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Manager, Biological Production

Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim

St Joseph, MO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

The basic purpose of this position is to provide administrative and technical direction in Biologics Production according to company policies and corporate business plans, to provide technical competence through proper selection and training of the staff and the workforce, to ensure a safe work place through proper training of staff and the work force to implement and maintain compliance status (cGMP, OSHA) within the department, to implement strategies to reduce cost of goods and improve existing production processes. The incumbent will represent their assigned interest to the business contacts (customers, suppliers, etc.) inside as well as outside BI and serves as a backup to the Director, Vaccine Production or direct supervisor in the event of their absence. As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development, and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies´ success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in several ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking, and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim´s high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Direct and supervise assigned areas in order to manufacture high quality biological products
  • Assist in coordinating the transfer of new products from Process Development into Production and in manufacturing qualifying/validation serials
  • Troubleshoot production problems, document findings, and implement solutions to resolve problems
  • Train personnel in scientific principles, time management, GMPs, technical requirements, and all other policies and regulations governing the production of biological operations
  • Communicate to management progress of the department, problems, employee actions, new ideas, and all other pertinent information
  • Administration of company policies and safety programs
  • Interface with other department managers and employees in a professional manner to coordinate the activities and issues
  • Prepare annual departmental budget and monitor departmental expenses and capital projects
  • Complete annual review of all production outlines, special outlines, etc
  • Participate in and/or chair appropriate meetings and committees as assigned


  • BS in related discipline with minimum 4 years of experience in related field and minimum 2 years previous leadership experience required; minimum of 5 years´ experience preferred
  • Effective interpersonal skills with a diverse group of individuals at all organizational levels
  • Proficiency in relevant computer software and programs associated with area
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in biological production environment. Technical knowledge of biological production equipment and all biological operations necessary to produce high quality biological products. Excellent management, verbal and written communication, coaching and teamwork skills. Ability to lead teams to achieve results.