Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Supply Chain Planner III in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Title

Supply Chain Planner III


JR000008897 Supply Chain Planner III (Open)


St. Louis, MO (Pharma) - USA032

Additional Locations

St. Louis, MO

Job Description


This individual is responsible for detailing the raw material to product flow through the St. Louis plant Supply Chain in support of the goals for the St. Louis Plant. This individual is responsible for detailed production planning for a number of multi-purpose production work centers in the Special Products manufacturing facilities, for various activities supporting production planning process, maintenance of Routings and Bill of Materials, and initiation/release of production work orders.


Develop achievable Master Schedules/Plans that meets Net Requirements. Prepare Detailed (short term) Work Center Production Schedules in support of requirements from the Master Production Schedule and coordinate with Manufacturing. Perform Detailed Capacity Planning to identify gaps between scheduled demand and production capabilities. Maintain Routings and Planning Bills of Material to support the production planning and materials resourcing requirements. Interface with St. Louis Plant Purchasing and Corporate Procurement on raw material requirements for MRP. Provide overall and administrative support for the Master Schedulers/Senior Production Planners. Coordinate and perform daily production support activities such as setting and creating manufacturing work orders and requisitioning of raw materials. Perform key inventory control activites such as maintenance of transactions on the inventory system, preparation of detailed inventory analyses, physical inventory and reconciliation. Track the consumption of quota of controlled substances, working closely with the DEA Compliance and Marketing departments to best manage quota to meet the goals of the business unit while maintaining regulatory compliance. Coordinate input planned production into the Manufacturing Forecast system (AS400) and evaluate the effect of alternative production schedules on the plant Financial Forecast. Actively participate in cost reduction projects / activities. Maintain departmental metrics.


Thorough research of Backorders to include; demand/forecast analysis, provide accurate recovery information, identify root cause of backorder and implement corrective action. Analyze inventory variances and follow up on corrective actions. Provide forecast change and deviation information to other planners and buyers where appropriate to insure stock outs are avoided. Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.



B.S. Degree, is required


4-5 Years in Manufacturing Planning or related field

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

APICS, CPM, or other Professional association, is preferred

Proficiency in Microsoft Office


Thorough knowledge of BPCS or related MRP System

Working knowledge of GMP and ISO practices

CPIM certification from APICS is preferred

Lean Training or Lean Certification

Working knowledge of Six Sigma practices

Project management skills

Ability to perform root cause analysis and drive problems to resolution

Other Skills:

Ability to keep detailed records

Attention to detail

Good written and oral communication skills

Able to analyze, prioritize and manage multiple tasks

Security clearance is required


This position interacts frequently with Production Supervisor, Process Engineers, Warehouse, Lab and Production Managers. This contact involves both furnishing information and questioning contacts to obtain necessary information.


The work environment is an office setting. On occasion, it is expected that the duties of the Supply Chain Planner IIi will require visits to the manufacturing and/or warehouse floor. These settings may be noisy and may require hearing protection. Hard hat and safety glasses are required in these areas. Smocks and hairnets are required in some areas of the plant. Some areas restrict electronic devices. Most buildings and warehouses are not climate controlled.

Mallinckrodt is a global specialty pharmaceutical business that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes specialty pharmaceutical products. Areas of focus include therapeutic drugs for autoimmune and rare disease specialty areas like neurology, rheumatology, nephrology, ophthalmology and pulmonology; immunotherapy and neonatal respiratory critical care therapies; and analgesics and central nervous system drugs. The company's core strengths include the acquisition and management of highly regulated raw materials; deep regulatory expertise; and specialized chemistry, formulation and manufacturing capabilities. The company's Specialty Brands segment includes branded medicines; its Specialty Generics segment includes specialty generic drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients and external manufacturing.

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Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals (“the Company”) maintains a continuing policy of non-discrimination in employment. The Company is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based upon age, ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), disability (mental and physical), marital status, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, national origin (including language use restrictions), political activities or affiliation, race, sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by law. Furthermore, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities and protected veterans in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations on every location in which the company has facilities. This policy of non-discrimination shall include, but not be limited to, the following employment decisions and practices: recruiting, hiring; promotions; demotions or transfers; layoffs; recalls; terminations; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; selection for training, including apprenticeship; and recruitment or recruitment advertising.

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