• Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #4822

Do you have experience in small molecule fine chemicals or APIs and are looking to help lead a privately-owned and well-established global midsize company with sustained and explosive growth? This Senior Manager, Chemistry Manufacturing Operations role could be the opportunity you're looking for!

This position, based onsite in the Madison, WI area, includes a relocation package for eligible candidates. Compensation for this position is anticipated to be approximately $130,000 – $190,000 annually, with eligibility for a 10% bonus. 

This is an opportunity to help lead a newly built facility within an established 40+ year old company with over 4000 well-known products. This is a great opportunity for someone with solid experience in small molecule pharmaceutical or fine chemical manufacturing that thrives in growing teams and systems!


What You'll Do:
As part of the Chemistry Operations team, you'll provide both technical and operational leadership to the Process and Analytical Development, Process Safety, Technology Transfer, and Manufacturing groups for the robust development, scale-up and manufacture of small molecule chemical synthesis (fine chemicals and APIs) within a new 170,000 sf facility.

Essential Duties:
1. Develop plans, priorities, and systems to efficiently and effectively utilize all resources (equipment and personnel) in functional area. Ensure that functional area capability is adequate to meet existing and anticipated needs. Meet objectives for inventory due dates.
2. Plan and implement process improvement activities to increase production efficiency, improve safety, reduce cost of production, and maintain product quality.
3. Assist in the planning of process development activities and process transfer of new compounds. Manage project, equipment, and process risks, utilizing risk management techniques, to ensure transfer projects are successful and risks are appropriately mitigated.
4. Identify and meet customer expectations for quality and performance of products.
5. Implement the most appropriate production technologies and quality assurance techniques for manufacturing of products in area of responsibility.
6. Establish appropriate quality, safety, and housekeeping standards in all areas of responsibility.
7. Conduct performance reviews, career development, salary reviews and personal development plans for employees; review needs and provide training opportunities for staff to develop personal job-related skills and to improve operational flexibility to meet strategic needs.
8. Participate in strategic planning, budgeting, and operations planning within your area.
9. Maintain ongoing analysis of key issues, goals, and metrics to provide regular updates to leadership and business areas as needed.
10. Provide collaborative support and maintain effective interdepartmental communication and timely follow-up to assure that all development, manufacturing, and corporate objectives are met.


What You'll Bring:

1. B.S. in Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline.
2. 10+ years experience in development, scale-up, and manufacture of small molecule fine chemicals or APIs, including a minimum of five years experience in managing a large, diverse staff.
3. Working knowledge and experience in chemical manufacturing techniques and equipment across a broad range of scales.
4. Minimum five years project management experience in a technical area within a cross-functional team environment.
5. Strong safety mindset. Outstanding critical thinking and troubleshooting skills.
6. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively while being approachable, thoughtful, and diplomatic.
7. Demonstrated ability to relate to and interact with a large group of people with diverse needs and goals. Successful in implementing ideas and influencing people in a team environment.
8. Demonstrated record of transfer and scale-up of manufacturing processes in a multiproduct manufacturing environment.
9. Experience in planning for resources and equipment to meet manufacturing needs.

1. M.S. or Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline.
2. Strong organizational and communication skills and a demonstrated ability and desire to share experience and knowledge with staff.
3. Excellent business management understanding.
4. Experience in a regulated industry and familiarity with ISO 9000, 13485 and/or cGMPs.
5. Understanding of Process Hazard Analysis methodologies.


Apply Now and move your career forward with an exciting and highly respected biotech leader!
Questions? Contact Andie Dumond directly at Andie@CarexScientific.com

Carex is a Certified Minority-Owned & Woman-Owned Business. Carex Consulting Group is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.


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