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Bothell, Washington, United States
Manager, Plant Scheduling and Work Order Management
Supply Chain
At Lyell, our vision is to develop curative cell-based immunotherapies for solid tumor cancers. We have innovative science originating from our founder’s world class labs and a unique and disruptive approach to research and development. Our company is first and foremost focused on understanding the science. We are a learning organization, dependent on deep collaborative relationships between all of our colleagues, partners and founders. Our culture is based on Science, Respect, Collaboration and Courage and it reflects who we are and the environment we are creating.

You will be responsible for managing the creation and maintenance of a feasible, accurate detailed plant production and testing schedule. This role will provide clear and consistent communication of production schedules to all stakeholders. The incumbent will also be responsible for creating and maintaining relevant electronic records including work orders, purchase orders and inventory lots in the associated systems such as Oracle Fusion, Binocs and OCELLOS.   


  • Create and maintain a detailed feasible production schedule using Binocs (Lyell’s discrete production scheduling software).
  • Collaborate with manufacturing, Quality Control, patient operations and other organizations to ensure schedule alignment.
  • Continually maintain an accurate picture of available resources and capacity, including equipment, personnel and hours of operation.
  • Maintain visibility to open manufacturing slots that are used to derive possible apheresis appointment options for patients participating in Lyell’s clinical trials.
  • Create and maintain all electronic records associated with plant schedules including work orders, purchase orders, inventory lots in relevant systems (Binocs, OCELLOS, Oracle).
  • Support ongoing scheduling process improvements.
  • Support the implementation and integration of various electronic systems (Binocs, OCELLOS, Oracle) that will assist scheduling processes.
  • Establish and maintain training materials and SOPs related to plant scheduling.


  • BA/BSc in biology, biochemistry, chemical engineering, bioengineering, or related scientific field with a minimum of 10 years’ experience; or
  • MBA or MSc in biology, biochemistry, chemical engineering, bioengineering, or related scientific field with a minimum of 8 years’ experience.


  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a biotech/pharmaceutical organization including a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a supply chain role.
  • Experience in detailed plant production scheduling preferably in cell therapy operations.
  • Experience working and creating documents in a GxP environment.
  • Experiencing managing a team.
  • Experience managing cross functional relationships with several different teams internally in the company and externally.


  • Strong familiarity with ERP systems, cell tracking systems and scheduling systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Successful track record in implementing and driving business processes that result in aligned objectives, right outcomes and timely stakeholder communications.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment.  Ideally to have start-up experience as the environment mirror's our own.
  • Knowledge of FDA regulations and the regulations and guidelines applicable to life sciences organizations (GxP).
At Lyell, we believe that highest performing teams include people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences who respectfully challenge each other. We are committed to building an open, diverse and inclusive culture for all employees.
Lyell is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state and local laws.
The Company complies with all laws respecting equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants with regard to any protected characteristic as defined by federal, state, and local law.  This position requires you to work onsite at the Company’s facilities and the Company requires that all employees working in its facilities be fully vaccinated (except as required by applicable law).  Therefore, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law.  The Company considers you fully vaccinated once 14 days have passed since you received either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.  The vaccine must have been FDA approved, have emergency use authorization from the FDA, or, for persons fully vaccinated outside of the U.S., be listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization.”
We’ve learned from experience that some of the best people don’t always match our requirements perfectly - if you’re interested and think you could fit, please don’t hesitate to apply.
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