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Associate Director, Production

Manufacturing and Production

Production Controller


Millburn, New Jersey, United States

766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives. We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working. <br>We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!<br>Imagine what you could do here at Novartis! <br><br>The Associate Director, Production is responsible for daily operations. Specifically to direct, manage and implement activities related to the Production Unit to produce and deliver product with high quality; in a compliant, efficient, and cost effective manner.<br><br>Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:<br><br>* Maintaining a physical presence with direct reports (manufacturing associates) on and off the shop floor to supervise, coach and support.<br><br>* Ensure Associates are executing tasks per approved policies and applicable procedures<br><br>* Ensure Associates are demonstrating the proper aseptic techniques & behaviors.<br><br>* Recognizes changes from routine practices and takes appropriate next steps utilizing critical thinking skills<br><br>* Ensure the products are produced, inspected, stored and released in accordance with approved procedures.<br><br>* Responsible for authoring, reviewing and/or approving GMP documents including but not limited to SOPs, Batch Records, Labels, Protocols, Reports, Validation documents.<br><br>* Ensure Good Documentation Practice are followed on the shop floor. <br><br>* Work with team to resolve tactical issues and facilitate Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions (CAPAs)<br><br>* Audit and review emergency paperwork and processes to ensure compliance<br><br>* Manage any disciplinary actions (including PIP’s) with direct reports.