Shire F&E Planning and Scheduling Manager in Lexington, Massachusetts

Primary Duties

  • Responsible for effectively managing all planning & scheduling activities at the Lexington Site including maintenance, calibration, validation, IT, campus, shutdown, general building, and project work.

  • Oversee all capital project planning and scheduling activities including managing capital project schedulers

  • Initiate, lead, and support continuous improvement projects (e.g., methods, tools, processes) to continually improve Planning and Scheduling. Ensure standards and work processes reflect industry best practices.

  • Work with and/or lead global teams to fulfil the goals of the relevant Global Engineering and Maintenance teams

  • Mentor planning personnel (maintenance & calibration) to develop work plans including such activities as field inspection and measurement, sketches, work directions, parts list, tools, special equipment, permits, etc. necessary to complete a job.

  • Mentor planning personnel to prepare estimates of labor hours, tools, and materials for all planned jobs.

  • Manage MRO storeroom operations to ensure reliable operations of the production equipment and utilities

  • Foster consistent collaboration and scheduling activity for all planned work with Production and Maintenance.

  • Mentor scheduling personnel and build relationships with the Production Schedulers, Manufacturing and Facilities

  • Work closely with Production and Maintenance crews and the Storeroom to fully develop a planned maintenance work mode leading towards accomplishing maintenance in a safe, timely manner, improving the maintenance efficiency and productivity, and continually improving equipment reliability.

  • Responsible for planning and scheduling all plant shutdowns


60%: Oversee the planning and coordination strategy for all activities including maintenance, calibration, validation, projects, and IT work.

20%: Implement and continuously improve the P&S function

20%: Develop and oversee maintenance scheduling and planning procedures

Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelors in relevant Engineering, Project Management discipline and 10+ years’ of planning and scheduling experience. People manager experience required.

Other Job Requirements

Should be able to climb a ladder, reach, bend, and lift loads up to 50 lbs. Valid Driver’s license .

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

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