Covance

Planner

Company
Covance
Location
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Sep 2019
Closes
03 Oct 2019
Ref
36385
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Are you a scientific graduate looking for a non-laboratory based role in the scientific industry?

Do you want to play a part in the development of life changing medicines?



Covance provides essential research services to the pharmaceutical, crop protection and chemical industries. We also work with universities, governments andresearch organizations.



As a Planner in our growing planningteam in Alconbury, Huntingdon, you will gain a great insight into the wide ranging scientific research we do for our customers. Planners translate a customer\u2019s requirements into a detailed schedule of activities ensuring all required resources (people, facilities and equipment) are considered and secured.

You will use Primavera Resource Management software to create project schedules and full training will be provided.



As a Planner at Covance your main responsibilities will be:
  • Interpreting work plans and developing accurate work schedules
  • Working with department managers to ensure the most effective use of resources, smoothing workloads whilst ensuring a customers\u2019 expected timelines are met
  • Assessing the impact of any changes to the schedule and escalating as required
  • Performing schedule updates, identifying risks to the on-time delivery of reports to our customers and working with department managers to take remedial action where necessary
Education/Qualifications:
Degree in a scienctific subject
Experience:
The skills and experience we\u2019re looking for are:
  • Good accuracy and attention to detail
  • Competent in MS Office
  • Able to undertake basic problem solving
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

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