Master Scheduler Job (Pharmaceuticals) – North West

Our client is a global manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and is currently looking for a Master Scheduler to be based in the North West, UK.

The overall job purpose includes:

  • To ensure a high level Master Production Schedule (MPS) is developed for assigned product(s) to meet customer requirements.
  • To ensure inventory is effectively managed.
  • To support key supply chain projects which will have an impact on strategy.


Key Responsibilities:

The main responsibilities of this Master Scheduler position will include:

• Design and maintain a 24 month Master Production schedule for assigned products to ensure fulfilment of customer demands. (Monthly activity)

• Liaise with a wide variety of internal and external work centres e.g. Production, labs, QA, warehouse to obtain buy in to schedule. Communicate the plan to all levels of the organisation.

• Drive performance improvements and be responsible for OSSCE Class A performance for assigned products

• Manage changes in demand and drive resolution of capacity constraints within the work centres.

• Manage inventory levels

• Provide technical coaching and support to scheduler buyers

• Influence and participate in Site and Global Supply Chain initiatives

• Facilitate market related changes encompassing all aspects of materials, packaging and production changes.


Required Experience:

The ideal candidate for this Master Scheduler position will have several years experience in a Pharmaceutical FDA regulated environment. An understanding of Supply Chain and Quality systems is also required.

To be considered for this Master Scheduler role you will have the following skills:

  • Excellent influencing and leadership skills
  • Ability to manage a variety of conflicting demands to meet clearly defined goals
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organisation both internally and externally e.g. Contract Manufacturers
  • Discipline to meet deadlines


Desirable Skills:

  • Experience in Scheduling/Planning or related function
  • Knowledge of OSSCE processes e.g. MRP
  • Previous experience in project management/ leading change
  • Supplier management experience


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For more information or to apply for this Master Scheduler position, please contact Russell Oakley at CK Science on 0114 2839956 or email Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential.  Pleas quote ref: SH21292 on application.

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