Manufacturing Manager, Downstream
- FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
- College Station, TX
- Start date
- Mar 17, 2023
- Manufacturing & Production, Manufacturing/Mechanical
- Required Education
- High School or equivalent
- Position Type
- Full time
- Lone Star Bio
Follow Your Genki to FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB)
The work we do at FDB has never been more important—and we are looking for talented candidates to join us. We are growing our locations, our capabilities, and our teams, and looking for passionate, mission-driven people like you who want to make a real difference in people's lives. Join FDB and help create the next vaccine, cure, or gene therapy in partnership with some of the most innovative biopharma companies across the globe. We are proud to cultivate a culture that will fuel your passion, energy and drive - what FDB call Genki.
The Manager, Downstream is responsible for the planning, directing, and coordinating activities related to the Downstream manufacturing processes at the National Center Therapeutics Manufacturing – NCTM while maintaining a highly effective operation leading to the production of safe, efficacious and compliant therapeutics. The Manager, Downstream will be responsible for the cGMP production and Downstream manufacturing operations.
- Directing and providing leadership for the downstream manufacturing operations at NCTM.
- Organizing, managing and improving downstream manufacturing operations activities in support of the development of new products or processes and the manufacture of clinical products according to cGMPs in a timely manner.
- Ensuring the full compliance to OSHA and cGMP regulations of the downstream manufacturing operations at all times and working in concert with QA, Engineering and Materials Management to ensure that the downstream manufacturing process is performing as required to meet client commitments.
- Working with the Metrology, Engineering and Facilities groups on site ensuring compliance and effectiveness through maintaining appropriate Engineering standards, maintenance and calibration of equipment according to all required standards.
- Direct Downstream manufacturing staff to ensure the timely delivery and right first time execution of manufacturing operations for multiple products in single rooms
- Maintain the Downstream processes at the highest level of cGMP compliance per FDA and customer expectations.
- Build, maintain and motivate the downstream team in order to achieve productivity targets and output requirements to service clients with products on time.
- Assist the Manufacturing Director – NCTM and the Executive Leadership Team in establishing strategic directions for downstream manufacturing resources and activities, and setting objectives to maximize the value of the organization.
- Ensure continued operational efficiencies for downstream manufacturing are realized with reliable schedule adherence, lower conversion cost and increased productivity.
- Establish priorities and assure adequate downstream resources to complete projects in a timely manner.
- Complete investigations in a timely manner and ensure root causes are correctly identified.
- Work directly with Validation, Quality Assurance, Engineering, and Project Management functional areas to plan and implement the execution of cGMP activities in downstream manufacturing operations.
- Monitor and report progress of the downstream processes to ensure FDBT meets the client and Company objectives.
- Participate in and represent downstream manufacturing operations in pre-approval inspections, FDA audits and client audits.
- Report Downstream manufacturing and quality performance to the Manufacturing Director on a regular (i.e., monthly) basis through the use of various site metrics.
- Maintain adequate levels of materials in support of the downstream manufacturing processes while adhering to corporate inventory objectives.
- Assist in developing downstream manufacturing plans and procedures for maintaining high standards of downstream manufacturing operations to ensure that products conform to established customer and company quality standards.
- Formulate and recommend downstream manufacturing policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive positions and the profitability of the operations.
- Direct and monitor team members to accomplish goals of the downstream manufacturing plan, consistent with established manufacturing and safety procedures.
- Hire, train, develop and evaluate downstream manufacturing staff. Take corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with Company policy. Ensure compliance with current federal, state, and local regulations in consultation with the Manufacturing Director and Human Resources as appropriate.
- Perform other duties and projects as assigned and required.
Required Skills & Abilities:
- Strong leadership qualities and demonstrated success in management of change.
- Ability to coordinate, facilitate and organize resources.
- Ability to develop strategic relationships; strong verbal and written communication skills; excellent presentation skills.
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- Ability to work effectively under extreme pressure to meet deadlines.
- Well organized with ability to handle multiple activities simultaneously.
- Detail oriented and accurate.
- Excellent computer skills and proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
- Strong interpersonal skills with an understanding of diverse backgrounds and an emphasis on communication: training, team building, negotiation skills, interdepartmental interactions, leadership and supervision (motivation, directing) and management (planning, budgeting, etc.)
- Ability to hire, train, and develop employees to grow within the organization.
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
- Experience prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching.
- Use hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment is required.
- May be required to lift up to 40 pounds on occasion.
- Attendance is required.
- Supervisors on day and night shifts, other staff as assigned
- Bachelor's degree preferably in Science, Engineering, or other related field and six (6) years of relevant experience; (4) four of which should be in GMP manufacturing; OR
- Associate degree preferably in Science, Engineering, or other related field and eight (8) years of relevant experience; (5) five of which should be in GMP manufacturing; OR
- High school / GED in a related field and ten (10) years of relevant experience; (6) six of which should be in GMP manufacturing; AND
- Experience with Downstream Processes- Clarification, TFF, UFDF, AFF, Chrom, AKTA, etc. AND
- Experience with Mammalian Cell, Insect Cell, Yeast and Bacterial Cell Lines; AND
- Experienced with MAb, pDNA, and Viral Propagation technologies; AND
- Single use technology experience; AND
- (4) four years' of management / supervisory experience is required
- Experience in logistics/planning
- Lean Six Sigma – Black Belt
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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