Single Use Technology Operations SME

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Design, Project Engineering, Operations Management
  3. United States
Sanford, USA
Posting date: 24 Apr 2020

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Single Use Technology Operations SME with a top pharmaceutical company located in Sanford, NC. Successful candidate will develop and implement a strategy for use of single-use technology (SUT) in Stage 2 Gene Therapy.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a strategy for use of single-use technology (SUT) in Stage 2 Gene Therapy.
  • Review Stage 1 design and feedback from Stage 1 operations, as well as leveraging learnings and best practices from across company network currently using similar single use technology/equipment/designs.
  • Leverage and enhance existing relationships with SUT vendors to support strategy for Stage 2 start-up and commercial cadence.
  • Reduce the losses associated with SUT vendor quality issues and work in partnership with the vendor to identify, track and resolve those issues across the Sanford GTX facilities (GTX1 & GTX2)
  • Execute work independently, work with various groups across the organization and oversee and lead projects to ensure goals of GTx Stage 2 project are reached.
  • Partner with global engineering to develop and implement a strategy for use of single-use technology in Stage 2 Gene Therapy.
  • Serve as point of contact between global engineering and Stage 2 Operations team in translating process requirements into SUT design Transfer knowledge of SUT design to operations team.
  • Develop enrollment SUT enrollment strategy (sterile, packaging, expiry, and vendor suitability)
  • Review and evaluate supplier complaint responses as required, identifying suitable CAPAs to address supplier quality issues across GTX1 & GTX2 operations.
  • Provide in-depth technical expertise to support Supplier quality and technical issues.
  • Act as the technical point of escalation for systemic quality issues originating from suppliers
  • Collate and present data to suppliers at the quarterly Business Review Meeting and Biannual Supplier Relationship Meetings.
  • Lead technical visits at suppliers to understand the supplier's manufacturing process and identify opportunities for improvements within these processes.
  • Lead data driven CI initiatives and participate in specification alignment projects with Suppliers through technical solutions that lead to improved quality at the suppliers.
  • Actively participate at Suite and Site Material Review Boards (MRB).

Skills and Requirements:

  • BS degree with 3-5 years of experience required; MS degree with 1-2 years of experience preferred in any of the following disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Engineering or related science.
  • Experience with designing single use technology (SUT) systems for biotech manufacturing
  • .Hands on experience using SUT.
  • Experience working with engineering on capital project, and project start-ups desired.
  • Preferable to have experience in mammalian cell culture manufacturing.
  • Experience in analyzing component defect/quality issues and working with suppliers to resolve the same desired.
  • Ability to quickly understand the operating principles and risks of new technologies.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities, meeting deadlines, and working well under pressure and in ambiguous situations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working in a team environment across business functions.
  • Independent, self-motivated and flexible with the ability to work effectively in a dynamic, problem-solving environment.

To Apply:

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In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please call Ysabel Capitan at (+1) 347-293-1123 or upload your resume on our website -

A full job description is available on request.

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.