Director of Manufacturing

Rapid Micro Biosystems - Lowell, MA3.3

Direct, manage and supervise all aspects of Rapid's manufacturing operations. Develop and implement plans to efficiently utilize materials, labor, and equipment. Ensure that all parts, assemblies, and final products are produced on schedule and according to established requirements. Work with executives to develop manufacturing and production plans, schedules, and targets.


Assists company executive in the development and formulation of long and short-range planning, policies, programs and objectives.
Develops the manufacturing plan and establishes procedures for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations to ensure that products conform to established customer and company quality standards.
Formulates and recommends manufacturing policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and the profitability of the operation.
Directs and monitors supervisors and group leaders to accomplish goals of the manufacturing plan, consistent with established manufacturing and safety procedures.
Acts as a liaison between department leads, as well as executives to inform personnel of communications, decisions, policies and all matters that affect their performance, attitudes and results.
Hires, trains, develops and evaluates staff. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policies. Ensures compliance with current federal, state and local regulations. Consults with Human Resources Department as appropriate.
Identifies, recommends and implements changes to improve productivity and reduce cost and scrap, monitor scrap and rework data. Directs the establishment, implementation and maintenance of production standards.
Directs and coordinates various programs essential to manufacturing procedures (e.g., training, safety, housekeeping, cost reduction, worker involvement, security, etc.).
Initiates and coordinates major projects (e.g., plant layout changes, installation of capital equipment, major repairs, etc.).
Perform miscellaneous duties and projects as assigned and required.

BS in Engineering or equivalent required; MBA is a plus
Lean experience required; lean certification a plus
10 – 15 years of progressive Operations leadership with at least 5 years in a manger or director level role
Strong collaboration and execution skills

Assists executives in defining organizational goals and strategic plans. Extensive business knowledge with comprehensive understanding of the organization and functional area.
Rapid Micro Biosystems ( provides innovative products for faster detection of microbial contamination in the manufacture of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and personal care products.

The Company's Growth DirectTM System detects contamination earlier, delivering compelling economic benefits to manufacturers, while improving their quality process. The Growth Direct System is the first and only automated system that addresses all key microbial QC applications and fits with current regulatory practices, a critical accelerator for adoption. Automated analysis eliminates error-prone manual steps and saves labor; rapidly detecting contamination enables manufacturers to reduce inventory carrying costs, shorten manufacturing cycle time, and reduce product losses, delivering significant cost savings and increased operational efficiency. We are headquartered in Lowell, MA with operations in Lowell and Freising, Germany.

Rapid Micro Biosystems is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will Rapid Micro Biosystems discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Please no phone calls or agencies please.