Vice President, Manufacturing, GMP

STEMCELL Technologies

STEMCELL Technologies

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

Job Description Summary

STEMCELL Technologies is seeking an experienced senior leader to support our 3-5 year vision and plan to meet STEMCELL’s GMP 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 GMP products as well as overseeing GMP products produced at third party CMOs. You will be responsible for ensuring scalability and operational efficiency in GMP manufacturing at both our existing facilities and future state-of-the-art facilities globally, while continually ensuring the highest quality standards and driving continuous improvement initiatives to optimize output and efficiency.

As the ideal candidate, you will have a strong background in biomanufacturing, including relevant aspects of digital manufacturing, within a regulated environment. 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 cGMP. You will be a proven relationship builder and as this is a highly visible, cross-functional role you will partner closely with many internal departments including Process Development, Facilities, Quality, Safety, and HR.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements the GMP manufacturing strategy to meet organizational goals and objectives, sets annual goals and establishes a 3-5 year strategic vision for the department

  • Manages and acts as executive responsible for GMP Manufacturing team in the design, build, and validation of STEMCELL’s manufacturing facilities in line with appropriate GMP regulations

  • Implements best practices to optimize production, reduce costs, and improve process efficiency.

  • Maintains compliance with all relevant regulatory guidelines and quality standards (e.g., cGMP, FDA, EMA), including assisting in the generation of relevant regulatory submissions and provides support for customer and health authority site inspections.

  • Effectively collaborates with cross-functional teams, establishes an annual operational plan for cGMP manufacturing (timelines, headcount, vendors, milestones) that align with annual budgets and forecasts; measures performance-to-plan.

  • 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

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in science or engineering with 15+ years of experience at a Senior leadership level in a medium to large enterprise

  • Extensive experience in biomanufacturing requiring Health Canada, FDA and EMA approval

  • Experience establishing validation of newly built manufacturing facilities for a medium-large size manufacturing organization with proven experience in achieving operational excellence and optimizing manufacturing processes

  • 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 with cGMP and commercial products, preferably with similar products in STEMCELL’s portfolio, such as ancillary materials

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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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