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Process Engineering, Associate Director

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Unknown
Contact Name: Gerry Kennedy Director of The RFT Group
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Job Description

Associate Director, Process Engineering

Our client is a highly successful and ambitious global manufacturer of innovative pharmaceuticals.
With a strong commercial portfolio and drug pipeline, along with a well-managed high performing,
highly motivated workforce, driven by the highest operational excellence standards and passionate
about shared values. This is an excellent opportunity for a bright capable leader.

The newly appointed Associate Director, Process Engineering will Lead and support the process
engineering team, setting objectives and assigning resources to manufacturing and site initiatives to
meet business objectives and site goals. They will also direct the Process Engineering team to design
and implement processes, tools and systems focused on process understanding, real-time monitoring
and process optimisation to benefit patients and customers.

Job Spec
  • Lead and develop departmental and cross-functional teams to deliver site strategic goals, communicating plans, objectives and progress reports and addressing any issues with the potential to impact strategic goals.
  • Champion a collaborative approach to project execution and problem solving, developing good cross-functional relationships.
  • Play an active role in the mentoring, coaching and development of staff, promoting a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Manage relationships with third party clients, fostering an environment of openness and trust
  • Lead and support initiatives to develop and improve business processes and systems both internally and externally across sites.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with regulatory and quality requirements, developing and maintaining KPIs to monitor performance and identify potential issues or trends early.
  • Keep up to date with regulatory guidance and latest industry direction/technologies

Person Spec
  • Third level qualification in Engineering, Science/related discipline with 8+ years’ experience in a comparable pharmaceutical operations environment.
  • Masters/PhD qualification advantageous.
  • Solid dosage experience preferable with broad expertise in processing technologies relating to tableting, encapsulation and formulations.
  • Experience within a regulated industry and interfacing with relevant regulatory authorities (e.g., FDA).
  • Established track record with evidence of good people management, project management, problem solving, collaborative, leadership and communication skills.
  • Ability to foster collaborative relationships within and across groups using effective influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to consistently deliver business results, demonstrate ownership and accountability.
  • Ability to assume personal responsibility for championing change.

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