Production Planner - Contract to Hire

Rapid Micro Biosystems - Lowell, MA3.3

Full-timeEstimated: $59,000 - $82,000 a year
This individual is responsible for developing a cross functional SIOP process that captures both internal and external demands, reporting on actuals vs forecast. Meeting customer and safety stock goals while minimizing scrap. Manage inventory and cycle count activities. Provide guidance to Strategic Buyer Planner with respect to buy requirements and adjustments.


Successful previous track record as a planner / scheduler.
Strong inventory and planning knowledge.

Translate build plan requirements from SIOP into a daily production schedule for system manufacturing and consumables manufacturing
Coordinate with appropriate personnel to ensure manufacturing build plan is executed and issues are communicated to all appropriate stakeholders.
Creates production schedules and communicates changes balancing customer requirements with expiration dates and buy requirements to support all SIOP demand.
Works with management to resolve any scheduling issues.
Works with Buyer's to ensure supply needs are met.
Oversees the closure of MO's.
Ensures materials move through QC and are prioritized as needed.
Ensure ERP system reflects accurate lead-time, BOM structure and costs.
Reports out on key performance indicators (KPI's) such as cycle schedule performance and on time delivery to promise
Supports cross functional review of E&O material and reports out on reasons behind excess inventory
Key contributor to ensuring successful physical inventory preparation and execution.

Strong knowledge of supply chain lead times and production capacity
Prior experience with inventory control, production planning, manufacturing and scheduling.
Strong communication, problem solving abilities.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Proficient in Microsoft word, Outlook and Excel and general MRP systems
Hands on, inventory management skills in support of ISO requirements.
Previous experience in an ISO or FDA regulated facility.
Bachelor's degree required
APICS certifications
Rapid Micro Biosystems ( provides innovative products for faster detection of microbial contamination in the manufacture of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and personal care products.

The Company's Growth DirectTM System detects contamination earlier, delivering compelling economic benefits to manufacturers, while improving their quality process. The Growth Direct System is the first and only automated system that addresses all key microbial QC applications and fits with current regulatory practices, a critical accelerator for adoption. Automated analysis eliminates error-prone manual steps and saves labor; rapidly detecting contamination enables manufacturers to reduce inventory carrying costs, shorten manufacturing cycle time, and reduce product losses, delivering significant cost savings and increased operational efficiency. We are headquartered in Lowell, MA with operations in Lowell and Freising, Germany.

Rapid Micro Biosystems is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will Rapid Micro Biosystems discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Please no phone calls or agencies please.