Production Planner

PolyPeptide Laboratories Group – one of the world’s largest companies specializing in the manufacture of peptide and related compounds for research and pharmaceutical applications has an opening in our Torrance, California office where you’ll be valued for your experience, input and teamwork.

Job Title: Production Planner

We are looking for an experienced production planner, with extensive knowledge of MS Dynamics AX application, in a chemical manufacturing environment.

The production planner is responsible for independently planning PPL’s production and scheduling, and responsible for the coordination of resources and employees, in order to ensure timelines are adhered to. Must be able to consult with designated site management team as needed to ensure production goals are met.


Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the S&OP process, wherein the purpose is to create a long-term planning (Rolling 12m) and to inform about changes in the established plan.
  • Short term planning (1m & 3m ) and tracking of deliverables
  • Responsible for production planning and updating and informing the persons concerned of changes in the established plan.
  • Keeping the business system (AX) updated in real time with regard to planning of production batches.
  • Responsible for entering and updating of planning parameters in AX
  • Coordinate development material demands with CPM and ensure demands are entered in AX.
  • Providing Supply Chain support for material needs planning including correction of obsolete demands or change in demands in conjunction with production planning schedule changes
  • To support OTIF / RCA / QIRM and deviation investigations for raw materials / shipping / planning etc. when needed.
  • To coordinate all other planning that affects delivery to the customer such as:

  • Contact and planning with Sales & Marketing for planned order dates and forecast.
  • Contact and planning with CPM for planning time for projects and production.
  • Contact and planning together with QC and QA for analysis and release of both raw materials and produced batches.

  • Assist in handling impurities and standards in accordance with the applicable manual.
  • Ability to calculate and apply descriptive statistics in a manufacturing environment


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in life science or other related field
  • 5 – 7 years of relevant industry experience
  • Extensive knowledge of MS Dynamics AX application
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in MS Office Suite - Advanced


PolyPeptide Laboratories, offer competitive salaries (commensurate with skills and experience), quality work environment and excellent benefits (Medical and Dental Insurance, and 401 k) and opportunity to grow your skills.  An Equal Opportunity employer

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Torrance, CA

365 Maple Avenue
90503 Torrance, CA Directions +1 310 782 3569

Perks & Benefits

PolyPeptide presently offers regular full time employees (unless otherwise stated) who have completed the applicable waiting periods the opportunity to participate in employee benefits plans, such as:

  • Group Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays (12 Holidays)- 2018

  • Paid Vacation Leave

  • Paid Sick Leave

  • Birthday Off

Our Values


- We are curious and explore new ways.
- We are ambitious and find solutions.

- We have a strong technical knowledge and we deliver results.
- We deliver quality in everything we do.

- We believe in teamwork and collaboration.
- We lead by example and accept responsibility.

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