GMP Operations Manager

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  3. United Kingdom
Stevenage, England
Posting date: 23 Sep 2019
This vacancy has now expired

An international biotechnology company is recruiting a GMP Operations Manager to their UK office. The organisation focuses on gene therapy to treat the suffering of people suffering from chronic systemic diseases. With a next-generation gene therapy platform to provide treatments for a wide range of diseases, this position represents an exciting opportunity to work with a leading company.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Dir. GMP Operations in the establishment and operation of company manufacturing capability within the CGT-MC for on-time delivery of Drug Substance for clinical supply.
  • Work closely with the Dir. GMP Operations in planning for and establishing new GMP facilities.
  • Manage the project plan and work as part of a multi-disciplinary matrix team to drive on-time delivery.
  • Manage the production schedule, maintenance schedule, and annual facility shutdowns.
  • Map out campaigns 12 months in advance to meet clinical supply demand across multiple programs.
  • Act as the GMP Operations team primary point of contact with CGT-MC for scheduling activities in the facility, including material/waste transfer, equipment transfer, equipment maintenance, qualification activities etc.
  • Attend daily planning meetings, operations forums, and steering meetings with CGT-MC.
  • Act as the team lead for safety in both internal and CGT-MC for a.
  • Coordinate and lead GMP Operations daily, weekly, and steering meetings, setting agenda, capturing actions, and tracking completion.
  • Be responsible for maintaining accurate and up-to-date training matrix for all GMP Operations team personnel and auditing for compliance.
  • Be responsible for onboarding new team members, coordinating training and site induction.
  • Be responsible for tracking open GMP Operations deviations, change controls, corrective and preventative quality and safety actions.
  • Provide weekly status updates to GMP Operations team, ensuring actions are closed on time.
  • Act as a key senior team member, working closely with technical managers and supply chain managers in GMP Operations, QA, QC, and and equivalent functions within CGT-MC.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in chemistry or a biological science.
  • Operations experience, preferably in a manufacturing setting with experience of development of systems and processes to enable both team operation and facility operation.
  • Experience of working in a continuous improvement environment/implementing lean methodologies.
  • Proven track record in project management for biotech/pharma development.
  • Line/matrix management experience.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

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