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Team Leader - Fermentation

Company: Zoetis, Inc
Location: Charles City
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Role DescriptionJob Description:The Team Leader is responsible for the safe execution of the Charles City production schedule in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices and other applicable regulatory requirements. Team Leaders actively promote colleague engagement and development utilizing both site and corporate resources. Conducts all activities and makes decisions that are in accordance with Company policies & SOPs, Zoetis Values, & global regulatory guidelines (including cGMP/cGLP/cGCP), environmental guidelines as appropriate, etc. Update and maintain department procedures including Manufacturing Directions and SOPs using Microsoft Word software.Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage and own department performance, including leadership and/or participation in floor operations, area audits, department meetings, shift changes, etc.
  • Must be flexible in daily start time to ensure leadership coverage across the 3-shift operation. Must be available for on-call support in evenings, nights, and weekends.
  • Ensure effective utilization of the GMP process for all direct reports, including annual objectives, individual development plans, one-on-one meetings, quarterly and year-end reviews. Continuously improve the capabilities of the team.
  • Perform safety related M1 investigations, including initial safety event summary to site leadership.
  • Perform manufacturing related M1 investigations as needed in the area.
  • Ensure direct reports are compliant with all training requirements.
  • Perform Human Performance Evaluation as applicable.
  • Continuously develop direct reports to build a strong team and site. This includes the use of performance management tools, improvement initiatives, direct feedback and open communication.
  • Effective and timely management of employee relations in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Participate and/or lead special projects as directed by area Manager/Others.
  • Respond to process and/or equipment events by ensuring communication with process specialist, quality, regulatory, EHS, finance, maintenance, and Operational Excellence specialist(s) as necessary.
  • Compliance and execution of EHS-regulations (Zoetis, US). Compliance and execution of standards and instructions of company manufacturing specifications and SOPs.
  • Responsible for completion of Manufacturing Batch Record Review and other application department documentation.
  • Department Specific Responsibilities as indicated. Education and Experience:
    • BA/BS with 2-4 years of experience OR MBA/MS with 0-2 years of experience OR Minimum of 8 years relevant experience.
    • Relevant manufacturing or analytical experience in microbiology, biology, engineering, or other scientific discipline preferred. Demonstrated commitment to the Zoetis Core Beliefs and leadership competencies.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead, develop, and motivate teams.
    • Demonstrated ability to interact positively with all levels of colleagues including senior leadership.
    • Demonstrated ability to achieve results.
    • Extensive knowledge and capabilities with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Extensive knowledge and capabilities with SAP Enterprise Resource System preferred
    • Strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal, and team/group interactive and leading skills.
    • Strong commitment to product quality, customer service, and continuous improvement.
    • Ability to resolve technical issues, troubleshoot manufacturing processes, and investigate process deviations/excursions.
    • Thorough knowledge of 9CFR and EU regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs).
    • Experience using Trackwise (Event Tracking System) Change Request and Investigation Writing software preferred but not required.
    • Experience using DMAIC problem solving tools and Minitab analytical software preferred but not required.Physical Requirements
      • Must be able to sit, walk or stand for long periods of time.
      • Must be able to wear a respirator
      • Must be able to reach above shoulder level, bend/stoop, kneel, push/pull, and handle/grip frequently.
      • Must be able to work scheduled 40 hours with the ability to work overtime as needed.
      • Frequent lifting and carrying of 5 to 25 lbs
      • Regular reaching, bending, stooping, and twisting
      • Repetitive motion and substantial movement of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
      • Must be able to lift up to 25 poundsFull timeRegularColleagueAny unsolicited resumes sent to Zoetis from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Zoetis mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Zoetis employees, or to Zoetis resume database will be considered Zoetis property. Zoetis will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.Zoetis will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "". In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Keywords: Zoetis, Inc, Rochester , Team Leader - Fermentation, Hospitality & Tourism , Charles City, Minnesota

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