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Associate Manager, Packaging

Req #: 1800176
Location: Boudry, Boudry CH
Job Category: Manufacturing/Technical Operations
Work Location: Route de Perreux 1 BOUDRY 2017
Organization: Celgene International SaRL
Schedule: 40
Employee Status: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Job Level:
Other Locations:Switzerland- Boudry


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Overseeing the Semi-finished and Finished Goods Packaging, the Packaging Associate Manager provides leadership to the respective teams and ensures that the highest standards of health and safety are adhered to. The Packaging Associate Manager is responsible to generate quality, cost-effective goods through the effective utilization of resources to meet production schedules in accordance with all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) practices, while taking into consideration the company’s commitment to our Core Values and Behaviors in the planning and implementation of all actions related to the area of responsibility.

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • 5 years of previous supervisory experience in pharmaceutical industry, ideally experience in packaging activities is preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge to ensure compliance with applicable regulations i.e cGMP, FDA.
  • Autonomous and aptitude to work on the floor.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in English.
  • Organized and rigorous, able to provide leadership and coaching to the packaging team in order to maintain an environment of trust and personal accountable. 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with his team but also at all levels of the organizations.
  • Ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Proven track record of attaining both production and quality targets while upholding the highest standards of health and safety.
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma is preferred.
  • Exceptional problem-solving ability.
  • Effectively coordinate and execute departmental projects.
  • Proficient in addressing employee relations challenges. 

Duties and Responsibilities

In charge of the daily management of the packaging team (planning communication, team organization, control, checking of the defined targets).

Troubleshoot any immediate packaging problems to mitigate impact.

In charge of the management of the packaging planning compared to the logistic requests to ensure delivery on time.

Proactively monitor staffing needs as well as resolve challenges with employees around company policies and practices.

Collaborate with other departments and members of the management team to meet plant objectives.

Ensure training conformity of packaging team.

Conduct investigations into packaging failures, develop and implement remediation plan.

Ensure participation of health authorities audit (i.e. FDA, Swiss medic, EMEA...), and internal audit.

In charge of drafting of Standard Operating Procedure, and also working procedure linked to the area of responsibility.

Conform to the directives and instructions defined in the pharmaceutical site quality system.

Support and Participate to any development project executed on the packaging area (ie new validation process).

Coordinate improvement or development process linked to packaging area.

Apply risk management techniques and/or participate to risk assessment/analysis group linked to packaging process.

In charge of the definition, implementation of the KPI related to his scope of responsibilities.

To apply and respect GMP requirement, Hygiene, Safety and Environment rules during packaging activities.


  • Line Managers shall maintain a safe and healthy work environment for their staff in areas under their control, and shall ensure compliance with relevant rules and legislation in those areas.
  • Work with EHS to evaluate hazards and perform risk analysis.
  • Ensure that staff (including short duration and temporary contracts) is properly informed on hazards, and trained to act in consequence.
  • Promote safe practices and behaviours, verify that EHS rules are implemented and respected.
  • Report immediately all incidents and near-misses to EHS, participate in investigations and identify preventive measures to prevent similar accidents in the future.

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