Manager - Material Preparation Supervisor

The Pilot Plant is a multi-product unit dedicated to the production of GMP Vaccines for clinical trials. The multi-disciplinary team use various techniques for both Viral and/or Bacterial antigen production. The activities within this team are multiple: logistics, material preparation, media preparation, cell culture, fermentation, purification, QC In-Process, etc. Flexibility is a key requirement for the whole team to enable them to respond to frequent changes and diverse short-cycle production campaign changes (4-6 months/year). The work environment is dynamic with multiple contacts within and outside the Technical R&D department.

As the Manager - Material Preparation Supervisor you will work in a multi-product GMP building for clinical batch production.

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will interact with production teams to prioritize logistics activities based on production planning.
  • You will interact with production teams and Product and Process Experts (PPEs) to prepare material and schedule validation plans if necessary.
  • You will supervise a team of +/- 2 Technicians and +/- 4 Blue Collar Operators.
  • You will organize, plan and supervise the preparation of materials:
    • Supervise the development of the material planning
    • Ensure that all materials are available/ordered
    • Ensure the preparation of the materials are in accordance with validated protocols (from decontamination to obtaining the desired status).
    • Ensure that material preparation cycles are controlled.
  • You will be responsible for the management of the supply/logistics of the platform:
    • Supervise logistics operations outside of the production area (recovery of material leaving production areas), washing room & logistics (delivery of material to production areas).
    • Ensure the centralization of orders and invoicing of raw materials and materials necessary for the activities.
    • Ensure the conformity of any item entering the Pilot Plant.
    • Ensure the follow-up of any orders with external suppliers.
  • You will ensure compliance with cGMP in all activities (training, approval of production documentation and control of operations, environmental monitoring, validation,...).
  • You will do deviation management and CAPA follow up.
  • You will also be accountable for internal and external audits where you will present the SOPs, systems and GMP documentation related the various fields of activities, etc.

Why you? Basic Qualifications:
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Master's degree in biotechnology/vaccine development (Engineer, Chemist,...) or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of GMP is a must.
  • Expertise in the management of material preparation (sonic bath, washing machine, assembly, wrapping, autoclave, ...), Environmental Monitoring, logistics.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.
  • High flexibility and adaptation to change.
  • Good team management.
  • Customer-oriented.
  • English & French are a must.

Preferred Qualifications:
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Team spirit.
  • Autonomous in seeking information and making decisions.


Why GSK?
Our values andexpectationsareat the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.
These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork in a culture of Innovation, Performance and Trust.

GSK Vaccines- OurVaccinesbusiness has a broad portfolio and innovative pipeline of vaccines to protect people of all ages. We deliver over two million vaccine doses per day to people living in over 160 countries.
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Our Department Patient-focusedResearch and Development (R&D)is the heart of our business. Our R&D department seeks to discover and develop new vaccines, to protect against diseases where vaccines are not yet available and to improve on those vaccines that already exist. Part of our R&D programme targets diseases particularly prevalent in the developing world, including the World Health Organisation's three priority diseases - HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Research into candidate vaccines for other diseases of the developing world, such as dengue are at an earlier stage of development.
When it comes to developing the vaccines of the future, we're looking for real experts in their respective fields who are interested in working in the stimulating environment of an international healthcare company.
We emphasise the value of teamwork and we look for people ready to share our values of transparency, respect, integrity and patient focus.

At GSK we value diversity and treat all candidates equally. We aim to create an inclusive workplace where all employees feel engaged, supportive of one another, and know their work makes an important contribution.
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.

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