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Manager/TL DP Manufacturing - Vaccine Filling (schedule will be a 2-2-3 day shift 6:00AM to 6:00PM)

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Start date
Jul 30, 2022

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The schedule will be a 2-2-3 day shift 6:00AM to 6:00PM


This position is a shop floor team leader for a first shift Sterile Filling operation. The scope of the position includes a large number of direct reports (~20) of several different job titles, with responsibilities for 24x7 operation split between three supervisors. Key accountabilities include day to day management of the shop floor schedule, ensuring all processes are completed in a manner meeting safety and quality requirements.

In addition to the shop floor team leader role, this position includes the IMEx (Integrated Manufacturing Excellence) PCT (Process Centric Team) leadership role for the APS (Aseptic Processing South) PCT. This role leads the IMEx activities across three shifts and multiple aseptic filling lines.

Individual selected for this role will join our team at the Kalamazoo, MI location.


The Supervisor Mgr/TL position is responsible for leadership of a sterile filling organization.

Responsible for effective leadership of work team which includes: managing the daily operation ensuring that applicable safety guidelines and policies are followed; observing that cGMP’s are followed, production SOP’s are upheld, and production schedules are met. The supervisor will work with the team to define metrics and strategy to achieve results. Responsible for leading the implementation of IMEx principles on the shop floor.

The supervisor will act as coach and mentor to transform team into a cohesive, harmonized team. Responsible for counseling colleagues to assure proper development for their success, supporting all colleagues to enable them to reach their full potential, and to provide corrective action when necessary.

Manager/TL is also responsible to ensure timely performance feedback and appraisals for all team members.

Responsibility to deliver results from a work team that spans three shifts. The position will be based on first shift but will be expected to spend sufficient time with the other shifts and weekends, and with supervisors and Production Leads on the other shifts, to successfully carry out the job requirements.

Successful candidate must demonstrate personal leadership initiative, judgment and accountability in day-to-day work activities in addition to strong planning/organizational skills. Must possess strong communication skills and demonstrate integrity and cooperation in working with diverse colleagues/groups. Strong technical skills desired.


  • Applicant must have 10 years of relevant experience; OR an Associate's degree with eight years of experience; OR a Bachelor’s degree with at least five years of experience; OR a Master’s degree with more than three years of experience; OR a Ph.D. with 0-2 years of experience ( (i.e. GMP, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals).
  • Strong team skills with demonstrated leadership ability
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven track record of teamwork, adaptability, innovation and initiative
  • Ability to work in a high-paced team environment


A strong personal motivation and aptitude for coaching, leading and managing individuals and teams. An aptitude for understanding process technology and equipment, proven leadership ability, decision making ability, and excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization. Candidate must possess flexibility to respond to constantly changing conditions and priorities.

  • Previous (TL) Team Leadership experience
  • Previous IMEx training/leadership


Job will include standing, walking, and sitting. Occasional lifting may be required.


Candidate will be responsible for leadership of seven (7) days per week sterile filling operation with some weekend and Holiday on-site activities required.

Note: Aseptic Filling TL’s rotate onsite weekends to ensure that 365 day support of filling is achieved.

Work Location Assignment:On Premise

  • Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: August 10, 2022
  • Eligible for Relocation Package
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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