Functional Manager - Aseptic Engineering

Date: Mar 8, 2023

Location: US-FL-Tampa, Florida, US

Company: Bausch & Lomb

Bausch + Lomb (NYSE/TSX: BLCO) is a leading global eye health company dedicated to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight for millions of people around the world—from the moment of birth through every phase of life. Our mission is simple, yet powerful: helping you see better, to live better.

Our comprehensive portfolio of over 400 products is fully integrated and built to serve our customers across the full spectrum of their eye health needs throughout their lives. Our iconic brand is built on the deep trust and loyalty of our customers established over our nearly 170-year history. We have a significant global research, development, manufacturing and commercial footprint of approximately 12,500 employees  and a presence in approximately 100 countries , extending our reach to billions of potential customers across the globe. We have long been associated with many of the most significant advances in eye health, and we believe we are well positioned to continue leading the advancement of eye health in the future. 


Objectives/Purpose of Job:

The Aseptic Engineering Manager handles leadership of the Aseptic Engineering competency for manufacturing and executing projects aligned to site priorities and product strategies to drive process and quality improvements, cost reduction, and ensure continuity of supply.


Key Activities/Responsibilities:

  1. Leadership of the Aseptic Engineering competency and associated resources including functional management of the group, staff development, budget, planning and projects associated with design, development, technology transfer and production.
  2. Lead and support upgrades in global aseptic manufacturing plants based on industry standards and best practices ensuring regulatory compliance through the selection and implementation of the latest technology in facility design, processing equipment and methodologies.
  3. Lead the development and execution of the Tampa Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Site Master Plan including roadmap development, Capital planning, and execution.
  4. Leadership of the global utilities N+1 assessments for all aseptic manufacturing sites.
  5. Leadership of the global Water Systems assessment to identify gaps to industry best practices and develop remediation plans.
  6. Ensure that engineering knowledge, processes and best practices are leveraged across sites and drive manufacturing platform standardization where appropriate.
  7. Provide leadership, guidance and support in technology transfers, new product launches, troubleshooting and problem resolution, capital project planning and executions, cost improvement and talent management.
  8. Manage a portfolio of Sustaining Engineering Projects aligned with site priorities to drive process and quality improvements, reduce cost and ensure continuity of supply.
  9. Provide oversight and direction to the Pharma Maintenance of Business Portfolio Leader and support MOB projects, activities, and resource plans.


Scope of Position:

  • Technical Management of the Aseptic Engineering Team in support of manufacturing process improvement, capacity scale-up, sustaining engineering and maintenance of business, and strategic programs.
  • Influential leader responsible for technical direction of the team and ownership of the aseptic technical competency.
  • May manage project portfolios and or individual Sustaining Engineering and/or MOB projects.
  • Interfaces with multiple internal organizations and external suppliers in leading and executing projects and or strategic business initiatives.
  • Provides direction and oversight to the Aseptic technical team.



Key Relationships:

  • Tampa Manufacturing Site Leadership Team Member
  • Tampa site Engineering Director
  • Tampa site Procurement and Finance
  • External suppliers, engineering firms, and technical consultants
  • Global Engineering Leadership Team including managers and Portfolio Leaders


Experience/Educational background:

  • BS/MS Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science.
  • Experience with facility and equipment start-up and manufacturing in sterile cGMP pharmaceutical operations.
  • Strong background with Sterile GMP guidelines, EU standards.
  • Technical staff development and management.
  • Leadership of large-scale manufacturing improvement programs/projects.
  • Familiarity with FDA regulated products.
  • Project management training or certification.
  • Strong troubleshooting capabilities with experience in DOE.
  • GMP, Six sigma, Lean Manufacturing, and Design for Manufacturing.
  • Strong communication and interactive skills, capable of leading and directing project teams as required.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements for ANDA and NDA product and process changes.
  • Product and process development phase/gate methodology and manufacturing tech transfer.






This position may be available in the following location(s): US - Tampa, FL

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