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Job Reference: 015OR

Plant Manager

Continent: North America
Location: New Jersey
Market: scientific
Industry: Pharmaceuticals & APIs
Salary: $125,000 - $155,000 + 10% bonus + additional benefits

Company Overview:

JBAndrews are currently partnering with a rapidly growing manufacturing and distributor of pharmaceutical ingredients, fine chemicals and laboratory products, based in North America. With a focus on active and in-active pharmaceutical ingredients, controlled substances, dietary supplements, cosmetic ingredients and biochemicals, the client also offer North American based custom synthesis/CDMO services and operate under full cGMP and DEA regulatory requirements.

My client are searching for a strong operational leader to lead and manage all plant operations relating to: shipping and receiving, personnel training, chemical packaging/repackaging, inventory control, production and facility maintenance.


  • Lead total plant operations including, but not limited to: shipping & receiving, chemical packaging and repackaging, inventory control, production and facility maintenance.
  • Involves up to 50 reports, including 10 direct.
  • Extensive workload planning and strategic scheduling of employee workforce resulting in improved departmental performances.
  • Implementation and drive of operational metrics.
  • Ensure adherence to cGMP, GDP and all SOPs for sufficient plant operations.
  • Close work with cross-functional teams.
  • Frequent travel to other US-based facilities as is needed for training and support.
  • Heavy involvement in engineering and continuous improvement teams to develop automation projects from concept development through to launch.
  • Provide proactive communication with management among other groups.


  • Bachelor’s degree in, preferably, either Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in plant operations management with proven results in a chemical manufacturing setting.
  • Process optimization experience (e.g: parts flow, pull, waste elimination etc).
  • Strong understanding of lean manufacturing methods and concepts, as well as Lean-Six-Sigma methodologies.
  • Experience in plant management and manufacturing operations Strong communication, management and supervisory skills.
  • Knowledge of cGMP, FDA and other applicable regulations..
  • A demonstrated history of leadership and implementation of operational improvements.

About JBAndrews

JBAndrews is a leading executive search and selection business, based in the UK & the UAE. We provide retained and contingency recruitment solutions globally, specialising in the global Logistics, Diagnostics, & Industrial sectors. With our ‘People First’ core value, we truly put people at the heart of our work.

Due to the large number of applications if you have not heard anything within 14 days then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful.


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Your consultant for this job:

Oliver Robertson
Business Consultant – Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Email ConsultantOliver.Robertson@jb-andrews.com

Job Reference: 015OR

Plant Manager

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