Assistant Manager for Plasma Center


IN-Hammond, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Operations Management 
Req Id:  137619


For more than 75 years, Grifols has worked to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are a global healthcare company that produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides hospitals and healthcare professionals with the tools, information and services they need to deliver expert medical care.




The Assistant Manager assists with the day-to-day operation and staff support in an automated Source

Plasma center. Additionally, this position is responsible for filling the role of the Center Manager in her/his absence.




  • Supports the center staff with questions, concerns and/or other needs.
  • Performs all production area job descriptions as required/assigned and maintains certifications in all production job positions.
  • Performs all job duties in a safe manner and uses required personal protective equipment.
  • Enforces all safety procedures, Standard Operating Procedures and Company policies.
  • Performs specific routine duties, as assigned by the Center Manager.
  • Assists with troubleshooting and/or implementing corrective action, as necessary.
  • Interacts internally with center IBBI personnel and with donors
  • Follows all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Company policies.



  • Assumes the responsibilities of the Center Manager in his/her absence.
  • Performs other duties as required/assigned.



  • High school diploma or equivalent, required
  • Some college level course work in business, sciences or medical field is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or the biological sciences is preferred
  • Two years supervisory experience is preferred; experience working with the community/public
  • Must have good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices, Safe Operating Procedures, Safety Data Sheets and Biohazardous Waste
  • Must have above average problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Must be self-directed and highly-motivated
  • Must have excellent analytical skills, organization skills, and follow-up
  • Ability to effectively manage staff and maintain positive relationships with all levels of employees
  • Experience in an FDA-regulated industry is preferred
  • Must have explicit attention to detail
  • Quality Assurance background is a plus
  • Must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within Interstate Blood Bank, Inc. and provide excellent customer service
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to analyze situations and respond in a timely manner
  • Ability to participate in multi-functional teams and work in production areas
  • Proficiency with computers



  • Typical work environment with moderate noise level
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, reach, climb or balance, stoop or crouch, hand/wrist use, talk, see, and hear for extended periods of time, examples include:


Typical Duties


Final packing of product, receiving soft goods / supplies


Final packing of product, receiving soft goods / supplies

Bending / Stooping / Lifting

Final packing of product, receiving soft goods / supplies


Final packing of product, receiving soft goods / supplies, observes areas


Routinely observes employees and donors

Hand/Wrist Use

Reviews ePro reports, completes equipment records, writes reports

Observing / Seeing Color

Reviews donor ePro files, documents deferrals, reviews soft good tags

Hearing / Listening

Center activity, hears alarms, hears fans running in storage units, hears timing devices

Talking / Communicating

Final verification of units, discusses employee issues, communicates with corporate officers, interviews potential employees


Reviews ePro reports, completes equipment records, writes reports

Time Management

Keeps the Management task flow consistent, manages the amount of time needed for tasks, reviews records within the specified time frame


Concentrates on the task at hand, minimizes distractions


SOPs, instructions, donor records, forms, reports, graphs, labels, body maps, company policies

Withstand Cold

Ships samples, final packing of product, loads unit shipments onto truck


  • Ability to work with toxic or caustic chemicals 25 - 50 % of the time.
  • Have exposure to outdoor weather conditions (shoveling or salting in the case of snowy weather).
  • Ability to read and understand documents, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, correspondence
  • Ability to write short correspondence, reports, and procedural instructions
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from regional managers, employees, suppliers, and external customers
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Ability to perform mathematical operations using units of US dollars, weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • Ability to read a calendar, an analog clock, and use a calculator.
  • Ability to use a spreadsheet.
  • Ability to understand and calculate deferral periods and sample periods.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to apply instructions given in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving multiple variables in complex situations.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Travel is negligible
  • Daily attendance is required


Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


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GRIFOLS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:  Minorities / Female / Disability / Veterans


“We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for creating the best experience for our donors/customers.”

Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : IN-Hammond : IBHAMMON - Hammond 

Address: 5550 Sohl Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320

Contact: Alex S. Contreras, HR Staffing Partner III - (323) 441-7952  acontreras@grifols.com


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