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Sup I-Manufacturing-General Manufacturing/Production

Req #: 180001S3_en
Location: Bloomington, IN US
Job Category: Manufacturing
Date Posted: 1/22/2018 3:39:40 PM
Baxter International


The Supervisor I is a member of the Finishing Leadership Team reporting directly to the Finishing Operations Manager. She/he provides direct support to the Finishing production area  consisting of execution of the production schedule in a safe and effective manner adhering to all current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Safety requirements. The Supervisor I leads direct reports and various cross-functional teams to maximize equipment efficiencies and provide continuous improvement opportunities utilizing LEAN Manufacturing principles and methodologies.  They must fully support and drive operations on the production floor with the focus of running and improving the processes and must communicate effectively with production team members, multiple levels of management, and other customer support departments. The Supervisor I creates an environment where teamwork, productivity, safety, identity, strength, purity and quality (SISPQ) are reflected in the finished product.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (these are primary responsibilities of the role and the incumbent will perform other duties as assigned):
  • Provide guidance, support, direction and leadership through positive interactions with all personnel during daily operations.
  • Supervise the day-to-day production, scheduling, staffing, material management, compliance, training and auditing activities – to meet customer requirements including deadlines and quality standards.
  • Interview, hire, coach, and develops staff. Conduct annual performance reviews for all direct reports. Assists in setting performance objectives and development plans
  • Review, approve, and manage documentation for batch and system records. Assist in release of product for distribution. Assist in meeting product release time goals.
  • Implement and support training programs designed to enable staff to consistently execute all manufacturing processes with strict compliance to cGMPs and EHS regulations.
  • Develop and implement performance measurement and internal auditing programs in order to routinely evaluate operation efficiency and quality. Implement changes as needed based on assessments.
  • Perform/lead technical reviews, investigations and process improvement projects. Provide manufacturing input into integration and validation of new equipment and processes.
  • Resolve technical, material and cGMP problems that may impact project deadlines. Provide guidance and troubleshooting assistance as needed during a deviation in the process.
  • Represent the company during audits and inspections. Provide information as necessary that establishes credibility and demonstrates compliance with cGMPs.



Job Requirements (Education, Experience and Qualifications):  
  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of manufacturing experience required
  • Minimum 1 year leadership experience required
  • In-depth process knowledge of related manufacturing equipment and processes preferred
  • Experienced understanding of cGMPs and other regulatory guidelines applicable to the medical/pharmaceutical industry preferred
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and the ability to use enterprise software (examples include:  JDE, BPLM, Pilgrim, Trackwise, etc.)
Physical / Safety Requirements:
  • Required to stand for over 4 hours per day, including constant standing for 2 hours at a time
  • Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends
  • Use of hands and fingers to manipulate equipment is require

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