Production Planner Job

Elkhorn, NE, US
August 08 2017
Organization Type
Production Planner-MAT000460


Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

The Production Planner will work with a dedicated and talented team to manage the Production Planning needs of the Elkhorn Production site.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Plan and manage inventories of materials needed to support production schedules.

- Partner with colleagues and business leaders to optimize output while minimizing delays.

- Work within company compliance and USDA guidelines while staying abreast of internal and external business challenges.

- Oversee and/or participate with special projects to positively impact production results.

Key Job

- Develop detailed material delivery schedules to support production requirements.

- Implement timely schedule adjustments based on changes in demand.

- Communicate effectively with customers and decision makers regarding supply status and potential risks.

- Ensure the accuracy of SAP system generated production plans.

- Contribute to business improvements through timely project implementations.
Other duties as assigned.



Bachelor degree or higher in Business, Math or related field, or 5 years of experience equivalent.

Required :

Minimum 3 years relevant experience working in a manufacturing production environment.

Knowledge of ERP systems/concepts required, preferably SAP.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Attention to detail and ability to work in a team environment.


High-level Math aptitude with effective problem-solving skills.

Data Mining/Reporting skills through MS-Excel.

High-level computer skills – Microsoft Office Programs.

Understand and follow Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Job: Materials Planning/Scheduling

Job Title:Spclst, Planning & Scheduling

Primary Location: NA-US-NE-Elkhorn

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: No

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Company Trade Name:Merck

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