Associate Director – Manufacturing Support and Logistics
College Station, Texas
- Directing and providing technical leadership for the overall manufacturing operations for the buffer and media intermediate product creations.
- Direct and oversee the Weighing and Dispensing Operations required to support the Buffer and Manufacturing Operations of the FBF, TBF and NCTM facilities.
- Support and define procedures in the logistical set up and transfer of Raw Materials and Consumables from the supply warehouse to the manufacturing facilities.
- Ensuring the full compliance to OSHA and cGMP regulations of the manufacturing operations at all times and working in concert with QA, Engineering and Supply Chain to ensure that the manufacturing operations area is performing as required to meet client commitments.
- Working with the Metrology, Engineering and Facilities groups on site ensuring compliance and effectiveness through maintaining appropriate Engineering standards, maintenance and calibration of equipment according to all required standards.
- Ensure that systems and procedures are in place for effective startup of Nexus warehouse relative to the area of responsibility.
- Organizing, managing and improving manufacturing operations activities in support of the development of new products or processes and the manufacture of buffer and media intermediates according to cGMPs in a timely manner.
- Direct manufacturing staff to ensure the timely delivery and right first time execution of manufacturing operations for multiple buffer and media formulations being made at the Texas facilities.
- Maintain the operational facilities in the highest level of cGMP compliance per FDA and customer expectations.
- Build, maintain and motivate a multi technology operations team capable of achieving all productivity targets and output requirements to service clients with products on time.
- Assist the Leadership Team in establishing strategic direction for manufacturing resources and activities for FBF, TBF and NCTM buffer and media creations, and setting objectives to maximize the value of the organization.
- Ensure continued operational efficiencies are realized with reliable schedule adherence, lower conversion cost and increased productivity.
- Establish priorities and assure adequate resources to complete projects in a timely manner.
- Ensure investigations are completed in a timely manner and ensure root causes are correctly identified.
- Share responsibility for short and long term resources and facility planning, and perform managerial duties as required, e.g. budgets, personnel performance appraisals, etc.
- Work directly with Validation, Quality Assurance, Engineering, and Project Management functional areas to plan and implement the execution of cGMP activities in manufacturing operations for both development processes and commercial operations.
- Monitor and report progress of projects within agreed upon time lines, ensuring client and Company objectives are met.
- Responsible for participating and representing all manufacturing operations in pre-approval inspections, FDA audits and client audits.
- Develop and manage the budget requirements for each fiscal year and organize the purchase of appropriate capital items as required for projects.
- Use Lean Six Sigma tools in day-to-day operations and to improve the operation.
- Report manufacturing and quality performance on a regular (i.e., monthly) basis through the use of various site metrics.
- Lead the manufacturing group input for PPQ preparedness and ensure all PPQ runs are executed to protocol requirements. Provide timely input to all documentation required for client filings.
- Develop manufacturing plan and establish procedures for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations to ensure that products conform to established customer and company quality standards.
- Formulate and recommend manufacturing policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive positions and the profitability of the operations.
- Direct and monitor department managers to accomplish goals of the manufacturing plan, consistent with established manufacturing and safety procedures. Act as a liaison between department management/subordinate levels, as well as, executive leadership/department manager levels to inform personnel of communications, decisions, policies, and all matters that affect their performance, attitudes, and results.
- Hire, train, develop and evaluate staff. Take corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with Company policy. Ensure compliance with current federal, state, and local regulations in consultation with Human Resources as appropriate.
- Perform other duties and projects as assigned and required.
Required Skills & Abilities:
- Clear leadership qualities and demonstrated success in management of change.
- Complete understanding of Buffer and Media Preparation requirements as well as the Operational requirements such as Single Use Mixers and multiple types of filtration.
- Ability to coordinate, facilitate and organize resources.
- Ability to develop strategic relationships; strong verbal and written communication skills; excellent presentation skills.
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.
- Well organized with ability to handle multiple activities simultaneously.
- Detail oriented and accurate.
- Excellent computer skills and proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
- Strong interpersonal skills with an understanding of diverse backgrounds and an emphasis on communication: training, team building, negotiation skills, interdepartmental interactions, leadership and supervision (motivation, directing) and management (planning, budgeting, etc.)
Ability to hire, train, and develop employees to grow within the organization.
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
- Experience prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching.
- Use hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment is required.
- May be required to lift up to 50 pounds on occasion.
- Attendance is required.
- Bachelor’s degree preferably in business, engineering, science or a related field with a minimum of 10 years’ experience preferably in Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical Operations with at least 3 years’ experience in a managerial position; OR;
- Associates Degree or High School diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 12 years’ experience preferably in Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical Operations with at least 3 years’ experience in a managerial position.
- Experience with Good Manufacturing / Good Documentation Practices
- Experience with manufacturing technical transfer
- Ability to lead through influence in a Matrix environment
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
If an accommodation to the application process is needed, please e-mail FDBTHR@fujifilm.com or call 979-431-3528.