Company: Coghlin Companies
Location: West Boylston
Posted on: August 6, 2022
Job Description1.0 Position Reports to:1.1 Director of Supply
Cogmedix is a team of talented and caring associates bringing OEM
medical technology to life. Providing turnkey manufacturing
services to a broad range of medical and dental OEM's, Cogmedix
delivers high quality products to market with compliance,
competence, and commitment. Cogmedix provides a high level of
flexibility in product launch and demand management and aligns
itself with innovative companies that maintain similar high
standards in honesty and integrity. Cogmedix is a subsidiary of
Coghlin Companies, Inc., a privately held concept to
commercialization firm spanning four generations. Visit Cogmedix
and sign up for the e-Newsletter at www.Cogmedix.com. Prepare and
present detailed reports on material/schedule constraints and
improvements based from MRP in order to ensure production and
capacity planning efforts align with customer requirements.
Continuously collaborates with Supply Chain to identify material
shortages and proposes resolutions for all production requirements.
Works with the Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering and Quality
teams to balance the material flow from suppliers to manufacturing
based on MRP demand. Provides delivery commitments to Program
Managers supported by materials lead time and capacity analysis.
Manages work orders in preparation for and upon release to
Manufacturing, proper movements through the routings, proper
closure in a timely manner, and preform maintenance as required.
Ensure kits are free of shortages and lower level makes are
prepared to meet demand requirements. Assists in developing a
production material plan, lead times, resource, and timeline
requirements in order to delight customers' expectations. Assists
in production risk assessment and mitigation activities. Drives all
production material planning efforts to ensure 100% customer on
3.0 Responsibilities:3.1 Assists in all production material and
capacity planning efforts using multiple tools to perform analysis
and reporting. In this capacity, the Material Planner performs such
3.1.1 Release and prioritization of jobs for a given
3.1.2 Monitors the progress of jobs to ensure OTD.
3.1.3 Provides shortage reports to the cell and to the Purchasing
Team to ensure we are taking appropriate purchasing activities.
3.1.4 Ensures Production Lead Time aligns with ERP output
(reviewing any misalignments or outliers).
3.2 Prepares and presents detailed reports on material/schedule
constraints and improvements based from MRP in order to ensure
production and capacity planning efforts align with intended
results. These reports may include but are not limited to:
3.2.1 S/O Backlog Report
3.2.2 Unissued Materials Report (ensure all material has been
issued to the jobs)
3.2.3 Inventory Status Reports
3.2.4 PO Receipt Status
3.3 Collaborates with Supply Chain and continuously identifies,
reports, and proposes resolutions for material shortages for all
production. In this capacity, the Material Planner ensures material
readiness to support production schedules and customer
requirements. This includes:
3.3.1 Delivery of kits to the production cells.
3.3.2 Identification of any known shortages with date due and
3.4 Works with the Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering and
Quality teams to balance the material flow from suppliers to
manufacturing based on MRP demand. In this capacity, the Material
3.4.1 Interfaces with the Material Coordinators, Warehouse
Associates, Production Floor, Engineering, and Quality. This
interface may include activities such as attendance at Daily
Production Meetings (aka, "Challenge Busters").
3.4.2 Provides delivery commitments to Program Managers supported
by materials lead time and capacity analysis.
3.4.3 Enters/updates Sales Orders in ERP as requested.
3.5 Manage work orders in preparation for and upon release to
Manufacturing. Ensure kits are short free and lower level makes are
prepared to meet demand requirements. In support of these
responsibilities, the Materials Planner performs the following:
3.5.1 Reviews Job status with Assembly Completion.
3.5.2 Ensures material transactions are completed with product
3.5.3 Ensures all component materials are appropriately issued.
3.5.4 Ensures sub-assemblies are properly processed.
3.5.5 Reviews for appropriate serialization as required.
3.6 Assists in developing a production material plan, lead times,
resource, and timeline requirements in order to delight customers
and meet mutually agreed to expectations.
3.7 Monitors WIP to ensure that any Aging WIP or Material Variances
are addressed in a timely fashion.
3.8 Assists in production risk assessment and mitigation
activities. At times, this may involve providing material analysis
to the Program Managers for quick turn/hot orders.
3.9 Notifies Program Managers and other key stakeholders of any
delays and outages affecting commitments.
3.10 Provides excellent customer service and ensures customer
3.11 May serve as part of the Scaled Product Launch Team.
3.12 Other duties as required.
4.0 Essential Requirements: 4.1 Positive attitude, self-motivator,
tenacious follow up, and superior organization skills. 4.2 Superior
customer (internal and external) service attitude. 4.3 Excellent
teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills.
4.4 Ability to understand the BOM Structure and how the material
and work flows within production
4.5 ERP expertise required. Epicor E10 preferred.
4.6 Demonstrated ability to drive change.
4.7College degree preferred.
4.8 Working knowledge of cGMP, FDA QSR, ISO 13485, SOP's, work
rules and safety guidelines preferred.
4.9 3+ years of planning experience in a high mix low volume
medical device manufacturing environment preferred.
4.10 Strong understanding of BOM structures and material planning
4.11 APICS CPIM preferred. 4.12 Strong skill in Microsoft Office
Programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, and Visio)
required. 4.13 Effective communication skills, both written and
verbal. 4.14 Must be able to read, write and comprehend
4.15 A demonstrated commitment to company values.
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general
nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to
this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills
required of all personnel so classified. Equal Opportunity Employer
Keywords: Coghlin Companies, Worcester , Material Planner, Other , West Boylston, Massachusetts
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