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Production Supervisor (Biotech)

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
For over 25 years, Kelly Science & Clinical has been connecting scientists with meaningful work at industry leading companies! Today we are excited to be hiring a **_Production Supervisor_** for an emerging agro-biotech in San Diego, CA. The Production Supervisor will be a part of a team focused on scaling gene edited trait production pipelines. The position requires BA/BS degree in Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Plant Biology, or related field with a minimum of 8+ years of experience working in a production development environment. Alternatively, an AA/AS degree with 10+ years of experience is required.


+ Oversee team of production associates and participates in the day-to-day responsibilities of the trait production pipeline, production run planning, scheduling, logistics, handoffs, and processing of biological materials being advanced in the gene editing pipeline.

+ Maintain plant inventory to ensure all plant lines used for production are accurate to ensure production runs are using correct starting material

+ Establish robust inventory control process to manage inventory access and release for production use

+ Lead a team to manage and support laboratory 5S, Kanban, and other lean initiatives.

+ Work closely with the production manager to forecast and track resources and budgets, along with the development and maintenance of risk identification and mitigation strategies.

+ Work closely with the production manager to define and implement team objectives for the development and execution of the cell biology processes.

+ Provide leadership, training, and coaching of direct and indirect reports within the organizational structure.

+ Implement robust quality controls to ensure minimal production loss and maintain efficient processes.

+ Identify ways to improve process efficiency and collaborate with development teams to transfer new technologies to the production pipeline

+ Enable success of up- and down- stream activities in gene editing production system through cross-functional, matrixed collaboration.

+ Promote communication and ensure that all team members and stakeholders are fully informed, knowledgeable, and current with project development and SOPs.

+ Collaborate across department on the development of high-throughput biological processes and integrate with other functional teams to assess project needs, determine systems development direction, and ensure milestone achievement.

+ This position offers an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to broadly influence at all levels of the company from project conception to commercial scale production.

+ This position will be working in the lab and may be required to perform production work alongside the team.


+ BA/BS degree in Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Plant Biology, or related field with a minimum of 8+ years of experience working in a production development environment. Alternatively, an AA/AS degree with 10+ years of experience is required

+ Must have good theoretical and working knowledge of tissue culture in a production or manufacturing environment and have the interest to apply that experience to plant cell biology and tissue culture techniques

+ Experience using Flow Cytometry required.

+ Capable of troubleshooting tissue culture related procedures, identifying process gaps and participation in all steps of standard operating procedure development and troubleshooting Leadership capability and ability to mentor and train others

+ Experience establishing and reporting on metrics and Key Performance Indicators, root cause analysis and managing corrective actions to support operations excellence.

+ Experience with laboratory information management systems, inventory management and database development.

+ Leads by example and willing to work side-by-side with reports while using positive strategies to establish a professional environment of trust, respect, and collaboration.

+ Has a strong sense of enablement with a demonstrated ability to achieve success through direct and indirect reporting responsibilities

+ An independent problem solver with a demonstrated ability to identify creative solutions to complex challenges and to improve process efficiency.

+ Prior experience working in an agricultural biotech and/or plant biology environment is highly desired.

**_Interested Candidates:_**

+ **Apply for Immediate Consideration**

+ **Schedule and interview with Athena**

+ **Text Athena at 714-868-5477 with any questions. Please be sure to include which job you are interested in.**


**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** **** **Science & Clinical?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire industry experts just like you. Our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the worlds most critical challenges. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills, interests, and career goalsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background and education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get your expertise 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 Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.
Posted: 2022-09-02 Expires: 2022-10-03

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