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Job Number: 2172040

Direct Hire Manufacturing Planner
Salary: 71k-98k

Location: Hayward, CA



The Manufacturing Planner is responsible for proactively maintaining and continuously improving the day-to-day production schedule. The Planner creates schedules based upon the production plan, the process descriptions, the available equipment and room asset capabilities and the available labor resources.

Qualified candidates will have previous experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry with working knowledge of Downstream Processing (DSP).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create, track and maintain detailed manufacturing schedules, providing direction to operations staff and visibility to stakeholders (E&T, QC, SCM and QA)
  • Evaluate schedule requests to determine of the schedule request may be accommodated within relevant constraints and information.
  • Optimize schedule by balancing demand, schedule sequence and efficient resource utilization.
  • Always keep the production schedule up to date.
  • Generate KPI and operational measures to identify trends or root causes for schedule delays.

Key requirements:

  • Ability to influence Operations, Supply Chain, and functional leaders to support schedule improvements and recommendations.
  • Experience with DSP- Down Stream Processing
  • Good communication and presentation skills. Ability to present ideas in a clear and concise manner.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to define metrics (KPIs) and identify issues through root cause analysis
  • Competent using MS project, excel, and SAP systems
  • AS/ BS in a Science related discipline preferred
  • Minimal 3-4yrs related experience


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