Production Planner/Scheduler (2Nd Shift)

Novartis Pharmaceuticals East Hanover , NJ 07936

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description:

NOTE: Local candidates only. No relocation available. Shift hours 12:30 pm 9:00 pm or 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm. Rotating weekend support is also required.


Production Planner/ Scheduler, working under limited supervision, is responsible for developing and managing the execution of the commercial and clinical supply plan based on agreed upon lead times.


  • Execute the Commercial and Clinical Production Plan by performing planning and scheduling activities.

  • Ensure transparency and priorities of orders to adhere to established throughput targets.

  • Effectively communicate between all stakeholders (commercial hub, Quality Assurance and domestic and global manufacturing sites)

  • Advise clinical and commercial sites to ensure seamless system data entries to adhere to lead times domestically and globally

  • Manage relationships with couriers to align schedules for incoming and outgoing shipments.

  • Collaborate with Import/Export groups to allow for smooth international shipments

  • Determine and maintain the production schedule.

  • Working knowledge of SAP and ability to learn cell chain software systems; ability to learn/work with new technology and systems

  • Proven ability to think strategically to anticipate and plan for critical needs to support planning and scheduling operational efficiencies as required.

Supply Chain Principles strong familiarity with and understanding of Materials Management principles such as (but not limited to) Master Production Schedule, Material Resource Planning, Capacity Resource Planning, Demand Resource Planning, purchasing, distribution, import/export, logistics, etc.

Pharmaceutical Production knowledge of pharmaceutical operations and industry practices. Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices. (cGMPs)

Leadership, Values and Behaviors

  • Courteous/professional interaction with internal and external stakeholders

  • Troubleshoots issues

  • Communicates effectively and efficiently among peer groups. Promotes open communication among peers. Listens to others with empathy and tries to understand different views and opinions.

  • Attention to detail and forward thinking ability.

  • Perform a variety of duties to support team objectives.

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Production Planner/Scheduler (2Nd Shift)

Novartis Pharmaceuticals