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Director, Manufacturing



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024
About Pendulum
Pendulum® is leading a revolution that is occurring around the world to improve physical and mental health by first understanding, then restoring and enhancing the human microbiome.
Studies have shown that our microbiome (the bacterial communities in and on our bodies) is linked to everything from metabolism and diabetes, to longevity, weight loss, healthy immune systems, cancer prevention, feelings of well-being, inflammatory bowel disease, and even healthy skin. We have just scratched the surface on understanding the impact that our microbiome has on our lives. During early life we develop a diverse and balanced microbiome that plays a critical role in shaping our long-term health. Over our lives, a combination of diet, lifestyle, antibiotics, and aging can decrease the effectiveness of our microbiome.
Pendulum recognized the enormous impact they could have on people’s lives if they were able to address the imbalances in the microbiome. To accomplish this, Pendulum created proprietary probiotic pipelines and a unique discovery platform to identify key, novel bacterial strains and the prebiotics that feed them. The company has also built and developed the world’s first manufacturing technology to produce bacteria in an anaerobic (oxygen-free) environment at scale.
The medical probiotics that Pendulum has formulated have transformed the consumer probiotics market into a new category of therapeutic offerings that deliver the power and efficacy of a pharmaceutical with the safety and accessibility of a natural probiotic. Due to Pendulum’s explosive revenue and customer growth over the last two years, the company earned a spot on Forbes Magazine’s exclusive “The Next Billion Dollar Startups” list.
If you’re interested in improving the lives of people globally and you love working in a cross-functional, collaborative, inspiring environment, please continue reading.
Position Summary:
We are seeking a Director of Manufacturing to lead a growing team of manufacturing associates, shift supervisors and planners to enable Pendulum’s growing demand. The ideal candidate loves to lead teams to optimize performance and efficiency, work cross-functionally with Quality, Engineering, Finance, Supply Chain and HR, and maintain organized planning and communication.This person thrives in a fast-paced, lean and collaborative environment where they balance the need for process with the need for agility during high growth.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead the manufacturing team to improve efficiencies and lower costs while ensuring product is manufactured under 21 CFR Part 117 regulations.
  • Collaborate with cross functional departments, including Quality, Supply Chain, R&D and Finance, to ensure production output and on-time delivery targets are achieved.
  • Lead troubleshooting efforts on challenging manufacturing issues with the process or facility.
  • Ensure execution, completion and review of manufacturing documentation including batch production records, quality system documents and reports.
  • Implement corrective and preventive actions as required for process-related issues and ensure that deviations and CAPAs are closely monitored and closed out appropriately.
  • Work alongside the Production Manager to plan, schedule and review workload of exempt and non-exempt workforce to ensure production schedules, shifts and delivery objectives are achieved cost effectively.
  • Ensure that the production floor has the necessary manpower, competence, skills, knowledge, space and equipment required to achieve production objectives.
  • Create and report KPIs to the leadership and executive teams.
  • Develop and execute capacity and staffing plans to achieve supply plan requirements.
  • Apply continuous improvement strategies to improve efficiency, productivity, lead time, and utilization.
  • Attract, train and develop exceptional talent.
  • Ensure applicable company policies and procedures are followed.
  • Deploy the latest engineering and manufacturing technologies and facilities designs to develop and execute equipment and space plans.
  • Work with marketing and finance teams to provide accurate forecasts that are planned and coordinated across sales, inventory, production and cost metrics.

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Engineering; advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of manufacturing experience, including a food or pharmaceutical FDA-registered cGMP plant setting, with 7 years in leadership positions
  • Experience in a growing, scaling company with a both a strong collaborative attitude and self-starting mindset always looking to optimize
  • Experience with ERP, QMS and MES systems, health and safety requirements and best practices.
  • Experienced team leader knowledgeable about team building, HR and workforce planning for both exempt and non-exempt employees
  • Strong problem solving abilities, customer service mindset, and excellent communication skills

Salary & Benefit

  • $176,985 - $196,650
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Life & STD Insurance
  • Company match on 401 (k)
  • Flexible Time Off (FTO)
  • Equity
Pendulum Therapeutics, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal
opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics,
disability, age, or veteran status. We welcome all to apply.