Boehringer Ingelheim Production Scheduler, Manufacturing in FREMONT, California

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment which benefits our employees, patients and communities.


This position will be responsible for scheduling and planning of manufacturing activities for Bulk Drug Substance. This role is cross functional, collaborative, and dynamic requiring a basic understanding of all elements of the Biopharmaceutical manufacturing process. In addition this position will communicate and coordinate the production schedule for MFG Cell Culture/Purification production with E&T, Quality and Supply Chain.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Designs, maintains, owns and continuously improves the detailed manufacturing schedule. Communication of short-term and long term schedule. Focused on delivering products on-time by identifying constraints and proposing scheduling modifications to relieve constraints. Coordinates personnel and resource requirements with manufacturing managers to ensure proposed schedules can be met. The role will ensure alignment with all Quality cGMP compliance, process requirements, readiness, timeline and revenue commitments, including asset availability to ensure schedule adherence and maximize efficiency and asset utilization.

  • This role will requires scheduling meetings to update schedules and incorporate non-routine activities along with advanced levels of information sharing and interactions with all functional groups across BI Fremont for key inputs and for reporting outputs. This role will ensure that all KPI’s, metrics, and commitments are being managed and issues resolved in a timely manner to aide overall success for the group.

  • Partners with maintenance schedulers and CAPEX project managers to schedule preventive maintenance, corrective/general maintenance, and CAPEX activities.

  • Develop detailed production schedule for Process Orders, Batch records in collaboration with Supply Chain, Process Sciences, PTPE, and Project Managers.

  • Collaborates with Change Control team and supports the change control process as it applies to new products.

  • Design, coordinate, and execute minor scheduling projects related to scheduling process. Scheduler formalizes all key inputs, requirements and parameters into a short-term detailed production schedule.

  • Develop and implement scheduling best practices.

  • Requirements:

  • Requires a High School Degree with three (3) years’ experience in a cGMP pharmaceutical manufacturing environment with positions of progressive responsibility.

  • Associate's degree from an accredited institution plus two (2) years of manufacturing experience in a cGMP pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution preferably in a science or engineering related field plus one (1) year experience in a cGMP pharmaceutical manufacturing environment with positions of progressive responsibility.

  • Awareness and understanding of Manufacturing processes and ability to learn key technical details required to schedule operations.

  • Good IT skills including: MS Project, MS Excel, MS Visio, MS Word and MAXIMO.

  • Scheduling experience and/ or basic Project Management skills.

  • Strong ability to communicate.

  • Strong ability to influence in a cross functional environment and collaborate with peers and management.

  • Possess basic understanding of:

  • Protein Purification / Cell Culture

  • Quality Systems

  • Facility technology

  • Requires intermediate understanding of biopharmaceutical manufacturing and business systems, process flows, controls, and timelines.

  • Requires strong organizational skills and advanced interpersonal skills.

  • Ensures compliance with all manufacturing processes in accordance with Government (cGMP, FDA, DEA, OSHA, and Safety) and Company Policies, Procedures, Goals and Objectives.

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of GMP, FDA and European regulations.

  • Follow all relevant department policies, procedures, SOP and other requirements during project execution and act at all times within the BI standards/ethics policies.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees. Since our founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today we are committed to creating value through innovation in three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. Since we are privately held, we have the ability to take an innovative, long-term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and provide valuable services and support to patients and their families. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. We are also deeply committed to our communities and our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen the neighborhoods where we live and work. Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings.

Organization: US-BI Fremont

Title: Production Scheduler, Manufacturing

Location: Americas-United States-CA-Fremont

Requisition ID: 186746