Production Supervisor, Manufacturing (Cell Expansion/Virus Labs)
Novartis - Holly Springs, NC

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Job Purpose:
The incumbent will be a leader in the Production organization in a supervisor role of the Cell Culture based Flu Vaccine facility in Holly Springs, NC.

Job Duties:
  • Managing a staff of shift production personnel to ensure safety and quality compliance are prioritized for manufacturing goals during scale-up/demonstration as well as commercial manufacturing.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for the correct execution of production batch records and preparation of production variance reports.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for technical problem solving, operational improvements, and efficiency improvements to reduce operating costs.
  • The incumbent will adhere to capital and expense budgets as well as manage to standards and manpower requirements to meet production requirements.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for scheduling manufacturing activities as well as coordinating equipment maintenance and validation.
  • The incumbent will become a process expert and will serve as a technical resource and coach for the Production team.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for developing and maintaining operator training programs and standard operating procedures.
  • Development and performance management of manufacturing staff will be required.
  • Utilize Novartis business systems (SAP, TrackWise, LIMS, WebTraining, Delta V, Data Historian) to release Process Orders, execute Batch Production Records and release manufacturing batches.
  • Utilize IQP tools to support continuous improvement initiatives on the manufacturing floor. Minimum requirements REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS Engineering or Science discipline, with 2-5 years of related industry experience preferred. Experience may be substituted for education.
  • The ability to lead and influence a team to achieve desired goals is required.
  • Experience in cell culture, virus production, and/or aseptic processing preferred.
  • Previous experience and demonstrated results in a GMP manufacturing environment desired.
  • Experience with automated systems preferred.
  • Familiarity with cGMPs, regulatory guidelines, and validation principles preferred.
  • Excellent organizational planning and time management skills required.
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are required.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment required.
  • The ability to work on a shift which may include nights, weekends, and holidays.

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Novartis AG, incorporated on February 29, 1996, is a Switzerland-based holding that, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the research,...