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Supervisor Plant Management

Sassenheim, Netherlands


Functie: (Senior) Manufacturing Supervisor
Kopzin: Would you like to be directly involved in supporting a new process that can change people’s life?

Then keep reading!

Project Pollux is the establishment of a new Janssen Supply Chain Lentiviral Vector (LVV) production facility in Sassenheim, the Netherlands to be organized as a new business unit for Janssen Biologics (JBV). This biologics manufacturing facility is intended to become a key supply option for commercial LVV in support of the global Janssen BCMA CAR-T program for multiple myeloma, a disease affecting ~160,000 patients annually.

The production facility is currently being qualified with the following milestones in the long-lead project plan:
•    Facility and production equipment qualification
•    Handover of Facility from project team to Operations
•    Production of Engineering batches
•    Producing of Qualification batches
•    Licence approval, start Commercial manufacturing.

Are you energized to support a new organization within a global company? Do you want to contribute to improve the life of patients? Do you have a strong passion for people? Then this is your job!

For this project Janssen Biologics is recruiting a Manufacturing Supervisor to work within the Operational Readiness department to support this new facility now and in the future.

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Operations organization
In full operation, Operations manufactures the Lenti Viral Vector for our customers. This process is following different steps from cell expansion, virus production and clarification to automated filling and labelling. The process is performed under strict GMP and BSL2 conditions. During the project the team is preparing the plant for operations and supporting the technology transfer from R&D by developing procedures and training, and the team will produce test and qualification batches.

Job Summary:
As Manufacturing supervisor, you will lead a group of specialists and senior manufacturing operators (in the areas of Training, GMP, Digital Technology, Single Use Items and Consumable materials) within the LVV operations department. You work closely with the other functions, Manufacturing Supervisors and Manufacturing Process Specialists, and Process Engineers.
As supervisor, you will further build on and maintain the completely new organization for de LVV facility. This means you will participate in the recruiting process for the operations department of the LVV facility, manage and coach the operations team during the phase III and commercial production of the Lenti Viral Vector.
As supervisor you are part of the management team of the LVV and reports to the Operations Manager.
The manufacturing supervisor gets the best out of his or her people and is responsible for delivering a high-quality product within the applicable standards in the field of safety and compliance.

The responsibilities and the impact YOU will have:

•    The execution of the activities within the operations support team, according to the set standards (cGMP, EHSS, Process Excellence) and continuously improves it.
•    As a people manager, ensuring that there is a stable team with a positive constructive atmosphere. You motivate, coach and support your employees to get the best out of your team.
•    Performing all people management task e.g. holds the 5 conversations, recruitment and selection, absenteeism guidance, coaching, propagating the CREDO values.
•    Sufficient training (process, process excellence, etc.) and occupation of the team members.
•    Supporting and leading to reaching the objectives of the LVV facility.
•    Setting priorities and aligning them with the departments involved, constantly assessing, and improving the efficiency of the processes and the team, so that the production systems, the production facility and the resources are optimally utilized.
•    An effective communication between the various locations, peers (internal / external / JBV) and promotes cooperation and synergy in this.
•    Supervising activities carried out by third parties (training, qualifications, etc.) in your responsible area.


We would love to hear from YOU, if you have the following essential requirements:

Capabilities identified as priority for our Workforce of the Future are:
•    Digital & Technology
•    Change Leadership
•    Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
•    Process knowledge & expertise
•    End to End mindset

•    Bachelor’s degree in biotechnology, biochemistry, biomedicine, process technology (or equivalent education).
•    6-8 years’ experience in a biotechnology or biopharmaceutical industry environment.
•    Demonstrable organizational and managerial capacities.
•    Demonstrable people management qualities.
•    Excellent communication skills.
•    Good command of English in word and writing
•    Demonstrated EHS and GMP awareness.
•    Experience with Lean methodology, Certified Green Belt.

Key Competencies:
•    Enthusiastic Team player, flexible, “Can do” attitude, critical and proactive.
•    People management skills: supportive leadership, change management skills, motivating and coaching, developing the individual and the team to a higher level.
•    Strategic thinking: setting frameworks and goals and translating the departmental vision from the Business Cascade.
•    Analytical ability and dealing with complexity: Interpret facts, makes connections between multiple signals, searches for the root cause. Identifies obstacles for the medium term.
•    Stress resistant: Remains calm and exudes calm to the environment, even in complex situations.
•    Decision making: Can make timely decisions within set frameworks.
•    English speaking, reading and writing skills.
•    Able to work in a shift regime (shift working ours TBD but probably 16/7 shift starting end 2024).

This is what awaits YOU at J&J:

•    An opportunity to be part of a global market leader.
•    A dynamic and inspiring working environment.
•    Career opportunities and continuous personal and professional development in areas of technology and leadership.
•    Personal Development Plan – such as access to further education & training, mentoring and coaching, development opportunities on-the-job or through exciting projects.
•    Be part of a strong global network of talent and expertise, with opportunities to learn or move to different cultures and work environments.
•    Many employee benefits.
•    We are an equal opportunities employer.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:
•    For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.
•    We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences. That is why we in the Netherlands are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each and every one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are.
•    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means “You Belong”!

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