Project Manager, Operations
Akorn 2

Amityville, New York

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The Project Manager, Operations will provide technical support to manufacturing and packaging operations or other departments, as needed, through the project management of changes needed in process, components or SOP’s. The Project Manager, Operations will play a key role under the direction of the Director, Engineering in the development and implementation of process improvement projects with multiple departments, consultants, and contractors.

The incumbent will need to have experience working in the pharmaceutical manufacturing setting with demonstrated success in a cross-functional team environment. This role includes collaboration with site manufacturing, finance, IT and quality functional resources.

  • Component specs.
  • Changes in component resins.
  • Purchasing new packaging or compounding equipment.
  • Assisting validation in IOQ’s.
  • Investigations in operations.
  • Development of operating SOP’s.
  • Training of operators.
  • Participating in upgrades of the ERP program.
  • Managing and coordinating activities around the production of controlled substance.
  • Assistance in investigation of shipping insurance claims.
  • Cost control and reduction of scrap.
  • Assistance in controlling contract work in GMP areas.
  • During the execution phase this function will assemble implementation teams including various user groups to install, train and run the equipment or system purchased.
  • Project management will include the organization and generation of relevant data and preparation of project scopes, cost estimates, economic justifications, and capital appropriation requests. The position will select equipment, prepare specifications, assemble design documentation, procure equipment, and coordinate installation and start-up activities for systems and equipment.

  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in engineering or closely allied discipline required or 10 years of practical field experience in a pharmaceutical setting directly liquid, or semi-solid dosage form production required
  • Demonstrated experience with quality systems in a FDA current GMP regulated environment as well as capital project management experience required
  • Established understanding of good mechanical understanding of equipment and systems
  • Hands on knowledge of production operations and associated control systems preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively with interdisciplinary groups or project teams, and related well to people
  • Availability of multitasking, running multiple projects in parallel
  • Domestic travel periodically required
  • Must have strong technical and analytical skills
  • Ability to meet attendance standards. All full-time employees are required to work a 40-hr week. At times it may be necessary to work additional hours in order to get the required tasks accomplished to meet deadlines.
  • Able to use personal computer and standard office equipment such as fax and copy machines, calculator, and printers. Aptitude to learn computer programs as needed.
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation communication skills. Resourceful and well organized.
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Company Overview
Who we are?
Aside from being a pharmaceutical industry leader with deep roots in the eye care community, Akorn has proven through the years, to be a company of clear vision. A vision of what it takes to continually develop and evolve in order sustain our mission, which is to improve patients' lives through the quality, availability and affordability of our products. Along with developing and manufacturing branded and generic ophthalmics, Akorn manufactures injectable, oral liquid, optic, topical, inhalant, and animal health products. To learn more please visit our website at .

Why choose us?
Akorn employees are modern day superheroes! That might sound like an exaggeration; however, when you think of it, superheroes help those in need. That is exactly what we do here at Akorn. If you choose to work with us, you are not choosing to work an ordinary job. You are choosing to make an impact in this world. You are choosing to have a career with purpose. If you are seeking a rewarding opportunity where you can make a difference for others, then put on your cape and join the team!!

What do we offer?
  • Competitive pay
  • Growth and development opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 3 weeks PTO + Personal Days
  • 9 company holidays
  • 401K match
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefit Options
  • 100% Paid Maternity Leave
  • Fast paced, family-oriented work environment
  • Wellness Program
  • Inclusive and diverse culture
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

EEO Statement
Akorn, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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