Team Leader – Assembly/Central Services
Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.Our name, Zoetis (z-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company”s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend on.Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact.Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of “@zoetis.com”. In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.Position SummaryDirects and manages biological Aseptic Operations of Equipment Sterilization, Central Services, Media Prep and Assembly. Position Responsibilities * Plans and manages operations of Equipment Sterilization, Central Services, Sterility Media Preparation and Assembly resources in accordance with requirements and approved budgets. * Develop and implement tactical plans, policies, and procedures. * Assist with developing and implementing strategic plans for the area consistent with strategic goals of Zoetis. * Develops and reviews objectives with area personnel; leads the training and development of all department employees. * Represents Secondary Operations on task forces to investigate and resolve potency and related quality issues. * Works closely with QA/QC, Virus and Bacterin Production, Filling, Production Development, Central Research and Materials Management on existing products and on scale-up and transfer of new products. * Maintains technical competence in aseptic formulation technology and recommends equipment and/or process enhancements that will provide improved efficiencies and a competative advantage. * Reviews and approves operational changes for Aseptic Support Operations; pertaining to Equipment Sterilization and Central Services and Media Preparation. * Ensures all group functions meet Corporate, APHIS, GMP, and EU quality aseptic standards and are in compliance with departmental SOPs. * Provides leadership and clear/concise communication inside and outside of the area. * Works closely with Bulk Biological Production, Biological Technical Operations, Biological Control Laboratories, and Validation to support their operations and provide a high level of customer service. * Manage the planning, implementation and monitoring of capital, personnel, and operating budgets for the area. * Maintains state of the art competence on technological developments within area of responsibility and recommends equipment and/or process enhancements that will provide improved efficiencies, safety, and a competitive advantage. * Provide leadership and support to maintain a safe and accident free environment. * Represents the department as required on various committees and teams. * Participates in regular Gemba walks and drives process performance and performance improvement. * Collaborates fully as part of a Process Team in resolving production problems, optimizing production schedules, and driving continuous improvement. Education and ExperienceRequiredMinimum of B.A./B.S. in science related degree or equivalent experience. Minimum of 5 years biological experience; with experience in biological Aseptic operations, Assembly, Virus or Bacterial Bulk productionPreferred 7+ years experience in APHIS, GMP, and EU regulations. Prior experience in Biological Aseptic Operations and Sterilization and/or Virus or Bacterin . Prior management of 10+ employee operation. Technical Skills and Competencies * Technical knowledge and/or expertise in steam sterilization, media preparation, assembly and validation principles and practices. Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate employees to meet defined objectives; and to administer budgets and operational plans. Demonstrated ability to represent the area”s interests with higher management and related groups (i.e. Materials Management, Employee Resources, Biological Quality Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Finance, etc.). Demonstrated ability to lead and interact effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team. Strong communication skills (oral and written). Demonstrated understanding of USDA and International regulations of biological products.Preferred Strong commitment to product quality, customer service, and continuous improvement. Training in leadership and management techniques consistent with Zoetis values and le Physical Position Requirements * Occasionally lifts up to 50 lbs. * May be exposed to temperature variations, and may work in noisy and unconditioned areas. * Prolonged standing, crouching, sitting, walking and climbing may be part of the candidate”s daily routine.Apply for this job.