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Bausch Health Planner (WA) in Bothell, Washington

Career Opportunities: Planner (WA) (2991)

Requisition ID 2991 - Posted 01/13/2021 - US - Bothell - Operations - US - Bothell, WA

Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) is a global company that develops, manufactures and markets a range of pharmaceutical, medical device and over-the-counter products, primarily in the therapeutic areas of eye health, gastroenterology and dermatology. We are delivering on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health. Each day, Bausch Health products are used by over 150 million people around the world.

Our approximately 21,000 employees are united around our mission of improving people’s lives with our health care products, and we manufacture and market health care products directly or indirectly in approximately 100 countries.

The Planner is responsible for planning, scheduling, coordinating, and monitoring of products through the complete production cycle to meet or exceed all global Customer Service level and Inventory goals.


  • Coordinates with Manufacturing management to plan, schedule, coordinate and monitor products through the complete production cycle to meet actual and forecasted customer demands and maintain safety stocks;

  • Advises management of the status of work in progress, material availability, and potential production problems to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials and services are provided as needed.

  • Works from master production plan to establish production schedules, capacity requirements and shop orders to ensure materials are provided according to schedules; coordinates with Materials, Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain and QC groups as required.

  • Determines and manages potential line shortages by analyzing build schedules, shortage reports, on hand inventory reports and supplier delivery information.

  • Resolves work order variances and determines/tracks root causes.

  • Responsible for maintaining accurate information of production schedules, customer orders, Bills of Materials for manufactured and outside processed assemblies; cross-functionally coordinates BoM changes to minimize scrap and disruption to Manufacturing while maintaining Service Level goals.

  • Prepares and maintains Planning, Routing, Backflushing, Receiving, etc. parameters in the Manufacturing/MRP system and other necessary reports on production output, efficiency output, capacity and other reports as directed.

  • Attends daily and weekly production meetings.

  • Reviews existing planning tools and suggests improvements or new tools.

  • Participates in Supply Chain Process Development and Implementation.

  • Works with Cost Accounting for month end close.

  • May work with Customer Service to review customer demand and provide projected ship dates for customer orders.

  • May provide daily customer backorder reporting; analyze and provide recovery schedules for backordered product.

  • May report and host monthly Forecast Performance meetings with global planners and commercial sales representatives.


  • Requires a minimum of an Associate’s degree, preferably in a technical field or Business Administration, or equivalent work-related experience.

  • A minimum of 2-3 years Production Planning experience in a manufacturing environment, particularly in the manufacture of instrumentation and/or medical devices including:

  • Knowledge and experience in the utilization of ERP systems and planning tools.

  • Knowledge and experience in Bill of Material structures and component specifications.

  • Inventory management knowledge to include knowledge of various inventory transactions.

  • Good data entry skills in an MRP/ERP environment.

  • Experience working within a rigorous quality system environment (i.e., ISO 13485, FDA cGMP/QSR) preferred.

  • Exhibits a proactive approach to job performance.

  • Exhibits excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Strong collaboration, team building, and development skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.

  • Strong MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Access skills a plus).

  • Experience with BPCS ERPLx system is preferred.

  • APICS certification is preferred.

This position may be available in the following location(s): US - Bothell, WA

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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Bausch Health is an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.