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Manager Trainee - Operations (Travel Program; Relocation Required)

Jackson, Mississippi
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Job ID R0030136

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Job Description

Operations Manager Trainee - $50,000 Salary and Program Completion Bonus

About BioLife Plasma Services

Every day at BioLife, we feel good knowing that what we do helps improve the lives of patients with rare diseases. While you focus on our donors, we’ll support you. We offer a purpose you can believe in, a team you can count on, opportunities for career growth, and a comprehensive benefits program, all in a fast-paced, friendly environment.

BioLife Plasma Services is a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.

Our Mission

To provide the highest-quality plasma to meet the expectations of our customers, ensuring the availability of life-saving therapies for patients.

Our Vision

To be the leading plasma supply company in the world by continuously improving, to ensure:

  • Every employee is valued and a fully engaged member of our team
  • Every donor is recognized for his or her contribution and given exceptional service
  • Every process is innovative and efficient
  • Every customer is delighted with our performance

About the Operations Manager Trainee Role

  • Takeda is looking for self-motivated individuals to enter our Operations Management Trainee Program and advance into an Assistant Manager position at one of our US BioLife Plasma Center locations across a wide network. As an Operations Manager Trainee you will have the opportunity to travel to multiple dynamic and unique work environments, through our comprehensive travel package.

Qualifications for this role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent amount of leadership experience (approximately 3 years)
  • Experience working with SOPs, GDP, GMP, CLIA, FDA or within another highly regulated industry preferred.

Important Requirements:

  • During the Operations Management Trainee Program, trainees must either live near a BioLife Plasma Services location or relocate to Appleton, WI.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license for the entire duration of the program.
  • Ability to travel up to 75%-85% of the time for duration of training program, and relocation upon completion of program.
  • Production environment requiring the ability to walk and stand for the entire work shift.
  • Requires frequent leaning, bending, stooping, crouching, and reaching above the shoulders and below the knee. Requires frequent lifting up to 32 pounds, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Must have fine motor coordination, depth perception, and ability to hear equipment sounds from a distance.
  • Due to potential exposure to blood borne pathogens (risk level 1), 90% of production-based work tasks require pro-longed glove wear.  

Primary Responsibilities of the Operations Manager Trainee role include:

  • Learn to assist in managing the operations of a plasma collection facility, to include financial, marketing, administrative, regulatory, quality, personnel, and facilities management functions.
  • Develop skill sets for forecasting and attaining production and cost goals while ensuring compliance with company, local and federal regulations for a plasma center producing approximately 60,000 liters or more per year.
  • Maintain qualifications and perform all applicable duties for Medical History, Phlebotomy, Sample Processing and Operational Management areas.
  • Learn to monitor systems and activities to ensure that source plasma manufacturing is performed consistently according to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), the BioLife SOPs, and other applicable regulations.
  • Foster teamwork. Work collaboratively with staff, peers, and management to achieve business goals. Communicate continuously at all levels of the organization and resolve conflict proactively.
  • Ensure high levels of customer service and satisfaction.

The Operations Manager Trainee development program will be for a period of up to 12 months. After completion of the development program, Operations Manager Trainees will have an additional 6 months to establish a management position.

Joining the Takeda team also means being offered amazing benefits!

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Major Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance & Prescription Coverage for Eligible Employees
  • Generous Vacation and Company Paid Holidays
  • Vacation minimum of 15 days and 10 paid holidays
  • Comprehensive Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Retirement Savings Program
  • Generous employer contribution and Matching Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance

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Locations

Jackson, MS

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

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