Amgen Manufacturing Manager in Breda, Netherlands

Do you like to be part of our Amgen family in a fast-growing environment? Do you have an ambition to lead and coach a well-motivated team of (technical) operators and line leads in order to take responsibility to deliver our patients timely with high quality products in a safe manufacturing environment? Are you familiar with sophisticated automated packaging lines? Do you love to combine your leadership skills with and people-management and (technical) analytical skills? And last but not least; Ever experienced the joy to work with highly automated production lines and drive continuous improvement to increase the performance of your teams and production lines?

Looking for a new challenge in which you can combine all the above? Then don't look further, this is the right opportunity for you! Manufacturing Manager located in Breda, the Netherlands.

At Amgen we are proud to be known for our extremely reliable delivery of medicines to our patients. Amgen is one of the biggest biotech pharmaceutical companies that develops and introduces more and more new medicines to serve patients all over the world. In combination with our primary focus on affordable healthcare, we are constantly improving our production systems & processes. Our manufacturing environment is growing in a fast pace in terms of production volumes, -variability and complexity.

The Manufacturing department contains a group of motivated team members that work every day on our beautiful mission to serve our patients timely with high quality products in safe operational environment. The Manufacturing Manager has a key role to lead, coach and develop production teams divided over 9 production lines. Each production team is typically set-up with the following roles; process operators, technical operators and line leads. Safety, (product) quality, delivery, inventory and productivity and key aspects in our manufacturing environment. This will be achieved in close collaboration with internal- and external stakeholders.

Basic Qualification and Requirement

The Manufacturing Manager plays a critical role in the performance of his teams and readiness to face our future challenges in manufacturing. This role participates a leading role in setting up team standards, drives a continuous improvement mindset, set standards, liaises & collaborates with key stakeholders, takes ownership of the utilization & (desired) performance of his teams, develops his staff, strives to an error proof work environment and leads by example in a well-regulated (GMP & GDP) environment.

Primary Focus / General Accountability

  • Ensure flawless execution of (complex) Manufacturing processes per procedure and time- & performance schedule

  • Develop high performance teams

  • Drive continuous improvement to increase productivity and efficiency per functional metric

  • Mature safety awareness- and ownership culture

  • Ensures audit (compliance) readiness and fosters that staff members work according Amgen SOPs to be fully compliant per Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree Industrial Engineering via education or by experience.

  • Background in Manufacturing (pre: packaging)

  • 3+ years' experience in comparable role in a highly regulated environment (can be from outside Pharma) or ready for your next career step after having done similar activities for multiple years, with evidence of excellent leadership- and people-management skills.

  • Solid background in accurate documenting and managing high performance teams

  • Familiar with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and GDP (Good Documentation Practice)

  • Fluency in written and verbal Dutch and English

Key Competencies

  • Developing direct reports

  • Communicates effectively, interpersonal savvy

  • Organizational savviness

  • Problem solving/ analytical skills/ Written communication

  • Drive for results

  • Building effective teams/ Team player

  • Decision maker

Why join Amgen?

Amgen is a Fortune 150 company and one of the world's leading biotechnology companies operating in nearly 100 countries around the world.

We encourage open dialogue and professional debate, and we collaborate with world-class talent and institutions around the globe. We believe in rewarding those who do rewarding work and are committed to providing careers that can help turn the tide of serious, life-interrupting illnesses.

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An online assessment is part of our recruitment process