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Vice President, Manufacturing (Reagents & Consumables)

Job Summary:

The Vice President, Manufacturing is responsible for all Consumables and Reagents Manufacturing at NanoString.  This includes both the Consumables Production and the CodeSet Production teams.   In addition, the Manufacturing Development team reports to the Vice President, Manufacturing.  This person is responsible for all of the following:  on-time delivery of products to customers, maintenance of product inventory, product costs of goods sold (COGS), overhead absorption, process validation, process improvement, effective design transfer of new products into Manufacturing and conformance to all applicable ISO-13485 and FDA QSR/GMP requirements. 

Essential Functions:

  • Lead a team of Managers and Directors in efficient and high quality production of Consumables and Reagents
  • Maintain adequate product inventory for both Finished Goods and key Intermediates
  • Ensure both revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met
  • Work closely with quality groups to ensure compliance with FDA’s QSR and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and ISO-13485 standards at all times
  • Prepare and present metrics, data and reports to senior management, as needed
  • Review and approve process changes and reports, as needed
  • Ensure the effective use of staff, materials and equipment in producing quality products
  • Partner with Finance to review and revise product standard costs annually
  • Maintain budget and approve expenditures, including hiring requests and offers
  • Formulate and recommend manufacturing policies, procedures and programs
  • Select, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure the effective and efficient operations

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in a Life Sciences field; PhD is preferred.
  • Strong preference for candidates with experience running Manufacturing in a PMA setting  
  • At least 15 years of relevant manufacturing experience, preferably in a diagnostic setting 
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience hiring, leading and managing staff
  • Strong organizational, communication (oral, written and presentation) and leadership skills
  • Experience in experimental design, data analysis, critical thinking, and trouble-shooting skills
  • Financial understanding of basic cost accounting and margin analysis in a standard cost environment
  • Experience working in an ISO-13485 and/or GMP IVDD environment



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