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Manager, Site Planning

Beam Therapeutics

Beam Therapeutics

Durham, NC, USA · North Carolina, USA
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2023

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for a central schedule / plan for the Beam Therapeutics site in North Carolina. The schedule is frequently reviewed for opportunities and adjustments based on input from Project Management and Operational Readiness, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality, MSAT, and Engineering and Facilities. Clear and concise updates on the schedule changes are required and should be tailored to the audience. The role will live within the Project Management and Operational Readiness organization at Beam NC; an organization that is also responsible for site Operational Excellence.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop the Master Schedule through a coordinated effort with Manufacturing, MSAT, Quality, Operational Readiness, Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, and IT. Collaborate with Site Leadership on scenario and resource (people, equipment, and facility) planning.
  • Partner with site CMMS Administrator to integrate planned maintenance of manufacturing equipment, QC instruments, and utilities into overall Master Schedule.
  • Partner with Engineering and Facilities to integrate CAPEX and project work affecting the facility or equipment into the Master Schedule, making the work duration and return to service time visible.
  • Partner with Quality/CQV for ongoing CQV activities in Manufacturing and QC.
  • Partner with the GMP cleaners on the cleaning schedule and assist with coordination of any required cleanings that involve return to service monitoring.
  • Partner with QC on the Environmental Monitoring schedule.
  • Partner with Supply Chain and Finance to translate the S&OP long term schedule view that drives demand into the production plan. Assist with rough cut capacity planning, level loading, and shift structures.
  • Partner with Manufacturing and MSAT to produce a schedule that is executable, aligned with key deliverables, and aligned with key inputs from tech transfer. Develop resource requirements for manufacturing and develop resource models, as needed.
  • Scope and drive the selection of long-term scheduling software that is right sized for Beam NC. Partner with IT on the implementation of the software.
  • Collaborate with Site Leadership to ensure buy-in for execution of the Manufacturing and CAPEX plans, based upon gained knowledge of the programs, projects and bottlenecks.
  • Maintain site metrics for on time execution, schedule adherence, and others as determined by annual goals and objectives.
  • Daily facilitation of the Site Tier 2 meeting.
  • Other duties and special initiatives related to Project Management, Operational Readiness, and Operational Excellence as assigned.
  • Must be able to work onsite daily and willing to have a flexible schedule during peak times, which may include supporting critical operations outside of normal work hours, as needed


  • 5+ years' experience in the biotechnology, cell therapy or pharmaceutical industry is preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree with a focus in business, engineering, or science.
  • Ability to coordinate, facilitate and organize resources and information in a timely manner.
  • Ability to develop strategic relationships, strong verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Must possess good to excellent writing and computer skills with a knowledge base in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project. Smartsheet, Primavera and/or FlexSim experience is a plus.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple activities simultaneously.
  • Detail oriented and accuracy focused.
  • Proven success in leading complex projects and bringing them to conclusion.
  • Ability to persuasively champion strategic ideas, as supported by sound rationale and analysis, and drive change within the organization.
  • Strong knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures related to the biotechnology, cell therapy or pharmaceutical industry preferred.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, presentation and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to analyze, break-down, and interpret a wide variety of information and form a strategic opinion while addressing the operational implication and the opinions and recommendations of colleagues