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Production Planner

Country:  Italy
City:  Origgio (Varese)
Department:  Global Operations & Production
Job ID:  44206

For the manufacturing plant in Origgio (VA, 30 km from Milan), we are looking for the position of Production Planner.


Our team working in Manufacturing & Global Operations shares well-defined priorities: safety, efficiency, quality and continuous improvement.
If you are a dynamic person with a positive mindset, you will be in the right place and find an international team with a strong spirit of collaboration. As an organization, by collaborating among colleagues, we ensure that our products meet the highest quality standards by constantly looking for ways to improve at every stage of our value chain: from the raw materials we purchase to the logistics network. Join our team!


What the job looks like:

•    Work with cross-functional teams and central planning teams such as SNPs to identify, plan for, and resolve inconsistencies between demand and capacity;
•    Define Production schedules that meet demand and maximize resource utilization;
•    Optimize and integrate the sequence of proposed productions on plants so as to achieve the best results in terms of efficiency and quality;
•    Follow the progress of Production schedules, coordinating the timelines of the various departments (QC, Production, Engineering and QA) and taking appropriate corrective actions in case of deviations in terms of time and quantity and report particular critical feasibility/availability situations;
•    Coordinate the activities of creating and issuing the necessary documentation for production execution;
•    Initiate and participate in continuous improvement activities related to production planning and other site initiatives;
•    Manage Master Data (planning parameters);
•    Actively participate in cross-functional teams dedicated to specific projects.


What you'll bring to the table:

•    Bachelor's degree in engineering management or business administration or science;
•    Previous experience in managing production planning activities (at least 3 years);
•    Excellent command of the written and spoken English language;
•    Experience in centralized planning processes and integrated planning across multiple production sites;
•    Experience in identifying and implementing SCM best practices and industry standards;
•    Excellent knowledge of major computer tools (Office package: Word, Excel, PPT) - advanced Excel;
•    Knowledge of SAP ERP management system;
•    Knowledge of MRP, KANBAN procurement logics;
•    Relational skills and propensity to work in cross-functional teams;
•    Proactivity, resourcefulness and results orientation;
•    Experience in OPEX improvement projects;
•    APICS/ISM (CPSM/CSCP) Supply Chain certification preferred.




Headquarters: Origgio (VA)

Grünenthal offers equal employment opportunities. Selections will be made without any distinction regarding religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, origin, disability or other relevant categories.

About Grünenthal

Grünenthal is a global leader in pain management and related diseases. As a science-based, fully-integrated pharmaceutical company, we have a long track record of bringing innovative treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to patients worldwide. Our purpose is to change lives for the better – and innovation is our passion. We are focusing all of our activities and efforts on working towards our vision of a world free of pain.

Grünenthal is headquartered in Aachen, Germany, and has affiliates in 27 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in approx. 100 countries. In 2023, Grünenthal employed around 4,400 people and achieved revenues of € 1.8 bn.

Your HR contact: 
Luigi Uccella 

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