NPI Instrument Planner at Illumina, Inc.

Posted in Architecture 19 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: San Diego, California

Job Description:

Do you want to make a difference? Illumina’s mission is to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome. If that inspires you, let’s talk. We’ve built a culture fueled by innovation, collaboration and openness, and established ourselves as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies. Our people and our technology change lives by driving advancements in life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging markets. Life at Illumina is about working with teammates who are deeply passionate about what we do, because we know that our work has the power to improve lives. We’re an established company with a track record of phenomenal growth. Just check out our investor events and presentations to learn about our financial accomplishments. Our growth isn’t just in financials, we’ve been busy hiring the best and the brightest. Perhaps that’s why MIT has ranked Illumina near the top of its World’s Smartest Companies each of the last three years. If you thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment, Illumina is the place for you. Join the journey of a lifetime. Join Illumina.

The NPI Planning team at Illumina is responsible for ensuring supply to support the launch of new products. We manage planning and materials requirements from development, through pilot and transfer to Manufacturing.  We ensure accurate development of BOMs, routings, and master data.  We align supply and demand, manage capacity constraints, support initial builds, and ensure product flow through our global manufacturing and distribution network.

This position is a key role supporting product line execution, delivery and distribution for NPI Instrument platforms. The ideal candidate will possess the skills and aptitude to manage the technical side of planning and the cross-functional skills to successfully collaborate with Marketing, Quality, Engineering, R&D and Finance. The NPI Instrument Planner is expected to ensure schedule adherence, assist with timely implementation of new product launches, and ensure effective inventory management. This role is expected to take initiative to seek and implement continuous improvement, considering the impact of their decisions across the entire supply chain.

  • Create, maintain and execute detailed production and distribution plans to meet customer requirements, optimize inventory and  balance plant utilization and capacity

  • Develop and implement strategies to optimize safety stock minimize inventory obsolescence

  • Develop and implement allocation strategies for products in short supply

  • Review, resolve and escalate issues that impact plan completion

  • Support new product launches by managing completion of supply chain activities that must occur to ensure initial builds of

  • inventory for launch and sustaining availability

  • Participate in Engineering Change Order review, approval and implementation of material phase-in and phase-out

  • Ensure data integrity of master data elements which drive production and MRP (safety stock, cycle times, BOM accuracy, effectivity dates)Manage timely execution of MRP actions to ensure uninterrupted supply to customer

  • Troubleshoot transactional records to resolve inventory discrepancies and manufacturing variances

  • Build and maintain methodology and tools for ongoing performance analysis

Monitor supply chain key performance indicators, publish performance reports, perform root cause analysis, implement action plans, and strive for continuous improvement. (plan vs actual, internal demand, process flow, expiry, shortages, etc)

  • Provide training support for new personnel

  • Provide planning system knowledge support for site and affiliates

  • Create Ad hoc reports/analysis

  • Build and maintain methodology and tools for ongoing performance analysis

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at 858-255-5081. To learn more, visit:

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