Associate Manager Automation (Network/Server Enterprise Systems)

Rensselaer, NY
Aug 05, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.

"Level to be determined based on qualifications relevant to the role"

Manages an automation team to ensure work efforts are aligned in order to successfully execute tactical plans that enable business operations within a specific process area. Provide technical leadership in the configuration and administration of automated/computerized system software, servers, and network infrastructure to meet cGMP and procedural requirements for Regeneron's Industrial Operation and Product Supply organization. Ensures successful results of designated initiatives and tasks are achieved. Ensures accurate accounting of and appropriate deployment of resources. This role also provides technical and automation support to Industrial Operation and Product Supply. The position is also responsible for the oversight of cGMP automation quality systems, software change control, and automation related corrective actions for a specific area within Regeneron's Industrial Operation and Product Supply organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

• Manages and provides leadership to a group of Automation employees and contractors that support network infrastructure for specific Processing Area/Functions within Regeneron's Industrial Operation and Product Supply organization.

• Supervises and provides leadership to define scope, schedule and cost towards completion of capital projects.

• Identifies and actively pursues opportunities for efficiencies in Automation department work processes.

• Oversees development of system hardware, automation code, security and networking standards to meet requirements

• Provides leadership and guidance to successfully implement network infrastructure modification/change control procedures and protocols within a process area.

• Supports Validation with initial design review of automation documentation, software testing, and performs protocol reviews.

• Provides leadership and develops automation plans to resolve automation issues or improve automation processes.

• Provides leadership and develop new approaches to resolve issues through adaptations and modifications of standard technical principles that reflect understanding of business objectives and quality implications.

• Provide leadership and automation support and troubleshooting to Manufacturing, Quality Control, and Facilities according to established SOPs and departmental practices.

• Provide leadership to teams conducting engineering studies and investigations, and prepare reports for department and company leadership.

• May gather production, performance and other operational data to determine what changes in processes or procedures are needed to improve to meet objectives. May compile such data and present to Directors and Sr. Leadership, where appropriate.

• Resolves technical or staffing issues as they arise, within the scope of their authority.

• Communicate effectively with engineering staff and cross functional departments.

• Complete all associated training and maintain required qualifications and/or certifications for self and direct reports.

• Performs all job duties and responsibilities in a compliant and ethical manner and in accordance with all applicable healthcare laws, regulations and industry codes.

• Advanced experience with configuration and troubleshooting of process control, monitoring, and product release testing systems including design and installation.

• Advanced experience in troubleshooting network infrastructure and server-based systems

• Ability to maintain integrity and honesty at all times

• Ability to work independently or as part of a team

• Ability to communicate with transparency

• Continuously drive to improve processes for improved performance

• Demonstrate respectful behavior at all times

• Ability to lead and be accountable for team's performance and results

• Manage internal and external relationships

• Develop strategy and create metrics to measure effectiveness of strategy

• Lead through ambiguity and translate into actionable steps

• Provide leadership to direct and indirect reports

• Coaching and conflict resolution

• Handle issues appropriately and with a sense of urgency

• Prioritize based on business needs

• Identify and effectively communicate risks

• Ability to problem solve and identify root cause

• Ability to communicate at all levels and across various functions

• Ability to build, lead, and motivate team

• Requires a BS/MS in engineering, Information Technology, Sciences or related field and 6 years of experience in leading, designing, and maintenance of Information Technology, control and testing systems.

• Requires demonstrated experience in project management and leading small teams.

• We will substitute experience in lieu of education.

• Preferred knowledge of Network Infrastructure, Cisco Switches, Firewalls, Rockwell FactoryTalk View, AssetCentre, ThinManager, Historian, and SCADA
This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

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Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.