Leadership & People Management:
Member of the MSAT Leadership team and the Vavaville extended leadership team
Actively drive Vacaville Cell Culture Process Engineering group to meet goals in staff development, safety, group efficiency, process improvement, and customer service
Develop resources (staff, equipment) plans for the Cell Culture Process Engineering group to meet strategic objectives.
Participate in and promote continuing education for self and direct reports; establish development plans for Technical staff to enable ongoing development, training, and succession planning.
Partner with Vacaville Quality and Compliance staff to support ongoing manufacturing operations and to support site-wide Quality and Compliance initiatives; ensure systems and staff are prepared for Inspections by Regulatory Authorities and corporate compliance audits.
Work in partnership with technical leaders across Roche to develop and champion strategies for product transfer, process validation, and process improvement
Develop, implement and oversee group objectives, ensuring alignment with site goals.
Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise.
Represents organization on assigned projects.
Create an environment of strong team spirit, timely and effective communications, sense of urgency, high motivation and inspire team to achieve goals in the immediate and longer term.
Manage and administer people processes including selection, hiring, promotion, and compensation and provide training of personnel on company and department policies systems and processes.
Build a culture of continuous improvement and network mindsets, and model lean leadership principles.
Have a high tolerance for ambiguity, being humble, curious and vulnerable, when faced with uncertain times.
Possess a contribution mindset fueled by an inner drive to take initiative without being directed
Demonstrate effective leadership through communication, respect, influence, persuasion, and trust.
High sense of self-accountability.
Initiate methods to facilitate effective decision-making and collaboration with your team and cross-functionally
Provide strategic direction and management necessary for subordinate staff to achieve their stated objectives
Strong leadership, collaboration and influencing skills, with demonstrated ability to problem solve and drive positive change.
Analyze process and facility capabilities to identify opportunities for improvement.
Specify processing requirements in support of product-related and quality initiatives.
Lead the transfer of products to Vacaville Operations and support transfer from Vacaville to other network sites.
Provide technical support to the front-line operations support groups in the Manufacturing Department to troubleshoot and improve process operations.
Design and execute laboratory experiments targeted at improving process robustness
Collaborates with technical staff across Roche to define and implement product-focused strategic initiatives across the Roche Drug Substance network.
Plan, develop and oversee group budget and strategic staffing plans.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in the life sciences or in an engineering discipline
Experience (may vary depending on site size/scope)
At least 12 years experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
At least 7 years of managerial experience
Applies a complete understanding of theories and concepts from one’s technical/professional discipline to independently address a broad range of difficult problems.
May determine methods and procedures on new assignments.
Solves a wide range of difficult problems in imaginative ways.
Demonstrates judgement in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Participates in developing courses of action that may impact multiple functions in the organization.
Regularly exercises independent judgment and discretion regarding matters of importance.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong team leader with demonstrated ability to manage complex projects, lead technical teams, and support manufacturing operations in a flexible and dynamic team environment.
Experience in leading, motivating, developing, and sustaining creative output from a diverse technical staff.
In depth knowledge of Biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes and GMP requirements
Experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment a plus