Supply Chain, Material and Activity Planner

St.-Prex, Switzerland

Posted: 24-Oct-2018

Ref#: CH-FER-0099 / R0007869

Headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets. The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopaedics. Ferring has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries. To learn more about Ferring or its products please visit :

In our Headquarter in St-Prex/Lausanne (Switzerland), we are looking for a:

Supply Cain, Material and Activity Planner


The Material and Activity Planner is the point of contact between Global and Local Supply Chain assuring the prioritisation of batches produced, replenishment planning of material component and avoiding obsolescence of secondary packaging.

Main Responsabilities:

  • Key point of contact between Global and Local Supply Chain 
  • Establish and follow a priority list of batches to be released
  • Interacting on a daily basis with the QC, QA, Warehouse and Production Departments 
  • Manage obsolete stock of secondary packaging 
  • Manage Planning for rework activity
  • Analyse replenishment proposal from Planning module of ERP (ASCP) 
  • Optimize order size of the material to get the best purchasing price
  • Minimize obsolescence costs of purchased material 
  • Back up of the Third Party Manufacturing (TPM) & Material Planner during holidays
  • Build and optimize Department KPI’s

Required Experience & Competences:
  • Ideally 3 to 5 years’ experience in Supply Chain
  • Strong analytical & problem solving skills
  • Good communication, good leadership 
  • Organised & proactive approach
  • Teamwork and customer orientated
  • Strong knowledge of Excel (Advanced Level) 
  • Fluency in French and English
  • Good understanding of the manufacturing processes to get the best performance and find the optimum planning

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