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Production Planning Analyst, Pharmaceuticals

June 14, 2024
Central Islip, NY
Job Type
Work Setting


Cipla is a leading global pharmaceutical company, dedicated to high-quality, branded, and generic medicines. We are trusted by healthcare professionals and patients across geographies. Over the last eight decades, we have strengthened our leadership in India’s pharmaceutical industry and fortified our promise of strengthening our global focus by consolidating and deepening our presence in the key markets of India, South Africa, the U.S., and other economies of the emerging world.


This position is an individual contributor role and a member of the InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Plant Manufacturing Operations Team. The position reports to the Manager of Production Planning and maybe matrixed to other functional leaders within Manufacturing Operations. The overall objective of this position is to prepare and execute production plans, coordinate and expedite the workflow across departments in conjunction with daily / weekly / monthly production schedules, and solving day-to-day operational issues to facilitate delivery of the overall manufacturing business plan. The typical and expected job duties for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Production Planning and Scheduling
  • Ensure delivery of daily production requirements to meet customer commitments.
  • Create production schedule and align priorities with the right commercial requirements.
  • Daily maintenance and management of the scheduling system daily to support the operations.
  • Ensure achievement of manufacturing commitments commitment versus delivery.
  • Maintain the production schedule and other business reports as required. • Analyze and prepare documents needed for production planning and execution.
  • Plan for raw material availability in conjunction with procurement team and timely quality control (QC) releases.
  • Follow-up, as required, with all teams to expedite the execution and documentation to meet production schedule and customer expectations.
  • Complete status reports for production progress, work in process, and raw material inventory.
  • Interact with shop floor management daily, to resolve issues regarding manufacturing plan execution.
  • Capacity Management
  • Identify and manage bottlenecks and capacity issues with the Production team as well as coordinate internally and externally on the resolution of the issues.
  • Provide support planning and execution of new launches.
  • Develop and maintain capacity calculation of the plant based on product mix.
  • Support review of new business opportunities.

Education Qualifications

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in business administration, operations management, industrial engineering, pharmaceutical manufacturing, or related field of study from an accredited college/university.
  •  Master’s degree in industrial engineering, operations management, pharmaceutical manufacturing, or related field of study from an accredited college/university is preferred.


  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing operation and work environment.

Skills/ Competencies

  • Proficient user of personal computer hardware and software applications such as Microsoft Office tools, SAP, and other business applications.
  • Must be able to influence decision-making and facilitate completion of work toward the achievement of the business plan and goals.
  • Effective interpersonal relationship skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in the English language to include usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Must be a self-starter and demonstrate initiative while seeking additional training or direction as needed.
  • Must have strong organization and communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation).
  • Must be detail-oriented with the ability to multitask and prioritize tasks with strict deadlines.
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