Amgen Mgr Manufacturing in Singapore, Singapore

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, we continue to advance science to serve patients. This position is located at Amgen Singapore Manufacturing in the Next Generation Biomanufacturing facility in Tuas, Singapore.

This position is the on-shift front line manager in manufacturing for day/or night shift (12 hour rotation).

The successful candidate will be leading a team of experienced manufacturing associates responsible for the manufacture of GMP drug substance. The manager will champion a safe and compliant production environment through structured on floor presence. The manager will be an active participant and role model in Lean culture and continuous improvement programs with responsibility to translate onto the manufacturing floor.

With minimal direction the manager is responsible for leading on the floor operations and staff in manufacturing. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong leadership skills and technical understanding of production operations. This individual will be responsible for supervising, coaching, hiring, and development of floor staff.

The front line manager will assist in defining area objectives, identifying improvement opportunities, and leading change efforts; effectively directing their team and delivering on short and long term Amgen Operational goals.

FUNCTIONS

Compliance

  • Ensure safe working environment

  • Ensure cGMP and CFR compliance of operating areas

  • Ensure Amgen policies are followed

  • Evaluate and approve reports and protocols

  • Manage the development and revision of SOPs

  • Evaluate current operating procedures and recommend changes to management to optimize production. Assure all corporate change control procedures are followed, and Regulatory and QA are notified prior to the changes

  • Interact with regulatory agencies

  • Assure proper gowning and aseptic techniques are followed

Process/Equipment/Facilities:

  • Demonstrate technical mastery of manufacturing processes

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (i.e. QA/QC, F&E, PPIC, Mfg, PD, Regulatory, etc.) in completing production activities

  • Develop, implement and assess solutions for complex problems

  • Responsible for resolving problems during operation

  • Oversees set up of critical manufacturing processes

Staff Supervision:

  • Responsible for staff and team performance

  • Responsible for selection, training, evaluation, staff relations and development of staff

  • Ensure staff members live by the Amgen Values

  • Ensure training programs are maintained

  • Ensure scheduling of production and maintenance activities

  • Interacts with management in optimizing organizational structure and responsibilities

  • Ensure plant safety through auditing and evaluations

  • Ensure gowning and aseptic techniques training programs are maintained

Administrative:

  • Interacts with management in planning, developing and maintaining budget

  • Assist in developing and maintaining department goals

  • Other functional responsibilities may be assigned

Basic Qualifications:* Doctorate degree

OR

  • Master's degree and 3 years of Manufacturing & Operations experience

OR

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of Manufacturing & Operations experience

OR

  • Associate's degree and 10 years of Manufacturing & Operations experience

OR

  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Manufacturing & Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications:* Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or Engineering

  • Previous managerial experience directly managing people and/or experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

  • Knowledge and experience within a cGMP or other highly regulated environment including a basic understanding of technical elements across engineering, biological or chemical processing

  • 5 years process experience in a cGMP manufacturing facility

  • 3+ years of experience in a production Area Lead, Specialist or Manager role

  • Strong leadership and teambuilding skills (coaching, mentoring, counseling)

  • Experience with staff capability and team performance improvements

  • Experience with performance management including performance reviews

  • Conflict Resolution skills

  • Analytical problem solving skills

  • Project Management skills

  • Thorough understanding of regulatory requirements

  • Ability to be flexible and manage change

  • Excellent verbal and written communication (technical) skills

  • Excellent computer skills with Microsoft, EBR/MES, Delta V, Electronic quality systems