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Supervisor, Manufacturing

Manufacturing | El Segundo, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Kite, a Gilead Company, is a biopharmaceutical company based in Santa Monica, California. Kite is engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term, durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system’s ability to recognize and kill tumors. For more information on Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com.

 

We are seeking a highly effective Supervisor, Manufacturing to be responsible for supervising a team of cell culture manufacturing specialists in a commercial pharmaceutical environment. 

 

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Supervise the on-the-floor operations of our commercial cell therapy manufacturing facility in a cGMP environment
  • Build a team, provide necessary training and ongoing coaching, discipline and recognition of direct staff, including performing annual performance reviews
  • Generate SOPs, MPRs, and SPRs for equipment and procedures used in routine biologics manufacture
  • Execute production and resource schedule against operational plan
  • Ensure performance of all process steps specific to the phase or stage of operation
  • Process monitoring, including manipulation of databases, documents and/or spreadsheets to support business reporting requirements
  • Review of completed manufacturing documentation per compliance standards and established timelines
  • Investigate and resolve problems, identifying root cause, and proposing process improvements through clear communication to senior management
  • Interact with outside vendors and senior management
  • Participate in multi-functional project teams, as necessary
  • Take corrective action to bring about required changes using change control procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field (or equivalent experience required), 2 years of experience supervising staff
  • Able to build and lead a team as well as train entry-level personnel
  • Knowledgeable of the current Code of the Federal Regulations (CFR's) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP's)
  • Sufficient understanding of process, systems and equipment to troubleshoot problems and provide solutions to senior management
  • Sufficient knowledge of electronic quality systems
  • Must be able to work on off shift hours as well as part of the on-call rotation as needed is required; weekend shift likely
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment
  • High energy level and a positive outlook coupled with the requisite “can do” attitude and a willingness to do what it takes to achieve personal and organizational goals and overcome obstacles
  • Willingness to think outside of the box and adapt best practices to our small, but growing environment
  • Ability to adapt in a constantly evolving environment
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership in areas of responsibility
  • Previous cell culture experience preferred/highly desired


Kite, a Gilead Company, is an equal opportunity employer based in Santa Monica, CA. Kite offers the opportunity to be part of a successful, fast growing company in a cross functional and collaborative environment.       
 

To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.kitepharma.com.
 

No phone calls please and no agencies or recruiters.