Site Planner in El Segundo, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 5/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

A well-regarded company focusing on patient therapies is seeking a Site Planner to join their team. This is a great opportunity to work for an industry leader!


  • Provide and maintain detailed site scheduling production plans for all clinical and commercial products to assure no gaps or delays in processing, release, and shipments
  • Develop and implement logistics and planning tools through MS Project, spreadsheet and relational databases for supply chain, procurement and operations teams
  • Work with Supply Chain, IT, Finance and other teams to support/develop ERP modules to address logistics and planning issues
  • Create and maintain planning and logistics metrics to enable process improvements
  • Minimize variability and align logistics, demand planning and sourcing to ensure minimum financial impact and uninterrupted manufacturing operations and cold chain workflow
  • Support patient driven demand of kit shipments, final frozen product shipments collaboratively across the site to ensure that shipment requests are timely coordinated for both clinical and commercial products
  • Support changes in BOM, demand and supply, perform planning assessment as needed;  support raw material inventory and supply control as required
  • In collaboration with Supply Chain, develop/support forecasts and maintain long-term inventory plans and models for raw materials and supplies
  • Coordinate activities required to support the manufacture, packaging, labeling, shipping, and distribution of clinical and commercial materials
  • Working with Supply Chain, order healthy donor apheresis material in support of training/engineering runs
  • Working with Clinical Operations, order for clinical shipments
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, project management or related business administration is required with a certification in logistics or planning preferred
  • At least 6 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry with 3 years of relevant logistics and planning - clinical and commercial supply experience at a pharmaceutical or biotech company in a planning and supply chain management role preferred
  • Experience working closely with Manufacturing, Project Management, functional team leaders, clinical teams, contract manufacturing partners and/or cold chain shippers and logistics providers
  • Excellent MS Office and MS Project skills
  • In depth knowledge of material requirements planning and production scheduling
  • Demonstrated technical skills and mindset in logistic and cold chain management including process optimization and delivery of patient kits
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Pharmaceutical Supply Chain; international distribution experience (Pharmaceuticals) preferred
  • Additional specific qualifications in the area of clinical supplies demand and logistics/ or planning management including and APICs, CPIM, and related processional certifications preferred
  • Critical attention to detail is necessary for this role
  • Self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities
  • Able to work after hours, weekends, and on call as needed