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Position Title

Manager, Packaging Operations


Bay Area, California


7 or more years



Salary Range


Targeted Bonus Range



B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent


Up to 20%

Reports to

Director of Engineering


Yes, for the right candidate. (Lump Sum)


COMPANY:  This company is a research-based Bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. Its goal is to transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Their therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions. They have over 10,000 employees and are one of the leading companies in their field.

DUTIES:  This position resides in the Packaging Operations organization. The selected candidate will oversee the Solid Oral Dose packaging operations in the company’s two West Coast locations.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Plans, executes and tracks a variety of packaging projects both internally and in coordination with contract manufacturers.
  • Contributes to the development of department strategies.
  • Exercises judgment within generally well-defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Normally receives no instruction on routine work, and general instructions on new assignments.
  • Oversees and contributes to the completion of all technical and operational activities for labeling projects through management of internal and external resources.
  • Manages complex processes across functions and interacts effectively with the other team members to ensure product packaging meets regulatory requirements.
  • Generates and maintain Learning Plans and Training Modules. Trains new employees in SOPs and documentation systems.
  • Responsible for initiating and directing the implementation of labeling changes and new labeling introductions on multiple projects across multiple production sites
  • Ensures that packaging label copy and graphics are in accordance with regulatory, industry, and corporate style guidelines.
  • Ensures all packaging documentation (Specifications, Master Production Records, Worksheets, etc.) is completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Responsibilities ensure the correct and consistent transfer and implementation of text, graphs, charts, tables, etc. in a clear and accurate manner. Errors, inconsistencies, conflicts, etc., require identification and resolution coordinated with appropriate functions.
  • Directs activities within the group to meet company goals including production schedules, budgeting, training, and performance reviews.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Packaging, industrial, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering or chemical engineering or a related scientific field and a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant industry experience required.

A Master’s Degree in industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, package engineering, or a related scientific field and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant industry experience required. Advanced degree(s) with commensurate industry experience are also considered.  Prior experience in a cGMP related industry is desirable, within Biopharmaceutical or Pharmaceutical industry preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrates strong knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and working knowledge of regulatory filing requirements and guidance documents (i.e. SUPAC, PACPAC).
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates strong computer, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to direct and implement technical/electronic solutions for supporting labeling operations systems (i.e. software, fonts, network issues, inspection systems).

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Must be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident or have authorization to work in the United States.


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