Supervisor, Manufacturing

Technical Operations San Diego, CA


Description

About Pacira

Pacira BioSciences, Inc. is a leading provider of non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions dedicated to improving outcomes for health care practitioners and their patients. Our in-depth knowledge of non-opioid pain management, coupled with our passion for advancing patient care, drives our commitment to providing solutions that address unmet medical needs and improve clinical results.

Why work with us?

Rarely do you have an opportunity to do work that really matters. What drives us is our mission. What makes us successful are our people.  At Pacira, you are part of an inclusive culture that fosters collaboration, growth, and innovative thinking - a place where you can make an impact and help change the standard of care in non-opioid pain management. Be part of our movement, let’s pursue excellence together. 

Summary:

The purpose of this position is to lead and provide supervisory oversight to production areas for the sterile production of liquid injectable, sustained- release pharmaceutical products under cGMP regulations.

The selected candidate will be an established, technically competent professional who will supervise pharmaceutical production operations at our state-of-the art San Diego facilities.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the manufacturing processes that could include weigh & dispense, bulk production and fill processes. Monitor adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Lead and coach a team of technicians to meet production schedules, quality standards, and to resolve process issues.
  • Coordinate with manufacturing leads, manufacturing management, and with support groups to assure manufacturing activities occur on schedule and to specifications.
  • Audit internal systems and procedures for compliance to GMP and EH&S. Look for opportunities for continued improvement.
  • Initiate and/or complete investigations in Master Control when manufacturing issues arise.
  • Assist area management with developing capital and resource requirement plans.
  • Facilitate, manage, and execute manufacturing activities required for validation studies, process characterization, technology transfer, and commercial or clinical operations
  • Assist in Quality Assurance and regulatory inspection preparation and inspections.
  • Create cooperative processes and systems with support departments to schedule activities and/or resolve issues.
  • Participate in all departmental media qualification requirements; become fully qualified and proficient in all aspects of manufacturing.
  • Review GMP documentation such as batch records, forms, charts, logbooks. Review incident reports and investigations in Master Control
  • Develop, oversee and administer training for new employees; maintain skills of current employees, and advance skills of current employees as part of career development.
  • Work with department management to develop area metrics and goals.
  • Provide area oversight for EH&S policies and procedures. Liaise with the departmental safety committee member to coordinate audits and committee initiatives.
  • Maintain proficiency in cleanroom gowning and procedures.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise several staff from entry to lead-level technician.


Interaction:

The incumbent will be required to interact with Operations, Quality, Engineering, and Process Research and Development groups within Pacira.

Education and Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience
  • 3 years minimum experience in a leadership role, preferably in a GXP regulated industry


Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The selected candidate shall possess the following fundamental skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in a GMP manufacturing environment, understanding of GMP, and quality leadership on the manufacturing floor.
  • Perform as a “hands on” supervisor with a strong pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical manufacturing background.
  • A good team player; able to develop and coach teams; experienced with conflict resolution; possess good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to grasp complex concepts and systems and the documentation that accompanies them.
  • Self directed, logical, organized and able to work with little direct supervision in a team environment in order to meet the production schedule.
  • Flexible, decisive, and able to manage changing and multiple priorities. 
  • Must possess strong written and verbal English communication skills: able to effectively communicate to the rest of the team; author memos, reports, SOP’s.
  • Good time management skills

 

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, move between spaces, reach with hands and arms and stoop.  Close vision and the need to focus on computer screen, use of hands, fingers and wrist to type on keyboard and manipulate mouse.  Will need to lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds.

Employee is required to work in a cleanroom environment, which requires gowning consisting of coverall, foot and head coverings, facemask, and gloves.  Noise level is moderate with consistent equipment operation.

 

EEO Statement:

Pacira is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), veteran status, disability or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

At Pacira we are committed to intentionally cultivating a culture of inclusion where all feel welcomed and valued for their background, perspectives, and experiences. We hold one another accountable to promote trust and transparency in support of our communities and collective purpose. 

 

EEO Statement: Pacira is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), veteran status, disability or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. At Pacira we are committed to intentionally cultivating a culture of inclusion where all feel welcomed and valued for their background, perspectives, and experiences. We hold one another accountable to promote trust and transparency in support of our communities and collective purpose.
Agency Disclaimer: Pacira Biosciences, Inc. (Hereafter, Pacira) does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies in response to the Pacira Careers page or a Pacira social media post. Pacira will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee relating to unsolicited resumes. Pacira explicitly reserves the right to hire said candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Pacira.