Oxford Immunotec, Inc.

Process Improvement Manager

Job Location UK-Milton Park, Abingdon
Posted Date 3 months ago(6/9/2021 8:20 AM)
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This position is responsible for leading projects to develop, improve, optimize and automate the company’s manufacturing processes to improve capacity and efficiency following the QMS.  The person will be part of the manufacturing team and manage the production scientists.



  • Troubleshooting & improvement of manufacturing processes, with support from the Director, Production, both on-site and at Contract Manufacturing Organisations (CMOs)
  • Working with the Production Manager and Research and Development to develop new manufacturing processes as required
  • Mentor production scientists to provide guidance, support and develop their capabilities
  • Conduct investigations, make proposals and implement actions as part of continuous improvement and Quality Compliance
  • Validation of products, production processes, equipment and facilities, to appropriate regulatory requirements
  • Development of manufacturing documentation in close association with the Production Manager (SOP’s, Work Instructions etc)
  • Maintenance and improvement of the Company Quality System
  • Work with the Production scientists to design and implement improvement/change programmes which enhance productivity, capacity, and technological capabilities.
  • Analyse current and future manufacturing capacity, facilities, processes and requirements and make appropriate recommendations to senior management
  • Work with the Production team to monitor and evaluate workflow and assembly methods and introduce process improvements that favourably affect cost and quality.
  • Work to OI Company Values at all times


  • Bachelor’s or Masters’ Degree in Science, Engineering or other formal management training.
  • Minimum of 5-10 years’ past experience of production improvement in a diagnostic/medical devices company
  • Knowledge of key manufacturing techniques and processes, including formulation, aseptic filling, labelling equipment, automated packaging equipment, assembly processes.
  • Experience of creating a business case for capital expenditure is essential
  • Additional experience working with Contract Manufacturing organisations and suppliers is essential
  • Additional experience of production operations and management preferred
  • Additional experience of process development in collaboration with R&D is preferred
  • Experience and qualifications in Lean/Six Sigma preferred
  • Familiarity with Quality System Requirements preferably including ISO 13485 and cGMP
  • Familiarity with implementation and use of ERP systems in manufacturing is strongly preferred
  • Strong technical skills and IT skills are essential


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