Manufacturing Operations Manager - Pharma

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Position:      Manufacturing Operations Manager - Pharma
Location:      Charlotte, NC
Compensation:  $95,000 - $120,000 + Excellent Benefits + Paid Relocation

Job Description:

This Client is looking for a Manufacturing Operations Manager to manage staff, processes, procedures and policies in effort to meet company goals and objectives, included but not limited to Safety, Quality, Compliance and Company Policies and Procedures.

Responsibilities include, overseeing the planning, organizing, managing, controlling and evaluating the day to day operations of the department and area of responsibilities in order to optimize productivity, efficiency, and quality to meet the company goals and objectives.
The successful candidate will report to and work with the Director of Manufacturing Operations to develop short and long term goals for area of responsibilities.


Strategies, Policy and Budgets:

Aid in the development and implementation of manufacturing operations strategic plan, policies and procedures.
Assist in preparing and overseeing the operations budget and expense management.
Oversee all facets of manufacturing ensuring that they are carried out in a manner consistent with the operations' goals and objectives.

Leadership and People Development:

Communicate, on a daily basis, with the Director of Manufacturing and as needed, with the Maintenance, Sales, Marketing, QC, QA, HR and Warehouse personnel, and any other internal customers to accurately plan and manage the short-range schedule.
Hire, lead, manage, coach, develop, promote and discipline employees.
Manage all processes and procedures in respective department and areas of responsibilities.
Evaluate, monitor and report employee, products, processes and equipment behaviors and performances.
Coach, promote and enforce compliance to cGMP's, SOP's, Safety Procedures and Company Policies.
Listen, communicate and follow up with direct reports and all other employees of the company.
Follow written and verbal instructions by Director of Manufacturing.
Maintain process without deficiencies and deviations.
Develop plans for continues improvements related to area of immediate responsibilities.
Train and record training of the direct reports.
Promote positive relationships and harmony within the team and company.
Meeting all production commitments, working independently and making effective decisions while executing tasks properly, so acceptable product quality is achieved.
Scheduling and participating in day-to-day activities in the Production/Packaging Department to ensure daily production goals are met.
Developing production/packaging guidelines and SOPs.
When necessary, participate in regulatory external and internal audits.
Monitoring the calibration/validation programs for compliance; reviewing and approving associated documentation.
Develop and implement plans related to cost savings efforts, report progress and meet goals.
Coordinate efforts related to area of responsibilities with vendors and contractors as necessary.
Ensuring all safety methods are followed during daily production/packaging.
Must be able to effectively communicate with other departments and function within a team environment.
Performing other assigned duties that may be required to meet company goals and objectives.
Develop overall knowledge and understanding of operational strategies in order to improve performance of each area.
Aid in the supervision and coordination of operational and administrative activities specific to Manufacturing, Packaging and Facilities Management.
Assist in functions related to the purchase of equipment, supplies and services for department for the purpose of ensuring compliance with State and Federal regulations and general accounting procedures.
Identify, recommend and implement goals and objectives consistent with company's mission.
Provide leadership, motivation, and direction to the operations team.
Provide regular communication and feedback to the operations team.
Develop a team-orientated manufacturing environment, dedicated and committed to quality and customer satisfaction.
Manage multiple projects.
Represent department and promote positive approach to selection, implementation and use of ERP System.
Support product/process technical transfer efforts.
Drive implementation of 5S System.
Develop, measure, report and improve KPI such as product yields, etc.
Build culture of safety first in compliance with Environmental, Health and Safety through all manufacturing associates and staff.
Support development and communication of Job Hazard Analysis.

Plant Production, Environmental Services, Maintenance and Engineering:

Ensure that the standard operating procedures, GMP's and safety procedures and standards are adhered to on a daily basis.
Assist in establishing productivity measures for each process area and help develop and review production and cost variance reports to resolve operational, manufacturing and maintenance problems to ensure minimal cost and prevent operational delays. This will need to be developed with accounting.
Ensure standards for product quality, equipment and operator performance are maintained and that cost-effective technology is used to maximize production.

Process and Product Improvement:

Work with operations to introduce process improvement initiatives to increase productivity and continually review all aspects of operations in an effort to control and reduce costs and improve efficiency.
Investigate feasibility of new products and product improvements.
Participate in product development efforts and support the same.
Communicate and offer suggestions to challenges related to new products.
Collect, analyze and interpret processing data and offer continues improvements ideas.
Through regular visits to the manufacturing floor, assist staff with all challenges and lead/support the resolution of same.
Manage daily meetings as required.


Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, or equivalent combination of experience, training, and education may be substituted.

10+ years of experience in a regulated industry.
Process Engineering experience in a Pharmaceutical environment is a MUST.
Good written, interpersonal and oral communication skills a must.
Strong skills in problem-solving, time management and cost savings required.
Ability to work collaboratively with an internal and external team.
Must be proficient in MS Office Suite.

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