Manufacturing Manager

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Manufacturing, you will be responsible for supporting cross-functional project teams to ensure that our vendors are producing reliable biological and mechanical products. You will interface directly with our CMOs/Venders to ensure that there is no disruption to the supply chain while identifying strategic partners and strengthening those relationships. Additionally, you will help coordinate the small batch internal manufacturing runs.

The ideal candidate will be able have a proven track record in project management and working within matrix teams. Successful candidates will also have a technical and operational background, ideally in a GxP environment, experience interacting with CMOs, and a solid understanding of risk management.

Candidates should have excellent communication skills, high attention to detail, self-driven, and flexible to adopt to any new task as needed.

Key Tasks:

  • Serve as the primary contact and relationship manager to external manufacturing partners of Emulate.
  • Maintain the supply chain of products used by the Human Emulation System, including biological, metallic, and plastic components.
  • Gather input from other members of the Emulate team (including engineers, biologists, and designers) as needed to define product requirements, quality criteria, and demand.
  • Develop and manage RFPs
  • Monitor and review CMO performance
  • Travel as needed, to support site visits.
  • Perform periodic risk assessments of supplier network, communicate findings to leadership, and initiate actions to ensure no disruptions to Emulate’s commercial activity.
  • Schedule production and testing, and balance tradeoffs to ensure necessary inventory levels are maintained and supply is uninterrupted
  • Assist in contract negotiations
  • Recommend partnership/contract terms that provide the appropriate balance of flexibility and cost to align with the strategic assessment of program risk
  • Create SOPs as needed

Desired Skills:

  • BS in Life Science or Engineering
  • 5-8 years in the biotech/pharma industry, 2 years minimum in GMP environment
  • Project management and team guidance experience
  • Ability to perform well in a fast-pace environment

Equal Opportunities:

Emulate is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We take unbiased action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or ability status. Our methods for hiring include ensuring that all available opportunities are fairly promoted — via online globally available channels — in a manner accessible to all potential applicants.

About Emulate, Inc.

Emulate is igniting a new era in human health with industry-leading Organ-on-a-Chip technology. The Human Emulation System provides a window into the inner workings of human biology and disease — offering researchers an innovative technology designed to predict human response with greater precision and detail than conventional cell culture or animal-based experimental testing. Pioneered at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and backed by Northpond Ventures, Founders Fund, and Perceptive Advisors, Organ-on-a-Chip technology is already assisting researchers across academia, pharma, and government industries through its predictive power and ability to recreate true-to-life human biology. To learn more, visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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