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Amgen Manufacturing Manager - FTC in Dublin, Ireland


The Manufacturing Manager (NPI/ LCM and Sustainment Projects) – will report to the Manufacturing Director and will be responsible for the manufacturing product leads and technical writer teams. The successful candidate will have at least five to ten years of experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech industry and will have demonstrated competency in leading complex manufacturing projects.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of working in syringe/Vial manufacturing operations

  • Experience in a new product / process introduction or have a demonstrated capacity to learn quickly and adapt to new technology.

  • The ability to adapt quickly to the demands of product introduction changing timelines.

Job Scope:

  • Hold primary responsibility for delivering robust, reliable and efficient manufacturing processes

Accountable for Delivering Results by:

  • Establishing high performance standards, using measurable goals to track progress and continually raising the bar on performance & expectations.

  • Focusing their organization on high impact activities by clearly communicating accountabilities and expectations.

  • Ensuring that all metrics relating to schedule, output, quality, safety and reporting are met.

  • Ensuring that appropriate staff levels are available at all times to meet targets.

  • Communicating issues and promptly escalating issues that may jeopardise manufacturing deliverables.

Responsible for Charting the Course by:

  • Conveying a sense of purpose and mission that motivates others.

  • Maintaining direction, balancing the big picture concerns with day-to-day issues.

Responsible for being a Role Model by:

  • Living the Amgen Values and setting expectations for others to do so.

  • Demonstrating technical mastery of the job

  • Championing opportunities for change and innovation

Accountable for work which is guided by operational and project objectives and with minimal supervision.

  • Manage multiple assignments and processes

  • Independently determine approach to projects

  • Independently develop solutions that are thorough, practical and consistent with functional objectives

  • Support New Product or Process introduction by providing resources for completion of predetermine project tasks

People Management

  • Manages each individual on the team, using MAP performance management systems, to ensure they meet the required performance standards, addressing issues with individuals where required.

  • Provide training, guidance and coaching to your team

  • Ensure each member of the team has opportunity and support to meet their own development needs.

  • Accountable for ensuring that all staff maintains necessary training qualifications and operate in compliance with SOP’s and to GMP standards.

  • Leading and supporting OJT activities for staff proficiency

  • Responsible for Developing the Best team by:

  • Building diverse and empowered teams.

  • Providing honest and constructive feedback on an ongoing basis.

  • Championing a positive employee relations climate.

  • Partners and communicates effectively with other departments and support functions to ensure positive working relationships.

  • Extends capabilities by working closely with senior staff / experts within and outside organisation


  • Works in a collaborative manner with other functions to ensure robust investigations, change controls and timely closure of deviations as required

  • Contribute to and assist with Corporate, FDA, IMB Auditors and other regulatory bodies during company audits.

  • Ensure the cGMP and CFR compliance of the area

  • Accountable for the safe operation of the area ensuring all safety policies are adhered to and that any incidents are reported in a timely manner. Promotes a positive safety culture

Knowledge and Problem Solving

  • Broad knowledge within own speciality area

  • Accountable for enhancing own knowledge through understanding business trends and objectives

  • Knowledge of industry and business principles

  • Understands the core business process and purpose of the functional area in Amgen’s commercialisation process

  • Handles diverse scope of issues that require evaluation of a variety of factors including current business trends.

  • Implement, assign, lead or participate in projects and develops own project management techniques

  • Applies analytical skills to evaluate and interpret complex situations / problems using multiple sources of information

  • Anticipates and prevents potential problems

  • Forecasts, models and utilises advanced analytical tools

  • Qualitative information, Quantitative research and Trend data

  • Support planning, developing and maintaining the department budget

  • Responsible for development and accomplishment of departmental goals

Basic Qualifications & Relevant Experience preferred:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or Science

  • Working knowledge of parenteral in pharmaceutical/biotech industries or aseptic processing

  • Knowledge of regulation requirements (GMP & EH&S)

  • Typically 5 – 10 years experience in an aseptic pharmaceutical environment.

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