Supervisor, Media Manufacturing

United States, Walkersville (Maryland)

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

Responsible for the daily supervision and operation of the liquid media manufacturing areas. Ensure production schedule is executed according to proper procedures and guidelines. Meets key performance indicators and drives continuous improvements. Ensure a safe working environment at all times.

Key responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and supervises the daily activities of production staff in the sterile filling of liquid media to ensure daily production schedule is met. Spends time on the floor daily guiding and coaching and teaching operators. Sets priorities for the sterile processing team to ensure task completion; coordinates work activities with other team leaders and operational support team.

  • Learn and perform all tasks, as needed, that are performed by reporting team members.

  • Timely review of batch records, ensuring corrections are made timely and correctly.  In collaboration with Quality Assurance department, identifies means to drive Right First Time (RFT).

  • Ensure labor and materials are correctly consumed to the SAP process orders.  Identifies & escalates to management when material or labor in product recipes in SAP are incorrect.

  • Timely investigation and resolution of manufacturing deviations, EENs, OOSs, CAPAs and customer complaints or provide oversight/coaching to team members performing this work.

  • Revise and review batch records, SOPs, and forms to ensure compliance with GMPs and to ensure procedures accurately reflect process as executed.

  • Maintain production equipment in good working order.  Work with support groups to source, maintain and retire equipment.

  • Participate with internal and customer audits. 

  • Provide department tours and assist with audit support.

  • Support new product introductions, cross-functional projects and process improvement initiatives or provide oversight to team members representing manufacturing.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Scientific discipline, or engineering related discipline with 2-3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment. HS Diploma or equivalent with 5-7 years directly related to manufacturing in a cGMP environment.

  • Aseptic practices and clean room operations experience required Knowledge of GMP’s and SOP’s.

  • Knowledge of biology and chemistry concepts

  • Computer software skills, organization, record keeping and planning skills, budget preparation, training skills, multiple projects, time management, facilitation skills

  • Diplomacy, negotiation skills, written and oral communication, team building skills, independent work skills, strong work ethic, coaching, delegating skills

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reference: R28954