Production Manager - pharma operations

April 4, 2020

We are seeking an experienced Production Manager who has strong leadership experience in pharma (1st preference) or med device (2nd preference) manufacturing.  Our client located in Mpls./St. Paul area is particularly interested in someone who can share demonstrated ways they have created a culture of accountability to not only production metrics but more importantly cGMP standards and a quality mindset, and someone who can hold others accountable.


You will provide leadership and direction for production teams ensuring excellence in execution. Appropriately manage and allocate production personnel and resources to meet the production schedule.  Provide leadership to production teams from development through commercialization for existing products and the introduction of new products while operating in a cGMP manufacturing environment.  Champion an environment of safety, innovation, lean continuous improvement and adherence to GMPs.  


Key Results Areas of Responsibility:


Implement and drive strategies within production area to support company vision and achieve departmental objectives.  As the leader of the production team, you oversee the day-to-day operations to ensure the pharmaceutical products produced that meet both internal and pharmaceutical quality standards. 


Act as manufacturing liaison with current and prospective customers. Provide expertise in production analysis, problem solving, and root cause analysis.


Responsible for assuring appropriate Risk Management activities are performed in accordance with ISO 14971:2007 and Quality Management System requirements.


Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (Preferably in Engineering, Operations, or Business) with 3+ year’s leadership in cGMP manufacturing setting or Associates degree with 6+ year’s leadership in cGMP manufacturing setting.

  • 5+ years of experience in operations/plant management

  • 3+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device industry

This position reports directly to the VP of Operations, and supervises production shift supervisors and production planner. 


Excellent base salary plus company benefits and management bonus potential.


Send resume with salary requirement to for immediate consideration.

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