Team Leader – Bacterial Operations

Job Listing No: 9740000

Team Leader – Bacterial Operations

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 site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of “”. 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 SummaryPosition plays a key role in the success of Lincoln Operations. Manage personnel and operational needs within the area of responsibility to ensure production of efficacious, safe, and high quality products in a Lean manner, while maintaining a safe and accident free environment. Promote and achieve an environment of high colleague engagement, decision-making, and support/development. Provide leadership and clear/concise communication inside and outside of their area of responsibility.
Position ResponsibilitiesIn addition to the summary above, ensure all group functions meet Corporate, APHIS, GMP, and EU quality aseptic standards and are in compliance with departmental SOPs. Provide leadership and accountability to meet production schedules, and financial commitments. Ensure proper training for colleagues and facilities are operated in a safe, environmentally acceptable manner. Reduce quality and safety incidents to targeted levels. Ensure objectives and goals are clearly understood by all department personnel. Investigate process excursions/deviations and production issues utilizing Right First Time (RFT) tools to ensure corrective actions are identified and implemented to eliminate the root cause of the problem. Initiate and implement ideas to improve production process reliability from the standpoint of quality, safety, and product cost. Assist in the planning and implementation of capital, personnel, and operating budgets. Assist with technical projects within areas of responsibility. Takes the manufacturing lead role in the coordination, document preparation, and introduction of new production processes as well as site to site transfers to Biological and/or Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. 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. Education and ExperienceRequired * Minimum of B.A./B.S. in science related degree or equivalent experience. * Minimum of 5 years biological and/or pharmaceutical manufacturing experience * Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated knowledge of operations, scientific, technical, business and leadership principles within Zoetis.Preferred 7+ years experience in APHIS, GMP, and EU regulations. Prior management of 10+ employee operation. Technical Skills and Competencies * Skilled in leading work group”s or team”s as well as cross-functional teams. * Skilled in analyzing complex issues. * Experience in budget preparation and support. * Strong communications skills (oral and written) with skilled abilities to interact with and positively influence internal and external work groups. * Strong commitment to product quality, customer service, and continuous improvement.
* Ability to resolve technical issues, troubleshoots manufacturing processes, and investigates process deviations/excursions.
* Understands and displays competence in all leader behaviors. Skilled in leading, supervising, training, and motivating employees to meet defined objectives and daily production schedules. * Demonstrated ability to represent work groups or team”s interest with higher management and related work groups (i.e. Materials Mgmt., HR, QA/QC, EMU, EHS, and VMRD).
* Proficient in PC applications. * Knowledge of 9CFR and EU regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs). * Technical knowledge and/or expertise in microbiological techniques, media preparation, sterilization, and validation principles * In-depth knowledge and application of SOPs, cGMPs, OSHA regulations and other regulations pertinent to area. * Strong experience in APHIS and VMD regulations.
Good knowledge of statistical applications and evaluation of data.
Prior Lean methods training.
Technical knowledge and expertise in their area of responsibility of biological products.
Certified in RFT M1 (yellow belt) or M2 (green belt) preferred. * Training in leadership and management techniques consistent with Zoetis Core Values and leadership competencies. * Performance rating category must be reflective of continuous strong performance over 3+ years. 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.

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