Manager, Manufacturing


CA-San Diego, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Manufacturing
Req Id:  334830

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.


This position will be responsible for managing the overall activities in any of the following manufacturing departments – Fermentation, Purification, Peptides, Bulk

Fill/Labelling, Technical Services or Warehouse areas. Lead and manage all functional activities associated with the respective stage of manufacturing. Partner with key

departments to ensure reliable, safe and compliant operations.


 Primary responsibilities for role:

Manage the overall department activities to ensure product are manufactured and delivered in a timely manner.                                                         

Responsible for all regulatory compliance activities and assures group compliance to cGMP and regulatory requirements through monitoring, trending, and auditing.  Ensure safety and compliance regulations are enforced.                                                         

Follow valid manufacturing procedures and documentation.   Ensure batch records, logbooks, inventory forms, and associated attachments are completed accurately and in a timely manner.

Ensure that when appropriate, Change Control policies are followed for new or modifications to existing facility, equipment, processes and procedures.                                                     

Investigate all deviations in a timely manner to identify root causes of problems and implement appropriate corrective actions to prevent from reoccurrence.                                                  

Monitor processes to identify opportunities for continuous improvement to develop a culture of operational excellence.                                                

Provide leadership to generate support and effectiveness throughout the organization.  Also, provide leadership for group and work with the bulk fill and labeling staff to assist in the training of personnel as well as evaluate the effectiveness of training and set individual and group goals.

Monitors the adherence to corporate training attends and participates in Internal Audits and focus group meetings.                                                       

Develop and draft new department policies or procedures, modify or eliminate outdated ineffective policies when appropriate.                                                      

Be a liaison with QA, QC and other manufacturing groups maintaining responsibility for all antigens produced.                                                           

Manage group budget.                                                          

Lead special projects as needed.                                                       

Additional department specific requirements apply – see Department Task List                                                          



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. In previous managerial role for a minimum of five years

2. Department specific experience preferred

3. Must be creative, highly organized, self-motivated, perceptive, and innovative.

4. Must have strong written and communication skills.

5. Must be able to manage diverse group of people with different strengths and skills.

6. Must be able to handle multiple tasks and delegate responsibilities while maintaining quality.

7. Detail-oriented

8. Excellent team building and project management skills

9. Must have knowledge of manufacturing processes and systems.

10. Must have a thorough understanding of cGMP.

11. Must have direct experience with Lean, 5S, and Operational Excellence and devel-oped team cultures to be competent in these areas.

12. Must have experience with SAP.

13. Experience writing SOPs

14. Proficient using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint                                                                                                         



BA/BS/MS degree in chemistry, biology, engineering or related field.                                                           


Minimum of 5+ years of GMP experience     



Depending on the area of assignment, directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements.  Example:  If a job level requires a Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of experience, an equivalency could include 8 years of experience, an Associate’s degree with 6 years of experience, or a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience.                                                                         


Occupational Demands:

  • May occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise manipulate objects up to 25 pounds in weight, and/or lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise manipulate objects up to 10 pounds in weight frequently or continuously.


EEO Minorities/ Disability/Veterans

Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws.  We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.


Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : CA-San Diego:USSDW - San Diego CA - Willow Ct Mfg 


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Nearest Major Market: San Diego