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Senior Associate Scheduler (JP9892)

West Greenwich,, Rhode Island · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title: Senior Associate Scheduler (JP9892)
Location: West Greenwich, Rhode Island 02817
Employment Type: Contract
Duration:12 months with likely extensions
Job posting date: 3/4/2022
Note: HYBRID POSITION A- need to be in driving distance of Rhode Island Client headquarters

3 Key Consulting is hiring a Senior Associate Scheduler for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global bio-pharmaceutical company.

Job Summary:
  • The Senior Associate Scheduler is responsible for managing the day-to-day production schedule for the client at Rhode Island (West Greenwich, RI).
  • This role is part of the Manufacturing team for Product Lifecyle Management for the West Greenwich, Rhode Island manufacturing facilities.
  • This is a highly visible role across the site with the core responsibility of supporting manufacturing and F&E by delivering a detailed schedule of manufacturing, maintenance, and client activities.
  • This role will also offer the opportunity to propose, participate, and lead team improvement initiatives to drive improved productivity and scheduling accuracy.
  • Examples of past and upcoming team initiatives include schedule adherence monitoring, VirtECS tool implementation, reporting and scheduling process standardization and automation, and development and integration of advanced scheduling tools (e.g., buffer/media volume and expiry tracking for buffer/media scheduling).

  • Building and maintaining the client production schedule
  • Integrating the client activity schedule (e.g., maintenance, commissioning)
  • Leading semi-weekly client meetings to review scheduled client activities (e.g., PMs)
  • Lead daily morning meetings to update and communicate the schedule with clients (i.e., manufacturing, facilities and engineering, etc.)
  • Off business hour on-call support as needed and regular morning meetings earlier than core hours (e.g., 7:45 am)
  • Leading team improvement initiatives to improve productivity and scheduling accuracy

    Basic Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree OR
  • Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of Manufacturing, Scheduling or Modeling experience OR
  • Associate's degree and 6 years of Manufacturing, Scheduling or Modeling experience OR
  • High school diploma/GED and 8 years Manufacturing, Scheduling or Modeling experience

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science or above in engineering, math, or science
  • Demonstration of strong analytical competency
  • Ability to work well with teams, open to change and new ideas
  • Ability to lead meetings, communicate and explain schedule recommendations effectively, and communicate well within team
  • Clear analytical and critical thinking capability under pressure – able to respond to scheduling changes, gather required data, evaluate options, and communicate analysis recommendations to facilitate decision making and make decisions
  • Ability to indirectly manage large cross functional team of partners and stakeholders across large biotech facility +600 employees
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills and error-proofing habits
  • Knowledge of facility and manufacturing process within manufacturing and supporting operations
  • Knowledge of scheduling tools and associated systems (Werum, VirtECS, MS Project, SAP, PI, Excel)

    Top Must have Skill Sets:
  • Scheduling experience
  • Biotech background big plus
  • Ideal candidate will have to create soft skills - independent, time management. Ideal candidate will a problem solver who can work in a sometimes-high stress environment

Day-To-Day Responsibilities:
  • Set morning meetings, responsibilities can change each day therefore the worker needs to be flexible and accommodating to needs.
  • Worker will be responsible for planning and managing ALL responsibilities as it relates to the plant.
  • Strong attention to detail and organization a must.

Employee Value Proposition:
Career growth opportunity

Red Flags:
  • Not close or able to come into client location
  • Poor communication skills
  • Someone who cannot work well under pressure

Interview Process:
possible phone screen then panel


We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com. If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this position, please feel free to look at other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com. You are welcome to also share this posting with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.

3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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