The Operations Manager oversees all phases of the production operations within the assigned area/department. The position is in charge of planning and scheduling department activities, and providing leadership in managing the systems, equipment, people and materials. The incumbent is responsible for the achievement of the established goals for productivity, safety, quality and culture, while ensuring all policies, procedures and specifications are followed.
• Coordinate and organize the work of the operating personnel to achieve the plant's product thruput, and at the same time, maintain overtime costs within approved budget. Keep labor hours, raw materials, equipment, and utilities usage within approved budget. Responsible to support the develop of the annual operating budget on the section.
•Supervise operating personnel to assure that required manufacturing cGMP and Safety procedures are followed and the operating personnel is trained in all the applicable and required procedures and Company policies. Evaluate performance of operating personnel and commend or correct individuals, as the need arises. Interview and hire new pharmaceuticals and packaging operators.
•Responsible for the compliance within regulatory agencies' requirements (FDA, EQB, OSHA) as well as Abbvie Corporate and Divisional policies. Maintain overall good employee morale but at the same time manage to meet stricter Safety, Quality and Productivity Plant Goals.
•Maintains a cooperative and supportive relationship with other operations within the Manufacturing Department and other plant support functional areas. Maintains a running inventory balance of materials used for production. Executes special projects dealing with the resolution of Manufacturing Department problems or with problems relative to other departments
•Lead and participate in projects related with cost reduction, yield improvements, energy conservation, product quality, safety and industrial hygiene in order to improve the overall operations
•Establishes, individual objectives in accordance to Plant and Divisional goals, and reviews them accordingly. In conjunction with the Human Resources Department, recommends both disciplinary action and advancement of department personnel. Assures that operations in his/her department, are performed safely and effectively to minimize employee health hazards, from both a Safety and Industrial Hygiene standpoint.
•Directs subordinates to assure accurate skills and optimum output of production quantities within the manufacturing cost parameters. Coordinates work regularly between other Production Sections, Logistic, Planning, Quality Assurance, Maintenance, Engineering, Safety, areas.
•Assure that product is manufactured following approved Plant Division, Corporate, and Government regulations. Assure the deviation from approved procedures are documented and investigated. Develop and implement corrective actions to prevent deviation recurrence. Assure that manufacturing facilities and equipment are maintained in condition that will comply with Government and Company regulations. Assure all products are manufactured following all applicable SOP and Manufacturing Instructio
•Responsible to meet quality performance and cost standards for work done in the department and the overall equipment efficiency program. Reviews and approves these standards.
•Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Science. Excellent interpersonal skills Excellent negotiation and leadership skills. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• A minimum of eight (8) years of operations manufacturing is required. At least five (5) of them in a managerial position. Pharma manufacturing is preferred.
•Experience in development and implementation of cost reduction and projects
•Knowledge and experience working with GMPs
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as high level of interpersonal, negotiation and leadership skills
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