Head of Production Scheduling, Oceanside

California, United States of America

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The Position

The Head of the Production Scheduling department is responsible for enabling the site master production plan (MPP) through site scheduling of all commercial and clinical production. Responsible for all material planning and inventory management to ensure an uninterrupted supply of materials for production.

Job Responsibilities

Leadership & People Management:

  • Create an environment of strong team spirit, timely and effective communications, sense of urgency, high motivation and inspire teams to achieve goals in the immediate and longer term.  Be an active and visible change agent, promoting flexible and open mindsets to new opportunities.
  • Establish strategic goals and objectives and maintain full strategic responsibility for the Production Scheduling organization.
  • As an extended site leadership team member, drive collaboration within site and across network activities, cross-functional planning, and decision making.
  • Accountable for overall budget and financial performance of the Production Scheduling organization.
  • Proactively promote positive Safety Culture and cGMP operating principles.
  • Embody PT lean leadership principles and methods while fostering a continuous improvement mindset

Technical & Functional:  

  • Responsible for Master Production Scheduling.
    • Enabling, Analysis, and execution of the MPP within defined horizons
    • Partners with Global Supply Chain and other site stakeholders to assess production plan feasibility and production scenarios
    • Ensure alignment with site functions to meet Production Targets

  • Responsible for Detailed Scheduling and delivering a Detailed Production Schedule to Manufacturing
    • Partners with site functions to prepare a feasible schedule.
    • Process Order Management (SAP)
    • Maintenance Scheduling
    • Non-production and changeover scheduling

  • Responsible for Material Scheduling
    • ensuring an uninterrupted supply through partnership with site stakeholders (warehouse, materials planning)
    • Drive review of site safety stock targets for direct materials with stakeholders (MSATs, Manufacturing) to minimize waste.

  • Responsible for Material Planning (where not provided by centralized function)
    • Responsible for Risk Mitigation Inventory of key materials in cooperation with Procurement
    • Responsible for Slow moving items of raw material

  • Act as a Contact for Supply Chain Functions such as Long Range Planning (LRP) , Product Supply Chain Owners (PSCOs) and Technical Product Leads (TPLs) etc.
    • Partner with Strategic Planning to centralize LRP inputs for the site and communicate  capacity
    • Ad-hoc participation on global/site teams for site capacity utilization and network rebalancing activities

  • Act as or engage with Business Process Manager (BPM) role for Plan and Schedule Resources (PSR)
  • Responsible for interfacing with network and site business process forums (e.g. ChemSAP-Superuser, D2 teams, MRP forum )
  • May Lead local or global projects and/or teams
  • Monitor key performance and process health indicators (KPIs and PHIs)

Site Specific:

  • Raw material planning is within Procurement (RSTO, Basel-Bio)
  • Tank Management Centers (HTO + Penzberg)
    • Responsible for Tank Planning including the receiving / shipping processes
    • Partnering with network suppliers and customers
  • Functions like Master Data, Customer Service Coordinator (N-3) are included in the Head of Production Scheduling position (KAU Asset Teams)
  • Sites without import/export have Customer Service Coordinators and Replenishment Coordinators are within production scheduling (N-3 and N-4 levels) (SSF, VV, HTO,OCN, RSTO, KAU)
  • Campaign readiness coordinators that support the scheduling of all readiness activities for campaign start up (SSF)
  • Responsible for Joint Management Team (JMT) representation (OCN, VV)
  • Responsible for the Customer Service Coordinator (CSC) role (OCN, VV, KAU, HTO,SSF, RSTO)
    •  Timely movement of product from site to internal/external customers
    •   Interaction and coordination with upstream and downstream customers
  • Responsible for replenishment (planning and scheduling) of bulk chemicals and gases (OCN)
  • Supply Planner role is located physically at the manufacturing site in Rio and SHG and is subordinated to the Head of Production Scheduling

Job Requirements

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 10 years experience including 3-5 years in a supervisory role.
  • 8 years in cGMP biologics manufacturing environment (Manufacturing, Quality, or Regulatory) and production planning and scheduling.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Excellent organization, time management skills and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with several different departments at all levels.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others in a positive, collaborative manner.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in the general industry standards and practices for biochemical manufacturing.
  • Must have working knowledge of cGMP concepts and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems and supply chain.
  • Advanced computer skills in: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Project.
  • Advanced understanding of financial concepts.
  • Excellent documentation skills and ability to write SOPs.

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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