Curium Production Manager in Maryland Heights, Missouri

About Curium:

Curium was formed in 2017 through the union of IBA Molecular and Mallinckrodt Nuclear Medicine LLC. Curium is a world-class nuclear medicine solutions provider with over 100 years of combined industry experience. We are proud to service over 14 million patients worldwide each year and strive to provide best-in-class quality products and exceptional, reliable service.

Our diverse group of industry experts is unified under one strong and singular focus – to develop, manufacture and supply SPECT, PET and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals to customers around the globe. In fact, we have over 6,000 customers in over 70 countries world-wide.

At Curium, every single dose counts in helping doctors and patients diagnose and treat disease. That means every single employee counts toward meeting this unified objective to help each patient live “Life Forward”. We have an amazing team that lives by our core values every single day – integrity, commitment and collaboration. Our North American headquarters is in Maryland Heights, MO. Come grow with us!

Summary of Position:

The Production Manager of the Cyclotron Hot Products department will be responsible for supervising the day to day production as it relates to the Curium Pharmaceutical methods, processes, policies, and operations for new and existing products. The Production Manager will also lead a core team of employees that will be focus on producing Safe, Quality, and Effective products for our Customers. The team will focus on continuous improvement while maximizing manufacturing volumes. 

The Production Manager will be expected to be a role model in exhibiting behaviors consistent with the company core values while fostering an environment of collaboration.

Essential Functions:

  • Support all aspects of the Cyclotron Products operation under area of responsibility including but not limited to: Production, Maintenance, Safety, Environmental, Quality, Service, Budgeting, Cost Reduction Programs, Process Improvements, Special Projects, and Employee Relations.

  • Responsible for seeing that all tasks are performed in a manner that complies with Maryland Heights Quality Management System, Safety and Environmental Management System, and all governing regulatory bodies.

  • Directly supervises direct/indirect salary employees.

  • Partner with quality/safety leadership to ensure good quality/safety practices are aligned with production.

  • Coach and mentor Supervisors and core team members.

  • Lead, coach, and train employees toward team concepts and foster an empowering and high performing environment. 

  • Ensure all direct and indirect reports are properly trained in areas directly related to their job responsibilities as well as company policies, quality policies, and safety/environmental policies.

  • Responsible for driving creation and implementation of Cost Reduction Programs.

  • Lead and drive Continuous Improvement philosophy and practices including but not limited to Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, TPM, SMED, 6S, and OEE throughout the focus factory.  

  • Responsible for monitoring weekly schedules and through interface with Customer Service, Planning, and Logistics, ensure timely customer service. 

  • Responsible for annual budgeting of staffing, capital, spending and standards.

  • Responsible for all special projects assigned by the Production Manager, to include but not limited to Lean Manufacturing initiatives, six sigma projects, safety initiatives, etc.

  • Maintain specified product quantity levels, including raw materials and product specifications.

  • Partner with Human Resources on performance management, bonus & salary planning, and labor/employee relations matters. 

  • Assist Quality Assurance personnel on product specification reviews.

  • Conduct departmental and skip level meetings with employees in the department.

  • Set clear vision by ensuring goals and objectives are aligned with site strategies through performance management for each team member. 

  • Lead and/or support all investigations, manufacturing exceptions, product failures, RCA and customer complaints at the appropriate level with complete and comprehensive detail.

  • Ability to work flexible hours.

  • Occasional travel (less than 25%) to other manufacturing locations. 

  • Lead and/or support investigations, manufacturing exceptions, product failures, RCA and customer complaints at the appropriate level with complete and comprehensive detail.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science or a related field required, work experience considered in lieu of degree.

  • 7+ years of manufacturing operations experience in Pharmaceuticals or related field, preferably in a cGMP environment.  5+ years of supervisory/ leadership experience required.  

  • Six Sigma Green Belt/Lean Certification preferred.

  • Lean tools, Regulatory Compliance knowledge, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint expertise preferred.

  • Must be a change agent with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to develop and coach others, give focus, structure, and direction to execute goals.

  • Ability to prioritize in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Solid conflict resolution skills.

  • Action oriented/drive for results.

  • Able to deal effectively with ambiguity.

  • Must be approachable, and have excellent decision making, problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Excellent organizing and planning skills, ability to drive continuous improvement.

  • Team orientation/strong team player, with managerial courage.

  • Detailed-oriented with the ability to work under tight deadlines. 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Working Conditions:

  • Standard office environment, coupled with time in radiopharmaceutical manufacturing and laboratory environments.

  • Willingness to work in plant producing radioactive materials and requiring all employees to participate in safety programs designed to minimize potential and/or actual exposure levels.

  • Responsibilities also include the ability to lift, walk, bend, stoop, push, pull, reach, and climb stairs, ladders and steps without accommodation. Must be willing to wear a variety of personal protective equipment.

  • Willingness to work in a team based environment.

  • Close attention to detail required.

  • May be required to sit or stand for long periods of time while performing duties.

  • Must be able to work outside of regular work hours.

  • Must possess good hand-eye coordination.

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Curium is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.