Exact Sciences Corporation

Production Supervisor - $10,000 sign on bonus

Job Locations US-WI-Madison
Req No.
Manufacturing Operations, Facilities & Security
Regular Full-Time

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Supervisor, Production will supervise, lead, train, and assist a team in reagent manufacturing, dispensing using manual or automated processes, and packaging of final product.  This position will assist in developing and documenting new procedures for Production, as well as updating work instructions and processes streamlining the overall production.  This position will be responsible for equipping, staffing, and establishing systems for operations functions working closely with Production leadership and coordinating efforts. This is a first shift position with the potential for a modified shift in the future to accommodate business growth.


We are offering a $10,000 sign on bonus to new hires for this role. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop day-to-day Production schedule, assign personnel to complete scheduled tasks, and ensure on-time execution and coordination with planning, Quality Control, and Quality Engineering.
  • Coordinate cleaning, maintenance, and calibrations with facilities, metrology, and engineering functions to not impact day-to-day operation.
  • Review, update, and develop standard operating procedures (SOPs), workflows, and training programs related to Production processes. Keep all documentation up to date to meet the Quality Manual System and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide leadership for all personnel within the Production team to ensure the successful, effective, efficient, and safe preparation of quality finished goods.
  • Assist in developing, transferring, scaling, and validating manufacturing processes; including formulation, filling, labeling, and packaging in accordance with company procedures, cGMPs, FDA, and ISO 13485 guidelines.
  • Assist in qualifying and validating manufacturing equipment and processes.
  • Address investigations, non-conformances, and CAPAs as they relate to operations Production areas.
  • Manage KANBAN inventory related to the Production areas.
  • Maintain performance metrics and productivity metrics to drive process improvements and ensure visibility to leadership and staff.
  • Lead the team in continuous improvement projects and support other areas needs dependent on demand.
  • Supervise staff; including, but not limited to, organize and prioritize work, write/conduct performance reviews, train/develop, and manage work performance.
  • Communicate goals clearly to employees to ensure understanding and success in achieving them.
  • Motivate and inspire employees to do their best work through coaching.
  • Maintain morale and support employee engagement initiatives.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to make decisions with limited information and operate with autonomy.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to accurately follow procedures with minimal direction.
  • Ability to communicate clearly to other departments, as necessary, to drive alignment and visibility.
  • Strong leadership capability and ability to mentor and train others.
  • Ability to develop/transfer and thoroughly document new processes and production procedures.
  • Strong documentation, attention-to-detail, and procedure writing skills suitable for a GMP environment.
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds for approximately 5% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to work seated for approximately 50% of a typical working day. Ability to work standing for approximately 50% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 80% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to comply with any applicable personal protective equipment requirements.
  • Ability to use various types of laboratory equipment including microscopes, microtomes, blades, strainers, pipettes for extended periods of time.
  • May perform repetitious actions using lab tools.
  • Ability and means to travel between Madison locations.
  • Ability to travel 5% of working time away from work location, may include overnight/weekend travel.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or related field; or an Associates degree and 2 years of relevant experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing or life sciences environment.
  • 1+ years of direct or indirect leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Professional working knowledge in molecular biology techniques.
  • Proficient in basic software applications including Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with SAP.
  • Experience managing in a GMP manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in a biotech manufacturing environment, GMP, and/or ISO 13485 environment.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.


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