CMC Production Planner

Office Location: Verona, WI

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:  ARWR) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that develops medicines that treat intractable diseases by silencing the genes that cause them. Using a broad portfolio of RNA chemistries and efficient modes of delivery, Arrowhead therapies trigger the RNA interference mechanism to induce rapid, deep, and durable knockdown of target genes. RNA interference, or RNAi, is a mechanism present in living cells that inhibits the expression of a specific gene, thereby affecting the production of a specific protein. Arrowhead’s RNAi-based therapeutics leverage this natural pathway of gene silencing.

Arrowhead is focused on developing innovative drugs for diseases with a genetic basis, typically characterized by the overproduction of one or more proteins that are involved with disease. The depth and versatility of our RNAi technologies enables us to potentially address conditions in virtually any therapeutic area and pursue disease targets that are not otherwise addressable by small molecules and biologics. Arrowhead is leading the field in bringing the promise of RNAi to address diseases outside of the liver, and our clinical pipeline includes disease targets in the liver and lung with a promising pipeline of preclinical candidates.

Arrowhead’s corporate headquarters is in Pasadena, CA with research and development teams in Madison, WI and San Diego, CA.  Our employees are nimble, science-driven innovators who are collaborating to bring new therapies to patients in need. 

The Position

The CMC Production Planner will support inventory management, ERP master data, day-to-day scheduling, and production batch order processing for manufacturing at the Arrowhead Madison/Verona facilities. This position will be responsible for compiling the demands and forecasts for GMP raw materials required to support production and maintaining up-to-date data in an ERP system. Timely and accurate execution of duties in conjunction with proactive communication with Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Project Management, Inventory, Purchasing, R&D, and Quality Control is critical to success.


  • Evaluate and maintain schedules and update ERP accordingly; communicate changes to stakeholders as appropriate
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing on GMP raw material requirements
  • Extract data from ERP system as required to enable analysis and monitor performance of key indicators (Example: supplier forecasts, budget planning, etc.)
  • Create purchase orders for raw materials using MRP and collaborate with Project Management to order custom raw materials from external contract manufacturers
  • Work proactively with Purchasing in placing purchase orders, representing supply chain in open purchase order meetings, following up on delivery status, evaluating impact to the master production schedule, working on prioritizations, and expediting, cancelling, or delaying orders as needed
  • Ensure appropriate raw material release timing with Quality
  • Review MRP data to initiate and release production orders
  • Work with Inventory to ensure materials are available for manufacturing when needed
  • Support Manufacturing with maintaining accurate inventory and information in ERP systems
  • Monitor inventory for expiry risk. Recommend disposition of inventory
  • Other duties, as needed


  • Bachelor’s Degree in supply chain, chemistry, engineering, or related field
  • At least 2 years experience in supply chain or a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with ERP systems, especially planning functionality (MRP, Formulas and Routes, Order Scheduling)


  • cGMP work experience
  • Experience using D365
  • APICS/CPIM certification
Wisconsin pay range
$58,000$75,000 USD

Arrowhead provides competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package.   

All applicants must have authorization to work in the US for a company.   

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