The Life Sciences Production Manager is responsible and accountable for the Life Sciences manufacturing operations by working collaboratively with colleagues and direct reports within the manufacturing organization to ensure that orders are processed according to customer’s expectations while remaining focused on safety, service, quality, and agility through supervision of staff and allocation of resources.
In this role you will
- Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning staffing, work procedures and assignments, while considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.
- Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.
- Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems
- Provide information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates to adjust for changes in manufacturing conditions, including demand.
- Responsible for metrics tracking and performance related to the manufacturing and operations of the cell or value stream.
- Ensure that all setups are designed and ready for production and that all manufacturing processes are functioning and available for production according to the schedule.
- Works with a sense of urgency that enables production schedules to be met while minimizing unnecessary costs related to downtime and labor and material variances; and without jeopardizing the health and safety of the general workforce and/or the quality and accuracy of production and without violating established work standards and ISO requirements.
- Provides recognition to employees. Ensures training is provided for effective performance. Proactively addresses issues with employee with supportive documentation. Adheres to Company policies and procedures. Conducts timely performance reviews. Coordinates effective delegation of work assignments and training. Conducts shift meetings at a minimum of once per week
- Assists in training manufacturing personnel in the operation of new and existing equipment and processes. Assists in resolving problems or concerns that arise during the manufacturing process.
- Maintains a clean and safe work area. Wears required Personal Protective Equipment. Performs duties in a safe manner and observes approved safety procedures. Communicates potential hazards immediately to supervisor.
- Engages in providing a safe working environment for the employees by actively participating in and encouraging the employees to participate in the Safety, Ergonomics and Environmental (SEE). Committee, and other company sponsored safety programs.
- Completes miscellaneous tasks as assigned in support of the larger organization and production goals
- Participates in lean sigma and other Kaizen events to improve the methods of manufacturing, workflow, and quality of production. Drives Cell Maturity.
Traits we believe make a strong candidate
- Administration and Management: Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
- Personnel and Human Resources: Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training and personnel information systems.
- Engineering and Technology: Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. Demonstrated experience with equipment and process qualification and scale up.
- Other: Experience in cleanroom operations and/or biopharmaceutical operations and SAP preferred by not necessary. Demonstrated experience with equipment and process qualification and scale up. Experience in SAP preferred. Ability to perform job tasks, including lifting, using ladders, and climbing stairways
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum 5 – 8 years of Supervisory experience