Planner III, Demand Management

Boehringer Ingelheim - Columbus, OH4.1

Creates and implements short and long-term finished good net requirement plans through a partnership with supply sites and internal and external customers that supports the site and BI business strategies.
As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Develops net requirement plans (NRPs) for short- and long-term finished good inventory fulfillment.
    • Reviews the forecasts from US Business Operating Units (BOPUs).
    • Considers current supply status.
    • Challenges the business where appropriate.
    • Utilizes extensive knowledge of the business and the systems available (SAP, BIX@ and others).
    • Negotiates with internal and external suppliers to reach a final constrained NRP.
  • Interacts with stakeholders on an ongoing basis to bring resolution to supply challenges, share best practices, and enhance overall knowledge of the business.
    • Examples include:
      • Addressing product availability issues with production supply plants.
      • Addressing significant changes to forecasted volumes
      • Launch of new products
  • Executes product labeling changes into the US market to ensure regulatory compliance
    • Works with BI DRA, Labeling Services and Supply Planning/Other Production OPU sites to meet the required in market date for the updated labeling while minimizing product destruction and rework costs.
    • Directs repackaging activities with external vendor.
  • Manages inventory investment and maintains customer service objectives by collaborative interactions and negotiation with Marketing and Production.
    • Reviews and analyzes finished goods inventory to minimize expired or obsolete products.
    • Supports Donations Process
  • Lead Therapeutic area Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process and monthly meetings.
    • As meeting facilitator, encourage cross functional discussion and drive team toward decisions and issue resolution.
    • Prepare required information for S&OP meeting.
    • Attend 3rd Party Business Review meetings as a supply chain subject matter expert.
  • Process ownership and continuous improvement of supply chain processes including Annual Inventory Target Setting, Economic Order Quantities and Labeling Logistical implementation.
  • Provides training & mentoring on processes and systems for other planning personnel; may also engage in best-practice sharing with other BI functions.
  • Participates on and may lead departmental or cross-functional project teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required with a focus in Business Administration, Operations or Supply Chain preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional-level- planning, or supply chain experience; in lieu of this a MBA or Masters in Operations or Supply Chain Management plus a minimum of 3 years of experience in planning or forecasting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and success with using ERP planning system (MRP/Forecasting/NRP)
  • SAP experience preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill with Microsoft office products (Excel, Word, Power point and MS Project)
  • Demonstrated planning and organizing, analytical skills, problem solving, project management, communication skills
  • Demonstrated, specific successes in using Supply Chain techniques, business knowledge and creativity to make significant contribution to company in achieving key objectives.
  • Demonstrated capability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Some management experience preferred but not required; in lieu of management experience, project team management experience would be considered.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees. Since our founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today we are committed to creating value through innovation in three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. Since we are privately held, we have the ability to take an innovative, long-term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and provide valuable services and support to patients and their families. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. We are also deeply committed to our communities and our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen the neighbourhoods where we live and work. Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings.


Job - Supply Chain/Logistics
Primary Location - Americas-US-OH-Columbus

Organization - US-BI Pharma/BI USA
Schedule - Full-time