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Catalent Pharma Solutions General Manager - Inhalation - Chelsea, MA in Massachusetts

Job Description

Position Overview:

Catalent hires people with a passion to make a difference to the health of millions of people globally. Your expertise, coupled with Catalent’s advanced technologies and collaboration with thousands of innovative pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare companies, will help bring life-enhancing products to the people you know and love. Your talents, ideas and passion are essential to our mission; to develop, manufacture and supply products that help people live better, healthier lives. Interested in learning more about life at Catalent? Start here (

Position Summary

Reporting to the VP Operations, Respiratory, Ophthalmic & Analytical the General Manager has overall responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of the Chelsea, MA (Greater Boston) site.

The Chelsea, MA facility is Catalent’s global Center of Excellence for spray dry dispersion and Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) capsule manufacture and packaging. The site features inhaled powder spray drying, as well as multiple commercial-scale lines for capsule filling and blister packaging.

Additional details specific to the site can be found here:

The Role

  • Manage safety, quality, service, and cost associated with an entire production facility and ensure compliance with Health, Safety and Environmental policies and regulations.

  • Drive improvements within the site to achieve performance objectives

  • Build talent and capabilities across the site to ensure the current and future health of the site

  • Direct the development, growth and ongoing profitability of the site.

  • Ensure that the site is properly staffed from an R&D standpoint with the appropriate capabilities to support the business strategies and P&L/Balance Sheet objectives (revenue, gross margin, EBIT, EBITDA, working capital, OpEx cost savings, procurement cost savings, IBT cost savings, cost conversion productivity, inventory levels).

  • Work with the VP, Business Development - Inhalation in the development of the annual revenue plan for the site and to develop and implement an effective communication strategy to present the technologies and services to customers.

  • Develop and implement a review and reporting process for the site to evaluate progress against business and budget objectives, and to discuss and decide future priorities and resources.

  • Build extensive relationships with senior R&D executives of our pharmaceutical customers.

  • Ensure the development of appropriate processes for successful and rapid technology transfers to Catalent or customer manufacturing operations.

  • Ensure site compliance with CGMP standards and other regulatory requirements.

  • Drive a culture of Operational Excellence at the site.

  • Establish and propose priorities for future investments to capitalize on new product development service opportunities.

The Candidate

  • Role must be located at the Chelsea, MA (Greater Boston) site and relocation assistance available

  • Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or other related technical discipline

  • 15 plus years of broad and progressive management experience with a top tier pharmaceutical or contract services (CDMO, CMO) company required

  • Inhalation knowledge and experience (respiratory, inhalers, spray dry dispersion, Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) capsule manufacture, inhaled powder spray drying) is strongly preferred

  • Must have at least 10 years of manufacturing experience, preferably 5 years as a plant manager.

  • Experience managing a full P&L is required

  • Must be familiar with chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing operations and techniques.

  • Must have a working knowledge of factors which impact standard production cost.

  • Must have the ability to direct manpower resources to resolve problems which rise in all plant departments.

  • Should understand corporate accounting methods and practices.

  • Should have a working knowledge of continuous improvement, utilizing such techniques as Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing.

Catalent’s standard leadership competencies

  • Leads with Integrity and Respect

  • Delivers Results

  • Demonstrates Business Acumen

  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Champions Change

  • Engages and Inspires

  • Coaches and Develops

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference.

Catalent is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and the customers and patients we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and on-boarding processes to maintain everyone’s safety. The Human Resources teams will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage.

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Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email, and confirming your request for an accommodation and include the job number, title and location to This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be processed by a U.S. Catalent employee and then routed to a local recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

Catalent = Catalyst + Talent

Your talents, ideas, and passion are essential to our mission: to develop, manufacture, and supply products that help people live better, healthier lives. Join us!

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Catalent is the perfect place to grow your career if…

  • You enjoy the fast pace of a start-up, but want the opportunities and stability of a growing, publicly traded company (Listed on NYSE: CTLT).

  • You want meaningful work. From cough treatments to cancer-fighting drugs, biologics, and vitamins, we help develop, launch, and supply over 200 new products each year – more than any branded drug maker in the world!

  • You want to plant your career in a growing company. Over the last five years, Catalent has re-invested more than $2 billion back into the company and its people.

  • You are excited about learning, collaborating, and growing alongside a global diverse team. Our team of more than 11,000 comes to work every day ready to overcome new challenges with teamwork, advanced technologies, and a passion to deliver by putting patients first.

  • You want to make a global impact! From North America to Europe, Asia to Latin America, we have innovative science and manufacturing teams who are looking ( for YOU!

  • See how our teams are making a difference, while growing their careers and fulfilling our mission by putting patients first every day here ( .