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Manager – Viral Antigen Production

Location: Fort Dodge, Iowa
Date Posted: 08-11-2018
Currently looking for a Manager – Viral Antigen Production to fill an opening with a company located in Fort Dodge, Iowa.  Interested candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree and have a minimum of 6 years of experience with viral production - downstream process, managing working seed and cell stock.
Position Overview:
The basic purpose of this position is to provide administrative and technical direction in the assigned biologics production area according to company policies and corporate business plans, to provide technical competence through proper selection and training of staff and the work force, to insure a safe work place through proper training of staff and the work force, to implement and maintain compliance status (cGMP,OSHA) within the department, to implement strategies to reduce cost of goods and improve existing production processes. The incumbent will represent the interests of their assigned area to business contacts (customers, suppliers, etc.) inside as well as outside. 
Responsibilities of the Manager – Viral Antigen Production:
Applies technical knowledge and understanding of the business linkages and drivers outside of own business area
Ensures decisions are guided by policies, procedures and business plan that impact the level of customer service and the work unit’s ability to meet performance objectives
Utilize Influences to attain alignment with internal and external customers and management
Identify and solve a range of organizational and operational problems and technical challenges
Accountable for the performance and results of cell, seed, and DSP functions
Project resource needs and manages allocated budget
Contribute to the development of business or technical plans with a time horizon of up to one year
Requirements of the Manager – Viral Antigen Production:
Basic Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree + 8 years of experience or Master’s Degree + 6 years of experience viral production - down stream process, managing working seed and cell stock
Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position
Preferred Requirements:
More than 6 years of leadership experience.   Approx. $ 2-4.million (primary), varying capital budget (primary), cost of goods (primary), inventory stocks (shared).
Direct Reports:  1-5; Total Reports:  21-50
Technical knowledge of biological production processes, equipment and all biological operations necessary to produce high quality products.
Excellent management, verbal and written communication, coaching and teamwork skills.
Ability to lead teams to achieve results.
Coaching and developing others/Delegation/Growing Talent.
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