Stilla Technologies

Stilla Technologies

Continuous Improvement Manager

  • Permanent contract 
  • Starting date:  
  • Villejuif
  • Occasional remote authorized
  • Master's Degree
  • > 3 years

The company

Stilla Technologies

Stilla Technologies

  • Health, Pharmaceutical / Biotech
  • From 50 to 250 employees

The job

Continuous Improvement Manager

  • Permanent contract 
  • Villejuif

About

Stilla Technologies is a Life sciences company whose mission is to improve health by offering researchers and clinicians worldwide solutions for high precision genetic analysis.

Since 2016, Stilla Technologies has empowered researchers with the Naica System, a solution that enables to detect & quantify DNA with unprecedented precision.

The Naica System supports a wide range of genetic tests and molecular biology assays — including liquid biopsy tests for cancer diagnostics, viral load quantification, pre‐natal testing, and GMO detection. Overall, the Naica System’s superior performances make it a preferred technology for precision medicine research and therapeutic monitoring.

Stilla advises and supports its customers worldwide with a multidisciplinary team, whose expertise spans from microfluidics and chemistry, to molecular biology and computer science.

Job description

The Continuous Improvement Manager ensures that Stilla’s Products conform to the highest quality standards, and continuously improves, through quality control implementation and follow-up, non-conformance investigations, root cause analysis and corrective and preventive actions, or process optimizations. Pragmatic, problem solving oriented, he/she is the contact point between QC and Production, and works in close contact with Customer Support and Quality departments. The Continuous Improvement Manager reports to the Director of Operations, in the Manufacturing Operations department.

The Industrialization Engineer’s main missions include :

  1. Supervising the Quality Control of our platform’s components
    a. Implement Quality control charts to monitor the Products’ quality overtime,
    b. Detect and anticipate performance drifts, identify root causes and implement CAPA (Corrective Actions, Preventive Actions) in Production when needed,
    c. Propose optimizations of quality control protocols to improve cost-effectiveness while ensuring the maximum level of quality,
    d. Establish new quality control protocols to follow the growth of production volumes and new products introduction,
    e. Drive and facilitate the Quality Control group organization and ensure the good coordination between Quality Control and Production teams

  2. Drive the continuous improvement of the Naica platform
    a. Solve, with the support of R&D and Operations teams, the technical problems reported by Quality Control, Production or Customer Support. The scope includes all the components of the Naica system : instruments, consumables, reagents & kits and raw materials.
    b. Propose and implement continuous improvement actions such as :
    i. Redesign of parts
    ii. New production protocols and process
    iii. New metrology and control tools (orthogonal QC)
    c. Drive problem solving task forces (matrix organization)

Preferred experience

Our ideal candidate:
• Has a PhD or master 2 level degree, preferably in the field of biotechnology, medical devices, microfluidics, or a connected topic
• Has 3+ years of experience in the execution and management of complex technical projects
• Ideally has knowledge in droplet microfluidics, PCR, or instrumentation
• Has a good knowledge of quality & regulatory standards in the field, ex. ISO 13485, IVDD or IVDR
• Has a team spirit, with excellent communication skills
• Is pro-active, autonomous and rigorous
• Likes to interact with multiple teams and interfaces
• Is willing to learn and sometimes step out of its comfort zone
• Ability to manage transversally
• Must speak French and English fluently

Meet the Stilla Technologies team

Stilla Technologies

Stilla Technologies

Continuous Improvement Manager

  • Permanent contract 
  • Starting date:  
  • Villejuif
  • Occasional remote authorized
  • Master's Degree
  • > 3 years
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