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Production Planner & Scheduler

Job Description

Job Title: Production Planner & Scheduler

Client:        Pharmaceutical  Firm

Location:   New York, USA

Salary:      60,000-70,000 USD

Visa Type: US Citizen, Green Card Holders Only


This position is an individual contributor role and a member of the Client

Plant Manufacturing Operations Team. The position reports to the Manager of Production

Planning and maybe matrixed to other functional leaders within Manufacturing Operations. The

overall objective of this position is to prepare and execute production plans, coordinate and

expedite the work flow across departments in conjunction with daily / weekly / monthly

production schedules, and solving day-to-day operational issues to facilitate delivery of the

overall manufacturing business plan. The typical and expected job duties for this position

include but are not limited to the following:

Production Planning and Scheduling

  • Ensure delivery of daily production requirements to meet customer commitments.
  • Create production schedule and align priorities with the right commercial requirements.
  • Daily maintenance and management of the scheduling system daily to support the


  • Ensure achievement of manufacturing commitments commitment versus delivery.
  • Maintain the production schedule and other business reports as required.
  • Analyze and prepare documents needed for production planning and execution.
  • Plan for raw material availability in conjunction with procurement team and timely quality control (QC) releases.
  • Follow-up, as required, with all teams to expedite the execution and documentation to

meet production schedule and customer expectations.

  • Complete status reports for production progress, work in process, and raw material


  • Interact with shop floor management, daily, to resolve issues regarding manufacturing
  • plan execution.

Capacity Management

  • Identify and manage bottlenecks and capacity issues with the Production team as well as

coordinate internally and externally on the resolution of the issues.

  • Provide support planning and execution of new launches.
  • Develop and maintain capacity calculation of the plant based on product mix.
  • Support review of new business opportunities.
  • Major Challenges
  • Managing the operational constraints for activities such as engineering, manufacturing

capacity, budgeted expenditure and plan efficiently to meet the market requirements.

  • Cross-functional interactions and alignment to delivery of the overall plan.

Key Interactions

  • Internal interactions include but are not limited to: Human Resources (HR), Corporate
  • Project Management (CPM), Production, Quality, Engineering & Facilities Maintenance,
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM) Teams.
  • External interactions include but are not limited to working with vendors, and other

contractors and business partners.

Key Metrics to Monitor and Achieve

  • Commitment versus delivery “ 75-80%.
  • Support execution of on-time launches for >80% of CPM projects.
  • Key Decisions to be Made
  • The individual performing this role is expected to make decisions regarding the

prioritization of production priorities based on the monthly plan agreed to by the key


  • The individual performing this role is expected to participate in and make decisions

regarding potential new business opportunities.





  • Minimum bachelor degree in business administration, operations management,

industrial engineering, pharmaceutical manufacturing or related field of study from an

accredited college/university.

  • Master degree in industrial engineering, operations management, pharmaceutical

manufacturing or related field of study from an accredited college/university is preferred.

  • Minimum of three (3) years experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing operation and

work environment.


  • Proficient user of personal computer hardware and software applications such as

Microsoft Office tools, SAP, and other business applications.

  • Must be able to influence decision-making and facilitate completion of work toward the achievement of the business plan and goals.
  • Effective interpersonal relationship skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in the English language to include usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Must be a self-starter and demonstrate initiative with seeking additional training or

direction as needed.

  • Must have strong organization and communication skills (written, verbal, and
  • presentation).
  • Must be detail-oriented with the ability to multitask and prioritize tasks with strict
  • deadlines.


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