Manufacturing Operations Director

Location: Tampa Florida Region


Manufacturing Operations Director | Contract Manufacturing and Development Organization


This search is being conducted on behalf of our privately held and privately funded start-up client. This newly created company seeks to build out their top tier managers and hire the Director of Operations.

This is a very entrepreneurial role where one will serve as a member of the executive team and lead all manufacturing operations at our client’s state-of-the-art facility. This includes all bulking, filling, packaging, warehousing and maintenance operations.

This individual is responsible for providing key leadership, direction, organization, management, monitoring and cGMP compliance of the roles.


  • One must be willing to wear multiple hats and bring solid knowledge of sterile injectable experience.

  • One must have held a direct role in manufacturing and overseeing manufacturing operations.

  • Must have a proven track record of successful problem solving utilizing critical thinking skills in a fast-paced environment.


  • Oversees a staff of 20 across sterile manufacturing, visual inspection, labeling, packaging, and warehousing operations.

  • Manages and directs the employees and functions of the Manufacturing Operations areas to include the preparation of equipment and components to be used in manufacturing and packaging processes.

  • Manages all operational aspects of the area including productivity, cost, planning and daily business processes.

  • Ensures compliance with all applicable corporate and regulatory SOP, cGMP, and safety guidelines, working closely with Quality Director.

  • Ensures all personnel receive necessary and appropriate training for their job function.

  • Effectively manages employee relations including hiring, discipline, rewards and recognition, and effective human capital resources allocation.

  • Represents the Company along with Quality Director in Regulatory audits and inquiries.

  • Develop and achieve annual budget for Operations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations, Business, Logistics or equivalent experience. Masters preferred.

  • 5+ years of progressively increasing managerial experience in a manufacturing environment. Experience serving the pharmaceutical space. At least 3+ years in a sterile injectable environment.

  • A career background in operations or quality with sterile or aseptic manufacturing experience.

  • Experience with Operational Excellence, Lean and Six Sigma, or similar efficiency improvement programs is preferred.

  • Proven track record in controlling costs to budget, preferably manufacturing variance management.

  • Large volume, wide customer base contract manufacturing experience strongly desired.


To learn more about this role, contact a member of our team at 267-483-5233 or

The Bandish Group, LLC
Life Sciences Executive Search
1432 Easton Road, Suite 2B
Warrington, PA 18976