Quality Planner II

Zurich, Switzerland
12 Feb 2019
14 Mar 2019
WAG - 7318
Quality, QA / QC
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Job Description Operations Planning Specialist, Global Clinical Supplies Department GCS Operational Area Operations Planning , Site Scheduling & Label Operations Group Operation Planning The Operations Planning Specialist, Global Clinical Supplies, will report to the Associate Director, Planning and Scheduling and their primary purpose is to coordinate packaging projects for clinical supplies executed by MSD or by a contract manufacturer. The person in this role will provide support on assigned projects from setup, coordination/monitoring of all activities for the assigned projects until completion across the different work centres of the supply chain (label design/printing, packaging and quality control).


• Provides input and partners with other work centers to develop the packaging/labeling strategy for the individual clinical products.

• Monitors the adherence to project schedules and documents progress in respective databases. • Assists the work centers (Global Project Management, Packaging, Label Operations, Quality disposition group) for issue resolution as needed.

• Collaborates with global master planning and project management (demand and supply project managers) to establish priorities across different projects. • Negotiates timelines with contract manufacturers and requests/reviews quotes.

• Orders multi-language booklet labels from third party suppliers.

• Generates Master Data (Material Master, Bill of Material, Recipe). • Generates project specific master documents (e.g. Batch Record).

• Generates and releases process/print orders for production. • Works out proposals for continuous optimization of processes & procedures (SOPs) concerning clinical supply planning and packaging operations.

• Main contact for the MSD Clinical Supplies Demand Manager and the contract manufacturer.

Good Manufacturing Practices and Compliance in general:

• Develop, implement, and continuously improve processes and associated SOPs based on International Regulatory Standards, company Quality Guidelines and GMP regulations

• Follow workflows and procedures according to current SOPs

• Respect MSD policies concerning safety, health and environmental protection, finance, and quality

Contacts: • Is in permanent intensive contact with representatives of GCS Planning Organizations and participates in Clinical Supply Chain project teams.

• Have contacts to third party packaging companies.

Qualifications: • Higher degree (BSc, MSc) Engineering, Supply Chain, or another relevant Live Science discipline.

• Familiarity with GMP requirements, quality procedures and SOP execution

• At least 5 years of industry experience in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology or medical devices environment

• Hands-on experience in a clinical supply related area within the following areas: Planning, Scheduling, coordination, artwork and /or label translation

• Proven project management skills

• Direct work experience with SAP is a plus

• Flexible and team- oriented

• Diligent and quality- oriented

• Structured and proactive working attitude

• Proven ability to organize and manage multiple tasks at one time and meet deadline

• German and English (verbal and written) at professional working level required

Company Information:

Clintec is a dynamic, UK headquartered, privately owned, full service Contract Research Organisation with a presence in over 50 countries worldwide. We have been providing clinical research support services to clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries and assisting in their key product development efforts for over two decades. At Clintec we have experience in managing clinical trials in all major therapeutic areas including oncology, rare disease, neurology, cardiovascular, psychiatry, infectious disease, rheumatology, immunology, respiratory and gastroenterology.

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