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Directorof Technical Services/Manufacturing Science

Kelly Services
Overland Park, KS 66210
Kelly Scientific is seeking an **experienced laboratory manager** to join one of our partners for an exciting **direct-hire** opportunity. This role will function to provide technical leadership, oversight, and direction to the fields of Technical Services/Manufacturing Science at the site. The Kansas City sites consist of the following operations: Manufacturing (including wet granulation, dry blend, compression, polymer extrusion, and bulk solutions), and Packaging.


+ Actively participates on the site lead team, understands the business requirements, prepares adequately for the future and inputs into site strategy. Participates on the Network TS/MS lead team. Takes part in global TS/MS projects to set strategy, define and execute site TS/MS technical and improvement agenda e.g., improve performance management, global governance and productivity.

+ Provide technical leadership, support/advice to the TS/MS team, guide, coach and mentor as necessary. Ensure the team share best practice and have adequate technical training and development to expand their skills and knowledge. Ensure key talent is challenged and technical mentors from outside of the site are engaged as required.

+ Actively participates in site succession planning and performance development process. Ensures the staff within TS/MS group have the tools and skills to professionally fulfill their duties. Ensure the TS/MS group is appropriately resourced by select, recruit, on-board and develop talent for the Elanco organization to meet the current and future needs to the site.

+ Responsible for the productivity agenda, continuously improving work practices, quality and reducing costs. Ensures that data is used to drive business decisions and translate those decisions to economic gain through action. Champion of using statistical analysis.

+ Represents site at global network TS/MS meetings. Develops and maintains strong relationships with other Elanco TS/MS leaders and Elanco central technical resource pool staff such that the global expertise can be utilized if needed. Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the site team members, support and partner functions e.g., Engineering, QA, regulatory.

+ Ensure support to site governance is in place which includes Functional Representation on Process Teams (JPT), Operational Excellence principles, Metrics reviews, Manufacturability Reviews (MR), as well as compliance documentation e.g., Process Monitoring Plans and Product Quality Reviews for all GMP products. Develop, track and manage the validation program and validation activities for all products at contract manufacturers across EMEA. Ensure programs and activities are compliant with Elanco and EEM cGMP, EHS, financial and other relevant requirements.

+ Ensure suitable communication methods are in place for the group (e.g., monthly update reports, presentations, technical reports, etc) so that internal/external customers, colleagues and management are informed of group activities, key milestones, focus areas and future action plans.

+ Responsible for setting high standards of work. Clearly define expectations for all scientists/engineers interacting with external organizations, ensure commercial awareness is in place from each member. Ensure TS/MS group and its members are actively involved in improving compliance with EHS and GMP.

+ Develop, and then adhere to, business plans for the group. Ensure the TS/MS group understands the annual business plan, the commitments made, and the team performance is monitored against the annual commitments. The annual business plan will include site validation plans, project plans for new initiatives, technical agenda etc. Participate in the development of long-range planning for the site.


+ Ensure the process and product is well characterized and that the process description, measures, acceptable ranges, specification has been documented in a process flow document (PFD) with their rationale.

+ Execution of Validation Master Plan: Process Validation and Cleaning Validation

+ FMEA, Change Management, Deviation Investigation

+ Responsibility for process improvement and ensure that operations are within control and compliance.

+ Ensure Process variability reduction

+ Audits support

+ Implementation of Operational Standards

+ Sponsorship of Process Teams

+ Project Management

+ Secondary suppliers development support and implementation

+ Strong partnership with regulatory supporting submission work

+ Collaboration with APR process


+ Bachelors degree in an engineering or science field

+ Minimum 5 years' experience and understanding of production quality systems in a GMP environment

+ Must have minimum 5 years experience leading teams supervising Manufacturing Science: including wet granulation, dry blend, compression, polymer extrusion, or bulk solutions),

+ Scientific data collection and documentation skills


+ Job Type: Direct-Hire with company

+ Location: Overland Park/Kansas City

+ Schedule: 8a-5p

+ Work Environment: Production floor

+ Salary: 130k-150k, dependent on experience

** For immediate consideration please send your resume to or book an interview directly on my calendar **


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (


Posted: 2022-07-27 Expires: 2022-08-27

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