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Manufacturing Lead (Upstream)

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
Research Triangle Park, NC
Start date
Sep 13, 2022

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The Manufacturing Lead will oversee and perform cGMP manufacturing operations for manufactured biopharmaceutical products.  Ensure the effective use of material, equipment, and personnel while making products at high quality levels. Recognized as a subject matter expert with regard to manufacturing processes.

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The Manufacturing Lead will oversee and perform cGMP manufacturing operations for manufactured biopharmaceutical products.  Ensure the effective use of material, equipment, and personnel while making products at high quality levels. Recognized as a subject matter expert with regard to manufacturing processes.


This position is scheduled to work during a specific shift which involves alternate weekend rotations. The incumbent will be assigned to one of four shift working patterns - Blue Days, Pink Days, Blue Nights or Pink Nights.


This position has been assigned as second shift.

Oversee manufacturing production team by:

1) Proactively and regularly develops/manages team member's performance and capabilities;

2) Assures team activities, equipment, facilities, and personnel are operated and maintained in a state of compliance with appropriate requirements;

3) Assures delivery upon production supply schedule;

4) All other assign duties as deemed necessary




  • Mentors technicians in an employee involvement culture with the goal of achieving employee empowerment
  • Assists the team with development of objectives and ensures alignment with site and department goals;
  • Provides ongoing formal and informal feedback to direct reports; including 1:1's
  • Assesses employee training/development needs, assesses the maturity of the team, and adjusts leadership style to enhance team performance;
  • Recognizes and addresses direct report performance


  • Troubleshoots equipment problems, identifies need for new equipment and/or modifications to existing equipment to optimize throughput;
  • Ensures equipment is maintained in a qualified state;
  • Maintains and continuously improves standard work shift plan and visual management tools for the team
  • Observes all critical operations to ensure deviation free/right first time performance and build skill with technicians
  • Proactively looks 2-3 days out at process and schedule to ensures equipment, materials, and supplies are available for upcoming operations


  • Attends departmental and team meetings focused on equipment/process improvement;
  • Serves as liaison between shifts, teams and other departments


  • Ensures GMP documents are completed accurately and timely
  • Ensures completion of real time documentation of observations or execution events.  Initiates any necessary investigations.
  • Initiates safety incidents and supports corrective and preventative actions
  • Initiates real time deviations
  • Supports internal and external audits and inspections
  • Identifies out of expectation process trends and escalates appropriately
  • Ensures compliance training is completed and technicians are qualified to perform tasks
  • Ensures the execution and closure of SFO's in Pas-X prior to records being removed from the floor
  • Ensures room inspections are completed and update assignment list as needed


B.S. /B.A. degree preferred (science, engineering or other technical field preferred) plus a minimum of one year experience in a related technical field.  Required: High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years' experience in a related technical field.

Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, technical aptitude, and problem solving skills.  Strong team skills, including ability to coach/develop work teams, provide training, motivate/empower others, and resolve conflict.  Must be flexible and able to manage multiple priorities.  Must be goal-oriented and able to manage risks.  Good verbal and written communication skills.     

It is expected that employees in each grade have the ability to perform all tasks of lower level positions in areas or responsibility.



FDBU works with technical data, technology and materials that are subject to U.S. export laws and regulations. This position will require access to technical data, technology and source code that is controlled under U.S. export laws and regulations, including but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations at 22 C.F.R. Parts 120 – 130 and Export Administration Regulations in 15 C.F.R. Part 730 – 774, as may be amended. To conform to these laws and regulations, applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., protected individuals as defined by 8 USC 1324(b)(a)(3) (i.e., asylees and refugees) or otherwise eligible for an export authorization from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce. Offers of employment will be contingent on the Company's ability to secure an export authorization.


FDBU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify or any other protected class. If an accommodation to the application process is needed, please e-mail


To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of FUJIFILM about this requisition. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at FUJIFILM via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of FUJIFILM, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by FUJIFILM for this requisition and a valid agreement with FUJIFILM is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the FUJIFILM agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.



FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies is an industry leading cGMP Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) supporting our partners in the biopharmaceutical industry with the development and production of their biologic, vaccines and gene therapies.

With over 30 years of experience in process development and cGMP manufacturing, a dedicated staff of over 2,000 and a reputation for excellent customer service, flexibility and responsiveness, we’ve become a trusted partner to some of the most prominent biotech developers and pharmaceutical companies in the industry.

Our Process Development experience includes the development of processes for molecules expressed via fermentation (e.g., E. coli, P. pastoris), cell culture systems including CHO, HEK, Vero, MDCK, EB66 and insect cells, and from transgenic sources.

Our network expands within five development and manufacturing facilities located in Teesside, United Kingdom; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA; College Station, Texas, Thousand Oaks CA USA and Hillerød, Denmark.


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