Material Planning Lead

  • Documentation
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • ERP
  • Material Planning
  • MRP
  • Order Management
  • SAP
  • Shipping
  • Technical Specifications

~~Please note: This is a temporary contractor opportunity at Novartis ~~
Novartis touches the lives of a tenth of the world’s population. Every role here, regardless of contract type, makes an impact on human life! 
Novartis US partners with external managed service provider Magnit Global to offer engaging temporary contractor opportunities like this, to those who are looking for flexibility in their career while looking to gain new skills and experiences providing services to an inclusive global medicines company. Click here to learn more about Magnit 
Ready to work with/through Magnit at Novartis? Please read on... 
Material Planning Lead recognizes, analyzes, influences, and consolidates all demand signals into a complete demand plan for the site. Responsible for creating detailed material requirements providing plans for each component whether raw material supplied by external or internal vendors, intermediate products, or shipping items produced internally to the Site and communicating priorities through production schedules, supplier schedules or pulls mechanisms.

• Order Management: verifies material availability, documentation readiness and confirmation of deliveries to site
• Ensure material availability in line with the approved production plan.
• Ensure daily MRP oversight for all BOM material, analysis of requirements
• Own MRP relevant data and materials technical specifications.
• Ensure the stock (safety stock and cycle stock) for incoming materials are available and managed.
• Coordinate with warehouse and Quality department to ensure the relevant activities are completed in line with the production needs.
• Manage planning & logistics for sample testing at external test sites
• Control and follow-up of supplier’s service level indicators: Quality OTIF, lead-time violation.
• Manage planning & execution of material transfer between different Novartis sites for commercial and clinical needs
• Perform write off activities for expired and un-utilized sources and commercial batches
• Perform monthly/quarterly reconciliation of raw materials in Microsoft Dynamics 365
• Lead action plans to achieve supplier delivery performance targets and drive for continuous improvement.
• Actively supports the global S&OP process.


  • 3 years of material planning experience at a minimum.
  • Must be familiar with ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Systems. Examples include Microsoft Dynmics D365 and SAP.
  • BS in Technology / Engineering / Business Management.

Location: Indianapolis, IN 46241 - Onsite role 
Pay Rate: $30.77 - $39.46/hour
Contract: 6+ months 
Health, dental, vision, 401k

Why Novartis? 
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives. 
We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working. 
We believe we can reinvent what's possible when we collaborate with courage to ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying! 
Imagine the impact you could make here at Novartis! 
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: 
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment with diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve. 
To do our best work we need different viewpoints, which is why here at Magnit, we celebrate diversity and embrace inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, Magnit is dedicated to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We strive to ensure that we maintain a positive and enriching work environment for all. 
If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Magnit at or 1.862.778.5441. 

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion / EEO

  • Work Authorization : Green Card, US Citizen, Other valid work visa
  • Preferred years of experience : 3+ Years
  • Travel Required : No travel required
  • Shift timings: Onsite - Indianapolis, IN 46241
Job Location
Indianapolis, Indiana
USD 30.77 - USD 39.46 Per Hour
6 month(s)
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