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  • Recruiter: Anil Dahiya

Production Planner – 5940 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 based in VispSwitzerland for a 6-month contract with extension possible


Main Responsibilities:

·      Responsible for the operations planning (shop floor scheduling) for large scale mammalian Manufacturing Complex 2 which is a 6 x 20kL production bioreactor facility.

·      Development of an integrated plan to coordinate all operational activities (short term day to day on shop floor, and input to the master production schedule related to capacity) within Manufacturing Complex 2

·      Coordination and planning of the tasks and requirements of the different areas such as Procurement Planning, Manufacturing Complex 2 Leadership Team and Production, Quality, Maintenance and Engineering, Global Engineering and Services.

·      Develops and owns the Summary Production Schedule (SPS) which is driven by Supply Chain demand Planning and the Master Production Schedule (MPS).

·      Development of detailed plans for production planning, maintenance planning, resource planning and availability of plant and equipment

·      Proactive development of strategies to anticipate or counteract possible future supply bottlenecks

·      Active development of measures to improve planning accuracy (process and system optimizations)

·      Development, maintenance and training/compliance on the scheduling tool/system and its use in executing operations in the facility.

·      Develop the planning strategy for Manufacturing Complex 2 Operations


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in supply chain or biotechnology or corresponding training qualification
  • Professional experience in production environment (GMP), experience on the shop floor in a biologics operation a distinct advantage.
  • English business fluent and German an advantage
  • 5-10 years’ experience
  • Expert knowledge of SAP ERP/MRP and MES systems such as Syncade
  • Proficiency in creation of an integrated schedule in planning software such as Orchestrate, Schedule Pro or Aspen planning a distinct advantage.
  • Proficient knowledge of Office programs, especially MS Project
  • Experience on scheduling/capacity optimization programs is also desirable.
  • Several years of experience in supply planning in pharmaceuticals or biotechnology an advantage