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Supervisor/Sr Supervisor Manufacturing, CCP2 Upstream Operation

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Company: Roche
Contract: PERM
Location: California - Vacaville, United States

Shift: Front Days, 0600 - 1900, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Alternating Wednesday

As a member of the frontline Vacaville Manufacturing Leadership Team, the Supervisor/Senior Supervisor is responsible for a shift of direct reports who are responsible for executing production operations in one of Genentech's largest biochemical manufacturing facility. The Supervisor/Senior Supervisor will ensure that the shift meets the production schedule (1-week to 1-month) per demand for commercial CHO-derived bulk products in a safe, high-quality, cGMP compliant, reliable and cost-effective manner. The leader will promote values and leadership capabilities with the group.

The Supervisor/Senior Supervisor will apply experience in work and seek out opportunities to expand applied experience base. S/he will apply experience to a variety of issues both in work area and across functional teams and share with more junior members of the staff. This includes, understanding and monitoring cGMP activities, department safety guidelines, and be aware of the subtle nuances of inspection readiness.

The Supervisor/Senior Supervisor will foster an environment founded on trust, accountability, and mutual respect and will provide active, visible leadership to maintain and enhance the company's position as a premier, world-class bio-pharmaceutical manufacturer. The Supervisor/Senior Supervisor will lead and motivate a shift of approximately 10 people to achieve our business objectives and to promote staff personal and professional growth.


  • Thorough understanding of large-scale cGMP-manufacturing environment.
  • Proven track record of ensuring safe, compliant, and efficient operations in a cGMP manufacturing environment.  
  • Familiarity with large scale processes and an understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) as they apply to bioprocess manufacturing and proven track record of leading cGMP compliant operations through successful health authority inspections.
  • Proven ability to drive quality and productivity improvements through the use of Lean and other continuous improvement methods.
  • Successful demonstration of systems expertise, considerable problem solving skills, training ability, communication skills, and initiative.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, leadership, and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to lead/guide/develop an operational staff team to achieve value-added results in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience in aseptic and bio-processing technologies preferred.
  • Advocate for Roche’s mission of advancing and boldly championing diversity, equity, and inclusion


  • BA/BS in life/physical sciences or engineering degree is preferred.
  • Direct supervisory experience preferred for the supervisor level; 2+ years of supervisory experience required for the senior supervisor level.
  • 5+ years operations experience, including at least 3 years of leadership experience.
  • Experience in aseptic and bioprocessing technologies desired.
  • cGMP experience desired.
  • Successful demonstration of leadership and team building skills.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise with manufacturing equipment and processes.
  • Strong technical problem solving capabilities.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and time management skills.
  • Experience in Lean Production System desired.
  • Ability to use computer systems, HMIs, and data collection systems.

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