Manufacturing Team Lead

Manufacturing Team Lead

Gilead

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Department description

As Team Lead Manufacturing you’ll be joining a newly formed team in which people of all backgrounds and experiences are respected, and where working together focused on saving lives, by finding the cure for cancer, is a daily activity. You’ll be reporting to the Senior Director Manufacturing.

We are seeking a highly effective Team Lead Manufacturing to be responsible for supervising a team of 10-15 manufacturing technicians in a commercial pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.

Your responsibilities

We are looking for a qualified team leader to manage our team and provide effective guidance. You will be responsible for supervising, managing and motivating team members on a daily basis. As a team leader, you will be the contact point for the team members, so your communication skills should be excellent. You should also be able to act proactively to ensure smooth team operations and effective collaboration. Ultimately, you should lead by setting a good example and engage the team to achieve goals. You will be responsible for creating an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture. On a daily basis, you will interact with different teams (among others Quality, Supply Chain).

Your responsibilities, among others, will be

  • Supervise the on-the-floor operations of our commercial cell therapy manufacturing facility in a cGMP environment
  • Build a team, provide necessary training and ongoing coaching, discipline and recognition of direct staff, including performing annual performance reviews
  • Generate SOPs, MPRs, and SPRs for equipment and procedures used in routine biologics manufacture
  • Execute production and resource schedule against operational plan
  • Ensure performance of all process steps specific to the phase or stage of operation
  • Process monitoring, including manipulation of databases, documents and/or spreadsheets to support business reporting requirements
  • Review of completed manufacturing documentation per compliance standards and established timelines
  • Investigate and resolve problems, identifying root cause, and proposing process improvements through clear communication to senior management
  • Interact with outside vendors and senior management
  • Participate in multi-functional project teams, as necessary
  • Take corrective action to bring about required changes using change control procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field (or equivalent experience required), relevant hands on cell culture experience and 2+ years of experience supervising staff
  • Excellent people management skills, able to build and lead a team as well as train entry-level personnel
  • Knowledgeable of the current Code of the Federal Regulations (CFRs) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)
  • Sufficient understanding of process, systems and equipment to troubleshoot problems and provide solutions to senior management
  • Sufficient knowledge of electronic quality systems
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment
  • High energy level and a positive outlook coupled with the requisite “can do” attitude and a willingness to do what it takes to achieve personal and organizational goals and overcome obstacles
  • Willingness to think outside of the box and adapt best practices to our small, but growing environment
  • Ability to adapt in a constantly evolving environment
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership in areas of responsibility

Additional requirements

  • Flexibility to travel
  • Flexibility to work off-shift and irregular hours as required as well as part of the on-call rotation as needed, weekend shift likely

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