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Sr. Planner

Req # JR - 052582 Location Irvine, California, United States Job Category Supply Chain Date posted 10/29/2021

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You’ll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients. 

Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work. 

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission. 


Coordinate the production of finished goods for a complex product line while balancing plant efficiency, sales, distribution, customer service and inventory requirements. Generate and Maintains a Master Production Plan.Daily Scheduling and Work Order creation.BOM Maintenance, Finished Goods Movement.Schedule Adherence.Sales and Operating Plan.Service Level Measurements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Independently develop schedules for complex product lines using system tools.

Draws up master schedule to establish sequence and lead-time of each operation to meet shipping date according to sales forecast and customer orders.

Plans and scheduled workflow specific manufacturing line and operation according to previously established manufacturing sequence and lead times.

Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.

Analyze capacity required and manage product conversions and new product introductions independently.

Partner with marketing Forecaster to develop, monitor and change forecasts.

Determine finished goods inventory levels using FGRP analysis.

Establish service and inventory targets to meet business objectives.

Assist in the management of global distribution, while taking ownership of the global supply chain.

Primary liaison between marketing, finance, business forecast, engineering, plants, customer service, BEC, etc. Work on projects assigned by senior management.

Reconcile and maintain code level inventory to meet business needs.

Maintain product code data and statistics in various systems (JDE, OPPI).

Develop and communicate long term operating plans to reflect overall plant/product line sales, production and inventory.

Identify, measure and analyze potential opportunities within the supply chain.

Identify and resolve excess, slow move and obsolete inventory issues.

Prepares shipping orders for finished goods movement from plant to Released warehouses.

BOM Maintenance in PRMS


Ability to operate in the complex, international matrixed environment.

Requires strong leadership and teamwork skills

Project management experience and strong organizational skills

Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Current US Customs knowledge

Computer skills and systems knowledge required

Works under time constraints that require creative thinking and ability to work under pressure.

Ability to think systematically, strong problem solving and system knowledge.

Strong persuasion and negotiation skills.

Education and/or Experience:

BS in Operations/Logistics or similar degree and/or 5 - 7 years related experience. APICS certification preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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