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Production Planner

Job Title: Production Planner
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Cork
REF: 83432
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

Production Planner

Our client, with a pharmaceutical in Cork are currently looking to recruit a Production Planner for their site on an hourly contracting basis.

The Operations Production Scheduler is responsible for the direction & oversight of biotech production planning, execution and control. The operations production scheduler is responsible for translating the master production schedule, project plans and maintenance requirements into detailed day to day schedules. The operations production scheduler also performs some scenario modeling and enables production schedule business decisions. This role anticipates strong cross functional collaborations to ensure conformance to the plan and a willingness to drive continuous improvement for planning, communication, visibility and timely support of schedule attainment.

? Conversion of the Master Production Schedule (MPS) to the detailed day-to-day production schedule.
? Optimize production schedules according to MPS, Operational Demands and available capacity.
? Assist in the development of medium term plans to support scenario analysis, conflict analysis and production schedule business decisions.
? Provide planning support to the operations team for all Operations planning related aspects.
? Assist the Operations Team Lead in the coordination of Operations activities & respond to changes in demand.
? Act as the key point of contact for all functional areas in order to obtain critical planning information required to update and progress operations plans e.g. Validation, maintenance, engineering, etc.
? Promote an environment to implement planning improvements in line with site strategies, get alignment on the MPS and incorporate the feedback on projects into production plans.
? Facilitate daily operations team meetings & weekly supply review meeting.
? Perform monthly resource forecasting, in conjunction with Operations Team Leads.
? Communicate the production plan across the operations areas, identifying any production and/or material constraint that can impact production progress. Work with operations and planning groups to resolve any constraints.
? Respond to change in demand / schedule: analyze updated plans and highlight any areas of risk or schedule conflict to the operations manager.
? Collate and disseminate data required for monthly reporting.
? Generate and present daily/weekly/monthly reports and metrics as appropriate.

? Very strong understanding of Operations scheduling processes.
? Ability to collect, analyze, summarize and report on data related to production activities.
? Very strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
? Proven ability to operate in a highly collaborative manner and within a cross functional organization.
? Demonstrates the ability to be flexible and respond effectively to changing priorities.
? Excellent good problem solving skills.
? Customer focused.
? Strong planning and organizational skills.
? Ability to multi task and prioritize in an effective and efficient manner.

? Third level qualification, ideally in Science related field.
? 2-3 years? experience in (bio) pharmaceutical manufacturing required.
? Relevant qualification in Supply Chain Management (e.g APICS, IIPMM) advantageous.
? Lean/Continuous Improvement Qualifications advantageous.

For further information on this Production Planner role in Cork please contact Aoife O Reilly on 091730022 /
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