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Manufacturing Manager

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Job ID R0017682 Date posted 04/21/2020 Location Madrid, Spain

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Job Description

Major accountabilities

  • Manage team for optimal and efficient work environment
  • Manage resources to comply with the manufacturing execution plan to ensure the demand and the inventory levels and stock projection (weekly planning).
  • Ensure all processing equipment and materials necessary are available as required for the different manufacturing activities.
  • Ensure people training programs in time and form, comply with the scheduled calendar for qualification for new technicians.
  • Ensure the integrity and quality of the products produced in compliance with operating procedures to meet all cGMP, regulatory, and safety requirements.
  • Execute daily supervision in manufacturing facilities (classified areas) to process confirmation operations related to aseptic practices and behaviors, good documentation practices, data integrity, SCADA management, etc.
  • Elaborate KPIs to follow up manufacturing activities.
  • Efficient supervising of manufacturing batch records in time and form, complying with the timelines agreed.
  • Participate in Tiers (Agile 4.0)
  • Lead deviations and out of specification (OOS) related to manufacturing activities and/or equipment.
  • Contribute and collaborate in quality systems activites: CAPA and change control.
  • Elaborate or update user requirements (URS), standard operations procedures (SOP) and manufacturing batch records (MBR) according the internal programs for documentation.
  • Contribute to site strategic projects.
  • Management of new facilities, equipment and team for the current expansion program (Phase III)
  • Other task related to the position.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s in health science  
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Manufacturing in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, with GMP quality systems in place.
  • Medium/high level of English, read, written and spoken (C1)
  • Spanish native level

Skills and competences


  • Practical knowledge on GMP regulated environments for aseptic production (sterile products).
  • Experience in leading manufacturing teams and GMP activities for commercial production.


  • Background in cell / tissue culture with mammalian cell lines (human) and primary cell culture
  • A strong knowledge of SAP or similar ERP systems


  • Management team skills:  ability to motive
  • Flexible, eye for detail, tidy, neat and organised
  • Able to adapt to a heavy workload environment
  • Committed and enthusiastic
  • Analytical capacity
  • Propose solutions
  • Flexible
  • Promote changes
  • Be open and receptive

Travel requirements

  • Open to travel


Madrid, Spain

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Time Type

Full time

Job ID R0017682

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