Cell Therapy Planning and Scheduling Manager


Hayward, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Post Date: 05/12/2024
  • Website: www.arsenalbio.com
  • Company Address: 329 Oyster Point Blvd, South San Francisco, CA, 94080

About ArsenalBio

ArsenalBio is a privately held, programmable cell therapy company focused on the realization of solid tumor cell therapy to defeat cancer.

Job Description

ArsenalBio, a privately held, clinical-stage programmable cell therapy company engineering advanced CAR T therapies for solid tumors, is seeking a talented Cell Therapy Planning and Scheduling Manager to work onsite based in our Hayward and/or San Francisco offices. 
ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer. With our programmable and computationally driven approach, our team is engineering living medicines to attack cancer’s inherent multifaceted nature and overcome the challenges of addressing solid tumors with cell therapy.
Driven by a collective of diverse experts across immunology, synthetic biology, molecular biology, automation and computational biology, we are united in purpose to deliver radical breakthroughs for people with cancer, and prioritize the team’s outcomes over individual goals to achieve our company mission – together. 
Arsenal Bio is seeking a highly motivated individual for the role of  Planning and Scheduling Manager reporting into the Supply Chain department. The Planning and Scheduling Manager is responsible for facilitating and leading management of critical patient material logistics and the production schedule. The incumbent is responsible for setting goals and objectives that ensure overall integration of manufacturing and planning policies, processes, programs and operational efficiencies. This role entails collaborating closely with various teams to ensure the smooth execution of daily schedules aligning with site priorities. As the business evolves, this position will manage direct reports. 


What You Will Do:

  • Own and manage the production schedule and order release process by partnering with Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, and Maintenance to plan activities.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert in forecasting, demand planning, and working closely with procurement/purchasing partners to review raw material requirements to support MFG demands
  • Develop, implement and manage key performance indicators
  • Lead production meetings and communicate closely with internal and external clinical partners regarding the status of manufacturing 
  • Manage and collaborate with logistical partners for all aspects of the patient journey, including apheresis pickup and shipment, final product packout and shipment, and critical sample shipments
  • Identify and mitigate potential risks associated with the transportation and handling of patient materials, such as regulatory non-compliance, supply chain disruptions, or security issues
  • Own supply chain deviations and drive to closure with corrective and preventative actions
  • Drive strategy and improvement initiatives that impact multiple areas using OE methodologies 
  • Continuously improve the planning and scheduling of resources
  • Facilitate interdepartmental discussions in production planning meetings to resolve outstanding issues and align on priorities. 
  • Manage clinical site training on protocols and practices.
  • Collaborate with IT Business Partners in support of modeling and scheduling simulation implementations
  • Perform other additional duties as needed

What Will You Bring:

  • Minimum of 8+ years of experience in a production planning/scheduling role, with strong emphasis on and experience in customer service 
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Experience in Biotech,  pharmaceutical with cell and gene therapy manufacturing is required
  • Experience working with Quality Systems
  • Technical proficiency in working with and implementing ERP systems and modules related to inventory control, materials requirements planning, item master, demand planning, capacity planning
  • Ability to adapt to flexible working hours to ensure business continuity
  • Strong influential and leadership skills that enable success
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize based on demand
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency with spreadsheets
  • Project management capabilities  and experience
  • Proven critical thinking and problem-solving skills


What We Will Offer You: 
An opportunity to work with the best talent in the field of cell therapy, and be part of ONE TEAM to advance therapies to patients who need it most.
ArsenalBio has a generous and comprehensive benefits package that includes but is not limited to medical, dental, and vision as well as mental health resources, virtual and telehealth options, coaching, infertility treatment, parental leave and health savings accounts. We also offer flexible work schedules and flexible time off, which includes two extra “Arsenal Days of Rest” every quarter for employees to recharge. 
We have a robust mentorship program, and comprehensive development tools to help employees take control of their career paths and grow into their best selves. ArsenalBio believes in investing in the well-being of our employees - both at work and at home, as they are our greatest asset. They bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.
We are committed to hiring the best talent from diverse backgrounds. A diverse workforce engenders richness of thought, creativity and discovery. We invite individuals who embrace intellectual achievement to bring their unique personal and professional journeys and together we will build transformative cell therapies for cancer patients.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
The estimated base salary offer for the preferred primary location of the San Francisco Bay area ranges from $127,300 - $156,000. Salary ranges for other locations may vary from this range. Base pay offered may vary depending on job related knowledge, experience, education, and location. In addition to these factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity of our current employees as part of any final offer.
To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or ArsenalBio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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