Manufacturing Supervisor in North Charleston, SC at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/4/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Seeking a Manufacturing Supervisor with 5+ years’ experience in sterile injectable manufacturing. This is a DIRECT HIRE opportunity with a well-known pharmaceutical company. The ideal candidate will be experienced working in a fast-paced CDMO environment, sterile injectables, cGMP, leadership/management, and more. For immediate consideration, please send your updated resume to

Position Summary

The Supervisor, Manufacturing is accountable for driving results in a fast-paced environment by leading daily manufacturing operations, including equipment/component preparation, formulation and aseptic filling.  The Supervisor, Manufacturing drives the performance and engagement of manufacturing associates who operate autoclaves, dehydrogenation ovens, aseptic filling machines and other equipment for manufacturing operations. This leader is accountable for performing duties in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and driving the performance management, training and development and continuous improvement of the team.  In addition to overseeing manufacturing personnel, this hands-on leader should have functional capability to perform the essential functions and activities alongside the manufacturing associates.  The position requires superior leadership behaviors of the company’s core competencies and non-negotiables, as well as expertise in functional competencies included in this position profile.

Essential Functions

  • Performs duties in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Develops internal working relationships across business units.
  • Leads internal investigations and works cross-functionally with other departments toward solutions.
  • Clearly and effectively communicates with clients.
  • Troubleshoots technical issues within the department.
  • Monitors manufacturing personnel performance to meet output requirements for the department.
  • Maintains personnel timekeeping and time off request to ensure uninterrupted operations of the department.
  • Maintains and prioritizes personnel training steps.
  • Monitors personnel progress within the department.
  • Provides ongoing coaching and feedback to direct reports and updates to management.
  • Responsible for the selection, training and development, coaching/mentoring, engagement, retention and performance management of a high performing team to meet the current and evolving needs of the site.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 2-5 years of related work experience required; 5-8 years preferred.
  • cGMP experience required.
  • Prior pharmaceutical or CDMO experience preferred.

Company Non-Negotiables

  • Consistently demonstrates honesty and integrity through personal example.
  • Follows all safety policies and leads by example a safety first culture.
  • Produces high quality work product with a focus on first time right.
  • Complies with the company code of conduct and policies and regulatory standards.

Company Core Leadership Competencies

  • Thinks strategically. Quickly identifies and acts on opportunities. Considers the downstream impact. Seeks to understand the why. Focuses on work that matters.
  • Develops organization and others. Takes ownership to develop self and others. Seeks out new opportunities and experiences for continuous learning.
  • Acts decisively. Makes and acts on decisions quickly. Makes decisions with the customer and their patients in mind. Meets commitments with a sense of urgency. Seeks ways to be more efficient.
  • Drives performance. Holds self and others accountable. Delivers results first time right. Never settles for status quo. Willing to have tough conversations. Asks for feedback and takes action to improve.
  • Passion for customers. Listens to understand. Asks the right questions. Gets to the heart of the matter and uses that insight to provide value.
  • Works collaboratively. Seeks out the experience of others with the aim for better results. Open minded regardless where ideas originate. Flexible and easy to work with.

Functional Competencies

  • Knowledge of cGMP, SOPs, CAPAs and manufacturing required.
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing and review of batch records preferred.
  • Excellent communications, problem solving, organizational skills and ability to handle confidential documents required.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills, including Microsoft office and windows-based system required.
  • Ability to train operators preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly supervises team of 5-7 direct reports.
  • Participates in the hiring process of other employees.
  • Makes hiring decisions of other employees.
  • Schedules and reviews the work of other employees.
  • Ensures accuracy and relevance of assigned training curriculum.
  • Drives timely completion of training for employees to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Coaches, mentors and develops other employees.
  • Prepares and delivers performance evaluations of other employees.
  • Makes recommendation of disciplinary actions of other employees.

Travel Requirements

Up to 5% domestic travel

What We Offer You:

  • Competitive salary with career advancement opportunities
  • Profit sharing bonus plan
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage from day one
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Company paid vacation, holiday and sick-leave
  • Voluntary benefits including short & long term disability, life, accident, critical illness insurances

Diversity and Inclusion:

We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, past or present military service, marital status, gender identification or expression, medical condition (including genetic characteristics) or any other protected characteristic as established by law.


EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.



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