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Drug Product Manufacturing Group Lead - 2nd Shift

Ajinomoto Bio Pharma Services
San Diego, CA
Start date
Mar 8, 2023

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Why join Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma?

Our mission is to help improve the health of humankind.

We are a fully integrated contract development and manufacturing organization with sites in Belgium, United States, Japan, and India providing comprehensive development, cGMP manufacturing, and aseptic fill finish services. We pride ourselves in offering a unique environment in which the work we do every day plays a crucial role in society.

We hope to inspire employees to come to work engaged and ready to give their all. This allows Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma to meet the commitments it makes to partners, patients and employees.

Total Rewards package designed to make your life better:

We offer health benefits, annual performance bonus, generous paid time off, paid parental leave, matching 401k contributions (immediate vesting), tuition reimbursement, employee discount program and much more!

Your next career move:

We are currently seeking a Drug Product Group Lead to perform various manufacturing tasks under the guidelines of established SOP’s and cGMP regulations. The Drug Product Group Lead will oversee non-exempt Drug Product Manufacturing staff. They are responsible for establishing performance standards, employee coaching and development, determining employee responsibilities, evaluating performance and rewarding as appropriate. In addition the Group Lead will review GMP documents and participate in process investigations and deviations while ensuring GMP compliance and inspection-readiness. The Group Lead also assists middle and upper management in interviewing and retaining talent.

This position would train on first and eventually lead on the 2nd shift.

What you would be doing:

  • Performs various manufacturing tasks under the guidelines of established SOP’s and cGMP regulations.
  • Writes deviations, OOS and any other investigations pertaining to the group.
  • Works with management to implement process improvements, trainings, new projects and facility repairs.
  • Performs troubleshooting of mechanical issues that arise with manufacturing equipment.
  • Schedules manufacturing tasks under cGMP guidelines and under minimal supervision from manufacturing management.
  • Directs manufacturing associates helping to streamline processes and ensure oversight throughout operations.
  • Acts as subject matter expert for specific pieces of equipment.
  • Responsible for communicating issues or deviations in a timely manner to the client.
  • May troubleshoot manufacturing processes that are complex in level under cGMP guidelines and under the supervision of manufacturing supervisor.
  • Develops expertise in specific areas of manufacturing which add value to the company.
  • Leads the research and implementation of new methods and technologies to enhance operations.
  • Routinely implements production and manufacturing procedures.
  • Accurately documents data and writes/reviews batch records under cGMP guidelines.
  • Responsible for routine maintenance of production equipment and production suites. May research and procure equipment for multiple manufacturing processes.
  • Initiates and writes revisions to current GMP/SOP guidelines. Reliably executes and writes well defined SOP’s and manufacturing batch records.

  • What we need from you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering discipline or equivalent required
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in manufacturing or laboratory environment.
  • Minimum of one (1) year functional or day to day leadership experience.
  • Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, within prescribed guidelines, or as a team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow detailed directions in a manufacturing GMP environment.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Ability to collaborate with team members.
  • Self-motivated.
  • The anticipated salary range for candidates who will work in California is $29.52 to $41.33.

    The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job, type and length of experience within the job, type and length of experience within the industry, education, etc. Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services is a multi-state employer and this salary range may not reflect positions that work in other states.

    If you meet the requirements above, and would like to apply for this position, please visit our website at and click on the "Careers" section. Please be sure to note where you saw our ad posting.

    New hires will pass a background check and drug screen as a condition of employment.

    We are an EOE dedicated to a diverse work force and Drug Free work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


    At Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services, our mission is to help improve the health of humankind. Our ultimate goal is to provide adaptive solutions, responsive service, trusted partnerships and peace of mind to our customers. Through innovation, accountability, compliance, communication and teamwork, we take pride in knowing our efforts are helping countless patients for years to come.

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