Career Opportunities with Velesco Pharma

Manager of Pharmaceutical Clinical Manufacturing, Facilities and Equipment

Company Overview:

Velesco Pharma is a contract research and manufacturing organization providing formulation, analytical and cGMP clinical supplies to clients in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry. Velesco is a high growth organization founded and staffed by pharmaceutical industry veterans. The successful candidate will be working in a dynamic flexible environment with an opportunity to learn and take on greater responsibility. This role is based at Velesco’s cGMP pharmaceutical clinical manufacturing facility in Kalamazoo, MI.


Job Overview:

In collaboration with the Velesco scientist leading new drug development projects, colleagues in Kalamazoo and clients, the successful candidate will:



  • Oversee the scheduling of clinical manufacturing campaigns
  • Prepare and gain approval of the necessary product specifications and batch records and other cGMP documentation as required.
  • Manage the preparation of the facility, equipment, materials and documents for manufacture. Ensure the required materials (API, excipients and packaging) are purchased, tested and released.
  • Supervise and support operators and technicians in executing manufacturing activities.
  • Manage the post manufacture operations e.g. document review and cleaning

Facilities and Equipment

  • Identify the need for, purchase and conduct the validation of new equipment
  • Schedule, organize and supervise the bi-annual facility shutdowns
  • Undertake/Supervise the following facility and equipment related activities:
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Pest control program
  • Cleaning of the facility
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Calibration and validation

Education, training, experience:

A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with 5+ years work experience in a GMP pharmaceutical drug product manufacturing environment. Experience in the supervision of manufacturing teams and expertise in the manufacture and packaging of liquid and semi-solid pharmaceutical products. An understanding of facility and equipment qualification/validation, clinical study packaging and labeling and/or solid product development is desirable.

Must be self-motivated, possess good interpersonal skills, able to independently handle a wide variety of work assignments and meet tight timelines. Candidate will work in a fast changing environment and needs good judgment and awareness. Exhibits good writing, communication and time/project management skills and is proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and similar programs. Able and willing to work in a team environment and participate in team activities.


Salary: Competitive base salary plus bonus

Benefits: Health & Dental Insurance, 401K

Interested applicants should send resume/cover letter to    




Velesco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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