General Manager, Chicago Operations

3 months ago(11/3/2017 9:59 AM)
Adello Biologics, LLC


Adello Biologics is a privately held, U.S.-based biotechnology company that leads with science to accelerate development and drive manufacturing efficiency. The company's aim is to provide high-quality, affordable biosimilars to patients worldwide. Headquartered in Piscataway, NJ and driven by a team of highly skilled industry veterans, Adello is advancing a strategic pipeline of proteins and complex monoclonal antibodies with lead candidates in oncology and immunology. For more information, visit


Our vision is to make biosimilar medications affordable. We are seeking candidates interested in contributing to a bourgeoning field that has the potential to help millions of patients. As a growing company, Adello Biologics offers real development opportunities for candidates excited to take on responsibility, make an immediate impact and help us achieve our vision. As part of a close knit team, you’ll have the opportunity to work in a unique, high science industry while expanding your career. We are seeking a General Manager, Chicago Operations to be based out of our Chicago, IL location.



The General Manager, Chicago Operations is a full-time exempt position at Adello Biologics, LLC, in Chicago, IL. The General Manager’s primary responsibility is to provide leadership, direction and operational management for the Chicago site to ensure that the operations (primarily manufacturing, engineering, quality, and supply chain) meet the business objectives of the company.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Lead the development and maintenance of a high-performing organization encompassing operational excellence (efficiency, productivity, and quality), cGMP regulatory compliance and customer service.
  • Ensure production plans are executed on time and on budget
  • Ensure the development of a world class compliance and quality environment through a strong commitment to cGMP requirements for clinical and commercial scale production.
  • Provide strong, collaborative and decisive leadership through direct, open and honest communication at all levels of the organization.
  • Assess the effectiveness and efficiency of site-wide systems, processes and practices.
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of cost-effective initiatives that increase efficiency, effectiveness, throughput and regulatory compliance.
  • Coordinate with external manufacturing organizations to ensure that all manufacturing meets company and regulatory standards.
  • Ensure that all technology transfer, new project start-ups, and manufacturing campaigns are executed to company and customer requirements.
  • Ensure good working relationships with all customers, suppliers and business partners including overall compliance with relevant FDA, OSHA, EPA and quality requirements.
  • Provide regular communications to motivate the organization in its continued transformation into a successful culture including the development of a highly engaged, motivated workforce.
  • Evaluate the results of the business and communicate with key stakeholders on current and anticipated performance to facilitate effective planning and decision-making.
  • Directs department activities including budget plans and other reports.
  • Departments directly reporting to the General Manager: Engineering (Manufacturing, Equipment and Facility Engineering, Maintenance, Metrology, Validation, Janitorial, EHS), Manufacturing (Upstream and Downstream Drug Substance manufacturing, Inspection & Packaging, Aseptic Filling), Supply Chain (Planning, Warehousing, Shipping & Receiving)
  • Departments reporting with a dotted line: QA/QC, MS&T
  • Responsibility over site budget




  • Technical degree in science or engineering is required with a graduate degree in business or related technical discipline is highly desired.



  • At least 10 years’ experience leading manufacturing operations of site or sub-area of pharmaceutical or biologic manufacturer.





  • Experience in strategic planning and execution.
  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures.
  • Experience in formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop operational plans and budgets.
  • Results orientated.
  • Strong customer focus both internally and externally.
  • Ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong application of continuous improvement and product life cycle management methods in highly regulated environment
  • Excels in cross-functional leadership to solve complex problems





General Work Environment:

  • A combination of an office environment and biotechnology pharmaceutical clean room facilities.



  • No extraordinary noise levels.



  • Must be able to lift 15 lbs.



  • No special requirements.



  • High paced demanding environment to meet ambitious project goals.



  • Some travel may be required.


Adello Biologics, LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Adello Biologics, LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Notice To Agency And Search Firm Representatives

Adello Biologics is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Adello employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Adello. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.


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