We make and supply medicines and vaccines all around the globe and our teams own every production stage, from creating quality products at our manufacturing sites to designing effective supply forecasting and regulatory inspections; all powered by digital, data and analytics. We operate at impressive scale, producing over 1.7 billion packs of medicine and 767 vaccine doses in 2021.
We continue to modernize, so we can launch even more new products at speed whilst turbo-charging delivery across our entire portfolio through our relentless focus on quality, safety, and service. The way we work will change. For some, the shift in technology and products will be revolutionary. Our R&D pipeline demands a new kind of supply chain, and we need the very best minds and capability to help us on our journey to make more complex products, harnessing the power of automation and robotics so we can work smarter together.
Are you energized by a highly technical manufacturing role that allows you to accelerate efficiency and shape quality? If so, this Technology Manager role could be an ideal opportunity to explore.
As a Technology Manager, you will manage certain elements (such as upstream or downstream etc.) of the transfer of primary (drug substance) biopharmaceutical production technologies from R&D, third party clients or Contract Manufacturing Organisations to UM Biopharm and from UM Biopharm to other biopharmaceutical manufacturing sites. Support delivery of new biopharmaceutical applications and technologies as well as on delivering improvements to the existing supply chains supported by UM Biopharm and technology transfers between UM Biopharm & R&D. Support efforts to continuously reduce product COGS while improving product quality for products supplied by UM Biopharm.
This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:
- Support the introduction and possible scale-up of primary(drug substance) processes transferred from R&D or third party clients for specific products new within UM Biopharm. Support establishing resource requirements necessary to implement approved projects.
- Act as technical UM Biopharm representative on the technology transfer teams and product development project team for specific products. Responsible for managing the relationship between R&D or third party clients and UM Biopharm for specific products and if needed influence decision makers within R&D or third party clients.
- Propose strategies and priorities in planning technical transfer/process validation activities within area of expertise.
- Responsible for process trend analysis and assurance that processes remain within control parameters. Responsible for resolving process issues/ problems in a manner and timeframe consistent with production and quality goals for specific products.
- Provide technical training to production staff for new equipment and process technologies as required.
- Evaluate new technologies for GSK and define technology introduction strategies. Define long-term and near-term process improvements within area of expertise.
- Ensure technical accuracy of process documentation and related documentation for specific products. Responsible for ensuring that new technologies are properly validated in UM Biopharm and that related regulatory documents to support licensing of specific products are prepared.
- May need to contribute to technical oversight of manufacturing operations, facility changes or co-ordinating technical activities for specific products at UM Biopharm.
- Contribute to evaluations of potential fit of prospective new products into UM Biopharm (e.g. SIA’s RFI responses)
- Demonstrate the use of GPS tools and philosophies.
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
- BSc/BA in either biological or chemical science or engineering or equivalent technical discipline
- A minimum of 7 years post-graduate experience in the Biopharmaceutical/pharmaceutical industry or equivalent with significant emphases on technology development and/or process technology transfer.
- Knowledge of current GMP’s, NIH Guidelines and FDA and/or European validation practices for biopharmaceutical processes required.
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
- Ph.D. in either biological or chemical science or engineering or equivalent technical discipline. MSc in discipline if sufficient scientific and technical depth has been achieved from professional experience
- Expert knowledge in biopharmaceutical technologies including large scale cell culture/microbial technology, biopseparations technologies, and pharmaceutical manufacturing of proteins. Understanding of analytical technologies related to the above.
- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong Analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Able to interact well with peers, subordinates, and senior personnel in scientific, quality, engineering and operational disciplines.
- Able to provide leadership to generate options to resolve problems, prioritise, and decide appropriate courses of actions. Effective at implementing decisions.
- Committed team player prepared to work in and embrace a team-based culture.
- Leadership potential.
GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose –to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together –so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns –as an organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years. Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves –feeling welcome, valued and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing. So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting moment in our journey to get Ahead Together.
GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.
Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.
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