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Vacancy Details

Engineering & Technical

Senior Technical Specialist - Cork

Contract Type: Permanent
Sector:
Location: Cork
Date: 28/02/2019
Job Reference: 100460
Contact Name: Anne-Marie Fox
Contact Email: annemarie@hero.ie

Job Description

Contact: Anne - Marie Fox
Email: recruit@hero.ie
Telephone: 087 2197421

Senior Technical Specialist

Our client, a medical device company in Cork is currently looking to recruit a Senior Technical Specialist for their site.

Job Description & Specific Objectives
  • The Senior Technical Specialist will be a key team member in the Technical Operations Team which provides technical expertise to a growing site with an expanding portfolio of technologies and products. The successful candidate will work in a dynamic environment with exciting career opportunities.
  • The Senior Technical Specialist will provide technical support and expertise to the drug substance and drug product production areas to ensure the manufacture of quality pharmaceutical products in accordance with the MSD Manufacturing Division Priorities of: Compliance, Supply, Strategy and Profit Plan.

Primary activities/responsibilities:
  • The Senior Technical Specialist is responsible for leading a range of technical projects including process technology transfers, continuous improvement projects and capital upgrade projects. This role will need to proactively manage and resolve issues before they impact the business priorities and will require a high level of project management skill.
  • The Tech Ops Department is a cross functional team providing technical support, guidance and direction to drug substance manufacturing, drug product manufacturing, laboratory operations and supply chain departments to ensure the success of the site. The Senior Technical Specialist will model the MSD leadership behaviours and understand the lean/Six Sigma principles to drive a culture of continuous improvement building a High Performance Organisation.
  • The Senior Technical Specialist will participate and comply with the MSD Manufacturing Division Quality Management System (QMS) requirements, including ownership, as relevant.

Position Responsibilities
  • Provide technical expertise and project leadership within a wide range of technical projects within the site, such as the validation of new equipment, improvement to the manufacturing processes, process tech transfer/new product introduction, process validation, etc.
  • Provide technical review of change controls to ensure proposed changes are appropriately assessed from technical and validation perspectives
  • Lead complex troubleshooting/problem solving teams
  • Serve as technical SME during regulatory inspections
  • Provide technical stewardship, equipment resource planning and validation schedules
  • Provide ongoing coaching and support to the cross functional team members, to share their technical knowledge and promote best practices
  • Ensure supply of high quality product by providing technical and scientific product and process support to maximise process performance (product lifecycle management, continuous process improvement initiatives, etc.)
  • Ensure highest Quality & EHS Compliance standards by serving as site SME for selected chapters for Quality and/or EHS standards
  • Act as a deputy for the Technical Lead as required
Qualifications & Experience - Knowledge And Skills Requirements
General
  • Demonstrated knowledge in more than one pharmaceutical and/or chemical manufacturing operation (e.g. manufacturing, quality, technical support, etc.) working at SME level.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry or a similar operating environment with experience in a technical role in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated high level of problem solving and facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated high level of project management and organisation.


Technical
  • Experienced in application of Lean Six Sigma and Lean methodologies with a continuous improvement focus.
  • Expert level understanding of regulatory and validation requirements.
  • SME in product technical / scientific support
  • Demonstrated experience in developing technical strategies and leading deployment and realization (e.e New product introduction, PPQ).
  • People
  • Skilled communicator with demonstrated successes in a team environment, such as project teams, Six Sigma team, continuous improvement, capital projects, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to realize improvement initiatives, through leadership of teams.
  • Demonstrated ability in holding project team members responsible for results and being decisive about non-performers
  • Skilled at stakeholder management and change management such as change execution methodology

Education
  • MSc in Science, Technical or Engineering discipline
  • Desirable evidence of Continuous Professional Development.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or equivalent
  • Desirable project management qualification such as PMP etc.

For further information on this Senior Technical Specialist role in Cork please contact Anne - Marie Fox on 087 2197421 / recruit@hero.ie

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