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Program Manager - Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Albemarle

At Albemarle, we've built a thriving international business by envisioning a limitless future and putting innovation to work to improve people's lives. That's our culture. That's our commitment. And when you join our team, it's an opportunity you share with talented men and women around the globe. Anyone can give you a job. At Albemarle, we believe you deserve more. Something big enough to build a future. Big enough to change the world.

We are seeking a program manager for our South Haven site that specializes in the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Job Description

Summary:

  • Customer-facing point of contact
  • Excellent Cross-functional, technical skills (including coordination of R&D, cGMP, Analytical, Engineering, Operations activities)
  • Ability to multi-task and keep programs on schedule
  • Manage multi-site/single-site from laboratory to commercial manufacturing
  • Responsible for leading customer calls/managing customer expectations/information flow with the customer
  • Responsible for ensuring timely completion of campaigns, adherence to contracts/quotes/successful completion of all customer program deliverables
  • Assist with reviewing customer proposals to meet technical, business, and customer milestones

Description Details:

  • Bring high visibility custom API products to market faster by working with the entire organization in order to keep programs on schedule
  • Single point of contact with Sales, Manufacturing, R&D, Business and other internal groups for all program processes and related questions
  • Ability to work with FCS sites managing programs in person and via conference calls
  • Ability to work with customers in coordination with Sales and individually
  • Ability to develop program schedule with the program team and keep work on target
  • Foresee roadblocks and remove barriers in advance to avoid program delays
  • Facilitate meetings both inside the organization with the customer and with contract suppliers
  • Manage meetings and action item follow-up with all
  • Accurate, complete, and timely reporting
  • Must have strong leadership skills and organizational skills to progress programs forward, multitask, and prioritize team objectives.

Responsibilities: Manage multi-site/single-site from laboratory to commercial manufacturing

  • Responsible for leading customer calls/managing customer expectations/information flow with the customer
  • Responsible for ensuring timely completion of campaigns, adherence to contracts/quotes/successful completion of all customer program deliverables
  • Assist with reviewing customer proposals to meet technical, business, and customer milestones

Education: Bachelors: Chemical Engineering (Required) or Bachelors: Chemistry (Required)

Skills: PowerPoint, Mathematics through Calculus 2, Problem solving skills

Apply now and please send a résumé to john.parks@albemarle.com


R&T Chemist - Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Albemarle

At Albemarle, we've built a thriving international business by envisioning a limitless future and putting innovation to work to improve people's lives. That's our culture. That's our commitment. And when you join our team, it's an opportunity you share with talented men and women around the globe. Anyone can give you a job. At Albemarle, we believe you deserve more. Something big enough to build a future. Big enough to change the world.

Job Description

Lead and participate in area and project activities in support of departmental goals, including development and implementation of methods for new processes. Independently develop/validate innovative methods for new processes. Participate on project teams as both member and/or leader and effectively coordinate all related project activities, including resolution of customer and technical issues. With minimal supervision, assist in preparation of regulatory documents. Train junior staff.

  • Develop and validate methods for new production processes in support of the drug development process.
  • Identify innovative methods/improvements applicable to the product development process.
  • Participate on project activities, including coordination of other staff, communicating timeframes, and ensuring completion of individual assignments.
  • Prepare regulatory documents, technical reports, development protocols, and other required documentation.
  • Serve as technical resource for the department, and as required to meet corporate goals.
  • May provide supervision, guidance, and direction to lower-level technical/scientific staff.
  • Effectively interpret and defend analytical data and reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Manage hazardous waste in compliance with regulations

All employees have the responsibility and authority to raise health, safety and environmental concerns related but not limited to training, operating procedures, batch records, general plant conditions and engineering standards. He/she may bring concerns and suggestions to their Direct Supervisor, Area Manager, SHE Manager, or Site Leadership Team Member who will determine the appropriate corrective action up to and including shutting down the process until the issue is safely resolved.

Requirements

  • Five years relevant experience OR
  • AA in a related scientific field with four years relevant experience OR
  • BS/BA in a related scientific field with three years relevant experience OR
  • MS in a related scientific field with one year relevant experience
  • Demonstrated ability to perform advanced analytical procedures.
  • Experience in validation of applicable methods and knowledge of related regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to work effectively with others.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and pharmaceutical, analytical and/or manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to prepare/present oral and written presentations

Education

Associates: Chemistry (Required)

Apply now and please send a résumé to john.parks@albemarle.com


Chem-Able Matching Grant Program

Are you…

  • an unemployed or underemployed chemical professional?
  • trying to enter the chemistry workforce?

The Chem-Able matching grant program sponsored by the Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society might help. The purpose of a Chem-Able grant is to assist chemical professionals and students in obtaining training or experience to improve chances of employment or re-employment.

Get more program details or download an application form .

Donate to support the Chem-Able Matching Grant: KACSGrants@gmail.com