Manager, Clinical Manufacturing (1st Shift)

Andover, Massachusetts
Oct 04, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


The Manager, Clinical Manufacturing is part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for cGMP production of phase I/II clinical drug substance the Pfizer Biotherapeutics portfolio. The position is located in Andover, MA.

The Manager, Clinical Manufacturing leads a team of 10 engineers and technical staff responsible for the operation of mammalian cell culture/microbial fermentation and downstream purification processes across various biologics modalities.  The Manager leads and/or oversees cross business projects, and partners with process development, lab scientists, Quality Unit, site and network manufacturing facilities, and Engineering to work through investigations and troubleshoot issues.


  • Manage upstream and downstream operations and process technology transfer within the clinical manufacturing facility, which includes the process, people, equipment, and documents, to ensure safe and quality drug substance is produced to support clinical trials.
  • Manages a team of 10 engineers and technicians. Recruits and retains qualified, dedicated colleagues; promotes a collaborative culture that aligns with corporate culture; Grows, develops and establishes a cohesive team that is inspired, engaged and has key competencies needed. Creates and acts on succession plan.
  • Leads troubleshooting of manufacturing equipment and control systems. May perform operations as needed.
  • Leads/Supports the design and qualification of new equipment or system improvements, changes, or upgrades.
  • Provides guidance or direction for team and effectively communicates and/or escalates process related issues.
  • Owns and manages weekly production operations schedule to ensure trained colleagues, documents and equipment are available to meet production deliverables.
  • Partners with development lab scientists, Quality Unit, site and network manufacturing facilities, and Engineering on interdepartmental and cross site initiatives.
  • Supports all investigations and audits as needed.
  • Provides off-shift and on call support when necessary.


  • Bachelors degree in a biological or engineering discipline +7 years of experience;  Associates degree or completion of 2 years of undergraduate work + 9 years of experience; or HS diploma + 11 years of experience in a cGMP Clinical, Commercial Manufacturing, and/or non-cGMP Pilot Manufacturing setting with in depth expertise of common biotechnology processes and/or API small molecule processes including mammalian cell culture, associated purification steps, and drug product/drug substance manufacturing. 
  • A minimum of 1 year of people management, matrix leadership or project leadership experience.
  •  Proven ability to troubleshoot complex processing issues and ability to make decisions with minimal guidance required. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experienced with electronic systems including QTS (i.e. Trackwise), Documentation, LIMS, ERP (i.e. SAP/Axis 360), MMS/Maintenance, Process Automation systems (i.e. Delta V, Unicorn, Finesse), and other business systems (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Proven ability to make risk-based decisions in a complex/dynamic environment in a timely manner.
  • Experienced in authoring cGMP documentation including SOPs and Batch records. 
  • Strong collaboration and partnership skills-able to work across functional areas such as development, maintenance, quality and regulatory functions in matrix environment.
  • Ability to flex and quickly adapt to changing environment and priorities.


  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision 



  • Must be able to climb flights of stairs, and be standing for ~1-2 hours at a time.


  • Ability to work off shift (Nights and Weekends) as needed; non-routine
  • Ability to work in a clean room environment

Other Job Details

  • Last Date to Apply: October 25, 2021
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
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