Sr. Director Head of Plant Manufacturing - Vacaville (2
California, United States of America
Pharma Global Technical Operations (PT) is the organization that
manufactures and delivers Roche’s groundbreaking therapies to 127
million patients around the world. PT is involved in producing
every Roche medicine – from the development process through
clinical trials – and continuing to product maturity. Our
organization coordinates all aspects of production of Roche
medicines in all disease areas and dosage forms at 15 plants and 11
sites around the world.
Are you passionate about leading a site manufacturing team and
looking for a meaningful role? Are you a leader who can build and
share an inspiring vision, who can coach leaders and teams to be
better, who is a catalyst for change and world class performance,
and who knows how to create the architecture that enables their
network to be the best in the industry?
This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for a
senior executive to enable, coach, lead and inspire people. The
Vacaville site is one of the world's largest biotechnology
manufacturing plants for the large-scale production of proteins
from mammalian cells. There are two cell culture production
facilities located on site.
Reporting to the Vacaville Site Head General Manager, you will
be a member of the Vacaville leadership team and be accountable for
the safe, cost-effective and efficient manufacturing operations for
one of our two cell culture production facilities. By leading an
agile organization with a mindset and culture that engages our
employees to bring our medicines and services to more patients
faster, you will be able to influence how we as a company ensure
long-term sustainability in manufacturing excellence. You have the
ability to inspire people to do their best work and be committed to
continuing our cultural evolution.
Your key duties and responsibilities will include:
Proactively promote a positive safety and quality culture and
GMP operating principles to achievement of long term goals.
Create an environment of strong team spirit, timely and
effective communications, sense of urgency, high motivation and
inspire teams to achieve goals in the immediate and longer
Be an active and visible change agent, promoting flexible and
open mindsets to new opportunities.
Establish strategic goals and objectives and maintain full
strategic responsibility for the organization.
As a site leadership team member, drive collaboration within the
site and across network activities, cross-functional planning, and
Build a strong pipeline of talent and robust succession plans
for key positions, focussing on developing employees.
Embody lean leadership principles and methods while fostering a
continuous improvement mindset.
Accountable for overall budget and financial performance of the
Ensure production of quality products according to Health
Authority requirements, Roche PQS, incl. DMS, CAPA, QRM, TCM.
Optimize production output and labor efficiency while meeting
required safety and quality levels.
Continuous improvement of manufacturing procedures and related
equipment in collaboration with MSAT, Facilities & Engineering, and
Participate in the development of production, productivity, and
financial goals and manage operations so that all site goals are
Ensure cGMP compliance and inspection readiness for all
reporting departments at all times. Actively support inspection
Ensure the condition of all equipment, premises, and
infrastructure in the manufacturing area are in good
condition. Identify, and arrange any necessary repairs, maintenance
work or technical or structural reworking within the framework of
the respective competences in cooperation with the Facilities and
Engineering, and MSAT groups.
Operate within the validated state of processes and
Ensure that staff are appropriately trained and qualified for
the activities they perform.
Support the development of the production plan and ensure
conformance with production schedules.
Responsible for in process control analysis and ensuring that
the planned production can run without delay.
Further develop the operating procedures and equipment in
accordance with the state of pharmaceutical technology, provided
that a quality or production improvement can be achieved or a GMP
requirement can be met.
Represent manufacturing in defining and refining validation
strategy, investigations and technical transfers.
Continuously monitor deviations and define and implement
sustainable measures to reduce deviations. Promotes problem
identification and a culture of proactive problem prevention.
Who you are:
Servant and creative senior leader, motivated by our shared
purpose, to generate value and impact beyond the sum of our
Ability to coach a team of high performing leaders, catalyzing
their performance to be better than the individual
Able to build and lead diverse teams, develop talent and create
a working culture that is transparent and values-driven to
accelerate the personal growth of employees
Able to build trusted relationships through authenticity,
accountability, and respect for others
Demonstrated global and cross-functional leadership through
effective influencing, collaboration and cultural awareness both
internally and externally
Demonstrated innovative, forward-thinking and strategic agility
to build a vision
Solution-driven and courageous; empowering decision maker.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Science or Engineering, or
equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree
15+ years of relevant work experience in the pharmaceutical or
related industry to include 6+ years of manufacturing/production
8+ years of people management experience, including management
of people manager or director level employees.
Expert knowledge of cGMP relevant to the pharmaceutical
Expert knowledge and demonstrated capability to work across
functional areas such as process development, maintenance and
quality of pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our
company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion,
color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital
status, veteran status, or disability status.
Who We Are A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at
the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years,
using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for
serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple
therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses.
Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we
believe that our employees are our most important asset & are
dedicated to remaining a great place to work.
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