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Job Title: Supervisor, Biomanufacturing Support
Company Name: Aldevron
Location: Madison, WI United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/11/2022
Expire Date: 09/10/2022
Job Categories: Arts, Entertainment, and Media, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Other, Manufacturing and Production, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Supervisor, Biomanufacturing Support

Aldevron is an industry pioneer with a core competency in manufacturing for gene and cell therapy. We supply high-quality plasmid DNA, mRNA and proteins to our clients, who are breaking new ground on the worlds most important and challenging solutions to benefit us all. We're looking for innovative, forward-thinking individuals who share our goals of advancing science and making an impact on the world.

Aldevron is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, were pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

About the role

The Manufacturing Support Supervisor will oversee all operations and personnel of the following functions within ISO/RG Madison Manufacturing, Protein Business Unit (PBU): Buffer/Media Preparation, Production Support, and Dispensing. This position is expected to be thoroughly familiar with all Aldevron processes and to be able to perform unit operations associated with biologicals produced within each manufacturing stage.

Essential Functions

Lead employees through effective performance management and development to meet the organization's expectations for safety, productivity, quality, and goal accomplishment

  • Direct oversight of staff in PBU Manufacturing Support, Buffer/Media Preparation, Support Functions of ISO/RG Manufacturing, and Dispensing
  • Coach, mentor and develop staff
  • Timely completion of personnel performance reviews
  • Develop and implement Performance Improvement Plans where necessary

Lead and engage personnel on continuous improvements efforts within department by supporting a culture valuing efficiency

  • Support strategic plans for process and facility improvements in order to increase efficiency
  • Maximize success rate for manufacturing support operations by implementing programs to minimize human error, mechanical failure, contaminations, and procedural error

Manage and coordinate all manufacturing support operations to ensure production goals and timelines are met

  • Review and evaluate all manufacturing support demands including past due product timelines of open lots to ensure remediation is completed quickly and effectively and that issues are escalated to upper management, as appropriate

Oversee support aspects of ISO/RG Manufacturing, including cleaning, dish sterilization, and buffer and media preparations for overall manufacturing readiness and final preparation of materials for labelling and dispensing.

Generate daily work instructions to assign and prioritize tasks for ISO/RG manufacturing support staff.

Ensure manufacturing environment is clean and properly maintained in a constant state of tour readiness, following established monitoring and remediation efforts

Plan and allocate resources to effectively staff and accomplish the departmental safety, productivity and quality goals

  • Lead interview and hiring process
  • Coordinate onboarding process and training for new hires
  • Manage work schedules and approve time off requests

Identify needs for internal and external training beyond standard training process

  • Ensure staff are qualified, independent, trained and assigned to activities supporting Manufacturing as required
  • Prepare and update written training plans for department employees
  • Develop and lead classroom and hands on training as appropriate
  • Review and approve staff training plans and records

Perform all responsibilities in accordance with Aldevron SOPs as applicable

  • Draft and review edits and updates of department SOPs and forms
  • Perform Quality review of documentation, initiate Quality Events in Quality management system (QMS), Master Control where applicable

Work collaboratively with cross functional departments

Leverage data to measure and report on key performance metrics and monitor and improve overall performance by function

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the position.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position is directly responsible for leading the department and is indirectly responsible for all employees within the department.


  • 5+ years relevant experience required
  • 1-2 years supervisory experience
  • Bachelor of Science in biology, chemistry, molecular biology, or relevant field required

When you join us, youll also be joining Danahers global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, youll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation.

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