Director Single Use Technologies

Basic qualifications:

  • MSc or PhD level education with qualification in a scientific / engineering discipline
  • Preferred specialisations: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in the Material Science domain and 10 years' in pharma, biotech or chemical industry in key technical and leadership role (cGMP manufacturing, validation, engineering)
  • Experience in Biopharmaceutical / aseptic manufacturing
  • Experience in the use of Single Use Technologies in commercial GMP applications / constraints
  • Advance knowledge of cGMP

Preferred qualifications:

  • Good knowledge in Material Sciences (polymers, elastomer, etc.), the associated physico-chemical concerns, GEP, GMP, ICH guidelines and industry standards (ISO, ASTM etc.)
  • Solid understanding of SUS manufacturing, the associated GMP requirements, Vaccine Manufacturing processes, the cGMP constraints, Single Use Technologies manufacturer's production constraints, use in cGMP large scale manufacturing plants
  • Able to manage a team of experts and transversal network
  • Green Belt certified or Lean-6-Sigma credentials are an advantage


Job Purpose and Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage across GSK Vaccine manufacturing sites a Centre of Competencies for this key vaccines manufacturing technology.
  • Evaluate & implement manufacturing technologies including disposable devices and assembly as well as associated technologies such as: single use Fermenter , single use Centrifuge, single use Ultrafiltration, single use Chromatography, Coupling, single use Formulation.
  • Drive improvements and innovation.
  • Establish and maintain Vaccines global standards, guidelines, methodologies and knowledge repositories to ensure harmonization and use of best practices within Single-use systems.
  • Provide/coordinate a network of technical expertise for continuous improvement and troubleshooting.
  • Support manufacturing programs to ensure harmonization and quality across products, processes and sites.
  • Develop and roll-out training, certifications and skills assessment. Establish the group as a reference centre within the global manufacturing network for all matters related to Single-use Technologies.
  • Lead benchmarking (internal and external) to ensure GSK is state-of-the-art as required.
  • Monitor and escalate risks and performance of network.
  • The job scope encompasses all GSK Vaccines sites and CMO operations as well as the monitoring / influencing of trends and expectations in industry and regulatory agencies.
  • Develop the group as a reference centre within the Global Industrial Operation network for all matters related to the expertise domain.

Our Offer:

At GSK we provide a supportive working environment, and a range of development challenges and opportunities. We also offer competitive benefits and compensation packages designed to attract and to retain the very best. GSK is proud to promote an open culture, encouraging people to be themselves and giving their ideas a chance to flourish. GSK is an equal opportunity employer.

The department:

Once our pioneering treatments have been developed, they are manufactured to the highest standards and distributed across the regions that need them most. Accomplishing this as efficiently and quickly as possible can quite literally be a matter of life and death. So it's no wonder that more than 70% of our talented workforce is based within Global Industrial Operations - the essential business unit that manufactures and manages the entire vaccine supply process, from customer order to product dispatch on a global scale.

As the name suggests, it operates in a multi-national context across more than 17 sites around the world, working closely in tandem with colleagues from a variety of disciplines and professions.

The department is structured in operating units that focus on various aspects of the manufacturing and supply process. These include Industrialisation (overseeing the transfer of production from R&D to a commercial level), Supply Chain Management and Technical Services.

Our Company:

GSK is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

GSK Vaccines is one of the world's leading vaccine companies, with a comprehensive portfolio of 39 vaccines for infants, adolescents and adults and 15 more in development. We have more than 16,000 people working worldwide to deliver nearly 2 (1.9) million vaccines every day to people in around 90% (172) of the world's countries.

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