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Production Lead (2nd Shift)



Full Time

On Site


Millburn, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives. We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.
We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!
Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

The Production Lead is responsible for the daily operations, specifically to direct, manage operations related to the Production Unit to produce and deliver product with high quality, in a compliant, efficient, and cost effective manner while safety is maintained.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Ensure batches are executed records and applicable data are in compliance with cGMP expectations.

Author and review Standard Operating Procedures that pertain to Production-related activities.

Organize the team for daily activities and personal adjustments as necessary.

Engage with Production Management and Process Experts to identify and implement process improvements.

Maintains an “audit ready” module. Assist with internal pre-audits walkthroughs, CGMP housekeeping and general organization and upkeep of manufacturing spaces
Assist Production Manager with communication on job-related information during daily meetings.

Supervise the training of people who are less experienced to ensure they have the necessary technical skills and knowledge.

Integrate and harmonize best practices within areas of expertise.

Responsible for training completion of his/her team

Adhere to all SOPs, cGMPs, and safety rules and regulations. And Ensure Associates are executing tasks per approved policies and applicable procedures

Ensure Associates are demonstrating the proper aseptic techniques & behaviors

Enforce of aseptic behaviors and Good Documentation Practices on the Shop Floor

Support Initial Impact Assessment for deviations and support activities related to investigations.

Interview and hire production staff in conjunction with Production Mangers and/or Head of Production.

Support a culture of safety, diversity and inclusion

Note: This position involves shift work and has a 4 day 10 hour work schedule Sundays - Wednesdays
• This position will involve wearing protective clothing and working in a Manufacturing environment

Vaccine Policy: While Novartis does not require vaccination at this time, for certain Novartis sites in the US all associates and candidates may be required to either upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccine card demonstrating proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (or other similar evidence of vaccination) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken by the associate or candidate within the past seven days to enter any of our sites and/or customer office or healthcare facility, as well as prior to participating in other work related off-site meetings. Employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers’ (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to [Register to View] 5f5a4b5e4345444b46424f4b465e426a44455c4b585e[Register to View] 47">[email protected].