Director, Manufacturing Science & Technology



Director, Manufacturing Science & Technology


Port Hope 

Employment Type:



per year

Job Description:

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.

  • Coordinate studies and reports relating to process understandings, system capabilities and equipment performance through partnership with Production, Engineering and Validation.
  • Offer subject matter expertise as a reviewer of project plans, technical reports/studies related to process understanding, regulatory submissions and validation protocols
  • Effectively communicate with senior leaders, peers, staff and external organizations
  • System owner responsibilities for multiple focus areas within the MS&T function (e.g. Process Validation, Technology Transfer, Cell Banking)
  • Fostering an environment that encourages innovation with respect to identification, evaluation and implementation of new process technologies, new products, and improvement to existing commercial products
  • Leading the development of strong rapport/collaborative relationships with external and internal partners (i.e. MS&T leaders/teams across the enterprise, internal customers, external agencies, and organizations, etc.).
  • Provide fast-paced campaign support for manufacturing during technical production issues or escalations
  • Work with manufacturing teams to provide technical support to manufacturing to develop platform procedures, batch records, training, and other manufacturing resources as required to prepare for and execute processes.
  • Develop and draft study plans and protocols as required to support regulatory requirements, deviations response, process changes, etc.
  • Develop and maintain structure for process data reviews for internal and external production
  • Annual departmental goal setting & performance management (i.e. 1-1's, mid-year assessments and year-end evaluations)
  • Talent Management: development of talent from entry level to lead positions
  • Personnel Development: individual development plans centered on behavioral/leadership competencies as well as the development of new skills and understanding for new technologies
  • Establishing & maintaining employee/team engagement
  • Build a strong working environment that promotes Emergent's core values and progresses our culture in a positive manner
  • B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in a scientific or engineering (chemical/biochemical/bioprocess engg) discipline and 10+ years of industry experience
  • Experience in managing scientists/engineers in a fast paced challenging environment
  • Familiarity with site strategic planning (i.e. Hoshin)
  • Hands-on industrial experience with cell culture, virus culture, harvesting and other upstream and downstream unit operations
  • Experience in gene therapy or iral vector manufacturing is a plus
  • Extensive working knowledge of cGMP systems and FDA/EU regulations
  • Extensive experience in leading product/process support within a GMP manufacturing setting, leading complex troubleshooting investigations, technology transfer, process development, process monitoring, and process validation.
  • Familiarity with project management skills, including strategic and tactical projects/tasks, tracking, and adhering to budgets, reporting project and campaign metrics
  • Team player and exhibit a willingness to meet project timelines and be a "working manager"
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required as well as effective interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Outstanding planning, organization, and multitasking skills
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