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Job ID: R-115758
Location: West Greenwich, RI, US

Manager Manufacturing

The Manufacturing Manager position is within the Purification organization at Amgen Rhode Island (ARI), a large-scale mammalian cell biotech manufacturing plant that produces multiple commercial and clinical products. This position offers the opportunity to collaborate with multiple functions on a routine basis in a dynamic environment (Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Engineering, Facilities, Maintenance, Process Development, Process Engineering, Regulatory Compliance, etc.) while developing a deep understanding of the manufacturing operations and planning activities within the facility and site.

With minimal direction, the manager is responsible for leading on the floor operations and staff in manufacturing. This individual will be responsible for supervising, coaching, hiring, and development of floor staff. The front-line manager will assist in defining area objectives, identifying improvement opportunities, and leading change efforts. The manager will need to effectively direct his/her team and deliver on short and long term Amgen Operational goals and will work closely with a second area FLM to manage the operations for the day.

Scope of Responsibility
  • Demonstrate technical mastery of purification processes
  • Ensure safe working environment.
  • Ensure cGMP and CFR compliance of operating areas.
  • Resolve problems during operation. Elevate critical and impactful events to Sr. management and make real time processing decisions.
  • Participate as a role model in Lean culture and continuous improvement programs with responsibility to translate onto the manufacturing floor.
  • Develop, implement and assess solutions for complex problems.
  • Ensure scheduling of production and maintenance activities. Collaborate with cross-functional teams (i.e. QA/QC, F&E, PD, Regulatory, etc.) in completing production activities and ensuring schedule adherence.
  • Interact with business partners and internal/external audit teams including regulatory agencies as directed
  • Ensure effective decision-making and clear and timely communication

Leading Strategy Development and Execution
  • Assists in developing and implementing departmental strategy and plans that are aligned with the broader organizational strategy
  • Anticipates risk and builds contingencies to help mitigate impact
  • Deliver strong business results

Building a Strong Organizational Alignment
  • Responsible for selection training, evaluation, staff relations and development of staff.
  • Interacts with management in optimizing organizational structure and responsibilities.
  • Ensures the right people and resources are in place and optimally allocated to achieve results
  • Creates an environment that fosters accountability, innovation, continuous improvement, learning and knowledge-sharing
  • Builds and develops a diverse, high performing team
  • Works across functions to build organization and individual capabilities
  • Develops strong relationships with staff members, provides open and clear feedback to improve individual and team performance

A Shift: (7:00am - 7:00pm rotating days)

Basic Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree OR
  • Master's degree and 3 years of Manufacturing and Operations experience OR
  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of Manufacturing and Operations experience OR
  • Associate's degree and 10 years of Manufacturing and Operations experience OR
  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Manufacturing and Operations experience AND Previous managerial experience directly managing people and/or experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or Engineering
  • Knowledge and experience within a cGMP or other highly regulated environment including a basic understanding of technical elements across engineering, biological or chemical processing
  • Strong leadership and teambuilding skills (coaching, mentoring, counseling)
  • Experience with staff capability and team performance improvements
  • Experience with performance management including performance reviews
  • Conflict Resolution skills
  • Analytical problem solving skills
  • Project Management skills
  • Thorough understanding of regulatory requirements
  • Ability to be flexible and manage change
  • Excellent verbal and written communication (technical) skills
  • Excellent computer skills with Microsoft, EBR/MES, Delta V, Electronic quality systems.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.


Posted: 2021-04-02 Expires: 2021-05-04

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