Manager Manufacturing

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Aug 17, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
The successful candidate will direct a team of manufacturing associates responsible for manufacture of GMP DSI/DS in both stainless and single-use equipment. The manager will foster a safe and compliant production environment through structured on-the-floor presence. The incumbent will also be an active participant and role model in Lean culture and continuous improvement programs with responsibility to translate onto the manufacturing floor. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong leadership skills and technical understanding of production operations.

Responsibilities include:
  • Staff selection, training, oversight, performance evaluations, and development
  • Daily schedule alignment
  • Partner with QA and other groups to ensure deviations are initiated and closed within target timelines
  • Utilize appropriate systems to perform job duties (SAP/MES, QMTS, LIMS etc.).
  • Interact with business partners and internal/external audit teams and regulatory authorities.
  • Identify and implement process and safety improvements.
  • Work with business partners to support scheduling of maintenance tasks, engineering support, and quality investigations.
  • Effectively elevate critical and impactful events to senior management.
  • Make real-time processing decisions to support compliant and safe production.
  • Ensure batch record review is completed accurately to support disposition timelines
  • Flexible work schedule, including night/graveyard shift and weekend/holiday work as decided by business needs.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 2 years of manufacturing or operations experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of manufacturing or operations experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of manufacturing or operations experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years manufacturing or operations experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • 5+ years of related manufacturing experience.
  • 3+ years of experience as a production area Lead, Specialist or Manager
  • Strong technical understanding of Cell Culture and Purification processes and equipment
  • Demonstrated presentation and leadership skills
  • Proven experience with continuous improvement methodologies
  • Previous managerial experience directly managing people and/or experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources
  • Strong quality system and GMP knowledge
  • Strong troubleshooting skills with laboratory and process equipment
  • Energetic and technically-minded, with strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new systems and applications, and various new technologies
  • Degree in Life Science, Chemistry or Engineering

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.