Manufacturing Scheduler - GMP

Manufacturing Scheduler - GMP

Job Title: Manufacturing Scheduler - GMP
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage
Salary: 6 Month Fixed Term contract plus benefits
Start Date: 2020-03-30
Reference: V-45770
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 31, 2020 11:55

Job Description

A cutting edge biotech is recruiting for a Manufacturing Scheduler to join a state of the art Cell & Gene Manufacturing Centre based in Stevenage.  The company are a leading the way in the commercialisation and development of cutting edge therapies that are now advancing through the clinical trial phases that are manufactured at their Stevenage site.  They are recruiting for someone to join their team who can coordinate the manufacturing and other requirements of their and collaborator therapies and contract work.  Please note this is a 6 month Fixed Term Contract. 

The Company : The company are a centre of excellence that is at the forefront of creating a viable and sustainable cell and gene therapy industry.  Their headquarters are in central London where they have built a leading multidisciplinary team that has the ability to take a therapy from concept through the development cycle to the market.  They collaborate with both academia and industry and they are able to provide the scientific, clinical and commercial expertise needed to overcome the challenges that hinder the commercialisation of these fast developing, cutting edge technologies.  They have constructed a purpose-built manufacturing centre which opened at the end of 2017 and immediately after opening additional funding was allocated for the centre to be doubled in size due to the demand for their services.  This currently consists of 6 clean room suites out for collaborators to use to manufacture advanced therapies for use in clinical trials.  With plans underway to expand from 6 to 12 clean rooms.  

The Role : The Manufacturing Scheduler is a key role in this state of the art centre by coordinating all their, collaborator and contractor activities within the common manufacturing areas.  Collaborators will run their own schedules in their clean rooms but you will coordinate all activities within the common areas such as cleaning schedules, timing of material, sample and product transfers. 

You will be the first point of contact for collaborators and company staff regarding the coordination of activates and you will work closely with the relevant Project Managers.  You will be managing the needs of collaborators daily as well as during the on-boarding process as they move into and out of the centre.  Internally you will liaise with the engineering, warehouse, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Technical Services to ensure seamless operations and effective response in unplanned situations.

This is a busy role that is central to events within the manufacturing site that is doubling in size due to demand for services meaning there is excellent opportunities for growth in the role as well as further progression opportunities.

Experience : You will need to have experience of working in an Aseptic manufacturing environment within a related sector such as Cell & Gene Therapies, Biologics, Vaccine or other GMP Manufacture.  In a similar position with the responsibility for scheduling manufacturing activities working in a project based setting, with experience of working with customers or collaborators.  With a scientific background gained either through education to at least BSC level or relevant commercial experience