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Sr Manager, Manufacturing

Location: Lombard, IL, 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.


This position will oversee all aspects of manufacturing and maintenance operations at our Lombard facility. This role is crucial for ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of production lines and maintenance systems. The successful candidate will manage a team responsible for optimizing production processes and maintaining high standards of equipment performance and safety. The role requires a blend of technical expertise, leadership abilities, and a commitment to continuous improvement.

  • Lead and develop a team of production and maintenance professionals, fostering a culture of teamwork, accountability, and continuous improvement.
  • Oversee the production process to ensure it meets quality standards and production deadlines.
  • Develop and implement maintenance strategies to ensure optimal functioning of all equipment and machinery.
  • Prepare and manage the budget for the production and maintenance departments, ensuring cost-effectiveness and resource optimization.
  • Continuously analyze current production and maintenance processes for efficiency gains and cost reductions.
  • Ensure all production and maintenance activities comply with legal and company standards for safety and environmental impact.
  • Maintain accurate records and reports on production output, machine downtime, and maintenance activities.
  • Collaborate with other senior management and department heads to align production and maintenance strategies with company objectives.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree, Prefer Science, Engineering majors
  • 3 plus years of Operational Management
  • FDA/ISO 9001 experience required
  • FDA/ISO 13485/MDSAP Preferred

Knowledge and Skills

    • Ability to lead, motivate, and communicate effectively with a diverse team of professionals.
    • Deep understanding of manufacturing principles and maintenance management in industrial microbiology.
    • Strong ability to develop strategic plans and manage multiple projects simultaneously with meticulous attention to detail.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the capability to analyze complex production issues and implement effective solutions.
    • Knowledge of the latest industry-specific machinery and technologies; proficiency in using management and diagnostic software.
    • A strong commitment to upholding safety regulations and enhancing safety culture within the team.

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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