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Senior Production Planner

Company: Waters Corporation
Location: Milford
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

Waters Corporation is currently seeking a highly motivated and team-oriented individual to join the Milford Manufacturing team as a Senior Production Planner. The Senior Production Planner is responsible for actively managing production schedules in support of the overall manufacturing and new product introduction plans. This role collaborates with Demand Planning, Purchasing, Production, Contract Manufacturers, Quality and Operations Engineering to achieve plan attainment, delivery performance, inventory management, and ultimately product availability for our Field colleagues and end customers. This hand-on position requires dynamic leadership, agility, tenacity, excellent interpersonal skills, problem solving, critical thinking as well as a compelling initiative to see the organization succeed. The product family consists of analytical instruments, spares and kits used for Liquid Chromatography and Supercritical Fluid Chromatography.
Perks of working for us!

  • State of the art manufacturing facility
  • EAP, Physical Therapist, and a clinic with a dedicated nurse practitioner is onsite
  • Paid vacation time, paid sick time, and paid holidays
  • All benefits begin day 1
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Team environment
  • Competitive pay


    • Responsible for production schedules utilizing SAP APO and ensuring on-time delivery of product to our primary distribution centers
    • Ensure accurate and executable production plan accounting for capacity and lead-time constraints
    • Execute discrete production plan that supports forecast, which includes issuing of production orders, rework orders, and managing outstanding demand
    • Liaise with internal customers regularly to align on priorities, commitments, constraints and recovery plans
    • Support new product development and introductions and successful transition to volume manufacturing
    • Review and approve ECRs from a supply chain perspective and execute on follow-up actions as required
    • Actively manage finished goods inventory pipeline at plant level in line with KPIs
    • Lead initiatives to improve and optimize planning processes and systems resulting in enhanced supply delivery and efficient coordination of materials and resources used in manufacturing processes


      • BA/BS in Supply Chain related field required
      • Minimum 4 years related experience in production planning and inventory management in a manufacturing environment
      • APICS CPIM certification or equivalent highly desired
      • Advanced proficiency with SAP APO and Microsoft applications required
      • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation skills
      • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and drive corrective actions
      • Strong leadership skills, self-directed and the ability to make independent decisions
      • Experience with New Product Introduction (NPI) processes
      • Familiarity with cGMP, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 is desired - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

        Company Description
        Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality. - -
        Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We're the problem solvers and innovators that aren't afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We're all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow. -
        Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status. -
        Key WordsSupply Planning, Production Planning, Inventory Management, SAP, APO, APICS #LI-ML1

Keywords: Waters Corporation, Milford , Senior Production Planner, Professions , Milford, Connecticut

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