Site Production Planner and Scheduler

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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren’t words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives. Read more: careers.bms.com/working-with-us.

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contributes to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Cell Therapy is one of the most groundbreaking new forms of cancer treatments being studied today. With therapies only in their infancy and BMS’s continued investment in our Cell Therapy capabilities, the growth potential of this science, your career, and the ability to help patients are incredible.

The Netherlands is home to our first European Cell Therapy facility, located at the Leiden Bio Science Park, the largest life sciences cluster of The Netherlands. This new state of the art facility is focused on commercial manufacturing with capabilities for multi-product Cell Therapy manufacturing. You can become part of this exciting journey. Check out this video if you want to know more about it!

Position Summary

The Production Planner and Scheduler is a member of Leiden’s Supply Chain team. You are accountable for the master production schedule for the site and for the efficient releasing of orders to manufacturing while ensuring sufficient materials and capacity are available for the manufacturing plan. Further, the role is responsible for building and developing the scheduling tools, inputs, and resource requirements for the manufacturing of clinical and commercial drug product.
Your role collaborates with various stakeholders such as site Manufacturing, Quality groups, and Facility & Engineering, and with counterparts from the BMS network such as Patient Operations and it is a strategic role in the Cell Therapy Manufacturing processes managing all aspects of scheduling and production operations. You ensure patients’ material availability - end-to-end - starting from apheresis, through the manufacturing, until the delivery of the patient material back to the treatment center.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible to create, publish and change on-time the Site Schedule for Manufacturing Operations and Facility and Engineering associates to determine their organization’s assignments.
  • Responsible to mitigate any scheduling risks that could negatively impact the production schedule by working together with relevant functions to resolve these.
  • Support the S&OP process by providing site-level manufacturing capacities and operational capabilities.
  • Schedule and forecast manufacturing slot availability with internal and global stakeholders.
  • Create scenario plans to accommodate manufacturing batches and support this process.
  • Participate in Tier 1 and/or Tier 2 meetings to communicate, address and resolve daily operational issues related to scheduling.
  • Primary point of contact for the Manufacturing Operations team to provide support, facilitate operational continuity, and address issues as they arise.
  • Develop, manage, and implement KPI and reporting capabilities.
  • Collaborate with global Business Process Teams in support of modeling and scheduling simulation implementations, such as the to-be-implemented Emerson’s RTMS/Bio-G scheduling platform.
  • Author and update scheduling operating procedures, work instructions and provide support on continuous improvement projects.
  • Perform other job-related functions as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, Biology, or similar education
  • 10+ proven relevant work experience required; knowledge of SAP, APO, PPDS, BIO-G, scheduling software is preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in cGMP biologics manufacturing, experience in cell therapy manufacturing preferred
  • Preferred but not required:  Certification in CPIM, CSCP, and/or CLTD11
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may substitute

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • This position requires the person to be on-site
  • Knowledge of cell culture, cryopreservation, purification, aseptic processing, lab technique is desired
  • Knowledge of activity scheduling to maximize manufacturing operations performance is required
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams to deliver results and meet business objectives
  • Knowledge of cGMP/Pharmaceutical regulations
  • Advanced proficiency in scheduling with SAP systems, analytics tools or other scheduling software
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient presentation development and delivery skills
  • Ability to work independently for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work as a team and provide feedback to peers
  • Proven ability to solve routine and complex problems
  • Ability to provide on-call support in case of emergent issues

Why You Should Apply?

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives. If you want to challenge yourself, accelerate your career, and give new hope to patients, there’s no better place than here with our Cell Therapy team. Join us today!

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, or any part of the recruitment process direct your inquiries to adastaffingsupport@bms.com. Visit careers.bms.com/eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to adastaffingsupport@bms.com. Visit careers.bms.com/eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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