As a leading international clinical and commercial manufacturer of biologics and pharmaceuticals, Cobra Biologics offers a broad range of integrated and stand-alone contract development and manufacturing services for clinical trials and the commercial market. We take pride in manufacturing excellence and being a trusted provider, delivering what we promise and helping our customers to develop drugs for the benefit of patients.

In this role, you will be responsible for Cobra’s UK operational planning and scheduling based on customer needs and the site's occupancy to ensure efficient use of capacity and resources. Many of our projects are bespoke, tailored to our customers’ needs. The role also includes the development and streamlining of planning to minimise disruptions and consequent cost reductions whilst maintaining the appropriate quality requirements.

Main duties will include:
Develop and introduce an industry standard enterprise scheduling process, visible and usable for all stakeholders
Work to maximise production capacity by establishing, adjusting and monitoring production schedules consistent with Sales and Business Development commitments and master schedules.
Plan project and recurring production in collaboration with Project Managers, the Innovation Team, Health and Safety/GMBSC safety team and Product Delivery Team, considering capacity (including resource, personal skill sets, equipment usage and room occupancy), access to starting material and analysis responses.
Ensure planned production has the materials and raw materials required to produce in collaboration with the relevant Materials Planning, Stock Control and Warehousing and Logistics staff as required.
Maintaining contact via Project Managers and Business Development with customers.
Communicate appropriately with all stakeholders to ensure the site is always updated regarding scheduling so revenue expectations can be managed.
Reporting of key metrics to enable ongoing improvement within the facility.
Ensure release times are determined in dialogue with the Production and Quality teams, are communicated clearly and are achieved.

You will be educated to GCSE level or equivalent, with extensive experience in a similar master production scheduling role. You will have good working knowledge of ERP software; professional project management certification (eg Primavera or Prince2) is preferred but not essential.

You will demonstrate strong stakeholder management skills, a strong customer focus and excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will have excellent IT skills, using both Microsoft Office apps and scheduling software and a strong attention to detail.

This role will be based at Keele, Staffordshire, however, the role will require regular travel within the Group as required.

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