Job Title: Head of Manufacturing and Planning

Department: Manufacturing

Reports To: Managing Director

FLSA Status: Exempt


QS Pharma is a contract research, development and manufacturing company that provides a broad range of services for pharmaceutical companies worldwide. The company has started commercial manufacture of a solid oral dosage forms and is looking for a dynamic person to head its manufacturing operations.

General Purpose of Job:

Responsible for planning, directing and managing the production-related activities and personnel of the Company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Plan materials, equipment, rooms, and personnel (shifts) for uninterrupted manufacturing of marketed products. The responsibilities may also include technology transfer of the products and manufacture of clinical trial supplies.

  • Must keep current with CSAs/MSAs and forecasts. As a part of planning, work with business development and project management groups to establish production schedule based on forecast and POs.

  • Work with supply chain to establish material supply agreements. Work with Quality group to establish Quality agreements with materials vendors and ensure that their qualification.

  • Manage and direct production staff with respect to capacity, timing/shifts and training. Ensure GMP training of all manufacturing personnel. Develop and implement operating methods and procedures to support commercial manufacture and ensure product quality.

  • Maintain the facility and the equipment. Work with Engineering & Validation for timely PM and calibration.

  • Maintain compliance at all levels of production including documentation. Support all client and regulatory audits.

  • Maintains strictest levels of safety based on company and other appropriate Environmental Health and Safety policies and programs.

  • Requirements:

    Act as a mentor and technical expert for all manufacturing-related personnel and assist with regard to any manufacturing issues. Determine work schedules and assigns duties/responsibilities accordingly. Be available for other duties and for longer work hours as required for completion of tasks.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    Minimum of Bachelors Degree in Pharmaceutical, Chemistry, Engineering, or related field plus ten (10) years industry experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment. Experience with PAIs and audits from FDA and European Health Agencies.

    To apply send resume and letter of application detailing experience to Jenne’ Johnson, HR Generalist, QS Pharma LLC, 3 Chelsea Parkway, Boothwyn, PA 19601;