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Posted on : 29 June 2017

Project Description

Production Supervisor - Biotech
Speke, Liverpool
United Kingdom
An opportunity has arisen to join the team at Elanco (part of Eli Lilly) in Speke as a Biotech production supervisor role. You will be part of the Biotech Operations team with responsibility for supervision non-shift operations personnel as well as near term production scheduling (4 week window) for Human Health manufacture across 3 production areas. As a member of the production leadership team the Production Supervisor works closely with the shift supervisor, supply chain associate and maintenance to ensure that all of the required resources, raw materials and equipment is available to meet the production plan per the SAP batch disposition list.

The production supervisor ensures that all batches are made to the correct GMP standards and leads the daily manufacturing meeting encompassing a review of HSE, quality, cycle time and other key process indicators for the past 24 hours as well as resolving any issues to ensure the plan can be met for the next 24 hours . The production supervisor is responsible for ensuring that an operations review is performed of all SOPs, batch production records, risk assessments and training packages. The production supervisor monitors right first time data for the operations team providing feedback to the shift supervisor where required.

You will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Seek to prevent occupational illnesses and injury by demonstrating safe behaviour participating in safety initiatives and helping colleagues and reports to work safely. Minimise impact of operations on the external environment;
  • Conduct regular EHS active monitoring. Ensure significant time is spent on the floor with operations personnel to promote safe working behaviour and culture. Enforce via regular EHS communication and work to create an open, proactive relationship with the operations team to address EHS concerns quickly;
  • Understand Site’s Quality and EHS requirements and policies that apply to the assigned area and make sure that the state of compliance is maintained.
  • Ensure compliance with procedures. Ensure accurate and timely completion of production documentation. Responsible for accurate generation and completion of all production related documents;
  • Ensure compliance with cGMP in the manufacturing area, raise deviations promptly where required and engage appropriate personnel if needed to provide prompt assessment of risk;
  • Be responsible along with the shift supervisor for maintaining an acceptable standard of plant housekeeping to ensure facilities are audit ready at all times.

  • Preparing production schedules, monitoring conformance and taking reschedule decision and liaising with other impacted teams as appropriate to ensure OSSCE processes are followed;
  • Ensure expenses are maintained within the business plan target e.g overtime, consumables
  • Communication of production performance (eg yield, schedule conformance) through daily production huddle;
  • Lead the daily operational huddle and escalate concerns to process team leader;
  • Coordinate resources effectively and escalate needs in order to meet production plan. Troubleshoot specific manufacturing/compliance situations to ensure business continuity and compliance;
  • Act as key liaison for maintenance team to ensure PMs/CMs are scheduled appropriately and that relevant/timely maintenance work is occurring. Assist in carrying out essential GMP related plant housekeeping;
  • Identify continuous improvements opportunities in the assigned areas and execute (or facilitate its execution).
  • Attend process team meetings for example, EHS, quality, TS/MS and other key meetings.
  • Drive a culture within the team of individual development and continuous improvement in all aspects of operations by promoting and employing the Performance Management Process for Lilly reports. Ensure clear Supervision for Non Lilly personnel;
  • Observe and assess perform of team members, recognise both good and poor performance and take appropriate action. Recognise sensitive people issues and deal with these;
  • Provide coaching and leadership in order that the operations personnel can both work effectively together and fulfil individual potential.
  • Provide as needed technical advice and training for operations personnel
Candidate should have a minimum of 3 years production operations experience in an operator, craft or support role
Working knowledge of SAP & core IT systems would be beneficial.
The vacancy is open to internal and external applicants.