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Template Control Production Manager

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Manufacturing

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.


The Template Control Production Manager will manage a team that formulates DNA and RNA components to support BioFire Diagnostics’ in vitro diagnostic products’ research and development, manufacturing, validations, and quality control efforts. Principle responsibilities include managing the lab’s inventory of DNA and RNA template, overseeing production, coordinating delivery of Template Control products, participating in process improvements, supporting the coordination of preventative maintenance and calibration for lab instruments and equipment, and supporting the execution of validations for production processes, products, instruments, and equipment.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: 
  1. Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of BioMerieux’s Quality System.
  2. Manage and develop the Template Control production team
  3. Manage production of Template Control products, including inventorying, scheduling, ordering raw materials, manufacturing, troubleshooting, and quality control.
  4. Responsible for assisting supervisors with technical issues such as training, organization workflow, and troubleshooting issues.
  5. Work closely with dependent departments to ensure uninterrupted supply of Template Control products, resolving process/product-related issues
  6. Maintain cGMP documents for all work.
  7. Acts as the point of contact for questions and problems that Supervisors are unable to address.
  8. Ensure a timely response to department inquiries and quick resolution of problems.
  9. Perform quality investigations including problem identification, corrective action, data analysis and review, and timely completion of documentation.
  10. Sponsor, participate, and support continuous improvement efforts in Template Control
  11. Provide input and coordinate resourcing with Template Control Project Managers for process/product transfers into Template Control, validations, and document revisions.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.


Training and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, biology, chemistry, or a related field. In lieu of education 4+ years of direct laboratory experience and demonstrated people leadership can be considered..
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in a laboratory setting or related area.
  • Graduate degree in business or physical science may substitute for additional lab experience as appropriate.
  • At least 3 years of management or supervisory experience is preferred
    Experience in and understanding of cGMP environment is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in SAP or a similar electronic MRP system, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in leadership, delegation, organization, motivation, training, and performance feedback.
  • Ability to organize, lead, and objectively evaluate the work of other personnel.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both written and verbal
  • Highly collaborative and team oriented
  • Excellent attention to details
  • Flexibility and agility to shift priorities, reallocate resources, and meet timelines.
  • Manage multiple priorities simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate high-level business judgment and clear communication with cross-functional teams and across all levels of the organization.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and meet tight deadlines.
  • Mandatory professional skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to perform duties wearing a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR).
  • Must be able to safely lift 25lbs.

Please be aware that recruitment related scams are on the rise. Fraudulent job postings are being placed on other websites, and individuals posing as bioMérieux Talent Acquisition team members are reaching out via email or text message in an attempt to collect your personal and confidential information. In some cases, these scammers are also conducting bogus interviews prior to extending fraudulent offers of employment. Beware of individuals reaching out using general phone numbers and non-bioMerieux email domains (i.e.,,, etc.). If you are concerned that an interview experience or offer of employment might be a scam, please make sure you are searching for the posting on our careers site or contact us at [email protected].

BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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