Edwards Lifesciences Senior Analyst, Planner/Buyer in Irvine, California
This is a great opportunity for a Sr. Analyst who will be part of the Manufacturing Team to plan and ensure the execution of the business unit production schedule. The Sr. Analyst will develop the Manufacturing Production Plan from the Master Production Schedule and or Project Team (R&D/Clinical) requirements with increased complexity and volume and with higher level of autonomy.
Essential job functions include:
Manage issues preventing execution of the MPS and production plan. Issues include but are not limited to non-conforming materials or processes, material or equipment availability, completing unplanned requirements from R&D.
Analyze resource availability, develop short and mid-range capacity plans with manufacturing teams, and lead teams to ensure plans are met.
Generate work orders using the Manufacturing Enterprise system.
Manage work order progress, including working with production and other supporting departments (e.g., quality, microbiology, engineering) to ensure production plans are met.
Facilitate consensus review process of Master Production Plan across global manufacturing network.
Enable transition of Push planning methodologies to Pull Planning methodologies in value stream segment.
Establish and maintain gross inventory targets with increased complexity and may review work of associates/team members. Includes developing action plans to minimize inventory exposure and for scrapping or mitigating excess and obsolete parts based on business information.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of experience in production control or in manufacturing.
Master’s degree and experience working in the medical device and/or regulated industry preferred.
APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) CPIM certification is preferred.
Experience ERP (e.g JDE) preferred.
Strong data analysis and data management skills.
Full knowledge of material requirements planning (MRP), lean concepts and inventory management programs (e.g, JIT/Kanban, Min/Max).
Knowledge and understanding of procedures and guidelines relevant to purchasing material and/or production control.
Proven expertise in Microsoft Office Suite.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills including negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives.
Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels.
Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment.
Must be able to work in a team environment, including inter-departmental teams, key contact representing the organization on contracts or projects, and vendors/suppliers.
Ability to interact with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 15,000 individuals worldwide.
For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.