Associate Director Drug Product Manufacturing Planning & Scheduling

Rensselaer, New York
Mar 20, 2018
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Position Summary

Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.

Summary: The Associate Director of Drug Product Manufacturing Planning and Scheduling is accountable for all global clinical and commercial drug product manufacturing planning and scheduling. This is a global leadership role with teams located in US and EU with the primary focus of delivering clinical and commercial medicines to all patients on-time and in-full. The leader will build and develop a global team of production schedulers that collaborate with CMOs as well as internal manufacturing operations, own S&OP processes with strategic manufacturing partners, ensure manufacturing readiness milestones. This role may reside in Rensselaer, NY or Dublin, Ireland and reports to the Senior Director of Drug Product Manufacturing.

Essential duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Accountable for the global Drug Product Manufacturing production planning and scheduling through external and internal manufacturing network.
• Serve as the senior person representing DP Manufacturing in the S&OP process. Utilize manufacturing network to deliver the production requirements needed for drug product, device assembly and final package.
• Develop and implement systems and reports that track and measure production readiness and supply metrics, component and WIP inventories meet defined safety stock targets, track the progression of every DP lot through release and ensure global capacity meets production requirements in the short and long terms for both clinical and commercial medicines.
• Build and lead high performing production planning and scheduling teams that are well versed in DP manufacturing processes, integrated in the DP Manufacturing and DP Project teams and appropriately trained in all relevant systems and procedures.
• Partner with internal stakeholders to quickly assess supply constraints, communicate mitigation plans and ensure that production schedules are in alignment with IOPS priorities.
• Implement, own and continuously improve the S&OP process with strategic CMO partners.
• Support and collaborate with the Drug Product Project Management and Quality Assurance organizations to ensure accurate scheduling of manufacturing activities in support of technical transfers, process validations and CapEx project executions within the global DP Manufacturing network.
• Establish departmental and individual expectations; provide direction and balanced performance feedback; coach, develop, and challenge direct reports, uphold all company policies and serve as a leading example of Regeneron 5 and IOPS Success Factors.
• Actively participate on departmental and site teams to improve and challenge processes, solve problems, initiate improvements, establish procedures, transfer new products or technologies, execute projects, etc.
• Ensure adequate resources are dedicated to correcting important or critical issues via personal involvement, delegated resources, and/or appropriate escalation internally and externally.

Knowledge, Skills and Capabilities
• Demonstrated leader with expert knowledge of GMP production planning and scheduling processes for parenteral manufacturing, device assembly and finished label and package.
• Excellent at building internal and external partnerships, efficient at identifying and removing barriers for team and projects, and effective at communicating to a wide audience of experience, skills and expertise.
• Deep knowledge ERP systems (Oracle preferred).
• Knowledge of manufacturing and quality operations for parenteral medicines.
• Knowledge of the challenges and lead times involved when transferring aseptic parenteral filling, device assembly and finish label & pack operations.
• Highly skilled and experienced in collaborating with Contract Manufacturing Organizations and strategic partners. Working knowledge of industry practices and regulations (e.g. GxP, ISO, ICH, etc.) across multiple health authorities (e.g. FDA, IMB, etc.)
• Strong project management, interpersonal, cross- cultural, communication, negotiation and problem solving skills qualification preferable.
• APICS, ISM, ASQ or SME professional certification preferred.
• Ability to travel 25% (domestic and international).
• Fluent in English with a preference given to candidates with competencies in German, French and/or Spanish (oral and written).
• A successful candidate will have the ability to think strategically while being able to quickly adapt to emerging situations. This individual must enjoy being challenged to think critically and embrace new and emerging technologies.
Education and Experience:
• Requires minimum BS/MS in an engineering, business or scientific discipline with 10+ years of related experience in manufacturing production planning or similar experience, preferably in biopharmaceutical cGMP environment.
• Five + years management and/or leadership experience required.

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

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Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Requisition Number: 12227BR