Manager, Manufacturing Planning & Scheduling - Pharmaceutical

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 06/29/18
Baltimore, MD
8 - 10 years experience
Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 06/29/18

Paragon Bioservices, Inc. (PBI) is a growing Biotech Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with an internationally recognized tradition of quality and service. Paragon Bioservices provides process development and GMP manufacturing services for Phase I/II clinical trials to industry leaders as well as innovative start-ups utilizing novel technologies to produce state-of-the-art vaccines and therapies for people when they are most in need. As a PBI employee, you will actively contribute to the delivery of our services and products to our customers and their patients.


The Manager, Manufacturing & Planning will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of supply planning processes, evaluating capacity models, smoothing production loads, exploiting constraints.
  • Understand planning policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate knowledge of business concepts/principles (terms and conditions, transportation, accounting)
  • Knowledge of supply chain programs and the ability to manage project execution of these programs.
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining, and implementing strategic and optimal production plans.
  • MRP knowledge and ERP experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Evaluate key performance indicators and drive improvements through strategy adjustments.
  • Monitors production performance and assures that MRP parameters are in line with demonstrated performances.
  • Communicates effectively with manufacturing managers, supervisors, and schedulers to assure production plans and schedules.
  • Recognize problems, analyze and recommend solutions.
  • Experience in building plans to meet financial targets.
  • Experience in bottleneck management using the Theory of Constraints.
  • Optimize supply chain to minimize waste.
  • Negotiates with the manufacturing team to develop strategies to meet planning targets.
  • Manage new part release planning data and participate in New Product Initiative teams.
  • Participate in planning performance metrics: WIP and finished goods inventory levels, customer service levels, work order management, manufacturing capacity, and quality metrics.
  • Process improvement capability.

Leadership/Teamwork/Contacts:

  • Has contact with all levels of company employees.
  • Negotiates and exchanges information with all levels of management.
  • Drives a strategic vision of production through a diverse set of stakeholders including manufacturing, planning, scheduling, quality, and facilities.
  • Works and communicates with external business partners on subject matter that can carry significant impacts to the business.

Experience & Education:

  • Bachelors degree and 8 years production or supply chain experience in a GMP regulated environment
  • Advanced skills in Excel and ERP and/or another ERP system.
  • Experience in working towards Lean production ideal

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management experience

Requisition ID : 1126

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