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Senior Associate - Master Scheduler/Planner at Lilly

Senior Associate - Master Scheduler/Planner

Lilly Durham, NC (Onsite) Full-Time
At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We're looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. For more than 140 years, we have worked tirelessly to discover medicines that make life better. These discoveries start in Lilly Research Laboratories, where our scientists work to create new medicines that will help solve our world's greatest health challenges.


The Supply Chain organization has responsibility for planning and scheduling the Lilly RTP Parenteral, Device Assembly, and Packaging operations. The Senior Master Scheduler is a key contact for planning and production information occurring at Lilly RTP. This role is an important link for many Departments in the plant and with the Global Supply Chain for scheduling updates and issue resolution.

The Senior Master Scheduler is responsible for evaluation of capacity requirements for a resource and developing the assembly, packaging and/or parenteral schedules. The Senior Master Scheduler's focus is translating demand forecasts (commercial, development, projects) into the master schedule (planned in monthly and weekly buckets) and preparing the various sets of data to support the Capacity Requirements Plan (CRP) and Sales Inventory and Operations Plan (SI&OP) in order to align all site production-related activities.


Safety & Quality

• Maintain a safe workplace through proper ergonomic practices (WorkPace compliance and use of ergo equipment)

• Maintain a state of compliance (learning plan, SOP adherence, etc.)


• Alignment and optimization of both the short- and long-term production plans with operations capacity constraints to drive production to inventory targets for assembled and packaged materials

• Prepares and presents the data for CRP, SI&OP and other presentations as needed.

• Converts the production plan to a master production schedule

• Member of the Process Team, working with operations to resolve capacity challenges and unplanned production issues

• Timely processing of past due process orders

• Serve as a general hub for all schedule related communication in the Flow Team; represent supply chain at Flow and Lead Team meetings as required

• Work with Purchasing colleagues to ensure component availability to meet the production plan

Capacity Management

• Generate, analyze and report plant capacity analysis

• Perform scenario analysis to understand impact of various strategic options

Customer Service

• Network with all stakeholders to assure production plan is achievable

• Work with upstream and downstream Global Supply Cchain resources as necessary to align plans; works with other schedulers to trade off resources, as necessary

• Integrates alternate demand into production schedule to meet site needs

SAP knowledge & Metrics

• Thorough understanding of SAP processes such as Master Production Scheduling (MPS), Material Requirements Planning (MRP) as well as processing of exception messages

• Help set up SAP master data as necessary; work to ensure data is maintained accurately (recipes, standards, data clean-up, etc.)

• Generates and analyzes OSSCE (Operational Standards for Supply Chain Excellence) metrics

• Work with stakeholders to improve plant supply chain processes and performance

**Basic Requirements:**

• Knowledge / Experience in Manufacturing, Packaging

• Previous SAP and APO experience

• Strong organizational and Project Management skills

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Knowledge of MRP, OSSCE helpful

• Customer oriented

• Excellent Computer skills (e.g., MPS, MRP, SAP, APO, Excel)

• Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent work experience) in Supply Chain Management, Engineering or other technical field of study

**Additional Information:**

• 8 hour days - Monday through Friday

• May need to be available off shift and respond to operational issues as needed

• Minimal travel required (10%)

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively "Lilly") are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to Senior Associate - Master Scheduler/Planner ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women's Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company (subject to applicable law).


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