Manufacturing Supervisor

Operations Carmel, New York


Job Summary

  • Helps plan and organize production: assigns work according to production needs; reviews, approves, and drafts documents relevant to management of production activities; issues recommendations on production organization and makes adjustments.
  • Keeps track of production activities: ensures supply of raw materials, components and other products for production; checks equipment availability and operational status; ensures production processes are carried out; ensures workplace safety and proper management of waste and residual materials.
  • Manages the work team: assists in hiring of production employees; integrates new hires; coordinates production staff, employee rotation, and employee movement; evaluates employee performance; ensures compliance with collective agreements, policies, and legislation.
  • Contributes to follow-up of activities and training: collaborates on management processes and production processes; takes part in the validation of production equipment; participates in the training and development of the skills of production employees.

Scope of Job

  • Participation in Production Planning and Organization : Accurately evaluates achievement of production plan to objectives based on available resources. Assigns tasks to employees according to their skills. Transmits documents on time. Reviews and approves production records. Writes, reviews, and approves documents relevant to management activities (e.g., procedures, deviations, work instructions, master files, and validation reports). Accurately assesses problems. Analyses and evaluates options. Makes sound recommendations to improve productivity, solutions to issues affecting quality, and health and safety. Keeps deadlines. Efficiently manages priorities.
  • Production Follow-up Activities: Diligently verifies availability of inventory, delivery and release dates of raw materials, components and product compliance. Carefully plans interventions on equipment or in production areas. Ensures equipment start-ups within required timelines. Ensures equipment availability. Ensures compliance of production lines, equipment, and premises. Meticulously verifies documentation and work quality. Approves critical production steps. Accurately measures performance throughout work shifts. Carefully verifies corrections to problems. Ensures quality of production is maintained in keeping with costs and schedules. Properly monitors compliance with prevailing standards as well as any workplace accident or incident. Safely manages waste and residual materials.
  • Work overtime and shift work as business needs require.
  • Must be able to adapt to changing tasks and schedules.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and adhere to company policies/ procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education, Experience and Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree


  • Three to five years of relevant experience in a similar position in the pharmaceutical sector or a related discipline.

 Specific Skills

  • Autonomy and a sense of responsibility.
  • Ability to manage change.
  • Ability to manage priorities, meet tight deadlines, and ensure follow-up.
  • Ability to work in a quality- and results-driven environment.
  • Adaptability.
  • Ability to exert influence.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and draft documents in English.
  • Analytical expertise and skills.
  • Process-focused with a concern for continuous improvement.
  • Versatility and determination.
  • Ability to handle stress.
  • Organizational skills.

 Physical Requirements

  • Maintains proper gowning and hygiene to ensure integrity of the product as per company policies
  • The employee must routinely lift and/or move up to 70 pounds

 Scope of Decision-Making:

  • Decisions require basic/routine analytical judgment.  Plan and perform diversified duties requiring knowledge of a particular field and the use of a wide range of procedures.  Involves the exercise of judgment in the analysis of facts or conditions regarding individual problems or transactions to determine what action should be taken within the guidelines or standard practice.

 Level of Supervision Provided

  • Project direction of other employees performing the same or directly related work, including assigning, reviewing, checking work, eliminating ordinary supervisory/management positions.
  • Direct supervision responsibility, including performance assessments, of 1 – 10 employees.

Internal/External Contacts

  • Primarily within department or immediate work unit:  Requires contacts within the department or functional area on routine matters, or contacts with other departments.  Occasionally contacts individuals outside the organization.  Contacts are primarily for the purpose of supplying or seeking information.