Manufacturing Planner (Onsite)




Columbus, NE


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Job Description

We are the makers of possible 

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities. 

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us.

Position Summary:                                            

This position is responsible for assuring that manufacturing production schedules are established and that the materials required for production are available.  This function supports manufacturing from the initial purchase of raw materials through their conversion to finished goods.   Responsible for production planning and for achieving targeted schedule compliance goals with departments.  They provide future demand to Finance for forecasting and budgeting.  Buyer/Planners are also responsible for assuring that the raw materials and other production related items assigned to them are available to meet the planned production schedules.  Ensures compliance with BD quality systems, policies, procedures and best practices, and all local, state, federal and BD safety regulations, policies and procedures.  Regular, punctual attendance is an essential job function.  Ability to read and write and converse in English.  Willing and able to uphold BD Values.


  • Supports manufacturing from initial purchase of raw materials through their conversion to finished goods.  Responsible for production planning and for achieving schedule compliance goals with departments

  • Works with production operators, production management, Planner/Buyers and Logistics management across BD.

  • Has the responsibility to balance raw materials and supplies to minimize on hand inventory.  Ensures scheduling does not result in outages of material and production stoppages that could negatively impact other plants/customers, causing back-orders and/or revenue loss to the company.

  • Owns/Drives monthly Master Data activities.  Assist in the development of the annual department budgets, including personnel and equipment requirements.

  • Provide future demand to Finance for forecasting and budgeting, responsible for assuring that the raw materials and other production related items assigned to them are available to meet the planned production schedules.

  • Responsible for Production Order Review, Master Data, Monthly PPH & Scrap trend files and Budget preparation activities  

  • Budget activities include: Creating file of current production BOMs/Routings for review.  Review ‘Version 1’ master data.  Recap current PPH trend for use in setting new year standard.  Recap current component/operational waste for use in setting new year standard.  Scheduling review meetings w/BLT to set new year standards – pph & waste.  BOM/Routing copy process – production master data copied for budget and validated.  Create budget BOM/Routing files for planner/business review.  Compare current year budget master data to new budget master data.  Review usage probability on BOMs with alternate materials (eg, Brazil or SLP cuts).  Add operational scrap to routings where needed

  • Long Term Planning activities include: Prepare units input file and load to SAP.  Evaluate errors and master data issues for resolution, including contacting other sites.  Recap Cannula requirements for sourcing evaluation

  • General master data support activities include: Assist setting up new materials, work centers.  Field specific questions because of our knowledge of processes and systems

  • Other duties as required to support the needs of the business


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Supply Chain

  • APICS certification preferred


  • Five years’ experience in manufacturing required

  • Planning/Buying, MRP/ERP, SAP/MES experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer (Microsoft Word, Excel, SAP, MES) - Proficient

  • Providing feedback – Proficient

  • Action oriented – Proficient

  • Organizational Agility – Proficient

  • Strategic Agility – Proficient

  • Process Effectiveness - Proficient

  • Customer Focus - Proficient

  • Effective communication with all levels – Proficient

  • Personal initiative – Proficient

  • Teamwork - Proficient

PCP Level:   N/A

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

At BD, we strive to make healthcare a priority for our associates and their families. We have a variety of plans including a new HSA Basic plan option with Cigna.

  • $0 payroll contributions if your salary is below $50,000

  • Plan covers 100% preventative care (annual wellness exam, and immunizations)

  • Visit any provider

If you meet the eligibility and enrollment requirements, your coverage begins on your date of hire or the date you become a benefits-eligible associate.


BD provides comprehensive total rewards benefits for all of its employees. Most benefits start on day 1 of your employment with BD.

  • Competitive pay

  • Up to 6 weeks of paid parental leave

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans

  • Education assistance ($https://5250.00 per year)

  • Adoption assistance

  • 401K plan with $.75 of every dollar matched up to 6% of compensation

  • Basic life and AD&D provided

  • Discounted home, auto, and pet insurance plans

  • Paid holidays and vacation (pro-rated the first year based on actual start date)

Excited to grow your career?

We value our talented employees, and whenever possible strive to help one of our associates grow professionally before recruiting new talent to our open positions. If you think the open position you see is right for you, we encourage you to apply!

Our people make all the difference in our success.

Why Join Us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. You will have the opportunity to help shape the trajectory of BD while leaving a legacy at the same time. And through the organization’s investment in BD University, you will continually level up your tech skills and expertise.

To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place. 

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.


Primary Work Location

USA NE - Columbus (West)

Additional Locations

Work Shift

US BD 1st Shift 730am-4pm (United States of America)

Why you should apply for a job to BD:

  • 5/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 5/5 in supportive management

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  • Paid parental leave, back up child and adult dependent care, programs for children with special needs, adoption assistance program

  • Our compensation program includes market-competitive base pay as well as short-term and long-term incentives.

  • Our 9 Associate Resource Groups contribute to our strategic imperatives by driving a deep sense of community and belonging.