Production Scheduler (m/f/d)

Switzerland, Visp

Randstad Inhouse Services is looking for a Production Scheduler (m/f/d) for Lonza AG (100%). This is a temporary position until 31.12.2022 with an opportunity for extension.

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While Lonza works in science, there’s no magic formula to how they do it. Their greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, they let their people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work Lonza wants to be part of.

Key responsibilities:

  • Create, track and maintain the short term schedules to provide visibility to defined departments to drive short term execution of plans

  • Incorporate input from all relevant departments to ensure schedules are realistic within relevant constraints and latest information

  • Drive optimization of schedules by balancing demand priorities against optimal production sequencing and efficient resource (facility/suite, equipment, staff, materials etc.) utilization

  • Ensure all feedback regarding changes to existing plans is incorporated into schedules in timely manner

  • Maintain detailed planning and scheduling parameters in planning system to allow optimal use of system scheduling functionality

  • Generate relevant KPI and operational measures to support identification of trends or root causing of sub-optimal performance

  • Maintain accurate production schedule, providing data for the MRP process to meet production demands

  • Review documents such as production schedules, work orders, and staffing tables to determine personnel and materials requirements, and material priorities

  •  Monitor production data, including volume produced, consumption of raw materials, and quality control measures, using this information for Continuous Improvement activities such as maintenance of routings and BOM’s, increasing accuracy of production schedule and efficiency reporting

  • Track, report and facilitate on-time material availability including testing and release for shipment/customers

Key requirements:

  • Graduate in production, supply chain or planning management

  • 3 years in a manufacturing environment in similar position, ideally on a highly regulated industry (Pharmaceutical, aeronautic)

  • APICS or equivalent an asset

  • Ability to influence both Supply Chain and functional leaders to support inventory management/ strategy recommendations

  • Good communication and presentation skills. Ability to present ideas in a clear and concise manner. Ability to communicate with all level of the hierarchy.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to define metrics (KPI’s) and identify issues through root cause analysis

  • Ability to utilise Business Intelligence systems to extract data and generate reports

  • Office suite, Excel advanced

  • Practice of an ERP, ideally SAP for modules MM-PP

  • English a must, German an asset

  • Team player

  • Rigorous, flexible

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For Lonza, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How they achieve their business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, they respect and protect their people and their environment. Any success Lonza achieves is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, Lonza offers the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R39528