Pharma Tech Unit Leader

This position, Deputy Director Pharma Tech Unit Leader, within the Manufacturing Technology (MTech) function of Vaccines Industrial Affairs (VIA), will support the delivery of robust and efficient processes and technology for Formulation, Filling, Lyophilization and Inspection processes with emphasis on Flu and other Lyophilized Drug Products.  The mission of the MTech function is to deliver robust and efficient processes with associated knowledge to transfer to Manufacturing. The MTech function also provides daily support to manufacturing toward industrial performance excellence.  The individual in this position will: Drive the technical strategy and project deliverables across the Pharmaceutical Technologylandscape for multiple projects across the Swiftwater site Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for general pharmaceutical technologies, transfers and change management implementation with emphasis on Flu and Lyophilized Drug Products Comply with cGMP and other internal and external quality and regulatory guidance, as well as health and safety guidelines ACCOUNTABILITIES: Management of the performance of direct reports including 5-10 internal employees through regular coaching and development through strategic assignment of responsibilities Liaison between MTech, Manufacturing, Quality Operations, Project teams, etc. and assist to troubleshoot or resolve any issues that arise Completion of Development, Validation and Transfer of pharmaceutical technologies for release and stability of clinical and commercial products according to project needs and timelines across the Formulation, Filling, Inspection and Packaging (FFIP) platform, balancing technical solutions with operational costs Authoring and reviewing Pharmaceutical Technology procedures, development and validation reports Leadership, within and external to their area of expertise, in the planning, prioritization and execution of development and validation studies to support project (i.e. technical transfer and new vaccine introduction), continuous improvement, and manufacturing assist activities related to Formulation, Filling, Lyophilization, and Inspection THE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Develop and maintain a flexible, trained and agile workforce and provide coaching and developmental opportunities Lead and ensures technical validations and projects related to Formulation, Filling, Lyophilization, and / or Inspection activities are executed on-time and on-budget across the VIA project portfolio in line with business, production and resource constraints Lead and deliver technical solutions for Flu and Lyophilized Drug Products for projects, manufacturing assist and continuous improvement activities  Lead the completion of technical assessments and risk assessments for Flu and Lyophilized Drug Products including Deviations, Change Management and CAPAs Key Competencies: Model and maintain effective relationships with customers in FFIP and support personnel to be the partner of choice for technical and scientific needs within area of expertise Effectively communicate study outcomes and project impacts to all levels of site leadership and global representatives Lead proactive and strong collaboration internally and across VIA functions in forward thinking with an attitude of optimization and continuous improvement Proactively anticipate and effectively communicate constraints, conflicts, solutions and actions for resolution Collaborate cross functionally with project management groups and  the Pharmaceutical Technology Leadership team to align priorities and platform staffing forecasts Basic Qualifications: Minimum Bachelors in science or engineering 10+ years' experience in manufacturing technologies for drug product (filling) Minimum of 3 years' experience in a Supervisory role managing people Experience with Flu and / or Lyophilized Drug Products Preferred Qualification: Masters in engineering or sciences The successful candidate will possess the following additional competencies: Define and balance strategic priorities against immediate operational challenges Learns - and provides opportunities for others to learn - from experience Empowers teams to face challenges, make decisions and take action Actively seeks customer opportunities for improvement and to gain insight to underlying needs Creatively challenges the status quo to find new ways of working. job id R2469632
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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