Manufacturing Manager

Kelly Engineering has a great opportunity as a Manufacturing Manager with a leading company in Aurora CO!

You will be in charge of the following:

  • Manufacturing Schedule
    • Develop weekly batching schedule by evaluating:
      • Appropriate tanks required for each batch based on size and requirements
      • Ancillary equipment required for each batch
      • Availability of raw materials and/or prioritize based on ETAs
      • Timing of micro testing and batch approval supports filling schedule
      • Bulk orders complete by ship date communicated to customer
      • Customer on-site visits and chemist availability for pilots
    • Set daily batching schedule and assignment of batches by Compounder
    • Set daily prioritization of Preweigh schedule
  • Organization/Management
    • Manage organization of ~20 people that runs across two shifts (1st shift runs 5am to 3:30pm and 2nd shift run 12pm to 10:30pm)
    • Maintain vision for current and future-state organization staffing
      • Maintain job descriptions and interview/hire for organization
    • Complete monthly or quarterly reviews, depending on employee, of workplan and performance reviews with Compounders, Batching Assistants, Preweighers, and Manufacturing Supervisors
    • Determine annual goals for all employees and provide ongoing performance feedback
    • Provide direction and proper processes to Compounding and Preweigh teams to ensure proper quality standards are being followed
    • Assign Training and Qualification required for each new employee and ensure completion within specified times
    • Weekly reviews of temp agency time cards and bi-weekly reviews of employee time-cards
  • Pilots, Scale-Up, and Customer Visits
    • Lead Manufacturing Pilot Program for Compounding
      • Weekly review with chemist to complete pre-pilot checklists for upcoming scale-ups
      • Ensure completion of all pilot checklists
      • Review results of all pilots with Chemists to determine if pilots were successful and/or if processing or specification updates are required
    • Manage relationship with customers during scale-ups and ensure timely completion of any customer-requested follow-ups
    • Participate in Stage Gate for early input to processing and equipment requirements for new formulations
    • Perform root cause analysis with chemist if there is a scale up failure and determine appropriate corrective and preventative actions (CAPAs)
  • Process and Engineering
    • Develop control systems or work processes to minimize and resolve manufacturing issues including determining scope, cost, critical path schedule (CPS), and impact
    • Develop and train employees on Work Processes to ensure all products meet quality control standards
    • Partner with Director of Production to understand filling losses caused by Manufacturing; develop and implement countermeasures to reduce losses
    • Determine when/where time-based maintenance (TPM) and inspection schedules should be implemented
    • Submit Change Requests to quality and R&D to implement correction and improvement ideas
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Provide coaching, implement, and ensure compliance with 5S, Lean (Six Sigma), Standard Work, Training and Qualification documents, and cGMPs
    • Perform root cause analysis on quality and equipment failures and implement CAPAs (Corrective Action, Preventative Action)
    • Monthly review of batching procedure input from Compounders with chemists to drive continuous improvements and compliance of procedures
  • Raw Material Inventory
    • Help develop and ensure compliance with raw material inventory management     
      • Set direction for weekly raw material cycle counts
      • Root cause analysis of inventory inaccuracies
      • Coaching on management of expired raw material work process
  • Back-up to Compounding Supervisor
    • Assign batches to Compounders, manage assignment of tank cleaning throughout shifts, complete batching paperwork, testing pH and viscosity on product when required
  • Back-up to Preweigh
    • Fill in for Preweigh during absences (must understand raw material weighing and inventory management system)


  • Prior management experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience working within GMP and FDA regulated environment
  • Experience in cosmetics, food, pharmaceuticals, or medical fields is a plus
  • Experience working with batching, compounding, pH testing a plus


Please apply now!

Why Kelly®?

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity, and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety and flexibility of working on short-term project engagements or prefer contract-to-hire or direct-hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific professional interests.

About Kelly®

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