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Manufacturing Operations Lead, 2nd Shift


Security Operations


Morris Plains, New Jersey, United States

Manufacturing Operations Lead, 2nd Shift

Job ID


Mar 21, 2024


About the Role

Location: Morris Plains, NJ. Novartis is unable to offer relocation support for this role. Please only apply if this location is accessible for you.

365 days a year, we aspire to be the best manufacturer of Cell & Gene therapies to ensure our patients have the treatments they need to live longer, healthier lives.

As a Manufacturing Operations Lead, you will be responsible for working with the team to complete all daily dispensary related activities. The lead will ensure safety, quality, and smooth day-to-day operations.

The lead is seen as a subject matter expert (SME) and drives day-to-day activities/assignments with minimal direction and will train/mentor manufacturing associates on all relevant production activities.

Key Responsibilities:

• Must be well organized, flexible and work with minimal supervision. Provide guidance in the dispensary area including coaching and enforcement of procedures outlined in SOPs, WPs, and SDAs.

• Train associates on the technical skills and knowledge for the dispensary area. Review of data entered into the systems/logbooks for accuracy.

• Proficient in the use of production related IT systems such as SAP, LIMS, MES and support real-time system troubleshooting.

• Ensure accurate SAP inventories are maintained for all components and assist with monthly cycle counts.

• Ensure timely response to all kitting requests, and dispensary area has ample supply of non-inventory items. Ability to collaborate with other groups, teams and departments in addressing inventory related issues.

• Enforcement of best-in-class cGMP, cGLP, and aseptic behaviors.

• Authoring and/or reviewing documentation that pertains to dispensary related activities.

• Requires handling of chemicals such as corrosives, solvents, and bio-hazardous materials.

Additional Notes:

• This role is Sunday-Wednesday, 2nd Shift (1:00-11:30pm).

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

• High School Degree or GED equivalent. Associate’s degree preferred.

• Ability to lift 50 lbs. unassisted.

• 3-5 years of related experience in cGMP/FDA regulated industry. Warehouse experience preferred.

• Strong interpersonal, written and communication skills along with problem solving and follow-up skills are required.

• SAP/MES knowledge

Desirable Requirements:

• Alternate shifts, weekends and overtime may be required.

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: People and Culture | Novartis.

Pay transparency statement: The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $31.73 and $47.60/hour; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/24 through 12/31/24 fluctuations in the job market may necessitate adjustments to pay ranges during this period. Further, final pay determinations will depend on various factors, including, but not limited to geographical location, experience level, knowledge, skills and abilities. 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.

You can find everything you need to know about our benefits and rewards in the Novartis Life Handbook.

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.

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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





Morris Plains, NJ

Company / Legal Entity

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Functional Area

Technical Operations

Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type


Shift Work