Head of Manufacturing

International Permanent USD200,000 - USD250,000
  • Global, market leading pharmaceutical organization
  • Excellent opportunity for career growth

About Our Client

Global, market leading pharmaceutical organization

Job Description

  • Responsible for the planning and managing the use of labor resources, equipment and daily operations activities for a multiple shift, manufacturing plant to meet planned production requirements.
  • This includes the planning required to manufacture the right mix of products, in the correct quantity to support commercial demand from the plant.
  • Prioritizes, directs and oversees work activities and schedules and communicates with cross functional teams to ensure adherence to site objectives and goals.
  • Responsible for managing key metrics to meet Operation and Improvement targets.
  • Ensure that the capabilities needed to meet objectives in Capacity, Technology, Automation, Process Analytical Technology, Product Quality, Efficiency Improvement and Infrastructure Improvement are identified and appropriately established.
  • Ensures adherence to cGMP's, standard operating procedures, safety practices and manufacturing protocols. Ensures the safety of all Manufacturing Operations employees through compliance with all company policies, procedures, safety rules, and regulations.
  • Accountable for ensuring that standard operating procedures, batch records, special instructions, job aids and other related manufacturing and packaging documentation are created and executed in accordance with all regulatory requirements and best practices.
  • Accountable for leading all Continuous Improvement initiatives, utilizing expert resources to reduce overall cost of goods, manufacturing cycle times, and all forms of waste. Applies Process Excellence methodologies (6 S, Lean Manufacturing, and Six Sigma) to improvement initiatives.
  • Researches and analyzes data related to manufacturing and packaging operations to provide improvements and promote efficiency.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Life Sciences or related field from accredited university (MBA or Masters Degree Preferred)
  • Minimum of 20 years of manufacturing and/or packaging related experience in regulated environment, with no less than 10 years in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Must possess knowledge of cGMPs and SOPs applicable to position.
  • Strong knowledge, understanding and demonstrated experience in Supply Chain Operations, including inventory management, planning, scheduling and all associated measures and metrics
  • Knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing, compounding, production processes, and packaging operations, equipment and facilities
  • Knowledge of Standard Work Principles and demonstrate the ability to implement
  • Knowledge and demonstrated application of Process Excellence tools(6S, Visual Factory, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma) and methodologies
  • Working knowledge of an MRP based system with experience in SAP
  • A background knowledge in pharmaceutical science or engineering is advantageous.

What's on Offer

Excellent compensation package and relocation assistance if necessary

Matt Quinn
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Job summary

Engineering & Manufacturing
Sub Sector
Operations Management
Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
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Matt Quinn
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