Vice President, Manufacturing, ISO
Job Description SummarySTEMCELL Technologies is seeking an experienced senior leader to support our 3-5 year vision and plan to meet STEMCELL’s ISO product portfolio growth strategy. In this role you will be leading our manufacturing personnel, processes and operations associated with the in-house manufacturing of STEMCELL’s ISO products, ensuring the highest quality standards are upheld and driving continuous improvement initiatives to optimize output and efficiency. You will be responsible for ensuring the scalability and operational efficiency of ISO manufacturing as we continue to grow this important suite of products, and to align, lead, and guide manufacturing operations at our existing facilities and at our future state-of-the-art facilities globally.
As the ideal candidate, you will have a strong background in biomanufacturing, including relevant aspects of digital manufacturing. You will have overall responsibility for establishing and measuring operational effectiveness within our current operations and to develop future expansion strategies for products manufactured under ISO guidelines. In order to support your team in meeting their objectives you will collaborate across the enterprise, so you will be a proven relationship builder with a demonstrated history of successful problem resolution.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develops and implements the manufacturing strategy while providing leadership and direction to cross-functional teams to meet organizational goals and objectives for STEMCELL’s ISO products
Manages and acts as executive responsible for ISO Manufacturing team in the design, build, and validation of STEMCELL’s manufacturing facilities in line with appropriate regulations, including maintaining compliance with all relevant regulatory guidelines and quality standards
Identifies, implements, and supports manufacturing initiatives, including a digital manufacturing strategy in alignment with company goals, analytical tools, and reports to effectively manage performance metrics
Implements best practices to optimize production, reduce costs, and improve process efficiency while building, developing, and leading a high-performing manufacturing team with a culture of accountability, innovation, and continuous improvement
Effectively collaborates with cross-functional teams and establishes the annual operating plan for ISO manufacturing (timelines, headcount, vendors, milestones) that aligns with annual budgets and forecasts.
Stays current with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in biological manufacturing and promotes a culture of safety, environmental responsibility, and sustainability within the manufacturing environment.
Knowledge and Qualifications
Extensive experience in biomanufacturing with 15+ years of Senior leadership experience in a medium to large enterprise
Experience establishing validation of newly built manufacturing facilities for a medium-large size manufacturing organization, with a performance oriented mindset driven to optimize design and engineering solutions
Strong understanding of digital manufacturing and process automation (e.g., DeltaV) including the use of electronic systems such as QMS, LIMS, MES/EBR, and ERP systems
Must have global manufacturing experience, preferably with similar products in STEMCELL’s portfolio, with proven experience in achieving operational excellence and optimizing manufacturing processes.
Must be a strategic thinker than can assess risk and provide forward looking planning processes with exceptional communication, problem solving, and decision making skills
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STEMCELL Technologies is a privately owned, Vancouver-based biotechnology company that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Driven by our love of science and passion for quality, we are a company of Scientists Helping Scientists—standing by our customers to provide the outstanding products, technical support, and training they need to advance their research. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine, and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, accessory products, and services. Through our many regional offices, as well as our distribution centers in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble, and Singapore, we deliver our innovative, specialized products to more than 100 countries. With over 2300 employees globally, most with scientific or engineering degrees, STEMCELL is proud to be the largest biotechnology employer in Canada.
This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative, and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and meaningful career development opportunities.
STEMCELL is well recognized for exceptional leadership and business practices. We are one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and operate an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system to measure and reduce our environmental impact.
As an equal opportunity employer, STEMCELL is dedicated to ensuring that every employee feels safe, valued, and respected for who they are. We know that scientific progress and innovation occur when diverse, creative minds come together and we are committed to nurturing a culture of inclusivity and belonging. STEMCELL enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.
The annual base salary for this job ranges from:$163,050.00 - $271,800.00
STEMCELL determines an individual’s pay within the range based on multiple factors including experience, education, job-related skills, and equity within the team or organization. For jobs that are eligible for sales incentives, the range noted above is inclusive of target incentives; actual incentives are based on individual performance results in accordance with company policy. In addition to base salary, STEMCELL offers a comprehensive total rewards package including health benefits, retirement savings, and more.
NOTE: STEMCELL’s vaccination policy requires that all candidates for this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters), as currently recommended or required by local health authorities and public health orders, unless an exemption from this policy is approved through our accommodation request process.
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