Reporting to the Director of Manufacturing, the Production Scheduler/Purchaser will work closely with Clinical, Manufacturing, and Quality departments as well as Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) and Drug Distributor sites to coordinate the sourcing, production and delivery of Clinical Trial Material as well as the purchasing of GMP raw materials.

 The Production Scheduler will have the responsibility of communicating with the various functional groups to plan and schedule from patient biopsy to administration of the manufacturing, testing, and release of patient specific therapies.  In addition, this position will coordinate the purchase of raw materials required for the manufacturing of these therapies.

 Excellent communication and organizational skills are required.  Experience with GMP and clinical supply operations, Supply Chain Management, and lab work are also desired.

Summary of essential job functions:

  • Schedule production and coordinate/order/track/inventory raw material needs
  • Maintain master production schedule
  • Manage contract product storage depots and couriers
  • Participate in calls, meetings, visits with CMOs
  • Develop and maintain production metrics and databases
  • Develop and maintain budget for materials
  • In coordination with warehousing, maintain FIFO and expiry control for materials

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • B.S. / M.S. in Life Sciences, Chemical Engineering
  • Degrees in business or project management (including MBA) will also be considered
  • 5 years or more industry experience at pharmaceutical or biotechnology company
  • Possess experience and expertise in production scheduling
  • Possess experience in GMP biologics manufacturing
  • Experience in Supply Chain Management and cold chain shipment

Other Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to work effectively in a fast-paced, small start-up company environment
  • Self-motivated, self-disciplined and able to function independently as well as part of a team
  • Strategic agility, strong critical and logical thinking with ability to analyze problems
  • Strong ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work in an evolving environment
  • Proficient at tracking critical purchases through a paper management system
  • Experience at “Just in Time” ordering processes and execution
  • Excellent presentation and skills
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Up to 10% travel required, some international