• 20-May-2021 to 21-Jun-2021 (EST)
  • Manufacturing
  • Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • Full Time - Exempt

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Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) is a biotechnology company that promotes improved health globally through the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases.  Novavax is currently conducting multiple late-stage clinical trials for NVX-CoV2373, our vaccine candidate against the virus that causes COVID-19, and has recently reported exciting and highly encouraging initial efficacy results. NanoFlu, our quadrivalent influenza nanoparticle vaccine, met all primary objectives in its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial in older adults. Both candidate vaccines incorporate Novavax' proprietary saponin-based Matrix-M adjuvant to enhance the immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies. Novavax is a leading innovator of recombinant vaccines. Our proprietary technology platform leverages the power and speed of genetic engineering to efficiently produce highly immunogenic nanoparticles in order to address urgent global health needs.

Novavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic.

We are seeking a Manufacturing Manager, who is highly motivated and versatile individual to fill a challenging yet rewarding role as we look to commission and validate the facilities to produce our novel vaccines. This role requires a diverse skill set to assist with a variety of technical, operational, and project responsibilities. Must be highly flexible and collaborative to drive cross-functional success at the site and coordinate with tech transfer teams.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Effective coaching and development of leaders and manufacturing team
  • Motivating, supporting, and providing guidance to production staff
  • Communicating regularly with upper management regarding problems or issues impacting production
  • Establishing a balance between increased productivity and reducing costs to manufacturing operations
  • Ensuring productivity goals for the manufacturing team are met.
  • Ensuring adequate scheduling and retention of staff.
  • Improving efficiency without compromising safety or quality
  • Possess extensive knowledge of department processes.
  • Assure that manufacturing goals are aligned with departmental/company goals and achieving them.
  • Ensuring manufacturing performance, volume, and quality goals are met.
  • Ensuring all company policies and procedures are followed.
  • Collaborating with external groups to achieve business objectives.
  • Effective project management skills
  • Promoting teamwork
  • Regularly 1:1's with manufacturing staff to provide feedback and understand group dynamic.
  • Review and author critical deviations, change controls, and CAPAs.
  • Identify challenges in manufacturing and remove roadblocks.
  • Participate and interface with internal and external audits inspectors.
  • Ensuring production area remains in a state of inspection readiness at all times.

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (engineering or biological science is preferred).
  • Minimum 7 years' experience in GMP pharmaceutical, biologics and/or vaccine manufacturing in a manufacturing role.
  • Prior supervisory experience (3+ years).
  • Demonstrates interpersonal, technical aptitude, and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge and expertise in principles and practice of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) from development or commercial applications.
  • Knowledgeable of FDA regulations regarding the manufacture of biological including regulatory inspection experience.
  • Excellent multi-tasking, organizational, and leadership skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, identify root causes, and systematically resolve problems.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong working knowledge of OSHA regulations
  • Proficient in Window based software to include Excel and Word. Ability to adapt to changing software programs.

Novavax is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic. Novavax is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol NVAX and is dedicated to developing novel vaccines to address infectious disease.

Novavax offers a base salary, annual bonus, equity grants, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Novavax is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment and advancement opportunities are available to all individuals on an at-will basis, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, protective hairstyle, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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