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Team Leader, Production

Boehringer Ingelheim

Last Updated: 4/15/24

Job Description


Supervise all aspects of the Mareks Tissue Culture Lab.As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Facilitate Mareks production, batching and formulation. Observe roller bottles each morning. Control charts data input & interpretation. Maximize output.
  • Oversee the Athens CEF production. Transfer CEF’s in Oracle. Manage any new procedure or technology changes. Provide any information needed during Athens investigations.
  • Master file review – ensure all documents are compliant, complete and accurate.
  • Audits (QA, HSE, USDA, internal) – responsible for keeping labs in audit ready condition. This includes issuing work orders, following up with maintenance, looking for safety hazards, charts and logs completion, product made in compliance with USDA and QA, etc.
  • Be an active leader in the continuing Lean Implementation within Production. Daily kanban audit & upkeep. Roll out the new SPDQC boards in all TC Labs and participate in morning meetings.
  • Create performance goals for TC technicians. Provide timely feedback to Technicians. Review performances based on goals and Boehringer Ingelheim Values.
  • Personnel development (coaching, discipline, tracking, certifications, etc). Monitor the training and progress of each new employee/temp.
  • Cycle count & inventory reconciliation – perform weekly cycle counts and daily inventory checks comparing physical vs Oracle inventories. Complete Oracle batch transactions.
  • Scheduling - ensure each TC lab is properly staffed for its daily activities while also providing help for all other areas who depend on TC technicians for support.
  • Actively participate in all Mareks investigations.
  • Project participation
  • Oversee training of all employees – responsible for training team
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
**May not own or have contact with other birds or poultry.**


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in science or related field and/or lesser degree with five (5) years of aseptic lab leadership experience, or five to seven (5-7) years of specific Tissue Culture Master Tech experience.
  • Lean/Six Sigma Certified (Green belt or higher) preferred.
  • In depth knowledge of all aspects of marek's Production.
  • Ability to produce serial and direct team from start to finish.
  • Ability to lead teams is necessary.
  • Needs excellent communication skills (including technical writing).
  • Team building skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Intermediate Excel skills (sigmaXL).
  • A strong mathematical background.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and stand for long periods of time.

Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities

Company Details

Binger Strasse, Germany