Sr Supply Chain Planner

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Date: Sep 28, 2023

Location: Lakewood, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  31201  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential. 

Sr. Supply Chain Planner



Manage production planning and inventory management activities for assigned goods ensuring achievement of service goals while minimizing operating costs.



  • Sets priorities independently and accomplishes objectives in the support of manufacturing operations through activities such as planning equipment and disposable builds to maintain adequate inventories, monitoring of work in progress, management of finished goods inventories, and provision of ongoing and varied assistance to manufacturing and field service.
  • Develops solutions to non-routine problems of moderate to intermediate complexity within functional area of expertise that have a positive impact across functional lines.
  • Responsible for recommending, specifying, implementing, creating, maintaining, interpreting, improving, summarizing, and reporting on the performance indicators for manufacturing operations.
  • Responsible for appropriate departmental documentation and maintains information in appropriate systems.
  • Work involves the application of intermediate to advanced technical skills in one or more of the above areas of specialization and requires an ability to coordinate activities across functional lines to ensure maintenance of optimal manufacturing flow.
  • Responsible for problem solving and resolution involving manufacturing process control, forecasting, scheduling conflicts/disruptions, raw material quality/shortages, finished goods stocking levels/obsolescence management, and similar systemic and special cause problems. 
  • Actively participates in cost reduction programs and continuous improvements efforts.
  • Compiles detailed information including routine analysis, to assist in forecasting, and the assessment/control of manufacturing processes, etc…





  • Bachelor’s degree or, equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.
  • MBA is desirable.


  • Minimum 5 years experience.
  • SAP experience.
  • Strong Manufacturing background desirable.


  • Working knowledge of manufacturing, quality, planning, documentation systems and processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze business/technical problems and select, design, and implement solutions in accordance with business needs.
  • Ability to interact with diplomacy and tact while maintaining appropriate assertiveness and persistence.
  • Demonstrates effective leadership skills.
  • Requires the ability to implement new technology to improve manufacturing processes.
  • Understands the financial performance reports and their implications.
  • Requires the ability to lead major projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information handling systems.
  • Knowledge and use of relevant PC software applications and skills to use them effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.



An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • An MBA and/or APICS certification is highly desirable.



Typical Office Environment requirements include reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.




Target Pay Range:  $78,900.00 to $98,600.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  7.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces, and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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