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AS&T Specialist Microbiology

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The Tactical Planner drives and manages the Master Production Schedule for the tactical horizon (3/4-24 months) ensuring capacity & resources are in place to support agreed demand plan to satisfy the Customer requirements and to keep the inventory at the next handover point of the supply chain at the agreed target level.

In essence the role is responsible for the service to customers ensuring the availability, in terms of date and quantity, of the shipping items to the next point of supply.


  • Establish optimal master production schedule for the tactical horizon from month 3 / 4 to 24 months, including:

    o Production volumes based on demand
    o Rough cut capacity analysis
    o Resources allocation resulting in anticipated operational costs and inventory levels

  • Is responsible for the capacity and resources planning for his/her BU for the tactical horizon.

  • Aligns Master Production Schedule (MPS) to the production plan approved in S&OP

  • Coordinates the Supply Review for his/her BU (part of S&OP process)

  • Handover on a weekly base the new week of the trade horizon to the scheduler

  • Coordinates action plans to remediate to resources constraints.

  • Optimizes local planning processes such as lead times, product segmentation, and production

    frequencies to increase the efficiency of the production unit.

  • Ensure right level of SKU Inventories at the next point of the supply chain.

  • Owns planning parameters in ERP System like MOQ, campaign size, product segmentation.

  • Confirm supply orders, firmed production orders at the entry point of the time fence.

  • Leads action plans to achieve supply performance target and drive for continuous

• Manage supply KPI reporting and analysis.


  • Master Degree ( eg. Engineering, Economics, Business Management, ...) min of 5 years of experience in planning


  • Fluent in Dutch and English with minimum a strong knowledge of French Other:

  • Passionate about supply chain, planning and analyzing complex situations and problem solving

  • Strong communicator at all levels able to communicate and influence in a clear and timely manner

  • Strategic thinker with sense of urgency and hands on problem solver

  • Change agent always looking for improvement on our way of working

  • Wizard with numbers: Solid knowledge of Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SQL

  • Knowledge in ERP systems, Advance planning solutions & S&OP processes

  • APICS Certified ( CPIM, CSCP) or equivalent

  • Experience in Pharma sector would be great




Minimum 3 years


Master's Degree


Dutch, English, French





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