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Production Scheduler

AGC Biologics

This is a Contract position in Boulder, CO posted May 17, 2022.

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, cell culture, purification, cleaning & sanitization of process equipment, shut-down and maintenance, 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 cross-functional teams and operations management 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
  • Communicate daily net change / impacts
  • 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:

  • Intermediate/advanced experience utilizing Microsoft Office Suite, including exceptional Project, Excel, and Project BI skills managing large amounts of data
  • Demonstrated skills in team building, collaboration, and resolution
  • Demonstrated skills in data analysis, problem solving, and schedule forecasting
  • Knowledge of routine Contract Manufacturing Organization operations
  • Strong interest in driving improvement and ensuring smooth application of resources against the schedule
  • Desire to grow professionally
  • Demonstrated ability to execute with a Customer-centric focus.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Scientific related discipline preferred or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in GMP pharmaceutical operations or scheduling required with 3+ years of GMP contract pharmaceutical operations or scheduling experience preferred
  • APICS or PMP Certification preferred
  • Experience implementing and/or utilizing Finite Capacity Planning techniques/systems preferred
  • Experience utilizing critical chain project management techniques/systems preferred
  • Experience in multiproduct facility environment preferred

Compensation:

$62,250 – $74,700 annually

AGC Biologics offers a highly competitive compensation package and a friendly, collaborative culture that values personal initiative and professional achievement. AGC Biologics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances