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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Biotechnology Supervisor in Cayey, Puerto Rico

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Job Description

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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

Job Summary

The Biotechnology Supervisor is responsible for supervising the bio process manufacturing operation for one or more of the following areas: cell culture, purification, buffer prep and formulation, conjugation and fill packaging. Main responsibilities includes: ensuring adherence to manufacturing schedule, administration of equipment (cleaning, inspection, maintenance and calibration), development and revision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and assuring that processes and products conform to internal requirements, government regulations and ISO standards.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides supervision to manufacturing associates (exempt and non-exempt) in one or more of the following areas: cell culture, purification, buffer prep and formulation, filling / packaging, conjugation, TruCount and FACSCount associates (exempt and non-exempt associates) with responsibilities including and not limited to: costs, safety, operating plans, and employee results

  • Accountable for ensuring adherence to manufacturing schedule and maintaining detailed production records

  • Ensures that cleaning, inspection, maintenance and calibration of equipment take place according to schedule. Maintains related logs and records

  • Meets efficiency requirements on equipment and processes. Coordinates equipment repair to minimize downtime

  • Assures use of calibrated lab equipment and instrumentation.

  • Ensures adequate resources are provided and are applied in the most efficient and cost-effective manner

  • Assures that Company policies and procedures are followed. Recommends changes to operating unit policies

  • Identifies and implements changes by updating manufacturing processes documents that support cost reduction and/or quality enhancements via established change control processes

  • Assures finished products conform to internal and customer requirements, government regulations and applicable ISO standards

  • Implements assigned projects and communicates project status

  • Assures that material movement transactions are implemented in SAP system

  • Participates in the development and initiation of business strategies/plans to meet company goals

  • Develops and revises Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and other related documentation

  • Support process validation efforts

  • Investigates deviations generated in their area and take the appropriate actions

  • Carries out Human Resources Management responsibilities including but not limited to; performs assigned responsibilities related to hiring, job assignments, terminations, transfers, promotions, employee relations, performance management, salary actions and employee motivation, exercises responsibility for Employee Training and Development, implements the Division’s Affirmative Action Plan as it applies to the function supervised, monitors conduct and relationship among the employees supervised to prevent discriminatory acts or comments

  • Informs direct supervisor of developments that may affect operations or contribute to personnel issues, incidents or accidents

  • Keeps abreast of the US and non-US regulations affecting own area of supervision/management and aligns with those regulations, initiates changes to BD practices and procedures to support compliance requirements. Communicates the need for compliance to member of own functional area, brings regulatory compliance questions/issues to the attention of the next level of management

  • Ensures Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) training through facilitating the development and implementation of safety awareness programs. Implements scheduled departmental safety inspections and ensures corrective action for identified hazards. Ensures EH&S policies and procedures are followed through education and training. Discusses and documents pertinent EH&S topics at staff meetings. Participates in EH&S programs

  • Actively participate in the Daily Management System by attending, leading shift start up meetings, and providing appropriate metrics

  • Actively support Continuous Improvement efforts by leading and/or participating in blitzes and projects as required

  • Actively attend and participate in the ESC meetings and initiatives

  • Provide recommendations to support systems that continuously improve product/process quality and product availability, reduce cost, and increase production capability

  • Performs other related duties and assignments as required

  • Exercises responsibility for Employee Training and Development

  • Implements the Division’s Affirmative Action Plan as it applies to the function supervised. Monitors conduct and relationship among the employees supervised to prevent discriminatory acts or comments

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Working knowledge on manufacturing / production processes.

  • Knowledge of continuous improvement techniques including value stream and process mapping.

  • Working knowledge on the use of MS Windows environment software such as MS Office.

  • Knowledge of GMP, FDA, ISO and OSHA requirements.

  • Effective skills on analytical thinking, problem solving, interpersonal relationships, written and oral communication, planning/organization, and meeting’s development and participation.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, empower and manage exempt and non-exempt personnel

  • Demonstrated ability to follow established policies and procedures

  • Fully Bilingual (English and Spanish)

  • Willing to travel to US mainland and offshore

Education and Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor Degree in a related scientific field such as Chemistry, Biochemistry or Engineering (preferred)

  • Minimum of three years of experience in a pharmaceutical / medical device / biotechnology industry including experience in a supervisory role

Supervision

  • Coordinating and directing the activities of exempt and/or non-exempt associates.

For many roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, weekly testing for COVID-19 may be available instead of vaccination. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why Join Us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

To learn more about BD visit https://jobs.bd.com/

Becton, Dickinson, and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate based on race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

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Primary Work Location

USA PR Cayey - Vicks Drive (BDB)

Additional Locations

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email asc.americas@bd.com

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