Supply Chain Planner II


Follow Your Genki to North America's largest, state-of-the-art Life Science Manufacturing Facility & CDMO

The work we do at FDB has never been more important—and we are looking for talented candidates to join us. We are growing our locations, our capabilities, and our teams, and looking for passionate, mission-driven people like you who want to make a real difference in people’s lives. Join FDB and help manufacture the next vaccine, cure, or gene therapy in partnership with some of the most innovative biopharma companies across the globe. We are proud to cultivate a culture that will fuel your passion, energy and drive - what we call Genki.

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We are growing our locations and are investing more than $2 billion into establishing a new large-scale manufacturing site for biopharmaceuticals in the United States to accelerate the growth of our Bio CDMO (Contract and Development Manufacturing Organization) business. This will be the largest end-to-end cell culture CDMO provider in North America.

The new site will offer end-to-end solutions to our customers looking to manufacture biopharmaceuticals in the US. In addition to drug substance manufacture, it will also provide automated fill-finish and assembly, packaging, and labeling services. The new state-of-the-art facility is located in Holly Springs, North Carolina, United States.

The Supply Chain Planner role will be supporting the operations of GMP Purchasing and Supply Chain Planning at our Holly Springs site to ensure that the right materials are available at the right time, in the correct quantity to support GMP production. This role will support the materials planning process and direct purchasing while liaising with both internal and external stakeholders on the status of material readiness. The full life cycle of material management will also include the running of the ERP SAP system using MRP. The Supply Chain Planner will support these processes and supply chain teams on a longer strategic planning horizon. This role will be responsible for supporting the planning team and orchestrating associated task to start up the Holly Springs facility while transitioning into commercial operations, including, but not limited, establishing standard operating procedure, reports, material plans, manage projects and stakeholders. The Supply Chain Planner is expected to collaborate closely with all stakeholders across the Fujifilm sites and supply chain teams to setup accurate master data for both material and production planning in the SAP ERP system.

External US

Job Responsibilities

Coordinate process activities for the material purchasing, including responsibilities for inventory, suppliers, and execution of material MRP planning.

Ensure material availability by effectively communicating with vendors and internal customers to make sure materials are received and released for manufacturing.

Develop and support the indirect material procurement strategy for manufacturing needs across all manufacturing buildings for SAP and Non-BOM material. (In the project phase will be establishing the strategy in OPEX it will be to maintain)

Establishes controls to ensure the business is operating at the highest level of performance and minimized supply chain risk.

Maintain adequate levels of material in support of the manufacturing organization while adhering to corporate inventory objectives

Coordinate and integrate the flow of materials and information among suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and customers, identifying opportunities for improving efficiency, effectiveness, and capabilities of the supply chain.

Work closely with master data team to enroll/maintain material builds and Bills of Materials for accurate in the ERP system for production processes and inventory consumption in SAP. (In project phase the focus will be enrolling materials and change requests)

Monitor overall inventory management for assigned process and develop necessary actions to reduce slow moving and obsolete inventory. Additionally, monitor review/analyze Demand and Supply changes and trends for supplier lead times.

Maintain compliance with all regulatory requirements and ethical standards related to procurement.

Develop and continuously improve supplier relationship and programs.

Oversee the weekly reporting functions for material status and ensure correct allocation of materials to support the production schedule for all manufacturing areas.

Work with Finance, Process Science, Production, Quality Control, Warehouse and Quality Assurance to provide support in production needs, batch readiness, batch closure and compliance.

Participate in existing and new project planning processes to assure timely acquisition of materials and production BoMs to support project runs for new clients and new processes introduced as required.

Work with clients to support their material planning and reconciliation processes.

Ensure material availability by coordinating delivery and release with the purchasing, warehousing, QA/CQ, and Vendor departments while helping to resolve any problems associated with availability

Job Requirements

BS/BA degree or equivalent plus an additional 2+ years of experience in Supply Chain.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written for discussing complex business processes.

Positive, customer service-oriented skills and behavior

Strong organizational skills and ability to problem-solving in a logical and analytical manner.

Ability to coordinate, facilitate, and work effectively to meet aggressive deadlines.

Ability to multi-task, prioritize, manage time, problem solve, and work as part of a team.

Must be a proactive change agent and possess leadership skills to build and maintain a team-oriented environment.

Must have at least 2 years of experience and a solid understanding of ERP systems in a manufacturing environment; advanced capability in balancing procurement and inventory management/MRP within the ERP system settings, preferably with SAP.

Must have at least 2 years of experience and knowledge of developing and implementing purchasing strategies.

Intermediate computer skills in applications such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Ability to develop and maintain business and technical documentation, preferably with cGMP background.

Preferred Skills

APICS Training and/or Certifications, CPIM (Certified in Production & Inventory Management), CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) Certifications and/or Six Sigma training, and/or certification(s) is a plus.

FDBN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify or any other protected class. If an accommodation to the application process is needed, please email

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of FUJIFILM about this requisition. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at FUJIFILM via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of FUJIFILM, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by FUJIFILM for this requisition and a valid agreement with FUJIFILM is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the FUJIFILM agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Job Type
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53 days ago

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