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Manager, Production Planning

Bachem is a listed technology-based company focused on peptide chemistry. The company provides a full range of services to the pharma and biotech industries. It specializes in the development of innovative, efficient manufacturing processes and the reliable production of peptide-based active pharmaceutical ingredients. A comprehensive catalog of biochemicals and exclusive custom syntheses for research labs complete the service portfolio. Headquartered in Switzerland with subsidiaries in Europe, the US and Asia, the group has a global reach with more experience and know-how than any other company in the industry. Towards its customers, Bachem shows total commitment to quality, innovation and partnership.

In order to continue our organic growth, we are constantly looking for talent.

Your Responsibilities

The Manager Supply Chain Planning will be responsible for the planning of final product and raw materials

and centralization of activities related to supply chain flow.


Your Tasks

Provide leadership to a team of supply chain planners located in Torrance and Vista.

Oversee and drive supply chain activities for the S&OP as well as all raw materials.

Facilitate monthly demand forecast aggregation, including consensus between functions and stakeholders.

Monitor the demand plan performance throughout the month to provide detailed input to Sales and management for use in demand review and S&OP meetings.

Develop Capacity simulation process to run what if analysis and support an optimal utilization.

Provide suggestions for the creation of a monthly supply plan to the scheduling team.

Responsible for setting safety stock levels, managing inventory tracking processes and reconciliation and implementing inventory optimization opportunities for raw materials and final products in scope.

Interface with Sourcing team to secure long term supply continuity. Understand tradeoffs between cost and volume.

Partner with sourcing teams to allocate constrained components, ensure aggressive raw material inventory strategies are set, and ensure minimal material obsolescence.

Coordination with Warehouse teams and perform replenishment planning of materials

Create and drive continuous improvement of world-class demand planning and Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes.

Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to continuously optimize the Supply Chain strategies.

Your Profile

Master’s Degree in Chemistry or similar field with minimum of 5 years’ experience in Supply Chain Planning or

Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or similar field with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in Supply Chain Planning

Experience delivering the total demand plan through a S&OP cycle

Experience with planning materials and ensuring availability

Ability to measure forecast accuracy and determining root causes for deviations

Strong experience in ERP system.

Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze complex data, set and derive actionable conclusions to inform forecast

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Expert computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment

Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues

Detail oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems

Ability to work independently and manage one’s time

Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment



SAP Experience

MBA degree


We Offer

You will be part of a motivated team overseeing the entire development cycle of respective APIs. If you are

looking for a new challenge and want to join a motivated team in an internationally renowned company,

you should seize this opportunity

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles