Associate Director, Manufacturing Support Operation

Recruiter
WuXi AppTec Inc
Location
New Jersey
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 Nov 2020
Closes
28 Nov 2020
Job role
Accountant
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
OverviewAs a key member of facility leadership team, the Head of Manufacturing support operation is responsible for working with Site leadership to provide manufacturing operation support to ensure cGMP compliance and manufacturing production schedule adherence, to build and develop Manufacturing Operation support team, to establish the manufacturing support operation strategy and management system, to support the facility day to day operation from manufacturing support operation perspectives. This position possesses a broad range of responsibilities to achieve and sustain manufacturing support operation targets including warehouse supply planning, inventory management, and manufacturing media and buffer preparation for timely and high quality support to Manufacturing production teams. It is essential for the job success to conduct effective communication internally and externally to ensure the approaches alignment with WuXi Biologics global technical, quality and regulatory strategies and the industry best practice in the region for manufacturing support functions.ResponsibilitiesPromotes safe work habits and adheres to Wuxi safety procedures and guidelines.Serve as Site Leadership committee member and work with Site Head and other department heads to develop Manufacturing support operation management system, safety and maintenance policies and procedures. Drive site defined operational excellence methodologies to meet quality and efficiency targetsBuild site Manufacturing support operation teams. Develop talent and capabilities of the Manufacturing support operation teams to align with Site and Corp employee training and development policies. Ensure effective utilization of resource through consistent performance management, and build employee development and succession planning. Create & maintain policies & procedures for warehouse material management systems, schedule development & maintenance, inventory levels, inventory tracking, & report generation. Partners closely with Procurement and finance to apply effective cost control of warehouse inventory activities with best practice and efforts. Build manufacturing centralized support function to include but not limit to cGMP Material Weigh/Dispense, Media/Buffer Preparation, and sanitization and/or sterilization activities.Interfaces with both internal and external clients for shipment related logistics to ensure product distribution optimization. Perform job specific tasks in compliance with applicable Regulations, International Standards, and WuXi Biologics Policies.QualificationsCandidate must possess extensive knowledge and experience in biomanufacturing manufacturing and supply warehouse management, have solid understanding of cGMP compliance requirements for a biomanufacturing facility. Proven experience in risk mitigation planning and ability to solve complex manufacturing operation support related problems. Ability to make appropriate judgment and rapidly pivot between strategic and tactical thinking/planning and manage multiple priorities to achieve department and site objectives. Proven track record of leading manufacturing operation support team in biomanufacturing industry. Excellent communications skills. Great team player and ability to build positive collaboration with internal stakeholders, 3drd party contractors and clients to achieve alignment and work effectively. Must work in a self–motivated, highly flexible, well organized and detailed–oriented style in this leadership position with requirement of some evening conference call time and occasional international travel.Bachelor's degree with 10–15 years in biopharmaceuticals or highly regulated industry or Master's degree and 8–12 years of experience in biopharmaceuticals or highly regulated industry.Physical RequirementsAbility to lift up to 50lbs when applicableAbility to stand and walk around hours Ability to gown and gain entry to manufacturing areasAbility to support night shift as neededAbility to work in Lab setting with Biohazards /various ChemicalsAbility to identify and distinguish colorsAbility to climb Ladders / Stairs / Scaffolding when applicable

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