Materials Planner in Baltimore, Maryland at Pall

Date Posted: 8/27/2019

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Job ID: LIF004361

About Us

Find what drives you on a team with a 70+ year history of being recognized for discovery, determination, and innovation.   As a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, Pall Corporation thrives on helping our customers protect people. Our portfolio is broad, so if your interests lie along the spectrum of Life Sciences to Industrial, you’ll find a rewarding role here.  Our career opportunities are as diverse as our products and they are all focused on creating better lives and a better planet.  At Pall, we believe that innovation is our legacy, our privilege, and our destiny. If that resonates with you, join us! 


Responsible for the materials planning, scheduling and ordering activities associated with the delivery of specific customer products. Plans and coordinates receipt and inventory of material to ensure on-time delivery of customer orders while achieving assigned inventory levels. Utilize various business systems, a variety of reports and other related tools to ensure timely and economical completion of customer requirements.  Drives activities to ensure achievement of supply alignment to optimize revenue by period.

If you combine significant material operations experience (e.g. planning, purchasing, scheduling, etc.) with strong interpersonal and relationship building skills and the ability to effectively prioritize and remain organized in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, the role of Materials Planner with Pall Corporation offers you multiple opportunities:
  • You will have the opportunity to make an impact as you manage daily material planning operations and drive improvements to support our business.
  • The role will provide you with broad visibility and exposure as you work cross-functionally with Sales to Manufacturing to Service, Logistics, Leadership and more. You'll also regularly interact with customers.
  • We can promise you won't get bored! Every day is different. If you like a fast-paced environment where your focus will change often and take on new challenges, you'll enjoy Pall.
  • Material demand in ERP based on production planning, maintenance planning, repairs planning, sales orders or statistical methods.
  • Issues daily replenishment orders in accordance with MRP for assigned product lines or suppliers.
  • Material Net Requirements and forecasts in ERP (or alternative) based on MRP process. 
  • Leadership and coordination of missing parts anticipation process and missing parts root cause analysis.
  • Planning and inventory strategy deployment based on parts typology, demand input, volume, price and other potential characteristics.  Analyze and establish safety stock levels.
  • Leads activities cross functionally to help assure ability to execute the supply chain and to revenue optimization activities – i.e, identifies available inventory and orders that we can ship early.  Communication with Factory on expected supply plan to assure revenue outlook is accurate.  Provides updates and visibility regularly.
  • Material master data maintenance (MRP type, MRP controller, make/buy, planning strategy, MRP parameters, Source vendor/PIR, Delivery Plant, Item Category, etc.
  • Maintains up-to-date systems data such as safety stocks, lead times, minimum buys, planner notes on MD04
  • The Material Planner/Buyer is responsible for purchasing material from our suppliers, internal and external, to ensure appropriate levels of inventory based on our on customer needs. 
  • Routinely reschedules purchase orders (expedites, de-expedites, or cancels) so that the operating system can be a reliable indicator on shipping date to production facility.  Works MRP messages and resolves late in-transit issues to assure an accurate MRP outlook.
  • Works with Materials Review Board (MRB) to determine disposition and makes recommendation to prevent scrap.  Focus on preventing new and reducing existing inventory obsolescence.
  • Balances current and future demand requirements with manufacturing and supplier capabilities/ capacities to ensure completion of customer requirements.
  • Supports cost reduction projects and improvement initiatives to achieve overall business objectives.
  • Supports New Product Launch planning processes and forecast outlook collaboration along with Spare parts program and Customer consignment inventory.
  • Proactively provide updates to Sales Representatives through verbal or electronic communication with best available information to support customer satisfaction objectives.
  • Track and Monitor weekly shipment plan vs. actual for the assigned product category
  • Month-end Revenue Projection and Reporting
  • Leads calls with internal teams for supply and revenue outlook and some Customer visits around supply challenges may be required on occasion.
  • Initiate expedite shipment request to Logistics as necessary.
  • Other duties upon request.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Logistics, Supply Chain or other related field OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 4+ years of purchasing or planning experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred; manufacturing experience in a planning capacity preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills required (V-lookups, pivot tables, and formula entry). 
  • Experience using large ERP in purchasing or planning activities is required. SAP is preferred.
  • APICS CPIM or CPM certification preferred but not required. 
  • Willingness to travel up to 20% of the time.
Position Competencies 
  • Results oriented, problem solving, personally vested and motivated self-starter with initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills with the ability to interact effectively with diverse stakeholders at multiple levels 
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills required.
  • Continuous improvement mind-set
Other Requirements 
  • Fast-paced, results oriented, process and data driven environment.
  • Operates effectively in a diverse and inclusive global environment.
  • Acts professional and with integrity in all situations.
  • To work safely and to comply with the company’s health, safety and environmental (HSE) policies and procedures. 
Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Pall Corporation is proud to be part of the Danaher global family of more than 20 operating companies, driving meaningful innovation in some of today’s most dynamic, growing industries.  Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
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