Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Senior Manager Shutdown Planning

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Manager Shutdown Planning, are to: 

 Provide effective leadership including: Individual goal
 setting/performance reviews, managing the development of employees,
 recognizing and appreciating employee contributions, mitigating conflict
 and communication problems, planning and facilitating team activities,
 selecting personnel and motivating members of the functional area;
 supporting workforce diversity, quality and safety and supporting
 supervisors in the management of their employees/department which
 support achievement of individual/department/business objectives
 1. TA Planning: Facilitate site-wide TA schedule with Supply Chain and
 Technical System Owners, to meet operational requirements with adequate
 maintenance and contractor resources. Early escalation of potential
 threats, risks, deviations and opportunities to the TA Steering
 2. TA Scheduling: Develop and coordinate TA schedule with cross
 functional teams including Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, Quality
 Control, Production, Maintenance and Technical System Owner plant. Use
 scheduling software to produce Gantt charts, critical path analysis and
 resource leveling for maintenance planner to execute TA .
 3. Review maintenance planner schedule progress during shutdowns,
 identifying critical path impacts, delays, acceleration, and
 compression. Communicate turn-around progress meetings to steering
 committees and site management.
 4. Responsible for an efficient execution strategy: Optimize plant
 shutdowns durations and effectiveness through planning, scheduling and
 coordination of maintenance resources, parts, materials, equipment, and
 5. Preparation of turnaround concepts (planning & execution) according
 to site methodology, including implementation of best practices and
 lessons learned (including TA templates)
 6. Integration of all relevant contractors / vendors in turn-around
 schedule to ensure efficient execution in close cooperation with
 Technical System Owner.
 7. Responsible to set up an efficient system for TA scope control
 8. Manage and train other planners and schedulers, and provide support
 for routine planning and scheduling.
 9. Drive and Implement planning scheduling improvements.

Who you are


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  •  B.S. in Engineering or other applicable B.S. discipline
  •  BS 10+years relevant experience OR MS 8+ years 5+ years of relevant experience in managing a team of technically skilled employees in Engineering discipline OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  •  •Knowledge of pharmaceutical and biotech production processes as well as good understanding of cGMP requirements, rules, and regulations.
  •  Proficient in SAP
  •  Proficient computer skills to include excel, word and PowerPoint
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills
  •  Strong planning and organizational skills
  •  Ability to support and prioritize many diverse activities simultaneously while meeting schedule commitments
  •  Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with a site-wide customer base
  •  Highly proficient in MS Project, Critical Path Scheduling, Resource Loading and Leveling
  •  Strong project management skills.

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: CA-Berkeley
Functional Area: [sap_fa_2]
Entry Level: 5