A Stevenage based biotech is recruiting for a Manufacturing Scheduler to take the lead in the coordination of the company’s, collaborator, and contractor activities in their state of the art manufacturing centre, ensuring their GMP capacity is aligned to their collaborators needs and that all operations run smoothly so that optimal capacity is achieved for the site.
The Role : The role of Manufacturing Scheduler will work closely with collaborators to ensure that the shared GMP area capacity is aligned to the collaborator’s needs whilst supporting the day-to-day execution of the scheduling of shared area processes. Working with the Operations Lead and internal stakeholders you will implement and maintain a site-wide scheduling system that meets Collaborator and facility requirements, to ensure effective scheduling and to manage/resolve scheduling conflicts. You will also be involved in designing an effective communication system including visualisation of the facility schedule in the shared GMP areas as well as developing a reporting system to ensure accurate recording and analysis of shared area KPIs, for scheduling/Collaborator activities and provide strategies and solutions to maximise capacity of the shared GMP area.
Your keys tasks will include:
- Overseeing and implementing scheduling strategy on a daily basis.
- Ensuring all material, equipment, product, waste, and sample moves are in compliance with GMP processes and procedures.
- Arranging and schedule routine GMP cleaning with Collaborators, and 3rd party cleaning company in the shared GMP areas and in Collaborator clean room modules.
- Working closely with the Quality Control department you will schedule environmental monitoring in the shared areas and the collaborator modules, coordinating emergency response corrective actions, spills management and other ad hoc requirements and will liaise with Collaborators and internal stakeholders to ensure the efficient, effective, and compliant coordination of all planned activities such as facility shutdowns and in instances of unplanned events such as a supply chain issues.
Experience Required: Suitable candidates will have a background in production with experience of working within a GMP environment – gained preferably in the cell and gene therapy sector, or biologic/bio pharmaceutical or pharmaceutical manufacture. You will have strong Excel skills and will have planning/scheduling experience ideally including experience of implementing new systems and applying continuous improvement. Previous experience of working with production scheduling systems is highly advantageous as is strong MS Office skills.
This is an exciting opportunity for a somebody who has experience in scheduling and production planning/manufacturing within who is looking for a new role in a forward-thinking company.