Reference Number: JO-2108-474660
Head of Technical Operations
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Reading

Our client a drug development and manufacturing accelerator providing integrated programs and tailored services across the entire development pathway. Cutting through silos across a range of drug development capabilities, we save precious time and money in getting drugs to patients.

With a growing and successful business, employing more than 1,100 talented individuals globally, located at state-of-the-art development, manufacturing and clinical facilities in the UK and USA.

Currently looking to appoint an experience Head of Technical Operations, due to their continued growth and success a great opportunity has arisen for a Head of Technical Operations to join their Manufacturing Operations team based in Reading. In this role you will provide Leadership for the Technical Operations Department, to ensure equipment, facilities and materials are managed compliantly and are available for use as required by the manufacturing project schedules at our Reading site.

Other main tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Leadership and development of the Technical Operations Department, comprising Facilities, Equipment and Materials Management teams to deliver best in class systems, procedures and compliance (GMP & H&S).
  • Accountability for ensuring all departmental activities are performed in compliance with regulatory guidance and are carried out according to the principles of GMP.
  • Ensure that staff members across the Technical Operations teams are appropriately supervised, trained and developed. Provide motivation, coaching, and creative energy to build team culture.
  • Ensure GMP equipment and facilities are qualified, calibrated and maintained in compliance to approved procedures, and are available for use as required by manufacturing project plans.
  • Ensure GMP materials are received and stored appropriately and are available for use as required by manufacturing project plans.
  • Complete quality systems documentation, including authoring SOPs and WIs, completing change control, deviation and CAPA documents. Lead deviation and root cause investigations.
  • Support regulatory and customer audits.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement activities. Collect and monitor performance metrics to drive improvements.

The Candidate

  • Knowledge of procedures, processes and systems for a cGMP compliant GMP facility
  • Extensive GMP compliance knowledge.
  • Extensive manufacturing or engineering experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organisational, planning, problem solving and follow up skills
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and prioritise effectively
  • Excellent attention to detail
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