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Danaher Corporation Manager of Therapeutic (cGMP) Manufacturing in Coralville, Iowa

IDT is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting-edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team.

IDT is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Job Title: Manager of Therapeutic Manufacturing

Location: Coralville, IA

Purpose statement:

This position is responsible for operations within the Therapeutic GMP manufacturing facility, including nucleic acid manufacturing, purification, and processing, and protein manufacturing. The manager will drive continuous improvement to contribute to safe and efficient processes.

The manager will be tasked with driving plant OTD (On-time delivery) to >95% thru improved material availability within the assigned value stream.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and leads the Therapeutic Manufacturing department which includes employee hiring, training, evaluations, and employee issues.

  • Leads all aspects of daily workflow prioritization

  • Supervises the daily operations to ensure efficiency and accuracy of products in accordance with documented procedures.

  • Creates and follows processes for manufacturing, storing, sampling, labeling, and warehousing.

  • Communicate requirements using a team-based approach to accomplish the goals and objectives of the business.

  • Gathers, interprets, and analyzes manufacturing data.

  • Reviews and updates detailed procedures on a routine basis and facilitate the associated training

  • Assists in the development of standard procedures

  • Adheres to all departmental protocols, rules, contamination controls, safety procedures, and standard work

  • Adheres to current environmental regulations.

  • Initiates Non-Conformance Material Report (NCMR) and Deviations.

  • Participates in customer and regulatory audits, customer visits, and/or calls.

  • Participates in the Hazardous Material Spill Response Team.

  • Champion Six Sigma Principles (Continuous Improvement, Culture of Quality, Lean, Root Cause Analysis, Value Stream Mapping, etc.) expertise to map improvement plans and drive sustainable improvements.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field required

Professional Experience:

  • 10 or more years of previous experience in a GMP production environment is required.

  • 5 or more years of leadership experience in a cGMP manufacturing environment is required.

  • Knowledgeable in the requirements of ISO 9001 and GMP Q7.

Other Job Qualifications

  • Analytical problem-solving skills

  • Ability to lead staff and communicate group needs to supervisor regarding quality, speed, or cost potential improvements.

  • Ability to represent the department as a leader, member, or facilitator on multi-organizational teams

  • Ability to quickly prioritize and organize workload, based on multiple variables, in order to efficiently accomplish departmental goals

  • Knowledge of effective techniques and strategies to empower staff and encourage initiative

  • Ability to accept responsibility for your actions and the actions of your staff to establish accountability

  • Ability to encourage and facilitate cooperation, teamwork, and pride.

Physical Requirements:

Exert 50 -100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently

What We Offer:

  • Generous Paid Time Off Accruals

  • 16 Hours PAID Volunteer Time Off

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid parental leave to eligible U.S. associates

  • 401(k) with Company Match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

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