Production Shift Manager

Location: Burton upon Trent  |  Staffordshire  |  England
Sector: Life Sciences
Consultant: Harvey Havell
Job Reference: HH/HQ465
Salary: £30000 - £32000
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

My Client within the Pharmaceutical industry is looking for a Manufacturing/Production Shift Manager to join their team. The successful candidate will provide effective leadership, direction, development and support to all process operations including Compression, Granulation and Blending, Coating that results in a high-quality product safely and efficiently. 

The role is working Monday to Friday on a rotating shift pattern between offering a salary £30-32K per annum.

This includes:

a) planning, organizing, directing and controlling production schedules

b) product quality, regulatory affairs compliance, SMP’s, GMP’s

c) training, safe operations

d) employee relations, housekeeping and sanitation, assets and material inventories and their variances

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES

  • Assures that production schedules are formulated to maximum plant advantage and ensure schedules are met.
  • Assures compliance to all procedures and policies concerning all areas of manufacturing, maintenance, packaging, quality, regulatory, logistics, safety and human resources.
  • Supervises manufacturing personnel in equipment setup and operation of critical production equipment and processes in accordance with cGMP’s, SOP’s, product batch records or other approved company documentation.
  • Reviews product batch records for accuracy of entries, compliance to established limits, specifications and presence of all verification signatures.
  • Reviews and verifies work instructions and department documentation.
  • Provides assistance to management in the revision and/or writing of SOP’s to assure accuracy and completeness in conduction the manufacturing process.
  • Plans and organizes the materials and machine time to meet daily, weekly and monthly production schedules for designated area of operation and communicates effectively to production operators and materials groups to support.
  • Selects, trains and supervises employees.  Assures employees understand duties, responsibilities, policies and procedures to include understanding product batch record instructions.
  • Coordinates individual training for the Process Operators (PO’s) to the requirements of cGMP’s, SOP’s, the use of equipment /room logbooks and training guides.
  • Reviews and appraises employee performance against established expectations and company policies. Initiates all personnel and organizational changes for the respective shift according to company policy.
  • Coaches, develops and mentor’s employees in areas of responsibilities and supports development of employees’ skills.
  • Assigns duties to direct staff. Implements improvement ideas and assists with projects as assigned by the Department Manager.
  • Provides leadership and valuable participation in team activities that will contribute to and enhance the overall effectiveness of Company.
  • Initiates maintenance work orders to ensure a clean, safe and effective work environment. Ensures compliance with the Preventive Maintenance Program.
  • Follows all safety procedures within cGMP manufacturing areas, trains and counsel’s employees as required and reports all discrepancies to management immediately.
  • Provides evaluation of issues such as deviations and equipment failures to determine a cause and corrective action. Leads root cause investigation of process deviations within the process operations and obtaining solutions.
  • Uses, updates and maintains business software programs such as ERP, Time & Attendance to support work.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Initiates maintenance work orders to ensure a clean, safe and effective work environment. Ensures compliance with the Preventive Maintenance Program.
  • Follows all safety procedures within cGMP manufacturing areas, trains and counsel’s employees as required and reports all discrepancies to management immediately.
  • Provides evaluation of issues such as deviations and equipment failures to determine a cause and corrective action. Leads root cause investigation of process deviations within the process operations and obtaining solutions.
  • Uses, updates and maintains business software programs such as ERP, Time & Attendance to support work.

KEY SKILLS

  • Industry Experience:  Knowledge of applicable Industry regulatory standards and requirements.  Solid dose manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Communication Skills:  Advanced level of written and verbal communication skills with the ability to read, analyse and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information to plant employees and the general public and lead in a team environment.
  • Reasoning Ability:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Leadership:  Effectively manage competing priorities, adaptable to change, demonstrated ability to accept additional responsibilities and manage tasks through teamwork.
  • Computer Skills: Basic knowledge of computers using MS Office, MS Outlook and business software systems commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry.  Must be able to navigate through spreadsheets, knowledgeable of maintenance work order systems, calibration software, etc.

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