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Planner (12 Months Fixed Term)

Planner (Fixed Term 12 Months)

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: Competitive

Ref No: HRJOB4371

Business Unit: Pharma Services

Location: Craigavon

Open To: Internal and External Candidates


The Company

Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 50 years now employing almost 5,000 highly skilled personnel worldwide.  Our Global headquarters is located in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with additional operations throughout Europe (UK, Ireland), across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Japan). 

Our drive and passion for the values championed by our Founder, and enshrined in the ethos of Almac, ensures that ‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’ is more than just a strapline – it is our way of life.

Advancing human health requires exceptional people – your talent, experience and passion will be the perfect match.  Together we will make an exceptional difference to the health of countless patients all over the world ………and this is just the beginning. 

Let’s be exceptional together

The Role

Working as part of the Scheduling Department based in our global headquarters in Craigavon, you will be responsible for generation and maintenance of schedules for all operations.  Maximising efficiency in relation to equipment, material availability and resource usage, providing feedback to various internal departments.  Developing and producing reports in order to monitor and review resource utilisation against schedules to enable continuous improvements in the planning process.

As part of a busy team within a rapidly growing organisation, operating within a challenging industry you will benefit from the numerous personal and professional developmental opportunities available throughout the Almac group.

Essential Criteria

  • Degree (or equivalent) qualification OR Significant experience in similar role may be considered in lieu of academic requirements
  • Previous experience within a planning/scheduling role
  • Understanding of production operations and production scheduling activities
  • Understanding of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Previous experience of data analysis and report writing


Desirable Criteria

(The following criteria may be applied if a large pool of applicants exist)

  • Previous experience of using formal scheduling tools
  • Previous experience of operating a computerised inventory system




Competitive salary

Family friendly flexible working

Learning and development opportunities and support

Health promotions

Enhanced pension contribution

Long service awards

34 days annual leave allowance

Marriage leave

Free car parking

Moving house leave

Subsidised restaurant

Paid medical appointments

Childcare vouchers (including early return bonus)

Occupational sick pay

Enhanced maternity pay

On site physiotherapist

Critical illness policy

Perks discount scheme

Death in service benefit

Westfield health benefit

(Full detail including eligibility criteria is outlined in the company handbook)


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Closing Date: 8th October 2018 at 17:00 hours

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