DAS - Buyer/Planner/Scheduler
Catalent Pharma Solutions - Morrisville, NC

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Catalent Pharma Solutions (a Blackstone Group company) is a leading Drug Development, Advanced Delivery Technology and Supply partner to the global pharmaceutical industry. A Fortune 1000 company, with over 20 locations on 5 continents, we partner with 90 out of the top 100 pharmaceutical companies and 44 of the top 50 biotech firms, as well as thousands of small innovator companies. This position is responsible for i) the organization and execution of the purchasing needs for the clinical manufacturing operation and ii) building and maintaining a manufacturing schedule to support the successful transfer of processes from development and to commercial production, execution of process development and scale-up activities, and production of clinical supplies. Purchasing responsibilities include procuring equipment, components, raw materials, and other items necessary to support the RTP manufacturing operation and facilities which currently include sterile, MDI, DPI, powder-filling, and nasal filling operations. Scheduling responsibilities will integrate workstreams that include customer timelines, material receipt/testing/release, equipment/processing-stream readiness, and product release into a master operational schedule and support the production workforce plan. The successful candidate will have experience and/or direct working knowledge of manufacturing/formulation and packaging operations. Experience in procurement and capital planning will be valued. Qualified candidates will exhibit strong planning and organizing skills which would be used to develop and manage weekly/daily/monthly/quarterly workplans and build a robust manufacturing schedule. In addition, this role acts as an enabler to Operations to monitor and assist in facilitation of support processes to enable production. The candidate is expected to be an experienced professional who can build strong relationships and trust with all key departments on site which include Operations, Facilities/Maintenance, Quality, Engineering, Business Development, and Project Management.

        IV. Job Requirements Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree is required Degree in a technical field or business administration degrees is preferred. At least five years of relevant experience in production operations or previous scheduling roles is required Understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing is required. Strong communication and team skills are required. Must be computer literate with MS Office (including MS Project for scheduling), spreadsheets and ERP systems (JDE preferred). Advanced Excel skills including pivot tables, lookup tables, Macros are a plus. Intermediate Microsoft Word skills are required. Organize daily work plans, effectively operate in a maxtrixed organization. Experience in the contract pharmaceutical industry preferred. Vendor negotiations skills / experience is preferred. Experience with Lean Manufacturing, 5S, and Continuous Improvement is a plus. Flexibility to work outside normal working hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. is required. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong customer focus. Strong results orientation and leadership qualities. Ability to influence others. Relevant industry knowledge of drug product manufacturing, maintenance and other supporting operations. Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to listen and communicate effectively with internal team members and management. Ability to work effectively in a team environment and build strong internal relationships. Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. Highly organized and detail and multi-task oriented. Works well under pressure and able to prioritize workloads. Must be self motivated. Must be able to interact effectively with a variety of individuals and personalities within and between departments. Must be computer literate with MS Office (including MS Project for scheduling), spreadsheets and ERP systems (JDE preferred). Meet deadlines and work under pressure with limited supervision. Must be able to multitask, be proactive and willing to take initiative and responsibility. Ability to read, comprehend, execute and communicate English-written SOP’s. Organized. Maintain good records, and be able to access them rapidly. Understand where information can be found. Make sound judgments (ability to perform cost analysis). Blend knowledge and analysis with logic, active listening, and a continuing interest in simplification. Act ethically. Demonstrate a bias toward action. Get things done. Be willing to take a position, and assert influence to drive improvement. Foster teamwork to get results. Demonstrate initiative. Develop ideas, and collect them from others. Demonstrated ability to read, write and speak clear English. Physical Requirements: · Individual may be required to sit, stand, walk regularly and occasionally lift 0-15 pounds. · Specific vision requirements including reading of written documents and use of computer monitor screen frequently. Working Conditions and Environment: · The position will be stationed in an office environment · Flexibility required to work outside normal working hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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