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Pendulum is hiring a
Director, Manufacturing

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San Francisco, CA

About Pendulum

Pendulum® is on a mission to help people improve physical and mental health by creating a new category of products that target the microbiome. We are researching, developing and commercializing a novel class of rationally-designed Live Synbiotics™ (probiotics + prebiotics) that have demonstrated clinical efficacy to treat conditions like metabolic syndrome, inflammation and neurodegeneration.

Pendulum has created proprietary pipelines to build a unique discovery platform that identifies key, novel bacterial strains and the prebiotics that feed them.

We are a highly collaborative team of scientists, engineers, physicians, marketers and salespeople interested in improving human health by using the latest research from diverse fields, such as microbiology, molecular biology, high-throughput genomics, distributed computing, pharmaceutical development and nutrition. We believe strongly in an individual’s transparency and strong communication to enable the most effective and efficient path to team success.

If you’re interested in building a new category of products that will help improve the lives of people globally and you love working in a cross-functional, collaborative, inspiring environment, please continue reading!

Position Summary:

We are seeking a Director of Manufacturing to lead a growing team of manufacturing associates, shift supervisors and planners to enable Pendulum’s growing demand. The ideal candidate loves to lead teams to optimize performance and efficiency, work cross-functionally with Quality, Engineering, Finance, Supply Chain and HR, and maintain organized planning and communication.This person thrives in a fast-paced, lean and collaborative environment where they balance the need for process with the need for agility during high growth. 


What You'll Do:
  • Lead the manufacturing team to improve efficiencies and lower costs while ensuring product is manufactured under 21 CFR Part 117 regulations.
  • Collaborate with cross functional departments, including Quality, Supply Chain, R&D and Finance, to ensure production output and on-time delivery targets are achieved.
  • Lead troubleshooting efforts on challenging manufacturing issues with the process or facility.
  • Ensure execution, completion and review of manufacturing documentation including batch production records, quality system documents and reports.
  • Implement corrective and preventive actions as required for process-related issues and ensure that deviations and CAPAs are closely monitored and closed out appropriately.
  • Work alongside the Production Manager to plan, schedule and review workload of exempt and non-exempt workforce to ensure production schedules, shifts and delivery objectives are achieved cost effectively.
  • Ensure that the production floor has the necessary manpower, competence, skills, knowledge, space and equipment required to achieve production objectives.
  • Create and report KPIs to the leadership and executive teams.
  • Develop and execute capacity and staffing plans to achieve supply plan requirements.
  • Apply continuous improvement strategies to improve efficiency, productivity, lead time, and utilization.
  • Attract, train and develop exceptional talent.
  • Ensure applicable company policies and procedures are followed.
  • Deploy the latest engineering and manufacturing technologies and facilities designs to develop and execute equipment and space plans.
  • Work with marketing and finance teams to provide accurate forecasts that are planned and coordinated across sales, inventory, production and cost metrics.


  • Knowledge Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Engineering; advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of manufacturing experience, including a food or pharmaceutical FDA-registered cGMP plant setting, with 7 years in leadership positions
  • Experience in a growing, scaling company with a both a strong collaborative attitude and self-starting mindset always looking to optimize
  • Experience with ERP, QMS and MES systems, health and safety requirements and best practices.
  • Experienced team leader knowledgeable about team building, HR and workforce planning for both exempt and non-exempt employees
  • Strong problem solving abilities, customer service mindset, and excellent communication skills


  • Pendulum Therapeutics, Inc. 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, or veteran status. We welcome all to apply.

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