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At McGuff, we attract and recruit the finest people in the world. Whenever possible, we build our organization from within, promoting and rewarding people with regard only to performance. When internal candidates are unavailable or we search for candidates with different qualifications we search for the most qualified candidates from outside the organization.

McGuff values its employees as a key resource. An atmosphere of good employee communication, involvement and responsibility is of central importance. Employee’s personal development and optimum use of talents is encouraged.

Current Job Openings

Pharmaceutical Product Development Manager

McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Santa Ana, CA

McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (a subsidiary of McGuff Company, Inc.) is a licensed pharmaceutical manufacturer, FDA registered company with a reputation for outstanding commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

As a dedicated member of the healthcare community, we have openings for individuals willing to work in a dynamic and challenging environment that is sure to provide opportunities for personal growth and development. Join us as we continue our quest to improve our products, quality systems, and facilities to exceed customer expectations.

Job Details:

The Pharmaceutical Product Development Manager will oversee and be responsible for all cGMP Sterile Drug Engineering, Manufacturing and Facilities. A subject matter expert. Identifying product development candidates and, in turn, managing all Product Development projects and activities for McGuff Pharmaceuticals sterile injectable products produced, primarily through Aseptic manufacturing processes. Identify and recommend products for development that meet strategic objectives for McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Develop, implement and continuously improve the product development processes for the organization.

Ensure written procedures and other documents exist for appropriate development activities. Executes tasks related to the company’s product development protocols and ensures formulation and process development activities as well as product transfer and support. Provides technical insight, guidance, and coaches product development staff in areas such as product selection, safety, project planning, product research, product/process development and application, and analytical techniques. Manage the product development projects, as assigned, with regards to materials, equipment, operating procedures and compliance to company policies. Interfaces with other departments as needed to progress projects. Helps to manage and facilitate information flow including product development records, literature, intellectual property and relevant documentation. He/she will work closely with key opinion leaders (KOLs), customers, company personnel and company management to ensure all applicable policies and procedures, state and federal laws, and ICH requirements are met.

Duties shall include:
  • Responsible for coordinating and implementing activities related to future and ongoing product development including:
  • Implementing departmental policies, programs and procedures for product development.
  • Identify and present for senior management review candidate products for development based on market and company capability measures.
  • Plan, organize and lead product development projects; including identifying goals, objectives, methods, resources, and routes of communication needed to carry out responsibilities and dates for completion of product development activities and tasks.
  • Organizing resources to achieve the goals in an optimum fashion.
  • Establishing effective communications and guiding a project teams to accomplish stated project objectives.
  • Coordinating and managing assigned product development and engineering activities.
  • Meeting strategic objectives for company growth.
  • Process and Product Development for targeted products to ensure finished products meet the required safety, identity, strength, quality and purity they purport to possess. This includes developing and defining material specifications, process input specifications, process parameter specifications, process output specifications, product specifications, procedures, and controls.
  • Provides technical guidance to department staff as required in areas related to product development such as characterization, pre-formulation, formulation and process development, scale-up, preparing clinical supplies, technology transfer, manufacturing scale-up, and formulation and process improvement.
  • Troubleshooting, failure analysis and corrective action of design and processing errors
  • Working with Manufacturing, Quality Systems and other personnel to ensure anticipated product development activities and outputs are planned and effectively executed.
  • Coordinating product and process engineering, qualification, and validation studies as needed.
  • Assurance that product development activities comply with all regulatory and compliance requirements (e.g. NDA, ANDA, IND requirements)
  • Working with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), customers and clients to define and implement contract manufacturing opportunities to meet customer requirements and exceed expectations.
  • Working with customers and other employees to develop, implement and control clinical trials.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications include:
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related field degree. Advanced technical degree is a plus: MBA, Masters of Science, or PhD Degree.
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant industry experience. Prefer minimum of 7 years relevant pharmaceutical industry experience with a portion of that experience in product development of sterile injectable drugs produced by aseptic processes.
  • Experience with regulated industry Product Development and Regulatory requirements.
  • Familiar with Chemistry, Engineering and Manufacturing operations.
  • Knowledge of state, federal, and international regulatory requirements and submissions (Federal marketing application such as NDA, ANA, IND, PMA, etc…) for Pharmaceutical (or medical device) products.
  • Thorough understanding and application of technical principles, theories, and concepts related to product, process, technology development and evaluation.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of chemical and physical properties of pharmaceutical active ingredients and excipients as they relate to formulation, process and drug delivery.
  • Working and theoretical knowledge of pharmaceutical ingredients, manufacturing, processing and testing equipment, advanced technologies, and delivery systems.
  • Ability to develop formulations, processes, and pharmaceutical products.
  • Working understanding of statistical techniques including experimental design.
  • Knowledge of FDA and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidance affecting drug product development (e.g. FDA PatientFocused
  • Drug Development Guidance, ICH Q1 to ICH Q14, etc…)
  • Knowledge of FDA requirements and guidance (e.g. new product development, cGMP and marketing applications)
  • Computer literate and familiar with computerized inventory monitoring, tracking and control systems.
  • Type a minimum of 45 words per minute.
What is expected?
  • Appropriate professional demeanor.
  • Actively take effort in business development.
  • Actively part take in the growing and continuous efforts of staff development
  • Lead and manage others by exemplary leadership and mentorship.
  • Supervisory responsibilities.
  • Acquire knowledge of and assure compliance to corporate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work with others.

Interested candidates you must please email us at employment.mpi@mcguff.com with the subject line reading “McGuff Careers: PD Manager” with a copy of your most updated resume attached (cover letter optional).

Salary: Dependent on Experience/Background.

Manufacturing / Production Engineer

McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Santa Ana, CA

McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (a subsidiary of McGuff Company, Inc.) is a licensed, FDA registered pharmaceutical manufacturing company with a reputation for outstanding commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

As a dedicated member of the healthcare community, we have openings for individuals willing to work in a dynamic and challenging environment that is sure to provide opportunities for personal growth and development. Join us as we continue our quest to improve our products, quality systems, and facility to exceed customer expectations.

Job Details:

McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc. currently has full-time openings for a Manufacturing / Production Engineer within our Manufacturing Division located in Santa Ana, CA. This position reports to the Plant Manager.

The Engineer will oversee and be responsible for assigned Engineering projects for McGuff Pharmaceuticals. Responsibilities extend to all activities related to facility expansion, equipment/process design, installation and operational qualifications, process development and product development in a pharmaceutical environment. The Engineer will work closely with company personnel to ensure that all applicable project objectives, policies, procedures, state and federal laws are met.

Essential Functions and Duties shall include:
  • Responsible for coordinating and implementing activities related to future and ongoing product development
  • Implementing departmental policies, programs and procedures within the engineering group
  • Plan, organize and lead engineering projects; including identifying goals, objectives, methods, resources, and routes of communication needed to carry out responsibilities and dates for completion of engineering activities and tasks.
  • Organizing resources to achieve the goals within a defined timeline.
  • Establishing effective communications and guiding project members to accomplish stated project objectives.
  • Meeting strategic objectives for company growth.
  • Support both Processes Development and Product Development for generic sterile injectables
  • Prepare engineering documentation for equipment procurement (e.g. URS, DDS, FAT, SAT) as well as equipment installs (e.g. IQ, OQ) and process validations (e.g. Cleaning Qualifications, Process Qualifications)
  • Develop and define product specifications, procedures, and controls.
  • Provide technical guidance to department staff as required in areas related to engineering and process development such as characterization, pre-formulation, formulation and process development, scale-up, preparing clinical supplies, technology transfer, manufacturing scale-up, and formulation and process improvement.
  • Troubleshooting, failure analysis and corrective action of design and processing errors
  • Working with Manufacturing, Quality Systems and other personnel to ensure anticipated activities and outputs are planned and effectively executed.
  • Coordinating product and process engineering, qualification, and validation studies as needed.
  • Assurance that product development activities comply with all regulatory and compliance requirements (e.g. NDA, ANDA, IND requirements)
  • As assigned by the Plant Manager, working with customers and clients to define and implement contract manufacturing opportunities to meet customer requirements and exceed expectations.
  • As assigned by the Plant Manager, working with customers and other employees to develop, implement and control clinical trials.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications shall include:
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) of Science in Engineering, Chemistry or related field or equivalent; Advanced technical Masters of Science or PhD degree is a plus.
  • Minimum of 6 years relevant pharmaceutical industry experience.
  • Experience with regulated industry Product Development and Regulatory requirements.
  • Familiar with Chemistry, Engineering and Manufacturing operations.
  • Knowledge of state, federal, and international regulatory requirements and submissions (Federal marketing application such as NDA, ANDA, IND, PMA, etc…) for Pharmaceutical (or medical device) products.
  • Thorough understanding and application of technical principles, theories, and concepts related to product, process, technology development and evaluation.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of chemical and physical properties of pharmaceutical active ingredients and excipients as they relate to formulation, process and drug delivery.
  • Working and theoretical knowledge of pharmaceutical ingredients, manufacturing, processing and testing equipment, advanced technologies, and delivery systems.
  • Ability to develop formulations, processes, and pharmaceutical products.
  • Working understanding of statistical techniques including experimental design.
  • Knowledge of FDA requirements (cGMP and marketing applications)
  • Computer literate and familiar with computerized inventory monitoring, tracking and control systems.
  • Type a minimum of 45 words per minute.
What is expected from you?
  • Appropriate professional demeanor.
  • Acquire knowledge of and assure compliance to corporate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work with others.
  • Possess excellent communication skills.
  • Work with all McGuff employees to foster and promote quality.
  • Excellent customer skills
  • High regard for Trust, Integrity, Honesty, Ethics, Innovations and Safety in self and others.
  • High sense of Responsibility, Ownership, Accountability.
  • Capable of Flexibility in work requirements/conditions and willingness to embrace change
  • Results driven and a hands on approach to completion of assigned tasks
Physical Requirements: 
  • Position requires bending, squatting, climbing, and reaching above shoulder level. You must be able to comfortably be able to do so.
  • Position requires sitting, standing, walking, handling and manipulating objects (manual dexterity and fine finger movement).
  • Position will require repetitively lifting/carrying up to 75 pounds.

Interested candidates you must please email us at employment.mpi@mcguff.com with the subject line reading “McGuff Careers: Engineer” with a copy of your most updated resume attached (cover letter optional).

Salary: Dependent on Experience/Background.

Senior Pharmaceutical Marketing Manager

McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Santa Ana, CA

McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (a subsidiary of McGuff Company, Inc.) is an FDA registered company with a reputation for outstanding commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

As a dedicated member of the healthcare community, we have openings for individuals willing to work in a dynamic and challenging environment that is designed to provide opportunities for personal growth and development. Join us as we continue to improve our current products as well as identify and develop new product lines under a quality system designed to exceed customer expectations.

Job Details:

McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc., currently searching for an entrepreneurial, highly motivated Senior Pharmaceutical Marketing Manager for National and International Marketing to be located in Santa Ana, CA. This position reports to Vice President of Operations, McGuff Pharmaceuticals and must be willing/able to travel up to 25% of the time.

The Senior Pharmaceutical Marketing Manager will work closely with the Marketing team to promote, manage and ensure market penetration and expanding sales for a key orphan drug product and much more.

Essential Functions and Duties shall include:
  • Promote, manage and ensure market penetration and expanding sales for a key orphan drug product.
  • Promote and ensure continued sales and expansion for additional assigned products into a wide array of markets and various products are developed and approved by regulators.
  • Monitor and keep abreast of industry trends, customer needs, and regulatory/payer dynamics to enhance or distinguish our new injectable drug in national and international commerce.
  • Be our subject matter expert in pharmaceutical pricing strategies and reimbursement mechanisms for national and international markets.
  • Establish interactions with government purchasers, wholesalers, hospitals and physicians to achieve market penetration.
  • Establish international contacts and relationships that will assist in our efforts to obtain numerous international approvals, build sales and implement logistics within the selected countries.
  • Collaboration with the cross functional commercial team on annual strategic planning
  • To become the subject matter expert to provide information about expanded options and opportunities for additional uses of assigned products while simultaneously ensuring all regulatory requirements for product promotion are consistently met.
Minimum Qualifications shall include:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent, MBA preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of healthcare, pharmaceutical or biotechnology experience, with at least 3 years in a strategic US / International marketing role
  • Experience in digital marketing or social media preferred
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills along with the ability to work well with others
  • Ability to work with multiple internal cross-functional teams and successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated consistent track record of success and delivering strong results
  • Strong scientific/medical aptitude and experience
  • Demonstrated success in project, vendor, and budget management
  • Willingness/ability to travel up to 25%
  • Strong alignment to our corporate values of patient at center, collaboration, relentless pursuit of excellence and trust in all we do.
What Is Expected of You:
  • Appropriate professional demeanor.
  • Typing and office-based skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks / studies.
  • High energy, enthusiastic self-starter who can work with minimal supervision.
  • High regard for Trust, Integrity, Honesty, Ethics, Innovations and Safety in self and others.
  • High sense of Responsibility, Ownership, Accountability.
  • Capable of Flexibility in work requirements/conditions and willingness to embrace change
  • Results driven and a hands on approach to completion of assigned tasks
  • Comply with all McGuff Policies and Procedures

Why work for McGuff Family Companies, Inc.?

At McGuff Family Companies, Inc., we offer excellent compensation and benefits programs that reflect our goal to be a competitive and supportive employer. McGuff Family Companies, Inc. provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision and 401K retirement plans. In addition McGuff values it’s employee’s and their life outside of work too, which is why we offer all employees 11 paid days off per year!

Not to mention, we are growing fast and new opportunities emerge every day. McGuff offers a supportive setting where you can take control of your career while still enjoying the mentorship to develop new skills in an environment where you have an opportunity to thrive.

Interested candidates you must please email us at employment.mpi@mcguff.com with the subject line reading “McGuff Careers: Senior Marketing Manager” with a copy of your most updated resume attached (cover letter optional).

Salary: Dependent on Experience/Background.

Our Commitment to Our Employees:

Health and safety

McGuff will do all that is reasonable and practicable to protect the health and safety of its employees.

Healthcare insurance

McGuff will treat its employees as family and will make every effort to maintain healthcare insurance to each employee.

Equal and fair treatment

Every employee has equal opportunities and will be treated equally in employment and occupation regardless of personal background, race, gender, nationality, age, sexual preference or religious belief. The same applies to the recruitment of employees. McGuff strives to offer equal pay for equal work performed at equal levels at similar locations. No form of harassment or discrimination will be tolerated.

Wages and payment

Remuneration and working hours shall comply with local labor laws and shall at least be in line with prevailing industry norms.

Retirement benefits

McGuff recognizes the importance of each employee’s contribution to the labors of the company and desires that each employee be compensated in such a manner as to promote long-term employment and retirement benefits.

Medical & Dental

Expanded coverage, including a confidential employee assistance program

Investing in your future

Plan for your future with our 401(k) company contribution plans.

Vacation days

11 vacation days and paid federal holidays

State-of-the-art new building

86,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art, aseptic fill, pharmaceutical manufacturing facility

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