Philips Operations Buyer / Planner, Philips Healthcare, (Plymouth,MN) in Plymouth, Minnesota


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Help drive the startup of a newly acquired manufacturing center of excellence in Minnesota. You will be in on the ground floor setting up the supply chain and supporting product builds to achieve regulatory approvals and commercial product, beginning with a Class III combination device. Longer-term focus will be on supporting the ongoing operations to ensure delivery, cost, and quality objectives met.

You are responsible for:

  • Driving Customer Demand Fulfilment by ensuring material availability in the supply chain

  • Conducting tactical material planning (forecast and handshake feedback) with internal and external suppliers and distribution centers, in an optimized way through the use of planning calculation methods

  • Executing operational material planning and Purchase Order management

  • Identifying supply risks and issues, driving mitigation actions and escalate if needed

  • Ensuring master data settings to enable touchless replenishment

  • Driving continuous harmonization and improvement of material supply processes ensuring Philips Global Processes execution

  • Monitoring and securing supplier delivery performance

  • Ensuring follow up in materials life cycle, securing in time availability and prevention of obsolescence

  • Conducting inventory analysis and policy definition to secure material availability against minimum inventory investments

  • Key performance indicators include Cost of non-Quality (excess and obsolete inventory) and Customer Service Level / Delivery (fill rates / OTTR) and Supplier delivery performance To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (manufacturing, operations, business, supply chain, engineering)

  • 5+ years’ experience in expanding supply chain roles (buyer/planner, S&OP, demand planning, production scheduling) in a highly regulated, high volume industry (medical devices or pharmaceutical strongly preferred)

  • Strong communication skills, ability to manage both internal and external stakeholders (suppliers)

  • Familiarity or certification in Lean methodologies

  • Proficient with FDA QSR/cGMP and ISO13485 requirements to maintain commitment to environmental and quality regulations

Why should you join Philips?

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