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(Archived) Team Leader – Pharmaceutical Blister Packaging Operations

Last Updated: 12/29/21

Job Description

Zoetis is the world’s largest Manufacturer and Supplier of Animal Pharmaceuticals.

At Zoetis in Lincoln, NE, we manufacture high quality medicines for dogs, cats, and livestock. Our plant has been recognized as one of the Nebraska’s Safest Companies, with a long-standing presence in Lincoln and we continue to grow.

Benefits Include:

Great Health Benefits from day 1!

3 weeks accrued paid vacation and 13 paid holidays

401(k) match with company profit sharing

Tuition reimbursement

Position Summary

Directs and manages Pharma Blister Packaging Operations.

Position Responsibilities

  • Plans and manages Pharmaceutical Blister Packaging resources in accordance with requirements and approved budgets.
  • Develop and implement tactical plans, policies, and procedures.
  • Assist with developing and implementing strategic plans for the area consistent with strategic goals of Zoetis.
  • Develops and reviews objectives with area personnel; leads the training and development of all department employees.
  • Represents Secondary Operations on task forces to investigate and resolve quality issues.
  • Maintains technical competence in packaging technology and recommends equipment and/or process enhancements that will provide improved efficiencies and a competitive advantage.
  • Reviews and approves operational changes related to packaging equipment etc.
  • Ensures all group functions meet Corporate, APHIS, GMP, and EU quality aseptic standards and are in compliance with departmental SOPs.
  • Provides leadership and clear/concise communication inside and outside of the area.
  • Manage the planning, implementation and monitoring of capital, personnel, and operating budgets for the area.
  • Maintains state of the art competence on technological developments within area of responsibility and recommends equipment and/or process enhancements that will provide improved efficiencies, safety, and a competitive advantage.
  • Provide leadership and support to maintain a safe and accident-free environment.
  • Represents the department as required on various committees and teams.
  • Participates in regular Gemba walks and drives process performance and performance improvement.
  • Collaborates fully as part of a Process Team in resolving production problems, optimizing production schedules, and driving continuous improvement.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of B.A./B.S. in science related degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in Blister Packaging/Production areas.

preferred candidate qualifications:

7+ years of experience in APHIS, GMP, and EU regulations.

Prior experience in packaging operations.

Prior management of 10+ employee operation.

Technical Skills and Competencies Require

Demonstrated ability to manager and motivate employees to meet defined objectives; and to administer budgets and operational plans

Demonstrated ability to represent the area’s interests with higher management and related groups (i.e., Materials Management, Employee Resources, Pharmaceutical Quality Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Finance, etc.)

Demonstrated ability to lead and interact effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Strong communication skills (oral and written).

Demonstrated understanding of USDA/FDA and International regulations of pharmaceutical products.

Preferred Candidate Qualifications:

Strong commitment to product quality, customer service, and continuous improvement.

Training in leadership and management techniques consistent with Zoetis values and leadership practices.

Physical Position Requirements

  • Occasionally lifts up to 50 lbs.
  • May be exposed to temperature variations, prolonged standing, or walking.
  • Occasional weekend overtime.

Full time



Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at [Register to View] to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of [Register to View] In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Company Details

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.