Production Planner

  • Contract
  • Meath

Website TPM05386

Our client, a biopharmaceutical company based in Meath, is seeking a Production Planner. The ideal candidate will oversee the planning aspects of Manufacturing Operations, ensuring compliance with cGMP regulations and relevant safety protocols. Collaborating with the SFO leadership team, the chosen candidate will align on templates and tools to optimize resource utilization for meeting production targets and contribute to the finite schedule process/governance.


  • Development and implementation of systems for scheduling and documenting of predictable patterns of work for manufacturing-based activities.
  • Co-ordinate the activities of the Shop Floor Operations, Cell Banking planning and scheduling within the facility to ensure the is sufficient detail on tasks which are to be executed in the manufacturing areas.
  • Develop standard hours for operational tasks such a rhythm of predictable patterns of work can be understood, rolling into CI initiatives as appropriate.
  • Co-ordinate with utilities and engineering such that any maintenance, calibrations, and vendor activities are level loaded and planned in line with batch schedules, ensuring all compliance needs are met for calibration/maintenance.
  • Work with facilities teams as required facilitating routine and maintenance activities, establishing predictable patterns of work.
  • Create process to report Key Performance indicators versus plan through tier processes on a Daily and weekly basis.
  • Assist in the handover process where key deliverables relating to the planning role must be reported and documented.
  • Support monthly trending and analysing of performance data to evaluate the effectiveness of operational, calibration and maintenance systems.
  • Work closely with the Supply Chain Team to communicate the material ordering requirements.
  • Build an excellent relationship with warehouse and SC planning team.
  • Ensure purchase orders are placed in line with lead times and agreed SLAs with site customers.
  • Work closely with the Material Availability Team to communicate the material ordering plan.
  • Work with the Tech Transfer, Cell banking, Process Engineering, Technology and Automation teams to ensure the management project deliverables, tracked through the Power Project platform have a link to the SFO planning and scheduling process for seamless and on time execution on plant, where required.
  • Overall task scheduling, critical path analysis & resource loaded scheduling for these project related activities.
  • Facilitating regular schedule reviews at shop floor level (tier 1), with management (tier 2) and senior management (tier 3).
  • Coordinate various functions within organisation to maintain accurate records on schedule adherence, developing standard units of measure for schedule adherence.
  • Coach/Mentor teams in schedule formation/creation.
  • Key advantage is familiarisation of management tools such as power project & SAP.
  • Person will need to be a self-starter, require excellent interpersonal skills for collaborating with wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Utilize software programs designed to support planning and scheduling for the facility inclusive of enterprise digital systems.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Relevant degree qualification.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Production Planning and scheduling.
  • Experience in Power Project platform: Power Projects, PowerBI.

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