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Manufacturing Support Group Manager - 17508

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Job Type: Permanent

Our Client based in Kent is currently seeking a skilled Manufacturing Support Group Manager to join their team. Suitable candidates will have technical experience (engineering or scientific) within the pharmaceutical industry at management level. 


The successful candidate will:

  • Develop/lead Manufacturing Operations Support Group to include:

    • Process Engineering

    • Commissioning

    • Qualification

    • Validation activities (including Automation)

    • Technical Transfer

    • Project Management

    • Technical Support

    • Continuous Improvement with objective to improve Production Department/Manufacturing Operations group performance

  • Implement/develop new/existing processes and/or product lines and optimise current processes

  • Project manage/project support design and build of new facilities design/install of new plant/equipment

  • Look to continuously improve both efficiency and effectiveness of manufacturing processes and associated systems to help meet the future needs of the business

  • Develop/lead Technical Transfer process for new product transition into internal Production facilities and/or external Contract Manufacturing Organisations (CMOs)

  • Lead the team to provide Technical Support to Production and the wider Manufacturing Operations groups. Provide resolution and support to manufacturing or process issues, process optimisations and process improvements

  • Ensure systems and processes conform to all relevant EH&S, cGMP and Validation requirements

  • Develop site Automation and Control systems to improve the Quality and Efficiency of internal processes and business systems. To adopt best practices in Automation to continue to improve performance

  • Support the delivery of company/site objectives to the required Quality, Regulatory and EH&S standards

  • Where required deputise for and sign off relevant documentation in place of Head of Production

  • Manage technical team of various skill sets/competencies in order to meet key and critical Production Department, Manufacturing Operations Group and wider business objectives

  • Liaise with Production Departments key Points of Contact, (POCs), in order to provide technical expertise for qualification, validation, production troubleshooting and process optimization activities

  • Utilise team competencies in order to provide process expertise for the evaluation of process risk assessments and HAZOPs

  • Continuous improvement initiatives and manufacturing technical support

  • Root cause Analysis support/troubleshooting 

  • Project Management

  • Process description and identification of Critical Process Parameters and Key Process Parameters (CPPS and KPPS).

      • Ensure all team’s activities meet all relevant EH&S and Quality standards



Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:


  • Educated to Degree level in a Scientific or Engineering discipline

  • A background in Process or Chemical Engineering is desirable

  • Demonstrated track record of leading a team/managing people.

  • Will have a demonstrated track record with relevant experience working in a regulated industry preferably in Pharmaceuticals.

  • Recent and extensive experience of working in the Process or Pharmaceutical Industry. Working in a cGMP or regulated industry would be preferable

  • Project Management experience.

  • Good oral, written and presentation skills essential





To apply, please email apply@reactrecruitment.co.uk

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