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Last Updated: 5/27/23

Job Description

As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals' lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco's promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.

The basic purpose of this position is to provide operational 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 Elanco.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Direct and manage assigned area in order to manufacture high quality biological products.

  • Assist in coordinating the transfer of new products from Process Development into Production and in manufacturing qualifying/validation serials.

  • Identify and solve production problems, document findings, and implement solutions; implement LEAN philosophy in department and introduce innovative solutions to problems.

  • Train department leadership in scientific principles, time management, GMPs, technical requirements, and all other policies and regulations governing the production of materials and services in assigned area.

  • Communicate to management progress of the department, problems, employee actions, new ideas, and all other pertinent information

  • Administration of company policies and safety programs

  • Interface with other department managers in a professional manner to coordinate the activities and issues that pertain to their assigned production and/or services. Interface with external resources and contacts to benchmark and improve departmental performance.

  • Prepare annual departmental budget including project resource needs for business plan and monitor departmental expenses and capital projects

  • Complete annual review of all production outlines, special outlines, etc.

Basic Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline + 8 years of relevant experience or Master’s Degree in related discipline + 6 years of experience.

  • Technical knowledge of biological production 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.

Management & Economic Magnitude:

  • Leading employees, projects, leaders and businesses/functions.

  • Responsible for $2-4 million budget, varying capital budget cost of goods and inventory stocks.

  • Direct Reports: 1-5; Total Reports: 15-65


Notification of Drug testing and Background Checks

Elanco conducts urinalysis drug testing as a mandatory part of its pre-employment application and background check process after acceptance of a conditional offer of employment by an applicant. The drug testing will be conducted by a certified laboratory/testing service selected by Elanco, in accordance with the procedures required by applicable state and federal law. Additionally, Elanco requires successful completion of a urinalysis drug test if it has reasonable suspicion that an employee is under the influence of drugs or alcohol which adversely affects or could adversely affect the employee's job performance as allowed by applicable law. Tested applicants will be given a copy of any positive test result. All test results shall be considered confidential and shall not be disclosed by Elanco, other than to those persons for whom such disclosure is necessary. Positive test results, or a refusal to consent to and participate in pre-employment drug testing, shall be grounds for denial of employment. Cooperation in scheduling the testing is important for processing an application for employment. By signing your acceptance to an offer of employment, you consent to be drug tested and acknowledge you have thoroughly read the foregoing notice and policy, and you understand and agree that in order to be considered for employment with Elanco, you will be required to comply with Elanco's drug testing policy. Elanco's background check requirements also include but are not limited to an acceptable criminal background check, educational verification, job history verification and motor vehicle report (if required to drive a company vehicle). If appropriate for the role, as outlined on the job posting, successful completion of Post Offer Exam, Work Simulation and/or Administrative Skills Testing may also be required.

Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status

Company Details

Greenfield, Indiana, United States
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) is a global leader in animal health dedicated to innovating and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets, creating value for farmers, pet owners, veterinarians, stakeholders, and society as a whole. With nearly 70 years of animal health heritage, we are committed to helping our customers improve the health...