Production Scheduler

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Production Scheduler

Location

SEATTLE - Bothell, WA

Company Order #

1617

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AGC Biologics is a leading global Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization, with a deep commitment to improving life quality by bringing new biopharmaceuticals to market. Because of our dedication to building and empowering our internal teams, AGC Biologics is an innovative leader in the industry with an extensive network of cGMP facilities in the US, Europe and Asia. As such, we deliver a deep expertise, dynamic solutions and technologies, as well as customized services for the scale-up and cGMP manufacturing of protein-based therapeutics. We forge exceptionally strong partnerships with our clients, and we never lose sight of our pledge to deliver a reliable and compliant drug substance supply, Right, On time. For more information, visit www.agcbio.com.

SUMMARY:

The Production Scheduler will be responsible for assuring all plant production and associated site-planning support activities performed in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures in a cGMP environment. This position is responsible for: daily scheduling and planning of manufacturing activities for Bulk Drug Substance; creating and maintaining the company’s manufacturing production schedule and detailed capacity plan; level loading the production facility; and for creating processes and procedures.

This role is cross functional, collaborative, and dynamic requiring a basic understanding of all elements of the Biopharmaceutical manufacturing process. In addition, this position will communicate, coordinate and collaborate the production schedule for buffer/media preparation, MFG Cell Culture/Purification production at all levels in the organization.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Summarize daily/weekly Production Schedules for released drug production batch orders and compare to the Operating Plan

Create a finite capacity Production Schedule that satisfies customer demand while level loading work to be released to manufacturing and optimizing inventory levels and resource utilization.

Identify and communicate scheduling conflicts to operations management with recommendations to obtain resolutions.

Report operations progress in executing scheduled production activities on related systems

Create and modify shift specific short-term production schedules

Schedule media / buffer prep, compounding activities, advise on near-term labor requirements to meet the schedule.

Track equipment and resource utilization for scheduled production activities along with start percentage

Maintain schedule adherence metrics.

Maintain and update capacity data for all critical resources/work cells

Participate in the weekly/monthly meetings and in all pre-launch activities as they relate to scheduling requirements

Liaison with Process Transfer, Process Development, buyers/planners and operations managers to ensure appropriate labor, machine and scrap standards are considered in the Production schedule.

Create and maintain manpower capacity plan to level load the facility

Coordinate with MFG supervisors, EOS, and quality to optimize near-term factory resources

Communicate daily net change / impacts, feed into master schedule / SIOP process

Support schedule simulation planning and factory resource planning activities

Reconcile WIP and production output KPIs

Lead or support projects to develop useful tools, processes and stakeholder engagement strategies to grow the scheduling methodology.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Working knowledge with manufacturing software such as ERP/MRP and MES.

Intermediate/advanced experience Microsoft Office Suite, including exceptional Excel skills managing large amounts of data

Demonstrated ability to leverage data and BI to analyze scenarios and develop appropriate mitigation

Project management skills in team building, analysis of current process flow and development of future state process map

Current AGC MFG experience and tactical knowledge of the production process

Strong interpersonal rapport with MFG, Quality, SCM and EOS

Strong interest in driving improvement and ensuring smooth application of resources against the schedule

Desire to grow professionally

Customer centric focus and engagement approach. MFG is our customer.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Scientific related discipline preferred or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience

Minimum of 2 years work experience in pharmaceutical operations requiredwith 2+ years of operational or scheduling experience preferred

ERP or Planning system implementation experience is a plus

APICS Certification preferred

GMP experience preferred

Solid dose clinical and development manufacturing experience preferred

Experience utilizing Finite Capacity Planning techniques/systems preferred

Experience in multiproduct facility environment preferred

AGC Biologics offers a highly competitive compensation package and a friendly, collaborative culture that values personal initiative and professional achievement. EOE

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