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Manufacturing Manager

Medical Devices

Kent £50k – £70k
permanent Job Ref: 6082


Manufacturing Manager

A world leading medical device manufacturer is looking for a Manufacturing Manager to join its team in Maidstone, Kent. As the Manufacturing Manager you will be responsible for leading the Manufacturing Facility in maintaining all current manufacturing obligations and standards. The Manufacturing Manager will drive the changeover to a multi-product facility to capture suitable BioPharma opportunities and supporting the business in bridging the gap to cGMP.

Manufacturing Manager Responsibilities:

  • Managing the welfare, development, engagement and performance of all direct reports (professionals and supervisors), ensuring development plans match both the needs of the individual and the business,
  • Ensuring all manufacturing activities for all current product lines and all associated operations within the facility are carried out to the required quality and safety standards,
  • Ensuring the organisation, prioritisation, co-ordination, planning and supervision of manufacturing activities within the Manufacturing Facility are carried out to use resources in the most efficient way to meet the manufacturing plan,
  • Leading the team in process and facility troubleshooting, technical report writing and continuous improvement activities using Kaizen/Lean/Six Sigma tools and other methodologies for system, process and equipment development,
  • Maximising departmental flexibility and capability and optimising efficiency in line with business and Manufacturing Facility strategy and vision,
  • Representing the Manufacturing facility at meetings, both internal and external, during audits and deputising for the Associate Director of Manufacturing in his / her absence,
  • Managing the Manufacturing Facility cost centre to meet budget and agreed business targets,

Manufacturing Manager Experience & Qualifications Requirements

  • BSc in science related discipline and/or significant experience within a technical and quality led business e.g. Biologics/Biotech/Biopharma/Pharma manufacturer,
  • Good understanding of ISO9001, cGMP and clean room environments,
  • Good understanding of protein purification techniques is desirable
  • Supervisory / mentoring experience and experience of managing direct reports,
  • Project management of multidisciplinary projects and continuous improvement methodologies.

Role: Manufacturing Manager
Package: £50k - £70k, Pension 6/10%, 25 days holiday, Life Assurance, Private Medical
Hours: Mon-Fri 40hours per week
Sector: Biopharma / Biologics / Biotech / Pharmaceutical / medical Devices   
Location: Maidstone, Kent

Job Ref: 6082