Boehringer Ingelheim Specialist, Buyer Planner in FREMONT, California

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 performing the detailed production planning and purchasing functions within the Supply Chain team and is accountable for all supply management activities for multiple clinical and/or commercial products.

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:

  • Performs buying duties based upon the production plan. Maintains appropriate level of raw material inventory for assigned products/materials. Follow-up, track and expedite deliveries as required.

  • Enters and maintains the integrity of Material Resource Planning (MRP) / Material Master Data

  • Develops Bills of Materials (BOM) in partnership with Process Science, Manufacturing and Quality

  • Works with cross functional teams including Project Management, Process Development, Quality, Manufacturing, Logistics and our customers to develop and implement robust Supply Chain Management Plans

  • Identifies opportunities for inventory reduction and reduces waste/scrap

  • Participates in Project Team meetings to update the teams on all Supply Chain Management related topics

  • Coordinates efforts with Purchasing and/or Quality for resolution of supplier issues

  • Processes material returns, works with accounting to resolve payment issues, assists in identifying and resolving inventory discrepancies

  • Monitors and reports on Key Performance Indicators (KPI) as outlined by the client or department

  • Communicates to management and the project teams significant material and/or supplier problems that may impact the supply chain. Resolves any discrepancies with quantity, delivery, cost and quality proactively and reactively. Plans and prioritizes deliveries. Coordinates with operations to expedite as required to support production.


  • Requires a minimum of five (5) years buying/planning experience preferably in a pharmaceutical environment with a Bachelor's of Science degree

  • In lieu of five (5) years minimum experience, three (3) years direct experience may be considered with a Master's of Science degree.

  • Requires experience utilizing a MRP system (highly prefer SAP) to plan, order, cost, track materials

  • Must have experience utilizing Advanced Planning systems to plan, track and coordinate shipment of materials, API and product

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills including Microsoft Word and PowerPoint strongly preferred

  • Ability to do complex analysis in Microsoft Excel is a must

  • Ability to develop and improve processes based Six Sigma or LEAN methodologies (certification a plus) strongly preferred

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills with the ability to work under pressure is necessary to be successful in this role

  • Physical Demands / Surroundings – Works in an office setting under desirable conditions with few or no disagreeable features. Duties do not require incumbent to exert physical effort beyond normal office conditions. The individual may be required to enter production support areas. Some domestic and international travel required.

  • Visual Demands - Must be able to read and see clearly. Vision clarity with or without correction to read handwritten as well as computer generated documents.

  • Attendance / Schedule - Attendance requirements are based on general attendance policies and the needs of the business as set forth by direct manager.

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

Who We Are:

At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.

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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-BI Fremont

Title: Specialist, Buyer Planner

Location: Americas-US-CA-Fremont

Requisition ID: 185414