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Process Manager

Date: Apr 28, 2022

Location: Albany, OR, US, 97322

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 20469

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.


Job Description

The Oregon plant of W. R. Grace & Co. manufactures fine chemicals for a broad range of pharma, biotech and nutraceutical customers and specialty catalysts for polyefins and specialty chemicals. We are currently seeking a Process Manager to enhance our dynamic team. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of custom manufacturing projects from inception to shipment of finished product.


  • Project planning and implementation
  • Schedule for delivery of raw materials
  • Generate batch records for manufacture of products
  • Shepherd projects through the plant by working with R & D, Quality Control and Manufacturing to ensure in-specification product is manufactured in a timely manner
  • Provide process development guidance to R&D, and perform pre- and post- project review and analysis
  • Support QA with production cGMP tasks, as necessary
  • Interface with operations to further develop process capabilities and meet equipment needs in support of manufacturing
  • Work with EHS/PSM departments and the operators to identify hazards associated with processes and materials, and propose acceptable corrective actions
  • Manage production processes in SAP
  • Evaluate past production batches and/or developmental information from R&D to generate bills of material and overall cost estimates
  • Provide lead times and targeted manufacturing costs for requested custom products to sales and marketing group
  • Participate in planning meetings and provide internal project updates as needed
  • Interface with customers, as appropriate, to provide regular project updates and confirm technical specifications for the process and/or product
  • Identify opportunities for efficiency and productivity within projects and help implement improvements
  • Participate in internal audits
  • On call availability during off hours for any questions regarding current projects

Required Qualifications


  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Good computer skills specifically Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Competent using SAP
  • Professionally handle adverse situations when projects are not progressing as desired
  • Continuous mental and/or visual attention
  • Ability to interact and work effectively with all levels of the organization as well as customers



  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with minimum of 5 years practical experience at a manufacturing facility
  • Experience operating with cGMP principles and/or a pharmaceutical environment required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project management experience preferred. 
  • Strong understanding of organic chemistry preferred. 
  • Experience operating with cGMP principles preferred.
  • 10 years plant experience in a manufacturing facility considered in lieu of formal education



Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.


EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

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