Boehringer Ingelheim Planner, Direct Materials in SAINT JOSEPH, Missouri

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment which benefits our employees, patients and communities.


Responsible for calculating, creating, issuing, and coordinating purchase orders of assigned direct materials in support of production requirements. This includes reviewing and appropriately updating material planning fields to ensure proper mrp system functionality. The position will also serve as the communication link between production schedulers, warehousing, and quality assurance with regard to the timely availability of direct materials to support production schedules. This includes acting on mrp exceptions to support changing production requirements for both Boehringer Ingelheim manufacturing and assigned Contract Manufacturers.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for calculating, creating, and issuing purchase orders to the appropriate vendors for all direct materials to support production requirements for both BI Manufacturing and assigned Contract Manufacturers. Responsible for coordinating and communicating with the appropriate production planners the timely availability of components to support production schedules. Responsible for acting on all MRP exceptions to support production and inventory control (i.e. expedites, de-expedites, defer, cancellations).

  • Ensure all related raw materials, API's, packaging components, and/or printed components are available to support production requirements. Responsible for communicating with Purchasing, Warehousing, and QA priorities to support component availability as required. Responsible for interfacing with vendors to address any receiving or documentation issues.

  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels of direct materials to support both inventory goals and production requirements. Responsible for the analyzing and managing appropriate inventory control actions with regard to short dated or expired raw materials and obsolete packaging.

  • Responsible for the analysis and development of appropriate safety stock levels for purchased direct materials.

  • Responsible for reviewing and appropriately updating item master/item balance records to ensure proper MRP functionality.


  • Bachelor's degree, from an accredited institution, in business administration, economics, supply chain or related field and minimum four (4) years of material requirements planning and order processing experience or a minimum of nine (9) years material requirements planning and order processing experience in a manufacturing or similar environment in lieu of degree.

  • Experience must be inclusive of minimum two (2) years’ experience with ERP or similar system with emphasis on MRP, purchasing & inventory control inclusive of production planning and order processing experience.

  • General knowledge of an Advance Planning System and how it relates to an ERP or similar system. Excellent mathematical, data processing and data entry skills.

  • Basic understanding of CGMP production guidelines.

  • Ability to evaluate and interpret data and formulate logical conclusions.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be able to interface with personnel at all levels to achieve results.

  • Thorough knowledge of how an ERP System operates regarding the following modules - Material Requirements Planning (OP), Demand Planning (DP), Inventory Management (IL/OL), Product Data Management (PE) and Purchasing (P2P).

Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities:

  • APICS Certification preferred, but not required

  • Degree in Operations Management or Business preferred.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees. Since our founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today we are committed to creating value through innovation in three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. Since we are privately held, we have the ability to take an innovative, long-term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and provide valuable services and support to patients and their families. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. We are also deeply committed to our communities and our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen the neighbourhoods where we live and work.

Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Organization: US-Vetmedica

Title: Planner, Direct Materials

Location: Americas-United States-MO-Saint Joseph

Requisition ID: 187117