Production Planner - Pharmaceutical

  • Location
    San Diego, California
  • Job type
  • Category
    Medical & Science - Pharmaceutical - Clinical

Adecco Medical and Science has an immediate need for a Planner with Pharmaceutical industry experience for our North San Diego County location. .

Responsible for planning and scheduling of plant production for assigned company customers. Evaluates work center loading for capacity constraints and maximizing resources. Follow up and liaison with Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Client Services and other departments as necessary to ensure company customer service levels are met.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

- Responsible for customer accounts as assigned.
- Interface with multiple departments throughout the company, Client Services, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Warehouse/Shipping, R&D to obtain company goals for customer service and quality.
- Reviews material requirements prior to the start of production; works with Purchasing and Quality to identify requirements for meeting production start dates.
- Releases batch records to production; monitors progress through manufacturing operations to ensure shipment dates are met.
- Reviews and balances manufacturing work center schedules within manufacturing guidelines.
- Works with contract manufacturers to ensure accurate flow of materials to meet production schedules.
- Point of Contact for coordinating fulfillment of all purchase orders; reviews material availability; coordinates shipment of product; ensures all required documents are provided.
- Ensures minimal excess inventory of bulk and finished goods through monitoring of yields and coordinating with Client Services for customer approval to ship when excess product is produced.
- Coordinates with R&D and Client Services for successful new product launch.
- Participates in the Materials Review Board (MRB) to advise on impact manufacturing/shipping schedules.
- Continually looks for ways to improve processes within Planning; provides recommendations for process improvement across department that support operational goals for customer service, quality, reduction in cost and innovation.
- Back up to the Master Scheduler in his/her absence.
- Works with a minimal amount of supervision.

Job Requirements

• 3 - 5 years planning experience in a multi-site, Batch manufacturing environment.
• Associates degree or higher
• Hands-on experience with MPS/MRP/CRP. preferably using BaaN IV or newer.
• CPIM preferred for Senior Planner
• Scheduling experience.
• Working knowledge of GMPs.
• CPIM or recent course work towards completion preferred.
• Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
• Strong analytic skills as well as organizational skills are essential.
• Detail oriented.
• Ability to operate in a rapidly changing environment.

If you are interested in this Planner job in North San Diego County, CA then please click APPLY NOW. If you have questions about the position or would like more information please contact Randy at 858-812-2601 or by email at

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