Senior Director of Operations in Albuquerque, NM at AMRI

Date Posted: 11/8/2019

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Job Description

Senior Director of Operations
Albany Molecular Research Inc. provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. 
Summary:
Production Operations is responsible for the preparation of all components and equipment used in the sterile filling process, conducting the sterile filling processes, the decontamination of sterile filling equipment, and the sanitation and preparation of the processing facilities. Production Operations accounts for 70% of the site staff and spend.
Production Operations is responsible for approximately 90% of the total site revenue, approximately 70% of the site spend, all customer interactions for their specific product line, equipment and assets, as well as all day-to-day and strategic manufacturing operations for a 24x7 operation. This position will be part of the extended site leadership team.
The Senior Director is responsible for the operations and strategic management of manufacturing operations and personnel. This encompasses planning, coordinating, and supervising manufacturing in accordance with delivery dates, customer specifications, established quality standards and meeting all FDA and international regulatory and customer requirements. The Senior Director is responsible for strategic direction of the Primary Manufacturing Operations of the company.  The Senior Director integrates the Quality Assurance Product Specialists and Customer Service Representatives for direct customer contact.  He / she is the face of the company to the FDA and customers on audits, and in planning efforts.
 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Help develop and manage multiple facilities projects from conception through construction
  • Able to define, prioritize and achieve realistic, specific goals and objectives
  • Meet deadlines while handling multiple priorities
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, administrative staff, managers in different departments and outside contractors
  • Provide technical support/guidance for the plant mechanical systems 
  • Understand the facility HVAC system and components, their function, how they work and dealing with the associated interdependent systems to include: plant boiler operation / steam system, chilled water systems, and heated water
  • Capable of technical support of plant compressed air, nitrogen, and process vacuum to include design, modifications, upgrades, and support
  • Familiar with the NFPA 85 Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code,  NFPA90A and NFPA90B Standard for installation of HVAC Systems, NFPA 91 Standard for Exhaust Systems
  • Operation of energy management systems, HVAC systems, temperature controls, and process control systems in a manufacturing environment is preferred   
  • Schedule, manage and review the work of outside engineering firms as well as outside contractors for equipment, facilities, utilities and other work
  • Ensure that activities stay within the budgetary guidelines
  • Identify and initiate projects for facility improvements within the guidance established
  • Produce/Support engineering documentation efforts
  • Ensure planning and tracking of all assigned projects
  • Provide specifications and cost estimates for major equipment acquisitions
  • Assure that facility engineering drawings and associated documentation (including work orders and ECOs) are effectively and compliantly completed, updated, and maintained
  • Other duties as assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities:                                                  
Manages several direct reports

Job Requirements

Education and/or Experience:   
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Manufacturing, one of the sciences or equivalent relevant education and experience. Ten years’ directly related leadership experience in pharmaceutical industry.  Fifteen years of experience preferred.
 
Language Skills:                                             
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write clearly.  Ability to speak effectively.
 
Mathematical Skills:                                                   
Ability to apply basic math concepts.
 
Reasoning Ability:                                          
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Computer Skills:                                             
Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Access, as this individual will perform work within these systems on a routine basis.
 
Other Skills and Abilities:                                           
  • Excellent Communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to organize time in order to successfully manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Ability to read, understand, interpret and implement technical writing and instructions.
  • Effective inter-personal relation skills, while maintaining the adaptability to achieve company goals
  • Verbally expresses ideas and facts in a clear, logical, concise and in accepted grammatical style.

Shift:  Standard 8

Albany Molecular Research, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address "jobs@amriglobal.com" to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above-referred email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.

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AMRI is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address jobs@amriglobal.com to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above referenced email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.