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Specialist, Production Planner/Scheduler (Clinical Manufacturing)

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Mar 5, 2023

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The Role:

Moderna is seeking a Supply Chain Specialist, Production Planning/ Scheduling. The individual will perform varying Planning and Scheduling activities in support of Modernas Clinical Manufacturing at the Cambridge/ Norwood facility. Focus will be on Planning, developing and maintaining a site level detail production schedule, for all assigned resources to ensure on-time and in-full delivery of the clinical production plans. Collaborate with the Process Chemistry & HTOps Operations team to identify/ highlight and resolve risks to plan/schedule adherence and escalate where necessary through the structured Tier meetings.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Work directly with Operations to ensure all required clinical production is adequately scheduled to meet program timelines. Balance production requirements with MS&T and engineering teams.

  • Create and maintain detailed site plan/production for operations related production areas: material bundling, process intermediates, manufacturing, drug substance/product and maintenance/support operations

  • Participate in daily Tier meeting with cross functional team to align and facilitate discussions on manufacturing updates, quality events, shipping schedules and facility operations.

  • Responsible for developing production schedule to meet demand requirements including rough cut capacity planning, and finite daily scheduling.

  • Responsible for committing delivery dates on firm orders based on Production and Quality capacity requirements planning.

  • Work with the Materials Management team to resolve any discrepancies as it relates to JIT deliveries.

  • Ensures translation of Production Plan into Material Requirements for intermediates and starting materials.

  • Define sequence, establish priorities for all process orders at each work center and track the execution of the orders.

  • Gather and analyze data for metrics and KPIs for assigned areas.

  • Other duties as assigned

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • Bring 3 to 5 years professional experience in production planning/ Scheduling from a Supply Chain or manufacturing operation

  • Experience in pharmaceutical, biotech or related field.

  • Bachelor level degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business or related field

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced matrix organization.

  • Analytical skills and system driven mindset with critical thinking abilities

  • Good Collaborative work style to be part of a team to identify process gaps and develop solutions.

  • Knowledge of GMP requirements and MRP/ERP systems: experience in SAP, a plus.

  • Well organized a natural ability to be organized in how you think, communicate and conduct your work

  • A curious mindset that allows you to constantly learn and challenge the status quo

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary year-end shutdown
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible. Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

About Moderna

In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a persons race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.




Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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