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Fermentation Manager

Kelly Services
Bowling Green, OH 43403
**Kelly is actively recruiting for a Direct Hire Fermentation Manager in the Greater Toledo Area of OH.**

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: other duties may be assigned as needed

+ Ensure that the safety of our team members and regulatory compliance are always our highest priorities

+ Optimize the facilitys organizational structure and processes with the objective to exceed both internal and external customer expectations

+ Develop and document practices/procedures for dissemination of key information and KPIs to senior management

+ Ensure standard operating procedures and batch records reflects the needs of all regulatory agencies.

+ Lead new innovation for R&D fermentation on bacterial strains and products

+ Management of media optimization studies and isolation of new strains

+ Evaluate and make recommendations on strain development and biological (mostly bacillus based) products

+ Identifies manufacturing opportunities, bottlenecks etc. Provides recommendations and solutions including financial analysis and basic modeling for all manufacturing and fermentation processes

+ Be proactive in building and maintaining strong relationships within Client business partners, with key and prospective customers supplied from the facility

+ Ensure inventory levels are accurate and maintained.

+ Assist Fermentation Manager with day to day operations of fermentation

+ Ensure the site is compliant with all regulatory, GMP and quality requirements

+ Works with production team to troubleshoot process and equipment and ensures proper communication with internal and external stakeholders

+ Must be able to provide technical support and be a good technical presenter for internal and external customers

+ Manage the plant budget and forecasting

+ Manage multiple teams in a 24x7 operation

+ Ensures succession plan is in place for key roles

+ Working with maintenance on a preventative maintenance plan

+ Assisting in all parts of the microbiology lab when required

+ On-call for any fermentation questions that may arise

+ Create weekly schedules for direct reports

+ Work with People Team to build the staff into a highly effective team that demonstrates trust, shared priorities, accountability, effective conflict resolution, and a commitment to results

+ Actively involved in different scientific organizations (SIM, ASM, CSPA, etc.)

+ Ability to maintain a clean facility at all times

+ Ability to train personnel



Must have at a minimum a bachelors degree in Engineering or scientific discipline. MS or PhD preferred. Proven track record into leading operations in cGMP biotech manufacturing. Minimum of 10+ years experience in biotechnology/fermentation fields.


+ Proven experience manufacturing leader

+ Knowledge and experience in food safety and interaction with key agencies such as FDA and MAPA is a plus

+ Knowledge and experience in plant administration including people operation, budgeting, capital planning/execution, production cost and variance accounting, strategic and production planning

+ Strong technical expertise in the operation of a fermentation production facility

+ Proven experience in significant capital investment projects

+ Experience in growing bacteria or yeast in lab and full-scale operations. Prior experience in growing bacillus is a plus.

+ Must have experience in a CMO environment.

+ Minimum of 5+ years of management experience required

+ Must be proficient in MS office.

+ Strong communication skills.

+ Ability to work in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.

+ An understanding of six sigma and lean manufacturing principles.

+ Ability to Identify complex problems, review data to determine root cause, evaluate options and implement solutions


Must be able to lift 50lbs and stand for long periods at a time.

**If you feel you have the knowledge and expertise, apply today to connect with a Kelly professional who will work to enrich your life.**


**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: 2021-09-15 Expires: 2021-10-16

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