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Supervisor, Manufacturing

United States - California - El SegundoManufacturing Operations & Supply ChainRegular

Job Description

Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal – curing cancer. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Join us in our mission!

We are seeking a highly effective Supervisor, Manufacturing to be responsible for supervising a team of Cell Therapy Specialists in a cGMP environment.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
Supervise the on-the-floor operations of our commercial cell therapy manufacturing facility in a cGMP environment
Build a team, provide necessary training and ongoing coaching, discipline and recognition of direct staff, including performing annual performance reviews
Generate SOPs, MPRs, and SPRs for equipment and procedures used in routine biologics manufacture
Execute production and resource schedule against operational plan
Ensure performance of all process steps specific to the phase or stage of operation
Process monitoring, including manipulation of databases, documents and/or spreadsheets to support business reporting requirements
Review of completed manufacturing documentation per compliance standards and established timelines
Investigate and resolve problems, identifying root cause, and proposing process improvements through clear communication to senior management
Interact with outside vendors and senior management
Participate in multi-functional project teams, as necessary
Take corrective action to bring about required changes using change control procedures


Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with 3+ years of experience in manufacturing in a biotech/pharma industry Or
  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of experience in manufacturing in a biotech/pharma industry Or
  • High School degree with 9+ years of experience in manufacturing in a biotech/pharma industry

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience supervising staff
  • Able to build and lead a team as well as train entry-level personnel
  •  Knowledgeable of the current Code of the Federal Regulations (CFR's) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP's)
  • Sufficient understanding of process, systems and equipment to troubleshoot problems and provide solutions to senior management
  • Sufficient knowledge of electronic quality systems
  • Must be able to work on off shift hours as well as part of the on-call rotation as needed is required; weekend shift likely
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment
  • High energy level and a positive outlook coupled with the requisite “can do” attitude and a willingness to do what it takes to achieve personal and organizational goals and overcome obstacles
  • Willingness to think outside of the box and adapt best practices to our small, but growing environment
  • Ability to adapt in a constantly evolving environment
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership in areas of responsibility
  • Previous cell culture experience preferred/highly desired