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Managing the operations pertaining to the production of animal cell derived biological products
Knowledgeable of the current Code of the Federal Regulations (CFR's) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP's)
Managing production operations, with emphasis on quality, safety and delivery of biologics to supply plan
Managing department budgets
Investigating and resolving problems, and identifying and implementing process improvements
Responsible for managing the training and development of personnel
The Senior Lead is responsible for interfacing and relationship development with support departments (QC, QA, Facilities, Development, etc.) to assure production goals are met
Responsible for establishing performance metrics in manufacturing area, sharing practices across areas and ownership of Tier 2 communications
Sufficient understanding of process, systems and equipment to troubleshoot problems and provide solutions to senior management
Expert knowledge of electronic quality systems
Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exist
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written oral, diagram or schedule form
Freedom to Act
Assignments are received in task and objective-oriented terms
Provides direction to subordinates based on general policies and management guidelines
Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives. Interprets and executes policies and procedures that typically affect subordinate organizational units
Recommends modifications to operating policies
Ensures that projects are completed on schedule and within budget
Erroneous decisions or recommendations or failure to complete assignments would normally result in serious delays to assigned projects resulting in considerable expenditure of additional time, human resources and funds
Functions as an advisor to a unit regarding tasks, projects, and operations
Frequent contacts with internal personnel and outside customer representatives at various management levels concerning operations or scheduling or specific phases of projects or contracts
Conducts briefings and participates in technical meetings for internal representatives concerning specifics operations
Accomplishes results through lower-level subordinate supervisors or through experienced exempt employees who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments
Often heads a centralized functional activity
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