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  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • USA


Job Description
Lead manufacturing team(s) to produce sterile pharmaceutical products in a way that: • Ensures a safe workplace • Complies with established standards and procedures (e.g., cGMP and SOPs) • Encourages growth and contributions by team members • Meets or exceeds business requirements, quality standards, and cost • Optimizes and improves the manufacturing process.

Planning – Set team direction for associates to know what is expected, and why. • Plan and schedule work activities based on production schedules and changing priorities. • Communicate Company and Department objectives to team. • Develop team objectives (people, safety, quality, supply, cost, etc.), and gain agreement from Management. • Monitor team progress versus objectives versus goals, and communicate results to Associates. •Monitor, analyze, and control variables, such as labor utilization, raw materials, equipment, and facilities. Technical – Operate, maintain, and improve production facilities to meet/exceed production goals. • Ensure that materials required for operation are ordered and available. • Ensure lines are staffed adequately, and are running to meet production schedule and changing priorities. • Ensure products are verified according to test procedures and schedules. • Ensure production information is collected, stored, and reported (e.g, MBRs, test results, logs, …) • Ensure maintenance activities are performed to resolve operating problems and preserve assets (inspections and PM). • Audit production lines, and troubleshoot production variances to identify root causes. Develop short-term resolutions to problems, and assist to identify systemic solutions to prevent problem recurrence. • Lead team to analyze operational data to identify and implement improvements to safety, quality, productivity, and cost. • Participate in review, writing, and training of new and revised SOPs and MBRs. • Assist in validation of all processes and equipment in area of responsibility. • Lead cross-functional improvement teams

Key Performance Indicators:
• Safety results, e.g., LTIR
• Quality metrics, e.g., Batch right first time, deviations
• Manufacturing metrics, e.g., schedule fulfillment, OEE, production costs, labor variance
• Training completion rates
EEO Statement
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Minimum requirements
Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Ability to read, write and communicate in English

2 years relevant experience.

Prefer: • Two years' pharmaceutical experience, with 1 yr lead responsibility

Division ALCON
Location USA
Site Fort Worth, TX
Company/Legal Entity Alcon Research, LLC.
Functional Area Technical Operations
Job Type Full Time
Employment Type Regular

About the company

Novartis has a clear mission, focused strategy and strong culture, all of which we expect will support the creation of value over the long term for our company, our shareholders and society. We recognize that our business depends on the creativity, dedication and performance of our associates. We encourage associates to focus on achievement through collaboration and innovation.

A global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today. A pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people. All of which makes us one of the most rewarding employers in our field.

Our company culture is guided by high ethical standards. Our values help guide the choices people make every day, and they define our culture and help us execute the Novartis strategy in line with our mission and vision.


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