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Thermo Fisher Scientific Material Planner II in Ward Hill, Massachusetts

When your part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and join a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of more than $40 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and chances to create significant contributions to the world.

Company Information

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With annual revenues of $18 billion, we have more than 50,000 employees and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education. Together, we offer the most convenient purchasing options to customers and continuously advance our technologies to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, enhance value for customers and fuel growth for shareholders and employees alike. Visit

Position Summary:

The Material Planner uses best practices for inventory utilization and manufacturing efficiency and coordinates the short to medium term planning horizon for their assigned products. This position creates and issues work orders to feed the manufacturing schedule as well as strategically creating work orders for finished goods for fast movers to build inventory health to improve customer experience.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creation of strategic repacks entering production using accurate quantity determination, utilizing FIFO, ROP, workstream and balancing shelf capacity constraints for fastest movers

  • Creation of repack orders based on queue spurred by real time sales orders. Perform individual analysis and make informed decision to repack or redirect requirement to Purchasing

  • Collaborates with Purchasing and C&B for inventory utilization and need to buy more raw material to support production (repackaging into finished goods), accurately converting inventory of disparate units to selling unit equivalents to support ease of repack conversions

  • Backup for Schedule refresh and work organization/distribution to two warehouses

  • Tracking work orders through the workstream and performing audits of scanning status

  • Supplements monitoring and reconciling aging/missing/stalled repacks to drive mobile scan and schedule adherence

  • Supports and drives needed master data capture for components and workstream gaps in schedule with Repack Dept

  • Proactively works with production to expedite production requests as required and communicate any delays that will impact production requirements.

  • Coordinates departmental training documentation and collaborates with Quality control on formalization of standard operating procedures

  • Generates reports, metrics and provides actionable analyses as needed

  • Participates or leads in continuous improvement activities using PPI

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High school degree w/ 3 years of manufacturing/planning experience- Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Proficient in advanced Excel and willingness to learn additional Excel functionality to boost productivity

  • Data analytical skills

  • Ability to interact and collaborate with colleagues from different departments and different professional levels with ease

  • Strong math skills to perform conversions and optimizing repack quantities (economic batch quantities)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experienced with a MRP system such as SAP, Oracle, AS400, etc.

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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