pharmaceutical environment is an asset.
  • Ability to embed a culture of harmonization and process improvement and value creation
  • Effective Collaboration to achieve performance improvement
  • Knowledge of SAP/APO highly preferable
  • Establishes effective communications and common goals and objectives
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, excellent communication and presentation skills. Strength in interdependent partnering and team management.
  • Ability to partner with and influence others without direct authority; build consensus and look for collaboration with people from different departments and all levels

We regard diversity and inclusion as a strategic success factor for our business and as a competitive advantage. We believe that true innovation comes from our most valuable assets, our employees. Diverse perspectives are welcomed in our open corporate climate. It is a culture that inspires creativity to anticipate future needs, provide new solutions and embrace change as one team.


If you feel attractedby this challenge and want to be part of a successful and growing organization, then please send us your online application (CV, Motivation Letter, Working References etc.).

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Cilag AG (8562)
Production Planning