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Upstream Production Associate Manager


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.


Within the End-to-End APAC GMP Production team, the USP Production Associate Manager will supervise the whole team of USP, responsible for the operations of production, preparation of media/buffers and material, production of intermediate drug substance and drug substance in accordance with good manufacturing practices and descriptions given by standard operating procedures and production records in multi-product GMP installations. The incumbent's main responsibilities include: Plan and coordinate all the USP activities, including preparation of media/buffers, cell cultivation or clarification operations according to the production schedule; Provide the technical expertise necessary for the conduct of reliable, efficient and repeatable processes; Write/Revise, analyze, review and/or approve, and maintenance of SOPs, technical reports/protocols, production records, logbooks, batch files and preparation sheets, investigative reports, etc.; Ensure the availability of qualified human and material resources to ensure production activities under his/her responsibility; Support and participate in continuous improvement actions; Participate in the transfer of processes, in cooperation with the Process Development department; Manage resources (e.g. time, human, material) to ensure effective scheduling and execution for qualification/requalification of equipment/work areas, production operations, documentation revision, equipment and equipment control, trend analysis, and staff development; Team building/management of personnel; Participate in department budgeting and follow-up; Continually enhance the technical and knowledge level of the team by defining adequate training programs, prepare the yearly training plan and encourage technical sharing; Encourage cross-functional collaboration and drive quality culture; Train and inform the new staff under his/her responsibility for the risks and environmental impacts of the position; Ensure the strict observance of the EHS rules in the activities of the owner of the function and those of the staff under the responsibility of the position; Implement corrective and preventive actions necessary for the prevention of risks to property, persons and the environment of the connecting service (geographical scope).





  • Master of Science Degree or above
  • Major in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Pharmacy or equivalent


  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and people efficiently
  • Quality mindset and good experience in GMP production pharmaceuticals
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Team spirit and respectful behavior
  • Strong sense of responsibility and professionalism

Language Skill

  • Fluent English reading and writing
  • Fluent English speaking is a plus


What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


Curious? Apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com


Job Requisition ID:  218984
Location:  Shanghai
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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US Disclosure
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

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