Manufacturing Plant Director

Dr Reddys Laboratories   •  

Shreveport, LA

Industry: Biotech/Pharma


11 - 15 years

Posted 344 days ago


At Dr. Reddy’s, Good Health Can't Wait!

At Dr. Reddy's, a global pharmaceutical company, you will contribute to making the breakthroughs of tomorrow a reality today! From making medicines more affordable to discovering innovative treatment options to satisfy unmet medical needs, we are dedicated to helping people lead longer and healthier lives. We are seeking dynamic and energetic individuals ready to inspire, ready to make a difference for their community and every community.

We seek a Manufacturing Plant Director to lead Operations at one of our most critical production sites: Shreveport, Louisiana. This leader will have four direct reports and five indirect reports who, together, bring cohesion and cooperation across a team of over 200 diverse employees. 

This person will develop strategic plans and budgets for all back-end operations at this North American Generics site; evaluate existing capacities and take capacity expansion decisions; provide inputs for product allocation decisions; ensure smooth implementation of product transfers and new product launch operations; introduce changes to manufacturing systems and processes; review performance of different teams and provide direction and support on different processes.

Among the specific responsibilities of the Plant Director:

1. Capacity and Product Portfolio Planning
    -Provide inputs on product allocation decisions, based on cost-effectiveness and capacity
2. Manufacturing Efficiency & Achievement
   -Evaluate Manufacturing performance, including the introduction of new systems when ideal
3. Sourcing
    -Review and make changes to planning schedules for implementation of Viable Vision and pull-based scheduling; provide inputs to team on opportunities for alternate vendor development; conduct periodic reviews to monitor performance
4. New Product Development Support and Product Transfer Support
    -Coordinate with Tech Support, Scale-up and Technology Transfer teams for transfer of technology and troubleshooting support for new products and product transfers; monitor execution of exhibit/pre-validation/validation batches
5. Project Management Support 
    -Approve project initiation requests based on cost-benefit analysis; review and approve scope and timelines of all projects; conduct high-level reviews; provide guidance and support on escalations when required
IN ORDER TO ensure capacities are sufficient to meet current and future requirements
6. Audits & Compliance
    -Take the lead on site audit preparation and execution. Partner with Quality, Safety, the DEA Manager, and other key stakeholders on inspection readiness and response
7. Management Reviews
    -Participate in North American Generics management review meetings. Lead site meetings with Shreveport-based leadership team
8. Operational Reviews and Support
    -Conduct periodic reviews to monitor performance; discuss issues and escalations; provide guidance and support when required; participate in critical discussions with internal and external customers; introduce changes to structure, systems and processes where required to enhance execution speed
9. Team Management 
-Conduct goal setting, performance appraisals and mentoring/coaching for own team members; collaborate with HR in manpower planning, recruitment activities and identifying training needs of team members

The ideal candidate for the Manufacturing Plant Director will have the following qualifications:

  • A degree in Life Sciences or Engineering, with an advanced degree preferred
  • A strong leader who can manage and develop a team with diverse knowledge and experiences. Be able to articulate a common vision and gain committment towards it
  • 15 years of experience in a regulated environment, pharmaceuticals preferred
  • A business understanding of manufacturing and packaging, regulatory requirements, and the market dynamics of regulated markets
  • Knowledge of production technologies and systems
  • A firm understanding Regulatory and GMP Requirements  

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.