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Head of Manufacturing

Head of Manufacturing

At Argenta, we’re more than a company — we’re a global team, dedicated to healthier animals. We believe that when their lives are made better, we're all the better for it.

Founded in 2006, we support companies big and small to develop and manufacture health products for pets and livestock. Our trusted, innovative solutions and services cover every stage of the process, from molecule to market.

We’re in a unique position. We are the world’s only combined contract research and contract development and manufacturing organisation (CRO/CDMO) dedicated to animal health.

Our uniqueness means:

  • We are ambitious, growing and building a ‘one team’ culture, guided by our values.
    • We are team players;
    • We are doers;
    • We are customer-centric;
    • We are innovators.

We value diversity, as a global company, we get the richness of working with different people in different places whether it be location, stages of their career, their development, their role. We believe that when everyone works together and puts their best “paw” forward we will make the lives of the animals we care for, better.

With bases in New Zealand, the US, the UK and Europe, our 650+ colleagues are driven by our partnership approach and purpose: Healthy Animals. Let’s Make It Happen, Together.

TEAM PLAYERS who want to DO great work and find INNOVATIVE ways to make animals lives better through our CUSTOMER CENTRIC efforts should apply. 

Argenta is looking for an experienced Head of Manufacturing to join our Argenta, Fort Dodge team.  

The Head of Manufacturing adds value through the following responsibilities:

  • Works with General Manager to establish and implement KPI's for the manufacturing team and ensures the team meet or exceeds targets with an emphasis on efficiency, accurate costs and resource utilization
  • Collaborates with Procurement and Planning to ensure production schedule is accurate and there is timely inventory of raw materials for the purpose of ensuring schedule is met within budget and full utilization of people resources
  • Creates a culture of continuous improvement for processes, systems, training and people
  • Provides strong leadership in developing production operations talent, ensuring the team's high performance and productivity levels
  • Provides robust analysis and reporting of key manufacturing metrics

Head of Manufacturing Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred with emphasis in Manufacturing Management, Engineering, Supply Chain or Materials Management or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Seven plus years of related experience in Manufacturing operations leadership
  • Possess a strong understanding of GMP regulations
  • Leadership skills with the ability to delegate, motivate and inspire team members
  • Able to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Great understanding of production scheduling
  • Excellent root cause analysis, analytical, problem solving and organization skills


Why us? 

Argenta has strongly embedded company values which is key to who we are and how we deliver. We offer an opportunity to work for a successful and rapidly expanding global business where your input will be valued.  At Argenta we are a hard-working group who really enjoy the people we work with each day. That is why we support our people through strong culture, great benefits, and opportunity for growth.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Director

Job Function : General

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