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Brooklyn Park, MN
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Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
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Supervisor, Biologics Manufacturing - Nights

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Manufacturing Supervisor in our Brooklyn Park, Minnesota office.   Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Manufacturing Supervisor working on the Biologics Manufacturing team, you will be empowered to use your cGMP knowledge while overseeing production processes, and a typical day will include:   The Manufacturing Supervisor is responsible for the direct oversight of a cGMP Biologics manufacturing operation assuring compliance with safety and cGMP requirements while adhering to the manufacturing schedule. He/she coordinates training and development of Manufacturing Associates, leads/ supports deviation investigations and safety incident investigations. Analyze staffing needs and make appropriate staffing adjustments  


  • Oversee Manufacturing Associates to assure they are working in a cGMP compliant and safe manner. Ensures adherence to the (daily) manufacturing schedule.
  • Performs/assists with Processing Steps and/or Manufacturing Support activities, monitoring process against the batch record, SLR and control system
  • Documents/Records cGMP data and information for processing steps and/or equipment activities, following standard operating procedures. Key documentation includes batch records, SLRs, and equipment logbooks.
  • Coordinate training and development of Manufacturing Associates.
  • Reviews Manufacturing documentation on a daily basis
  • Coordinate Facilities, Metrology, Validation, Product Development and other non-routine activities with the manufacturing schedule.
  • Provide leadership support during trouble shooting of equipment, operation and processes
  • Conduct annual performance reviews of direct reports
  • Develop goals for direct reports on an annual basis and routinely monitor progress against those objectives
  • Leads/ supports deviation initiation, investigations and  closure. Participates in cross functional project teams, supports technical transfers with relevant teams/ individuals.


  • Excellent knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s). Working knowledge of all relevant safety procedures  within the company. Excellent understanding of most areas in Manufacturing and supporting functional groups.
  • Excellent understanding of cGMP Biotech or Pharmaceutical operations
  • Understands cGMP requirements and follows those requirements, including requirements for good documentation practices.
  • Must be team-oriented (proactively builds healthy working relationships between peers, their department and other groups).
  • Possess excellent knowledge of non-manufacturing functions such as QC, Regulatory, QA, and/or Materials Management.
  • Possess an excellent understanding of the scientific theory of biologics manufacturing: Has an excellent understanding of biotechnology processing - purpose of major unit operations and microbial control concepts
  • Actively pursues learning of required skills, new skills, and new equipment
  • Understand routine procedures upon which they have been trained, is able to revise and create new procedures/documents.
  • Possess excellent equipment understanding, including understanding equipment function and application.
  • Proficient and knowledgeable in the operation and complex troubleshooting of multiple manufacturing areas
  • Ability to train less experienced manufacturing associates.
  • Lead/ supports deviation investigations. Participates in cross functional project teams, supports technical transfers with relevant teams/individuals.
  • Analyze department performance and proactively identify and implement strategies to improve


EDUCATION:   Bachelor’s Degree (BS/BA) from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in a scientific or engineering discipline and a minimum of 4-8 years relevant experience and 2+ years supervisory experience, or Associate’s Degree in a scientific or engineering discipline with a minimum of 6+ years related experience and 4+ years supervisory experience, or High School Diploma with a minimum of 8+ years relevant experience and 6+ years supervisory experience.      


  • Required to stand, operate manufacturing equipment, computer equipment; and is required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety shoes, safety glasses and/or hearing protection.
  • May be required occasionally to lift, push, or pull up to 50 pounds during handling of production equipment and/or materials.
  • May be required to climb occasionally (use of stepladders/stairs in production areas, or stairwells in work campus).
  • May be required to bend, kneel, or crawl rarely when troubleshooting production equipment.
  • May be required to stand and walk frequently and/or for extended periods while overseeing production activities.
  • May be required to drive rarely to attend offsite meetings and/or training.
  • May be required to use hearing occasionally when listening for production and equipment alarms.
  • Occasional movement of head/neck while using computer applications and handling of production equipment and materials.
  • May be required to perform visual inspection of production equipment, materials, and activities.
  • May be required to perform occasional overhead reaching during handling of production materials/files/supplies.


WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:   To further support and inspire our employees, our benefits include:

  • Company-paid volunteer days
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • 401(k) with company match, and annual retirement contribution plan
  • Adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement program

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