Sr Planner, DRP

Illumina San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 2 months ago


  • Demonstrates effective work strategies supporting Illumina policies and processes that are focused on continuous improvement and optimal results.

  • Ensures supply globally by aligning supply and demand at distribution centers.

  • Creates and supports network distribution strategy for new product launches.

  • Develops and implements strategies to optimize safety stock and minimize inventory excess & obsolescence.

  • Acts as a data steward for master data elements impacting global supply & those impacting global supply.

  • Ensures data integrity of master data elements at distribution centers.

  • Troubleshoots transactional records to resolve inventory discrepancies.

  • Analyzes inventory reserves.

  • Builds and maintains methodology and tools for ongoing performance analysis.

  • Monitors supply chain key performance indicators, performs root cause analysis, implements action plans.

  • Leads cross-functional meetings and presents data and conclusions.

  • Develops and implements allocation strategies.

  • Prioritizes supply availability at distribution centers based on strategic and customer-based needs.

  • Escalates and communicates availability issues.

  • Leverages tools for ongoing performance analysis, performs root cause analysis, executes action plans, and participates in continuous improvement events.

  • Takes initiative to seek and implement continuous improvements.

  • Provides planning system knowledge support cross-functionally.

  • May act as a lead or guide for lower-level personnel.

  • Collaborates with S&OP to ensure alignment to operational objectives


  • Advanced master data knowledge at a global level.

  • Intermediate to advanced level skills with Microsoft Office suite.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Effective verbal, written, and presentation skills.

  • Advanced knowledge of ERP, MRP & DRP

  • SAP and Rapid Response experience or another Advanced Planning System.

  • Proficient in systematic planning solutions to mitigate material constraints.

  • Understanding of reporting and key metrics, ability to create reports and perform comprehensive data analysis.

  • Ability to perform investigative, root cause analysis.

  • Advanced knowledge of Supply Chain; APICS certification preferred.

  • Understanding of country specific import / export regulations.

  • Understanding of change management and life cycle processes.

  • Understanding of country specific import / export regulations.

  • Ability to distill complex issues into simple effective messages for management.

  • Experience with multiple product lines in a multi-site manufacturing environment.

  • Familiar with GMP and SOX regulatory and compliance requirements preferred.


  • Bachelor Degree required: Operations, Logistics, Business Administration, Supply Chain or Life Science discipline

  • Requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 3 years and a Master's degree; or equivalent experience.

Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position. Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at To learn more, visit:

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