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MFG Supervisor, Operations, Swing Shift, Fremont CA

Boehringer Ingelheim

Last Updated: 7/23/24

Job Description


The Manufacturing Supervisor is responsible for management of a team in Drug Substance manufacturing. This includes implementing and supervising all activities in the assigned work area to ensure manufacturing goals and project deadlines are met while maintaining compliance with current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs), environmental health and safety (EHS) guidelines and any other regulations and ensures a safe work environment while coaching/supervising direct reports, identifying and leading continuous improvement efforts that reduce waste and increase labor and operational efficiency. Ensure seamless transfer of information and responsibilities across shifts and between areas. Ensures production schedules are met.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

  • Interview, hire, train, supervise, coach, motivate, develop and discipline Manufacturing Staff. Responsible for coordinating the day-to-day activities and overseeing their staff. Assign staff activities to meet scheduling requirements. Sets performance objectives and development plans. Monitor progress. Develop and train Staff for growth and advancement. Supervisor will assign staff activities, meet scheduling requirements and be the primary conduit for reporting issues arising from the Manufacturing floor.
  • Review, approve, and manage documentation for batch and system records. Conduct regular reviews of standard procedures and batch record documentation and identify areas for improvement. Lead and coach the team towards identifying and implementing process improvements.
  • Accountable for a safe working environment. Instills a culture of safety. Ensures Safety standards, procedures and processes are followed by the manufacturing staff and potential deviations are communicated and escalated appropriately. Takes ownership that improvements are robustly implemented and reviews the need for further actions.
  • Develop and implement measurement metrics and internal auditing programs in order to routinely evaluate shift performance, operation efficiency and quality. Identify processes to determine efficiencies and identify root causes for inefficiency and implement changes as needed based on assessments. Resolves technical, material and cGMP problems that may impact production deadlines. Provide guidance and help to lead troubleshooting efforts as needed during a deviation in the process.
  • Emphasize training programs designed to enable staff to consistently execute all manufacturing processes with strict compliance to cGMPs, EHS and Safety regulations. Develop and implement programs to track errors, identify opportunities for improvement and implement activities to reduce errors.


  • High School Diploma with six (6) years of cGMP pharmaceutical manufacturing experience in positions of progressive responsibility; Or
  • Associates Degree from an accredited institution, preferably in a science or engineering related field, plus four (4) years of manufacturing experience in a cGMP pharmaceutical manufacturing environment with positions of progressive responsibility; Or
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution, preferably in a science or engineering related field, plus three (3) years of experience in a cGMP pharmaceutical manufacturing environment with positions of progressive responsibility.
  • Preferable two (2) years or supervisory experience in a cGMP pharmaceutical manufacturing environment leading teams in a cGMP pharmaceutical manufacturing environment or equivalent experience.
  • Experience interviewing, hiring, training, supervising, coaching, motivating, developing and disciplining Manufacturing Staff.
  • Experience coordinating the day-to-day activities, overseeing manufacturing teams, manufacturing investigations/CAPAs, performing FMEA ' gap assessments and production planning/scheduling concepts.
  • Strong working knowledge of biopharmaceutical manufacturing practices, as well as an intermediate understanding of biologics principles, are required.
  • Requires intermediate understanding of resource planning, performance management, and coaching concepts.
  • Requires prior demonstrated supervisory competencies and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to motivate and mobilize staff.
  • Must exercise rapid learning ability, attention to detail, excellent computer skills, team player, organized analytical thinker with a high level of energy and self-motivation.
  • Ability to read, develop, and understand procedures and other controlled documents
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to establish highly functional relationships with diverse personalities both within and outside the manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office programs and associated computer programs.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment.

Compensation Data

This position offers a base salary typically between (72,000) and (152,000).  There is opportunity to consider higher compensation above this range based on business need, candidate experience and or skills.  The position may be eligible for a role specific variable or performance based bonus and or other compensation elements.  For an overview of our benefits please click here.

Company Details

Binger Strasse, Germany