Technical Development Manager
Plans, organises, directs and controls the manpower and resources of a multidisciplinary technical development team to introduce, develop and improve plant processes in timely manner and to ensure material is fit for secondary use. Thereafter they provide technical support for routine manufacture and undertake development and optimisation work to ensure that production processes in each value stream achieve the yield, output and quality at or above targets within or below budgeted costs and deliver optimum Secondary performance. Carry out role of Primary Product Owner for API's under technical accountability, and mentor/manage other Product Owners within their teams.
1. Plan, lead and manage project teams to ensure successful introduction of new products and technologies. Work closely with counterparts in R&D and non-site Technical to ensure a consistent approach to technology transfer and application of Quality by Design is achieved.
2. Oversee troubleshooting of process issues on plant to enable operations to resolve the problem as well as develop rework methods for treatment of sub-standard batches.
3. Work closely with their respective value streams to ensure full visibility and alignment of all activities with the VS objectives.
. Study and develop processes to ensure the provision of a comprehensive and effective framework for process understanding and optimisation fully aligned to individual product lifecycles and overall business targets. This includes the introduction of new suppliers for intermediates and raw materials.
5. Work closely with appropriate strategic technology teams (Manufacturing/R&D) to ensure customer "pull" and satisfactory handover of step change improvement projects at the appropriate time.
6. Liaise with Product Development and Secondary customers to ensure secondary requirements to deliver successful product formulation have been met.
7. Set budget for the team and manage and control utilisation level to ensure achievement of objectives and targets within budgeted allocation
8. Monitor the section to ensure compliance with the various regulations, including uncompromising safety standards in plant and lab.
9. Recruit, manage, develop, and motivate staff to help realise their maximum potential so as to contribute towards achieving the objectives of the department and site. Ensure that functional excellence is maintained within each team through adherence to the agreed mechanisms (mentoring & functional networks).
• At least a degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Pharmacy
• At least 5-10 years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical or fine chemicals industry
• Sound knowledge of process and analytical chemistry
• Sound knowledge of statistical methodology and tools
• Good knowledge of plant/manufacturing operations
• Good knowledge of plant commissioning and validation skills
• Good knowledge of scale-up of plant
• Good understanding of SWOT analysis
• Integration of GPS (GSK Production System) ways of working within each unit
• Maintenance of a TD visual performance board that is valued by all.
• Good project management and execution skills
• Good communication skills
• Foster Continuous Improvement mindset
• Team leadership
• Influencing skills
• Problem solving and analytical thinking
• Communication and networking
• Planning and organizing
• Mentoring and coaching
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