Sr. Production Planner

Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corporation Plainsboro , NJ 08536

Posted 4 months ago


Integra LifeSciences, a world leader in medical technology, is dedicated to limiting uncertainty for surgeons, so they can concentrate on providing the best patient care. Integra offers innovative solutions in orthopedic extremity surgery, neurosurgery, reconstructive and general surgery, and regenerative wound care.

Integra's orthopedic products include devices and implants for foot and ankle, hand and wrist, shoulder and elbow, tendon and peripheral nerve protection and repair. Integra is a leader in neurosurgery, offering a broad portfolio of implants, devices, instruments and systems used in neurosurgery, neuromonitoring, neurotrauma, and related critical care. Integra's Tissue Technologies is an in-patient and outpatient Regenerative product portfolio, which includes products for wound care, burns, abdominal reconstruction, and plastic & reconstructive surgery. In the United States, Integra is a leading provider of surgical instruments to hospitals, surgery centers and alternate care sites, including physician and dental offices.

Founded in 1989 Integra is headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey and has over 4,500 employees worldwide. Integra's common stock is listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol "IART."


  • Supports the manufacturing of skin, medical, and private label sub-assemblies and finished goods through the translation of forecasts and planned orders into a Master Production Schedule to meet customer demand and delivery goals.

  • Coordinates with the corporate planning team and other Integra manufacturing plants to define demand plans and create supply plans.

  • Tracks the status of work in progress, reschedules and/or interfaces with corporate planning, manufacturing and procurement to align on weekly/monthly schedule.

  • Foresees and escalates potential scheduling interruptions or constraints (i.e. resources, capacity, demand surges, component shortages, emergency maintenance, etc.) and works closely with the manufacturing team to minimize impact to the production schedule.

  • Maintain MRP operating data.

  • Proactively communicate on product availability to minimize any potential backorders.

  • Expedite production orders that are needed in less than the normal lead time to improve the shortfall between the current plan and the requirements to meet or exceed the customer expectations.

  • Acts on order release actions and exception messages from Oracle R12. Reschedules work in the case of capacity/supply constraints, material/labor shortages, backlogs or scheduled interruptions.

  • Acts on termination or cancellation requests from demand planning, sales, or customer service.

  • Receives and reviews sales orders against current requirements and work in progress using the material requirement planning report.

  • Utilize statistical methods, such as re-order points, and best practices for inventory planning.

  • Provides input and recommendations on improving supply chain strategies, policies and practices to achieve Best-in-Class Supply Chain Management.

  • Track Non-Conformances, monitor impact on product availability and work closely with Quality Assurance (QA) to prioritize NCs.

  • Track and consolidate key metrics, identify trends and propose corrective actions to protect the production plan.

  • Develop, implement and support planning improvements to achieve cost reductions, quality improvement, productivity increases and inventory integrity.

  • Be a subject matter expert of the production/material process flow and be a partner to the manufacturing team.

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external customers to ensure that requirement to support the manufacturing operations are met.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management/Business Administration - Advanced degree a plus

  • APICS certification a plus

  • 5+ years Supply Chain planning and/or inventory, operations planning experience when accompanied by a Bachelor's degree OR 3+ years of experience with a Master's degree.

  • Strong computer skills, including experience with ERP systems and planning software (Oracle is a plus) and Microsoft Office experience required.

  • Strong understanding of MRP and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards related to End to End Supply Chain concepts.

  • Experience in scheduling manufacturing and production control techniques desired.

  • Experience working in medical device industry or a highly regulated environment.

  • Strong organization, communication, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Sound leadership qualities and demonstrated good judgment

  • Ability to communicate well with all levels of staff and with other departments, both written and verbal

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