Plant Operations

Production Scheduler

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 Production Scheduler III will be responsible for managing the near and long-term production schedule for the Manufacturing Teams production schedule. They will do this by upkeeping a high-visibility long-term schedule and sending out regular updates on the near-term future. Scheduling will involve matching process activities with equipment/room/personnel availability and capability.

Responsibilities

  • Manage daily production schedules during planning horizon and adjusting schedules in response to disruptions or other changes, while considering varied capabilities of equipment per room
  • Adjust scheduling practices based on historical production time, sample analysis turnaround, and maintenance downtime
  • Assist with data mining performance metrics to compare actual production performance with scheduling KPIs
  • Issue detailed schedules on what to produce based on an optimized time-phased production plan with start/end dates & times that drive plant operations
  • Coordinate production schedules that consider maintenance, room release, in-process testing, process development time, equipment cleanings/maintenance, and personnel availability
  • Coordinate activities and be proactive with campaign readiness in coordinating with other teams: Tech Transfer, Master Data, Analytical Development, Quality Control, Metrology, and Quality Assurance
  • Work with planning, project management, toxicology, CMC, and other stakeholders to develop and maintain production schedules to meet appropriate deadlines
  • Track progress against project timelines, generate regular status updates, and communicate progress and issues to management, including presentations at team meetings
  • Establish new communication business practices to ensure production schedule is accurate and available
  • Perform other related duties, as required

Requirements:

  • BS or MS in a Science, Data Science, or Engineering field
  • 5 years experience in a GMP production role

Preferred: 

  • Experience with MS Project, Microsoft Excel, Smartsheet
  • 6 years experience in a GMP production role
  • 2 years experience in a plant scheduling role

 

Wisconsin pay range
$75,000$90,000 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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