• Production Scheduler (Gene Therapy Manufacturing)

    Job Locations US-NC-Durham
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/20/2018 6:07 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-2563
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Manufacturing
  • Overview

    Ready to join a team committed to moving gene therapies into the clinical and commercial settings for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? AveXis is advancing cutting-edge science to treat rare and life-threatening genetic diseases starting with our clinical-stage, proprietary gene therapy candidate, AVXS-101. We are in the midst of an incredible journey and are looking for passionate individuals to join us on this important mission.

     

    AveXis, Inc., a Novartis Company, is a clinical-stage gene therapy company, dedicated to developing and commercializing novel treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Our initial product candidate, AVXS-101, is our proprietary gene therapy product candidate currently in development for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, Type 1, the leading genetic cause of infant mortality, and for the treatment of SMA Type 2. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has granted AVXS-101 Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of all types of SMA and Breakthrough Therapy Designation, as well as Fast Track Designation for the treatment of SMA Type 1. In addition to developing AVXS-101 to treat SMA Type 1 and Type 2, we also plan to develop other novel treatments for rare neurological diseases, including Rett syndrome (RTT) and a genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) caused by mutations in the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) gene.

     

    AveXis is seeking an experienced Finite Scheduler that can build and maintain complex production and project schedules in Microsoft project.  The role will require building the production schedule for our Clinical and Commercial manufacturing facility.

    Responsibilities

    • Drives short term scheduling providing the shop floor detailed finite schedules, defining and optimizing production activities, integrating maintenance/validation and other key activities to ensure that all significant shop floor activities are well defined and coordinated.
    • Collaborates daily with Production Supervisors, Area Managers, and key support teams to determine progress of work, adherence to planned completion dates and escalates production problems and/or delays.
    • Provide detailed and attainable daily/weekly schedule to production areas.
    • Synchronize production activities within commercial and clinical operations to meet required product release dates.
    • Maintain production schedules and other reports as required.
    • Collaborate with shop floor management on a daily basis to resolve issues regarding manufacturing activities.
    • Campaign schedule to minimize change-over complexity and maximize opportunity to attain planned production volumes.
    • Schedule pre-planned capacity impacting maintenance and engineering activities.
    • Collaborate with Supply Chain Planners and other cross functional managers, on material supply/release, component supply/release, and documentation readiness. Participate in analyzing and implementing changes inside Finite Scheduling Time Fence.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred (Supply Chain, Engineering, Logistics or related field), but not required.
    • Excellent communicator, both in writing and orally.
    • 3 years’ experience in supply Chain and/or manufacturing environment or combination of experience and related education.
    • Working knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Excel and Project preferred.

     

    The level of this position will be based on the final candidate’s qualifications.

     

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

     

    AveXis is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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