Ops Planning Manager (717286)
Zimmer Biomet

Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey

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Job Summary

Zimmer Biomet is a global medical technology leader. Our team members are part of a company with a heritage of leadership, a focus on shaping the future, and a mission dedicated to alleviating pain and improving the quality of life for people around the world.

The Operations Planning Manager oversees the planning operations and activities at their plant location(s), including production planning and materials planning. This includes driving process standardization, efficiency, and communication of process inputs and outputs.

The Operations Planning Manager must understand and champion the standard processes that are communicated by regional leadership and CI teams, and ensure adherence to those procedures at their location(s). Drawing on Zimmer Biomet and industry best practices, the Operations Planning Manager must work to ensure accurate and reliable planning of materials and production of goods based on supply plans provided by central supply chain planning. In doing so, this position helps Zimmer Biomet commit to the highest standards of patient safety and quality in our products and services and to world-class integrity and ethical business practices.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Strategy & Vision

  • Manages operations planning and activities for anywhere from one to three locations, depending on plant size and output
  • Enables Zimmer Biomet to achieve highly reliable supply chain solutions through strategic planning, enterprise optimization and logistical excellence
  • Promotes operational best practices and alignment across operations and materials planning within their locations of oversight Operations
  • Acts as process owner for operations planning and materials planning activities within their location(s)
  • Facilitates knowledge transfer upwards to regional leader, and within their planning team at the plant location
  • Collaboration with multiple cross functional teams including Operations, Sourcing, Commercial Operations, Product Management, Distribution & Logistics, and Customer Service in the creation, execution, and communication of local supply plans
  • Manages location specific KPIs through periods of normal and abnormal supply (shortages, disruptions, etc.)
  • Assists regional planning leader to foster communication between Planning Ops personnel and Supply Planning personnel at their plant to ensure unified planning functions
  • Ensures regular capability reviews and site supply reviews are completed and outputs are communicated
  • Handles escalations within their plant, engaging in further escalation procedures at the regional level as necessary

People Management

  • Typically manages a group of exempt team members.
  • Provides employees with a work environment that is open and conducive to high performance, personal development and career growth and in line with the cultural attributes of Zimmer Biomet
  • Leads team resources and budgets, and provides vision for the development of compelling long term value propositions specific to their location
  • Promotes the development of the site planning team, and manages planning for development and training opportunities

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and might not necessarily comprise all of the essential functions for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Expected Areas of Competence
  • Strong expertise in supply chain planning and management
  • Hold leadership and employees accountable to expectations
  • Strong communication, planning, and negotiation skills
  • General management experience, including staffing, organization, and motivating team members
  • Strong understanding of end-to-end supply chain interactions and activities
  • Strong analytical tools to issue, support, and execute decisions
  • Ability to communicate effectively both upwards, downwards, and across the organization
Education/Experience Requirements
  • Education/Experience Requirements · BS or BA in Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations, Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, or other related field
  • 6-8 years of experience in supply chain, project management, planning, or IT systems, strongly preferred to have experience in all areas.
  • Leadership experience required
  • Experience with medical devices preferred · Experience with one or more ERP system preferred.
Travel Requirements

up to 10%

Additional Information

At Zimmer Biomet, we believe in The Power of Us, which means that we are stronger together. We are committed to creating an environment where every team member feels included, respected, empowered, and celebrated.

As a Zimmer Biomet team member, you will share in our commitment to providing mobility and renewed life to people around the world. This is why we offer you a competitive rewards package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, wellness incentives, employee assistance programs as well as paid time off for vacation and holidays.


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