The successful candidate will effectively manage and coordinate Biological Manufacturing technical projects and initiatives within Zoetis biologics manufacturing facilities. The scope of the support will include technical investigations, Cost Improvement Projects (CIPs), VMRD product transfers/launches, as well as internal GMS transfers across the network. The position requires strong leadership and demonstrated communication skills in order to collaborate across organizational lines (Opex, Quality, Regulatory, EHS, Validation, Supply Chain, and Operations) to ensure timely resolution of major investigations and process flow improvements. The ideal candidate would have a strong biological background in analytical methods, process development, commercialization, and process capability. The candidate will be required to understand key technical data from the GMT bench scientists in order to represent the site on VMRD-led Co-development teams, raw material assessments, and technical transfers. The candidate will work with US, International and EU Regulatory, sites, and center groups to develop and execute strategies for filing, defending, and launching new products.
The successful candidate will be expected to deliver allocated projects on budget and time in order to meet business objectives. The candidate will be expected to make decisions that impact their own work and exercise judgment to complete assigned tasks. The candidate will lead complex scientific teams to support site investigations, bad actors, and CIP initiatives as their primary role. The candidate will be expected to manage the following team dynamics: 1. Accountability, 2. Leadership with influence, 3. Consensus building, 4. Definition of team roles and responsibilities, 5. Facilitate recommendations of technical team to management and 5. Deliver projects on time and budget.
The candidate will interact primarily with colleagues in GMT and Biological Product Manufacturing at either the Lincoln or Charles City sites. The candidate will also interact with VMRD as part of new-Product transfer teams as deemed appropriate.
Education and Experience
BA/BS with 9-13 years of experience OR MBA/MS with 7-11 years of experience within multiple departments at the site.Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Virology, Immunology, or related technical field.
Laboratory and/or manufacturing experience in biological manufacturing and/or testing is desirable, as well as knowledge of biological product formulation, emulsions, lyophilization, viral/bacterial antigen production systems and/or testing for veterinary biologics manufacturing. A working knowledge of vaccine production methods and experimental design and experience in cGLP or cGMP is also desirable.
High degree of personal motivation and attention to detail. Strong oral and written communication, excellent interpersonal skills. Strong commitment to safety, product quality, and working knowledge of RFT (Right First Time) principles. Continuous improvement mindset using lean six sigma principles. Working knowledge in process capability assessment and continuous process verification is preferred.
Physical Position Requirements
Typical office based working conditions of sitting at the computer and teleconferencing. Some travel may be required as part of project transfers. Occasional weekend work may be required.Full timeRegularColleagueZoetis 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 www.Zoetis.com/careers 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.