Operations Manager – Scotland and Northern Ireland

Barney Smith at CK Science is looking to recruit an Operations Manager to join a chemical manufacturer with plants in Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

Responsibilities:

As an operations manager the successful candidate will manage and coordinate the activities of the two facilities in Scotland and Northern Ireland to optimise performance in manufacturing and despatch.

The role will be very much hands on and will involve:

  • Overseeing all quality standards
  • Manufacturing procedures and staffing across both sites
  • Develop a buying function
  • Project manage implementation of capital expenditure programmes including equipment and computer systems,
  • Developing business
  • Maintain existing relationships. 

Qualifications and skills:

The ideal candidate for this Operations Manager role must be qualified in a science or process engineering related degree or possess equivalent commercial experience and have a proven track record in operations management within the chemical industry.

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For more information or to apply for this Operations Manager role please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference DH24430 in all correspondence.

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Compliance Process Engineer – Oxfordshire

Jason Johal at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Compliance Process Engineer  to join a global, broad-based health care company at their site in Oxfordshire.

The Role:

This aim of this Compliance Process Engineer job is to coordinate and direct compliance issues within the Operations Engineering department of a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics. They will ensure a consistent approach is taken to resolving quality issues including ERs, CAPAs, Calibration Alerts and Post Investigations.

Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this Compliance Process Engineer role will include:

  • Providing technical support to the calibration department to ensure that all calibration activities meet divisional and corporate requirements.
  • Supporting the introduction of new products and / or equipment through effectively managing the engineering document change process.
  • Seeking new ways of improving the efficiency of the Engineering Compliance group. Actively promoting the use of continuous improvement programs.
  • Developing strong links within Operations department to ensure service provided meets business requirements.
  • Understanding regulatory and corporate requirements to ensure the Operations Engineering department continues to meet cGMP and leading teams to deliver compliance projects and quality initiatives.

The successful incumbent will be expected to develop projects from concept through to implementation with the aim of continually improving Engineering processes including preventative and demand maintenance programs. They will also be responsible for authoring, reviewing and updating Operations Engineering documents to ensure compliance with regulatory, site and corporate requirements and for providing SME support to internal and external audits as required.

Qualifications and skills:

The ideal candidate for this Compliance Process Engineer job will have experience within a regulated industry, preferably medical devices or pharmaceutical along with a proven knowledge of engineering and calibration processes. They will also have:

  • The ability to take prompt action to accomplish objectives and to work under their own initiative.
  • A proven track record of technical report authoring and of delivering assigned projects / goals to on time, within budget and ensuring that internal customer requirements are meet.
  • Experience of working within a high volume highly regulated manufacturing environment with full membership of a recognised professional Engineering or Quality body is desirable.

How to apply:

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For more information or to apply for this Compliance Process Engineer role please contact Jason Johal on 01438 743 047 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST23812 in all correspondence.

 

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Quality Assurance Representative – North West

Hannah Milward is currently recruiting for a Quality Assurance Representative to join a global manufacturer of pharmaceutical and veterinary medicine products based in the Merseyside region. They require a Contract Quality Assurance Representative to join their team for an initial period of 12 months.

Job Purpose:

The successful candidate for this Quality Assurance Representative will provide the Quality Assurance Team the assurance that manufacturing is carried out in accordance with cGMP and Regulatory commitments and that production records provide full and accurate documentation of batch manufacture in accordance with SOP. The QAR is authorised, as appropriate, by the QA Team Leader to disposition materials with consideration being given to the Regulatory requirement for QP release of veterinary and medicinal products. The job holder also exercises control on the general cGMP activities for those teams he/she has QA responsibility for.

Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this Quality Assurance Representative role will include:

• Disposition raw materials, including packaging items, water, intermediates and products according to the available data, including evaluation of any deviation reports, environmental monitoring (where appropriate), and advise on reprocessing or preventive actions in such cases.

• Monitor trends and identify problems in quality of purchased materials, packaging, intermediates, products, water and environmental data and promote action having regard to changes in processes, facilities, equipment and procedures.

• Write/revise/approve and give advise on quality documentation e.g. batch production records, specifications, procedures (Team and Site), PMISsheets, Stability protocols.

• Review and approve SOPs (Team and Site), change control documentation, validation protocols, completed validation packages, IQ/OQ/PQ protocols.

• Manage the Site stability programme to meet Corporate and Regulatory requirements.

• To advise on the investigation of customer complaints, approve customer complaint reports and promote corrective/preventive actions

• Participate in self-inspections and other audits of the manufacturing and relevant Support areas with particular reference to cGMP as defined by the various regulatory authorities.

• Provide training, support, advice and proactive assistance in the Site Quality systems to the product and support teams.

• Advise on and support appropriate validation of plant, processes and new projects, liaising with other disciplines appropriately to ensure that facilities are designed and commissioned to meet cGMP.

• Provide cover for other QARs in their absence.

• Prepare Quality Agreements as appropriate.

• Liaise with Contract Manufacturers, as appropriate, to ensure that the Quality systems at the Contract Manufacturers comply with Corporate/Regulatory requirements and that the Quality systems are being implemented appropriately.

Qualifications and skills:

To be considered for this Quality Assurance Representative position you will have experience working in a similar role reviewing and supplying batch record documentation to the QP for release. You will also have experience working in the Pharmaceutical industry.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Quality Assurance Representative role please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 2839956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH23570 in all correspondence.

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Process Improvement Manager – East Midland

Hannah Milward is currently seeking to recruit a Process Improvement Manager to join a major healthcare organisation.

The job: 

As a Process Improvement Manager you will provide focus on the development of new and existing processes. By building quality in to the process design, the products will be produced in the most efficient way and meet the customer and regulatory needs.

Responsibilities:

As a Process Improvement Manager you will be responsible for leading the Process Improvement Team to provide an efficient service to optimise manufacturing and cleaning processes using a quality by design approach whilst ensuring the validation activities meet Regulatory and Customer requirements.

The job holder will need to provide an effective New Product Introduction service for Clinical Trial clients to ensure new products are introduced successfully and that the processes are developed and validated to ensure the required levels of product quality and regulatory compliance are met. You will also need to deliver a comprehensive process, equipment and cleaning validation programme in accordance with cGMP and Customer requirements.

Qualifications and skills:

To be considered for this Process Improvement Manager position you will have:

  • Previous experience in the development or manufacture of healthcare products with a proven track record of new product introduction which is critical to this role.
  • In depth knowledge of cGMP, multiple dosage forms with an emphasis on sterile products and an awareness of Unlicensed and Licensed Legislation are key to your success in this role.
  • Previous leadership and management skills would be an advantage.

You will also enjoy working cross functionally in a fast paced environment with teams of diverse people, have a can do attitude with the capability to plan and see the bigger picture, excellent Leadership and Customer Service skills and the ability to influence and build relationships at all levels across the business.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this role please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 283 9956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH23326 in all correspondence.

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Process Improvement Manager – East Midlands

Hannah Milward is currently seeking to recruit a Process Improvement Manager to join a major healthcare organisation in the East Midlands.

Responsibilities:

As Process Improvement Manager you will provide focus on the development of new and existing processes. By building quality in to the process design, the products will be produced in the most efficient way and meet the customer and regulatory needs.

You will be responsible for leading the Process Improvement Team to provide an efficient service to optimise manufacturing and cleaning processes using a Quality by Design approach whilst ensuring the validation activities meet Regulatory and Customer requirements.

The job holder will need to provide an effective New Product Introduction service for Clinical Trial clients to ensure new products are introduced successfully and that the processes are developed and validated to ensure the required levels of product quality and regulatory compliance are met. You will also need to deliver a comprehensive process, equipment and cleaning validation programme in accordance with cGMP and Customer requirements.

Qualifications & skills required:

To be considered for this Process Improvement Manager position you will have previous experience in the development or manufacture of healthcare products with a proven track record of new product introduction is critical to this role. In depth knowledge of cGMP, multiple dosage forms with an emphasis on sterile products and an awareness of Unlicensed and Licensed Legislation are key to your success in this role and previous leadership and management skills would be an advantage.

You will enjoy working cross functionally in a fast paced environment with teams of diverse people, have a can do attitude with the capability to plan and see the bigger picture, excellent Leadership and Customer Service skills and the ability to influence and build relationships at all levels across the business.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Process Improvement Manager role please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 2839956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH23326 in all correspondence.

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Manufacturing Manager (Shift) Job – Scotland

Barney Smith is looking for a Manufacturing Manager to join his client which is a world leading manufacturer within the biotechnology sector based at their site in Scotland

Responsibilities:

As a Manufacturing Manager working a continental shift pattern, the role will involve continuous improvement and optimisation of products, processes and procedures.  You will also be responsible for staff management, training and development, handling customer queries and complaints and troubleshooting any bottlenecks in the manufacturing process.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate for this Manufacturing Manager role must be qualified to degree level in a science or engineering based subject or possess equivalent industrial experience and have a proven track record in a supervisory or management role within a biotech related process or manufacturing site.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Manufacturing Manager role please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference DH22909 in all correspondence.

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Process Compliance Officer Job (Chemicals) – East Midlands, UK

Our client is a leading supplier of closed-die forgings to the automotive, aerospace and power generation industries. Production includes aero-engine rotating parts in titanium and nickel-base super alloys, and steel and alloy parts for power transmission and bearing applications.

The company are currently looking for a Process Compliance Officer to join the Certification team responsible for stamping and certifying all production that leaves the facility.

Responsibilities:

This Process Compliance Officer role will involve:

Reviewing documentation in line with company and departmental procedures to ensure full compliance to drawing, specification and customer specific requirements. The role will involve creating certificates of conformities to enable final releaseof product for shipment.

Person Specification:

The ideal candidate will come for a production environment and have experience in dealing with documents and specifications to a high degree of accuracy. Ideally you will have worked in a compliance or quality role where attention to detail is paramount. You will have a strong eye for detail and precision, have good IT skills (Excel, Word) and be able wok on their own initiative. The role will involve working to strict deadlines and will result in busy ends to the week/month resulting in initial work at the weekends.

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For more information or to apply for this Process Compliance Officer position, please contact Russell Oakley at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email roakley@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH21336 in all correspondence.

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Process Improvement Scientist Job – Merseyside, UK

Our client, one of the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical companies are looking for a Process Improvement Scientist to join their team based in Merseyside.

As Process Improvement Scientist, you will be overseeing the technical performance and compliance of the production processes. This role will be key in identifying and resolving process performance with a clear and focused improvement remit.  Please note, this role is initially a 6 month contract position.

Key Responsibilities:

• Working with our operations Process Flow Teams to continuously improve process execution

• Ensuring changes comply with cGMP and environmental, health and safety regulations

• Overseeing the processes, identifying and eliminating causes of increased variability using a sound data driven methodology

• Investigating trends and ensuring correct countermeasures are implemented for any deviations resulting from the process performance

Required Experience:

• In depth knowledge and experience of manufacturing process operations and or engineering aspects gained by within a bulk pharmaceutical or food processing environment.

• Sound understanding of broader API processes with an emphasis on interactions with peers across the other product support groups.

• Experience in data management and statistical analysis of process information to identify continuous improvement and improve reliability and capability.

• Demonstrated ability in problem solving within a multidisciplinary environment to meet agreed timelines.

• Ability to interact with process technicians, engineering, analytical support and other operations support personnel.

• Ability to communicate effectively and build relationships at all levels in the organisation.

• Ability to operate in a cGMP environment and produce documentation to cGMP standards

Essential Skills:

• Degree in scientific or engineering discipline and experience gained within a bulk API manufacturing environment

• Demonstrated troubleshooting skills

• Interpersonal and influencing skills

• Proven ability to understand and analyse process data

Desirable Skills:

• Hands on experience in a Process Engineering would be a distinct advantage (but not essential), a keen interest in scientific or engineering development and six sigma experience would be beneficial.  You must be available at short notice to commence employment as the role is a CONTRACT role and the need is immediate.

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For more information or to apply for this Process Improvement Scientist position, please contact Russell Oakley at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email roakley@ckscience.co.uk. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential.  Please quote ref: SH20856 on application.

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Fermentation Scientist Job – Merseyside, UK

Our client, a research-based pharmaceutical company based in Merseyside is currently looking for a Fermentation Scientist to join their Fermentation Science & Technology Group. This position is a 6 month contract role.

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate for this Fermentation Scientist position will provide technical support to Fermentation Operations with the objective of maintaining and improving product quality, yield and throughput in line with business plan and quality commitments.

Key aspects of this Fermentation Scientist role include:

• Analyse production data to monitorand improve process performance. Use of data to make sound decisions.

• Ability to problem solve and trouble shoot manufacturing issues. Investigate and complete deviations.

• Identify and implement process improvement initiatives. Generate and complete change control documentation.

• Work closely with the Fermenter Team and other manufacturing and support functions to resolve day-to-day issues and drive continuous improvement.

• Review and amend relevant documentation, including batch production records, process flow documents, standard operating procedures, bill of materials, etc.

• Write technical reports to capture key learning.

Required Experience:

Candidates for this Fermentation Scientist role should be educated to degree or post graduate degree level (MScor PhD) in a relevant Scientific or Engineering discipline. Experience of fermentation process operations and cGMP requirements would be advantageous.  You must be available for work at short notice as this is a CONTRACT position and the requirement is immediate.

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For more information, or to apply for this Fermentation Scientist position, please contact Russell Oakley at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email roakley@ckscience.co.uk. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential.  Please quote ref: SH20854 on application.

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Project Manager Job (Process Development, Chemicals) – Northamptonshire, UK

This is an outstanding opportunity for a Project Manager to join a specialist Chemical and Materials manufacturer based in Northamptonshire, UK.

To be considered for this Project Manager role, you will have a degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Metallurgy or Physics (or equivalent) and proven practical Project Management experience gained within a Chemical or Materials industry.

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For more information, or to apply for this Project Manager position, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 743 047 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST20529 in all correspondence.

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