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Supervisor, Manufacturing -Nights

Manufacturing and Production

Manufacturing Supervisor


Durham, North Carolina, United States

Supervisor, Manufacturing -Nights

Job ID


Feb 08, 2024


About the Role

The Supervisor, Manufacturing is responsible for organizing, managing, and continuously improving the manufacturing operations and process at a manufacturing


Novartis is unable to offer relocation support for this role: please only apply if this location is accessible for you. This is a day shift role.

Novartis Gene Therapies is dedicated to developing and commercializing gene therapies for patients and families devastated by rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases.

Produces clinical and commercial material on an annual basis that meets the site strategic objects and is compliant with cGMPs and safety regulations.

Point person on shift to assign/distribute the work and coordinate emergency situations.

Leads investigations related to the manufacturing process. Author deviations, non-conformances, and CAPAs as required. Partner with Quality to address these issues effectively and compliantly.

Ensures documentation (batch records and SOPs) are accurate and updated as required.

Ensures accurate, safe, environmentally responsible, and quality compliant operations of the manufacturing process.

Demonstrates an appropriate level of understanding of the operations performed in the production unit.

Identifies and implements continuous improvement opportunities.

Summarizes shift progress via email at the end of the shift and leads and mentors staff

Writes performance reviews and annual goals, holds one-on-ones, and handles HR related matters.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know the nature of your request, your contact information and the job requisition number in your message:

Role Requirements

Bachelor's of Science Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology or applicable field with 5 years of cGMP experience in biologics, pharmaceutical and/or vaccine manufacturing operations, including experience in cell culture, recovery, purification, bulk formulation and/or fill finish environment; OR Bachelors' degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology or applicable field with 3 years of experience in the manufacture of Novartis Gene Therapies product; OR Seven (7) years’ experience in cGMP experience in biologics, pharmaceutical and/or vaccine manufacturing operations, including experience in cell culture, recovery, purification, bulk formulation and/or fill finish environment in lieu of degree.

Solid knowledge of FDA regulations and GMP systems.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Strong technical writing ability and project management skill set with experience in strategic/tactical planning, team building, and meeting budgets.

Experience with viral manufacturing and transfection a plus.

Previous supervisory experience and demonstrated ability to lead a team preferred.

Must be able to lift over 35lbs.

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $40.38 and $60.57 hourly; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Why Novartis: Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives and our vision is to become the most valued and trusted medicines company in the world. How can we achieve this? With our people. It is our associates that drive us each day to reach our ambitions. Be a part of this mission and join us! Learn more here:

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations:

The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] call +1[Register to View] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

Why Novartis: Helping people with disease and their families takes more than innovative science. It takes a community of smart, passionate people like you. Collaborating, supporting and inspiring each other. Combining to achieve breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. Ready to create a brighter future together?

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Business Unit





Durham, NC

Company / Legal Entity

Novartis Gene Therapies

Functional Area

Technical Operations

Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type


Shift Work