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  • Recruiter: Anil Dahiya

 Production Planner & Scheduler – 5406 ADA

Our client, a global market leader in the production and process support of active pharmaceutical ingredients, both in the chemical and biotechnology sectors, is looking for a Production Planner & Scheduler for a 1 year contract, with possible extension, based in the Valais area, Switzerland.

As a Production Planner & Scheduler, you will be responsible for production scheduling and material planning, master and transactional data, inventory management and process improvement.


Main Responsibilities:

·      General

o  Apply and promote client’s culture and code of conduct

o  Ensure compliance to applicable regulations

·      Production scheduling (FERT and HALB)

o  Contribute to the monthly local BU supply planning cycle

o  Reflect the Master Production Plan in Supply Chain Systems on a horizon of 12-24 months

o  Reflect the production scheduling on a horizon of 3-9 Months

o  Drive and convert production requirements and subsequent material requirements by

§ Firming plan orders

§ Converting planned orders to process orders or to purchase requisitions

§ Maintaining plan orders, process orders and purchase requisitions

o  Identify key roadblocks and report to line manager

o  Organize lessons learned after production and follow up on identified actions

·      Master and transactional data

o  Create, maintain, delete material and production master data parameters to ensure systems fit the need of the business

o  Check transactional data to ensure that systems reflect real time status

·      Inventory management (SMOG)

o  Drive reduction of excess inventory to ensure optimal level of material under his profit centres to prevent losses and/or scrap.

·      Process improvement

o  Contribute and deploy Global and Local initiatives

o  Contribute to harmonized / standardized KPI’s definition

o  Use harmonized/standardized KPI’s to define improvement initiatives and action plan

o  Identify, share with pears, and propose best practice to line manager

o  Document processes and tasks accordingly to cGMP and ISO 9001 standards


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant Swiss working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required;
  • Educational background in Supply Chain management or Business management
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in highly regulated industry, preferably Biotech or Pharmaceutical industry
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in scheduling in a manufacturing site, SAP MM and PP
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in SAP MM and PP
  • Experience in operations in a manufacturing site
  • Fluent in English and preferably business fluent in German