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Manager – Manufacturing Support

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted June 3, 2021.

By clicking the “Apply” button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda’s Privacy Notice and Terms of Use. I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionSummary:The Manufacturing Support Manager is responsible for the Department Specialists and Change Control Specialists supporting both Building 5 and Building 8 manufacturing operations. He/she will be working directly with manufacturing personnel as well a direct interaction with vendors and other outside suppliers/customers. He/she is expected to drive results to support plant strategic imperatives. He/she must enforce company rules and regulations and promote Takeda Values within his/her shift. He/she is expected to coach/mentor employees to drive performance. He/she must be able to prepare and present technical reports and trends. Embed plant culture including Quality Culture, Safety Culture, including decision making based on Patient, Trust, Reputation and Business.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:* Responsible for meeting production requirements by ensuring components are available for use.* Responsible for ensuring batch record issuance, batch record review, and paste disposition, change control, document control are performed in a timely manner.* Identify resources or process Improvement initiatives to assist department manager to meet plant goals.* Facilitate and verify appropriate training for all employees on the shift (including but not limited to cGMPs, job skills, safety, etc.).* Ensure assigned projects and deliverables (i.e. corrective actions, exception reports, meeting action items, etc.) are completed per the commitment date.* Identify, lead, and implement initiatives to drive continuous improvement.* Implement systems to maintain compliance with current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs), environmental health and safety (EHS) guidelines, FDA, and any other regulations that apply.* Ensure 100% compliance with established department procedures and regulations in producing high quality therapeutic products.* Responsible for driving continuous improvement and right first-time execution.* Champion continuous improvement culture and lead implementation of tools, such as but not limited to; Leader Standard Work, 5S, DMAIC, etc.* Responsible for the professional development and growth of reporting staff of Department Specialists and Change Control for both Building 5 and Building 8.* Drive performance with employees by providing a positive and equitable work environment emphasizing respect, responsiveness, and results, as well as, utilizing the talent management process.Qualifications:* Must be able to manage daily activities of Department Specialists and Change Control for both building 5 and Building 8.* Must be able to manage multiple priorities in a manufacturing plant setting while being resourceful.* Must be able to work with a facet of departments including manufacturing, Material management, Finance, Warehouse and Quality Release.* Must have demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to interface well with personnel of all levels.* Knowledge of world-class manufacturing methods (QLP, Lean, Six Sigma), DMAIC, Good Manufacturing Practices, Food and Drug Administration regulations.* Must be able to work and facilitate a team-oriented environment.* Must possess problem-solving, organizational, and administrative skills.* Must have strong communication skills (both verbal and written).* Must have demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a manufacturing setting and prioritize responsibilities of self and direct reports appropriately.* Must have the ability to analyze and interpret scientific and statistical data.* Must be able to prepare and present technical reports and trends to management.* Must have ability to understand cGMPs and other regulatory guidelines applicable to the medical/pharmaceutical industry.* Must have experience with Microsoft Office applications.Education and/or experience:* Typically requires bachelor’s degree, preferably in science, engineering or other related technical field. 6+ years of related experience with 1+ years in a supervisor role.Physical Demands:* Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 50 lbs.* In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility.Working Environment:* Must be able to work in controlled environments requiring special gowning. Will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body.* No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in the work environment.* Facial hair must be removed if required to wear respirator.* Will work in a cold and wet environment.* Will be working in a loud area that requires hearing protection and other protective equipment to be worn.* Will work around chemicals such as alcohol, acids, buffers and filter aid that may require respiratory protection.* May be required to work or be assigned to a different shift as needed.* May be required to work in a confined area.* May be required to work in a Clean Room environment and under cool/hot storage conditions.Location and Salary Information: This post excludes CO applicantsLocationsUSA – CA – Los AngelesWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time