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Production Manager, Consumables

Company: Rapid Micro Biosystems
Location: Manchester
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Job Description:

Winning the race to bring new healthcare products safely to a waiting world drives Rapid Micro Biosystems (RMB) to combine today’s innovative technologies as never before. Your career at RMB puts you at the center of diverse global teams that span robotics, AI, Machine Learning, imaging, microbiology, and more, re-shaping how urgently needed pharmaceuticals are made, tested, and released for decades to come. The sky’s the limit.

Careers at RMB are fast-moving, with the high growth you’d expect from a world leader in microbiology automation. Advancement at RMB affords an opportunity to achieve your personal goals and develop your passions, in an inclusive environment where every employee has the resources and opportunities to hone their skills. You’ll do more, learn more, and have the ability to make a profound impact on our business.

The Consumables Production Manager is a hands-on leadership role that ensures safety, quality, delivery, and efficiency conditions are met in production. This role requires a strong leadership focus on safety and quality in a highly dynamic environment and includes supervising and managing personnel, setting team priorities, and performing production duties as needed to support the team. The Production Manager will be responsible for maintaining performance metrics, identifying and implementing cross-functional corrective actions, and reporting out to senior leadership on a regular basis. In addition to performing supervisory duties for the first shift production team, this role will manage a team of off shift supervisors.


  • Works in a safe manner and enforces safety rules at all times.
  • Maintains compliance with cGMP, ISO, QMS, and other pertinent regulations and directives.
  • Demonstrates consistent leadership; operates with the highest level of ethics and self-accountability.
  • Identifies and implements cross-functional changes and improvements in the organization to meet safety, quality, delivery, and efficiency targets.
  • Performs personnel hiring, training, assessment and manages accountability including discipline as required.
  • Partners with Human Resources to establish and maintain employment standards for direct team members, i.e., time and attendance policies.
  • Coaches and develops individuals to operate as a high performing team.
  • Inspires team members through leadership traits; drives a positive and transparent culture.
  • Develops employees to allow them to take on additional responsibilities.
  • Influences peers, direct reports, and managers in decision-making and problem solving.
  • Prepares and delivers regular performance evaluations for direct reports.
  • Implements and executes process mechanisms/KPI’s to meet and exceed the operating plan.
  • Supports and drives process improvements.
  • Ensures production material is available and presented to technicians in a timely manner to meet and exceed goals.
  • Prepares daily, weekly, and monthly management and metric reports as needed including budget reporting.
  • Writes/updates procedures to ensure their accuracy at all times.
  • Owns all aspects of preparation and performance for the Consumables work centers.


  • Performs and enforces aseptic techniques while following the SOPs for the filling operation.
  • Develop, maintain, and document processes for consumables manufacturing.
  • In conjunction with Quality, manage and provide technical expertise in response to investigating failures and performing RCCA or CAPA investigations.
  • Assist as necessary to complete validations in a timely manner ensuring all relevant paperwork is completed


  • Education: AS or BS Degree in a technical or science curriculum or relevant work experience in manufacturing operations.
  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • At least 4 years of relevant industry experience working with microbiological growth media, reagents manufacturing or equivalent.
    • At least 4 years of experience leading a team in a specialized area.
    • Excellent aseptic process/laboratory skills.
    • Working knowledge of cGMP and ISO guidelines. Familiarity with FDA regulations a plus.
    • Experience in automating and scaling manufacturing processes is required.
  • Proven skills:
    • Ability to problem solve and communicate issues/resolutions to all levels of employees in the company.
    • Ability to multi-task and support multiple production shifts.
    • Ability to synthesize data into meaningful information, and then take action to make improvements.
    • Must be able to communicate in English with others related to daily operations.
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office tools, especially Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Good problem solving and math skills and ability to do mathematical conversions (Metric to English).
    • Good mechanical aptitude and skills.


  • Team of full time and temporary (10 to 14 total) first shift production employees.
  • Production supervisor(s) managing employees on off-shifts.


  • Appropriate gowning procedures will be required (hairnet, safety glasses, cleanroom apparel/lab coats, gloves)
  • Occasional environmental odors may be present
  • May be required to work extended hours and weekends
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds




Rapid Micro Biosystems creates, sells, validates, and services innovative products for fast, accurate, and efficient detection of microbial contamination in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, biologics, biotechnology products, medical devices, and personal care products.

The company’s Growth Direct™—the first and only growth-based system to automate rapid compendial QC Micro testing—ensures data integrity, compliance, and operational efficiencies driven by rapid methods and automation.

Rapid Micro Biosystems is dedicated to providing groundbreaking technology and products to support companies in their journey to achieve greater reliability, efficiency, and better predictability, ultimately providing higher quality products for improved patient outcomes.

Rapid Micro Biosystems is headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, with operations in Lowell and Freising, Germany.

Equal Opportunity:

Rapid Micro Biosystems is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will Rapid Micro Biosystems discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.

Please no phone calls or agencies please.

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