Employment Type: Full-Time
SEATTLE - Bothell, WA
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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.
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.
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.
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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