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Head of Process Technology & Support

Wiltshire   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time


Our client a leading Pharmaceutical Manufacturer is current recruiting for the following position, Head of Process Technology Support. The successful candidate will be a dynamic, experienced individual with a strong track record of leadership experience across a variety of settings and topics in the pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industry. Working alongside the CEO/Executive team, the job holder will not only be expert in the development of new biopharmaceuticals but will also be commercially aware of the bioprocess industry; advising on the best path of growth for the business and future commercialisation options.

The individual will also be required to play a key role in supporting the Process Technology team in supporting associated manufacturing processes and analytics, as well as providing expert support to existing licensed products. The individual will, working with their senior team, drive projects in the areas of both manufacturing capacity and product extension work, ensuring that the appropriate resource is identified and in place and that projects are delivered on time and to budget.

Key Responsibilities

Working with senior managers in the current Process Technology team, and where appropriate cross-functionally across the business, lead, manage and direct various change management programmes, ensuring that resources are available and in place, with delivery according to agreed timescales. Establish strategies that meet project and regulatory requirements, in collaboration with the Executive team and expert consultants.

Develop and maintain suitable project schedules, budgets and risk mitigation plans with project teams and external service providers if necessary.

Liaise with service providers on a regular basis to monitor progress against milestones; review and manage technical data and documentation to ensure timely action.

Contribute to the development of companys strategy, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing an appropriate guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers.

Design and manage an integrated financial budget for the department to ensure that the business is in delivery of its financial objectives and maximises departments contribution.

To promote and uphold the highest standards of professionalism to create, maintain and enhance the reputation of the company amongst its customers and stakeholders, both nationally and internationally.

To grow and develop the business through the identification and exploitation of opportunities and by establishing strategic collaborations and interactions with third parties, including public and private sector bodies.

To support and contribute to the delivery of continuous improvement in all areas of the business to enhance the quality, delivery, rate of growth and competitiveness. Coordinate support and cooperation between the education sector (Universities, etc.) and its company. To take responsibility for all HR issues within the department; maximising team performance by sharing goals and objectives, leading the team to operational success. Mentoring and coaching staff to enable high performance, skills development and to nurture talent.

To take Executive responsibility for the companies Health & Safety and management of the Health & Safety Manager. Oversee the implementation, management and delivery of all H&S policies, arrangements and procedures across the company.

To ensure that all duties are performed in line with the Health & Safety Policy and ensure safe working practices and that staff are aware of individual responsibilities under the H&S Policy; the Fire Safety Policy and other H&S regulations.

To contribute to publications in national and international journals; to review scientific communication (abstracts, articles, presentations, etc.) for internal and external purposes

Work with senior teams to grow the business, formulating strategies and plans. To comply with ethical, scientific, GMP, etc. guidelines and statutory principles throughout all departmental activities.

To ensure that strategic and operational plans, goals and objectives are documented, communicated, reviewed and evaluated on a continuous basis.

Advise CEO on critical issues deserving immediate attention and escalation, proposing actionable solutions.

Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including customers, advisors and auditors.

Person Specification

Have current right to work in the UK;

PhD/Masters or equivalent in Biological Services

An MBA or equivalent senior management experience in the field of biopharmaceutical product development.

Advanced experience of managing a successful pharmaceutical business.

Demonstrated expertise in project management, applied preferably within a multidisciplinary R&D environment, with a strong track record of successful delivery.

Corporate awareness; financial and commercial management.

Proven leadership and managerial experience in a matrix management environment.

Awareness of the regulatory and pharmaceutical environment.

Evidence of continuing professional development.

Ability to interrogate and interpret data, problem-solve, make sound decisions and recommendations.

Exceptional communication skills in a complex multi-stakeholder context.

Collaborative leadership and management skills.

Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision making. Substantial practical and academic experience.

Experience in the setting of specifications for drug products.

Ability to build and influence internal and external partnerships. Ability to work cohesively/collaboratively across the organisation.

Highest level of integrity and confidentiality; ability to interpret and provide advice on H&S and risk management issues.

Ability to learn and apply new industry knowledge, sales processes and techniques quickly and effectively to demonstrate faster results.

  • Agency: Cpl Life Sciences
  • Contact: Lisa Cockerill
  • Reference: JO-2109-476330
  • Posted: 15th September 2021
  • Expires: 13th October 2021

Cpl Life Sciences

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