GMP Manufacturing Supervisor

United States, Portsmouth (New Hampshire)

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

Lonza in Portsmouth, NH is looking for an experienced Manufacturing Supervisor.  The Manufacturing Supervisor will provide a safe, controlled work environment in all areas of responsibility and be aware of the site safety objectives and make sure they are communicated and understood by all staff.  Manufacturing Supervisor will be the Point of Contact for the assigned manufacturing processes.  They will provide in suite oversight of the manufacturing process during critical operations (i.e. harvest, vial filling, visual inspection, etc.).  Work with Internal and Joint Project Teams to transfer and maintain customers' processes in production facility.  Attend JTT meetings, and as necessary JPT meetings as the manufacturing representative for all processes during campaign preparation.  Provide/Arrange effective trainings for manufacturing staff related to any new equipment or systems to be used in Cell Therapy.  Collaborate with CT Manufacturing Leadership team to incorporate process and operational improvements into new customer processes in manufacturing.  Collaborate with Senior Manufacturing Manager to determine equipment and materials the suite will need to purchase in order to run the process.  May act as fill in for Manufacturing Technical Manager and Senior Manager in their absence.

Minimum Required Qualifications/Skills

Education: BS Preferred, additional experience in lieu of degree considered


Minimum 5 years related experience with degree, minimum 8 years without degree


  • Interaction with regulatory agencies preferred
  • Core involvement in Technical Transfer and project activity
  • Leadership of organizational change, staff hiring and training
  • Continuous Improvement activities
  • Generation and optimization of batch documentation (EBR preferred)


  • Experience of biological GMP manufacturing operations in particulars Fermentation, Purification, Drug Product Filling and Freezing processes.
  • Experience of Autologous / cross training environments requiring innovative resourcing solutions preferred
  • Experience of automated and manual visual inspection systems preferred.

Qualities & Attitude

Solid staff management experience. Ability to work inter-departmentally and potentially with customers.  Excellent leadership skills a must.

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reference: R40224