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Director, Primary Manufacturing


Come join a company that tackles fascinating problems and find solutions to complex challenges. With deep expertise in influenza science, our team works on cutting-edge research, pioneering technologies to optimise the manufacturing process and improve the effectiveness of influenza vaccines. We operate as one integrated global organisation, drawing together expert staff from different countries to collaborate. Together, we are working on the front line to protect communities from seasonal influenza and global pandemic threats. When you join Seqirus, you join a team dedicated to making a difference in people's lives. It's a feeling of possibility, creativity, and purpose that inspires us every day. The incumbent is accountable for leading, directing, and managing all aspects of the Primary Manufacturing business unit in Liverpool. This includes achieving supply targets and optimizing manufacturing productivity and output for Primary Manufacturing. Management duties include directing aspects of personnel, facility, process, and equipment for a large scale manufacturing facility. This individual will serve as the leader coordinating the department for both process development and commercial material production. This individual will assume full responsibility as the department representative on key development projects. This leader will also sit on the site leadership team and will be responsible for playing a key role in the overall leadership of the Liverpool Site. This role has direct functional responsibility includes approximately 150 FTE staff members. Directs multiple teams of manufacturing staff to ensure manufacturing in accordance with schedule / customer requirements within the agreed financial constraints and according to the relevant. Accountable to achieve supply targets. Ensures compliance in accordance to Seqirus’s quality, compliance, safety, GMP, and regulatory standards at all times Sets department policy regarding staffing, hours and job junction to meet planned projects and production goals. Responsible for ensuring the GMP requirements for facility and documentation for commercial material production. Works with QA/Compliance group for GMP certification of the facility and equipment. Writes and reviews GMP documents like Standard Operating Procedures and Batch Process Records. Works with the QA Raw Materials group in specifying the GMP materials needed for commercial material production Responsible for ensuring that all staff are properly trained in their duties Devises solutions for problems of complex scope which affect multiple areas within manufacturing. Develops operational processes and production protocols. Oversees the design, execution, and analysis or results from experiments to ascertain that high-quality data is generated. Plays a key role in troubleshooting problems in manufacturing operations Assumes full responsibility as the department representative on capital projects. Makes conceptual contributions to project strategies and achievements. Directs manufacturing staff in the execution of capital projects Technical Skills Subject matter expert in drug substance related operations including cell culture and purification technologies Understand of Engineering and Automation best practices Lean Manufacturing Methodologies Building Effective Teams: Creates high impact, efficient teams across the function, including members with different but complementary skills and expertise Empowers team leads and managers to work together to make decisions and accomplish goals, providing mentorship and support when needed Serves as an advocate for teams across the function, prioritizing demands, ensuring organizational support and resolving issues Developing Direct Reports and Others Motivates others, including senior leaders, to take responsibility and have proactive discussions about career goals and development Encourages and promotes learning opportunities for employees to develop across the function, creating a safe environment for employees to demonstrate new skills Advocates for employees and managers by communicating their capabilities and accomplishments across the function Provides input and suggestions to other leaders within the function regarding efficient delegation and staffing decisions Contributes to long-term workload planning, ensuring that leaders within the function are informed of staffing and resource needs Enables a culture of ownership and delegation by giving individual authority and responsibility to senior managers and leaders Strategic Agility Accurately anticipates future consequences and trends, assessing the internal and external environment and leveraging new sources of data  Communicates the vision and goals of the function to employees in a compelling manner to gain support and motivation Identifies criteria to assess strategic alignment and success of plans, tracking against measurable success factors Minimum Experience Requirements Minimum 10+ years’ related industry experience required At least 7 years of production management experience preferred Demonstrated knowledge of GMPs and FDA requirements Strong demonstrated team leadership skills Manufacturing Financial Knowledge – understanding of manufacturing financial accounting (budgeting, bills of materials, variances, recoveries, depreciation, working capital, etc.) and analytical skills to identify problems and opportunities. Ability to lead change.  Posted 2 Days Ago Full time R-126519 About Us Built on 100 years of experience in influenza, Seqirus is a new global company with an exciting future. It was created in 2015 when parent company CSL Limited acquired the Novartis Influenza Vaccine business and combined it with its own longstanding influenza vaccine operations. Seqirus is currently one of the world’s largest influenza vaccine company and a major partner in the prevention and control of influenza globally. It is a reliable supplier of influenza vaccine for Northern and Southern Hemisphere markets and a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and response.  Seqirus operates state-of-the-art production facilities in the US, UK and Australia, and manufactures influenza vaccines using both egg-based and cell-based technologies. It has leading R&D capabilities, a broad portfolio of differentiated products and commercial operations in more than 20 countries.  In Australia and the Asia Pacific region, Seqirus is a leading provider of in-licensed vaccines and specialty pharmaceuticals. Seqirus is the sole supplier of a unique range of products made in the national interest for the Australian Government, including antivenoms and Q fever vaccine. Seqirus’ parent company CSL is a leading global biotherapeutics company with a dynamic portfolio of life-saving innovative medicines. It operates in over 35 countries with more than 27,000 employees. We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building a career that  MAKES A DIFFERENC E. Become part of the Seqirus team today! If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the  Seqirus does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies with respect to the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact the Seqirus human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to Seqirus. The obtaining of prior written authorization from the human resources department is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and Seqirus. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained, any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of Seqirus. Seqirus shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.

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Liverpool, England, Merseyside, L3, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  18272136
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  09/12/2020, 05:59
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