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Job: Senior Director, Plant Manager, cGMP Manufacturing, Beam Therapeutics, RTP, NC

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General Information

Job title:
Senior Director, Plant Manager, cGMP Manufacturing
Job location:
RTP, NC  27709 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
Job category:
Manufacturing and Production
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description

Beam is expanding our geographical footprint to RTP, NC with the recent announcement of a 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility in addition to our laboratory-based facilities located in Cambridge, MA.  We are looking for a highly energetic Plant Manager to support design, build, startup, and scaling of cGMP manufacturing at our new RTC site. The successful candidate will provide strategic and technical leadership throughout construction, commissioning, qualification, and startup. The Plant Manager will oversee the hiring and development of staff for the leadership and execution of manufacturing operations. Once operational, this role will serve as the Manufacturing Site Head.  As a key member of the North Carolina Leadership Team, the individual will lead development of operational strategies to build a nimble, flexible, efficient operation and ensure safe and reliable supply of products. This individual will facilitate establishment of comprehensive operating plans and budgets that are consistent with Company objectives. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned leader with a demonstrated track record of building high performance teams. They will also possess the ability to successfully interface with multidisciplinary teams and build strong cross functional relationships.


Cultivate Beam’s culture and our values-driven organization focused on people
Ensure safety, quality, compliance, efficiency, and sustainability throughout our cGMP operations
Lead and coordinate resources to ensure quality standards are met and products are delivered on time and within budget
Champion development of a learning culture that embraces innovation and continuous improvement
Prepare and maintain departmental budget and workforce model
Establish long range and business continuity plans
Anticipate and adapt to changing business trends and forecasts
Develop and implement business analytics to monitor operational health and inform strategic decisions
Build collaborative and empowered teams that put patients first
Recruit, retain, and develop high-performing and diverse teams
Will represent department during audits and regulatory inspections
Establish and maintain strong relationships at the site and cross functionally

Job Requirements

BS, MS a plus, in Life Sciences or Engineering with a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience; advanced degree in Business or STEM discipline preferred
Proven experience as a direct manager of people and as a leader in a cGMP Manufacturing operation; experience leading cell / gene therapy manufacturing operations preferred
Demonstrated deep technical knowledge of facility design considerations, process strategies, and manufacturing operations in a biotech/pharmaceutical environment
Strong background in drug development and regulatory requirements
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey strategies and results to a diverse audience
Demonstrated business acumen, including long range planning and budget management
Dynamic interpersonal skills and the ability to manage through influence
Ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities and adapt quickly to changing circumstances
High degree of customer focus (internal/external) and demonstrated collaboration in a team environment
Results oriented with the ability to demonstrate resiliency, ownership, and drive
(Job number: 3945262)
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