Posted to MedZilla on 8/23/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-GA, Manager, Manufacturing - Albumin SR0035534-MZ


The position will support the development of a new, state-of-the-art plasma fractionation facility that will bring the company additional capacity for fractionating, purification, and fill and finish for its biologic medications. Through subordinate supervisors, manages shift or multiple shift operations within manufacturing departments. Responsible for meeting budget, quality, and production goals, setting standards, and making employment and staffing decisions. Interprets manufacturing policies, procedures, and programs.

  • Responsible for meeting production plan & delivering high quality products to customers in a timely fashion and cost-efficient manner.
  • Supervise the daily manufacturing operations across multiple shifts and/or departments.
  • Emphasize training and implement control systems on the shift or multiple shifts to eliminate product discrepancies.
  • Lead and support manufacturing event investigations from initiation to closure in a timely manner to assure compliance with plan. Serve as Manufacturing main point of contact / SME for product impact decisions as appropriate.
  • Drive and ensure the right KPIs are implemented and tracked on a regular basis.
  • Lead by example and production floor presence and focus. Mentor junior level personnel on projects and activities.
  • Coordinate necessary manufacturing resources and rally support groups to resolve production-related issues.
  • Rapid and relentless approach to address production-related issues by providing sustainable long-term solutions.
  • Conduct impartial assessment of shift performance main priority is overall performance of applicable business unit.
  • Constant calibration with other managers focusing on technical background of issue as well as consequences considered when making decisions.
  • Commit to employee feedback and developmental processes.
  • Manage shift/team and investigate and resolve disciplinary issues.
  • Support and emphasize the Safety and Quality commitments of department.
  • Identify/prioritize/provide resources to assist the department director to meet the annual operating plan and budgetary commitments.
  • Will be responsible for driving operational excellence and flawless execution in day to day operation of the plant.

Typically requires bachelor's degree, preferably in science, engineering or other related technical field. 6+ years of related experience with 1+ years in a supervisor role.

  • Advanced supervisory and leadership skills. Must have a demonstrated track record of successfully executing within manufacturing environment supporting production issues, in a FDA-regulated manufacturing environment. Green field experience is desirable
  • Possess knowledge of core principles in various manufacturing disciplines (i.e. cell culture / fractionation / purification / aseptic filling / packaging / cGMP facility design), support systems (WFI / RO / clean steam / compressed gases / HVAC) and facility design
  • Must have excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills; able to efficiently communicate with cross-functional teams and management on recommended course of action, with minimal assistance
  • Must have the ability to effectively lead manufacturing production floor and drive results.
  • Direct experience with manufacturing operations and biotechnology processes is strongly preferred
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively and efficiently in a team-based environment.
  • Provide a positive and equitable working environment. Self-driven individual that requires minimal supervision.
  • Ability to solve routine and challenging manufacturing problems without assistance.
  • Must have proficient comp

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