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Production Planner ll

NanoString Technologies

NanoString Technologies

Bothell, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 1, 2024

Our Mission is to Map the Universe of Biology.

Improving the human condition is what fuels our passion for finding new ways of enabling scientific exploration. As a company, we strive to create end-to-end solutions that are simpler, easier, faster and more relevant to today’s life science challenges.

As the pioneer in the field of spatial biology, NanoString enables scientists across the globe to envision molecular interactions in three dimensions with three different systems, the nCounter® Analysis System, the GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiler (DSP) and the CosMx™ Spatial Molecular Imager (SMI) platform. As a result, scientists can see the multiomic expression of genes and proteins in the natural context of tissue structure.

Since our founding in 2003, we have earned a reputation as a respected, trusted pioneer of innovative technologies that support our customers in their relentless pursuit of answers. Our products are based on a novel digital molecular barcoding technology invented at the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle under the direction of Dr. Leroy Hood.

With our technologies, our customers continue to extend our understanding of biology to answer previously unsolvable questions with consistent, reliable results.

However, NanoString is much more than innovative products. The secret sauce to the company’s success is our people, who are committed to excellence and dedicated to catalyzing the next biological revolution. Collectively, we live our corporate values of ambition, grit, ingenuity, authenticity, and customers every day…and never stop asking “What if?”

Job Summary:
The Planner II plays a critical role in managing the production planning process for materials and labor needs to meet sales forecasts and product delivery requirements daily. This individual handles details of a confidential and critical nature and must function efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced professional environment.

Qualifications and Requirements (Education, Experience, Specific Skills):
• At least two years of related experience in a dynamic, high-tech environment
• Familiarity with an ERP system, preferably Microsoft Navision
• Strong communication, negotiation, and organizational skills
• High degree of detail orientation
• Ability to work independently with little oversight
• Ability to independently prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects with competing priorities and deadlines
• Ability to manage communications from both internal and external sources

Essential Functions:

  • Performs advanced-level professional planning work and manages complex planning projects to completion
  • Responsible for material requirements planning, capacity planning, and production control activity
  • Maintains and reports on Key Performance Indicators for Planning adherence, WIP monitoring, Work Center Utilization, planning backlog, master data accuracy (planning related), customer backorder, lead time, and schedule attainment
  • Monitors and optimizes planning related master data elements
  • Supports and maintains internal forecasts for internally manufactured instruments
  • Works under general supervision with latitude for independent judgement
  • Works closely with Procurement, Instrument Manufacturing, and Warehouse/Logistics
  • Ensures inventory levels and turns goals are achieved, including reduction of back orders
  • Manages daily planning meeting
  • Runs MRP at reasonable intervals and places appropriate work orders
  • Liaises with all stakeholders to ensure the timely execution of production orders
  • May consult with senior peers on projects

Qualifications and Requirements (Education, Experience, Specific Skills):

  • Bachelor's degree preferred, preferably in Supply Chain or Business Management
  • At least two years of related experience in a dynamic, high-tech environment
  • Working experience in the Biotech/Life Science industry is preferred
  • Familiarity with an ERP system, preferably Microsoft Navision
  • Advanced knowledge of the philosophies, principals, practices, and techniques of planning
  • Experience in a regulated environment preferred
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and organizational skills
  • High degree of detail orientation
  • Ability to work independently with little oversight
  • Ability to independently prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to manage communications from both internal and external sources

Target Base Salary Range:

$62K- $85K

Base salary is an integral part of NanoString’s total compensation package. Base salary considers an individual’s skills, experience, and competitive market value. The base salary range represent what NanoString pays for a job within a salary grade based on external market data in comparison to similar positions from other companies in our industry. Employees generally enter a salary grade at the lower-to-mid-point in the range.

Other compensation elements include a discretionary annual bonus, incentive compensation for sales roles, Restricted Stock Unit (RSU) grants for all new hires, comprehensive benefit plans and paid time off, including designated holidays.

    NanoString is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. NanoString does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that it does not have a signed agreement with.

    COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: NanoString has a COVID-19 vaccination policy that applies to ALL U.S. employees (regardless of work location), onsite contractors and visitors except as prohibited by applicable law. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination within 31 days of their hiring date or have applied for an exemption for which an accommodation can be made. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final (or only) dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Exemptions will be considered for medical conditions/disabilities and sincerely held religious beliefs, observations, or practices. For any visitor coming onsite to one of NanoString’s facilities, we must verify that the visitor is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to site entry and visitors must don a face mask at all times when onsite in a NanoString facility.

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