Process Engineering Manager

Posted 12 May 2023
Salary€80000 - €100000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Job type Permanent
DisciplineEngineering Leaders and Specialists
ContactAisling Clements

Job description

Our client is a leading global pharmaceutical organisation with significant operations here, including one of Ireland's leading bulk API manufacturing operations. In addition, the site also offers contract manufacturing and development services. This innovator has led the way in the development of API's and Chemical Intermediates both in Ireland and abroad. At their Irish operations this business currently manufactures some of the world's most important medicines and are continuing to expand that offering with a large capital investment to introduce a new manufacturing suite. Based in North Dublin, the site are now seeking an experience Process Engineering Manager.

The Position

You will have a critical role as a Process Engineering Manager within the Process Engineering Operations Group. This is a senior leadership role and will be responsible for supporting a 24/7/365 world-class manufacturing site. You will be responsible for overseeing the manufacture of API's and Intermediates, as well as the technical transfer and validation of new chemical processes.

  • Responsible for the Process Engineering Team, leading from the front, overseeing their professional development and training activities when required.
  • Overseeing the preparation, start-up and running of processes on plant including the key focus areas of through-put, robustness and yield.
  • Lead all campaign activities to ensure that manufacturing schedules and volumes are met in a consistent and timely manner. This will include managing deviation investigations, yield and cycle time monitoring and solvent use forecasting.
  • Liaise with Maintenance, R&D, QA/QC, Engineering, EHS and other functions, to ensure efficient and safe operation of the manufacturing plants.
  • Manage NPI projects (scale up, technical transfer and commercialisation of new compounds) across the facility.
  • Conduct reviews and recommend CI projects to the wider group.
  • Ensuring that the manufacturing facilities are operated in a manner that meets all current GMP and environmental standards.
  • Providing technical support to ensure that capital projects meet the objectives and needs of the Operations Department.

The Person

  • Have a 3rd level degree in Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry or a related engineering or science degree.
  • Have experience working within the Chemical / Pharmaceutical industry.
  • API/small molecule experience would be an advantage.
  • Possess good interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Have strong collaborative skills with an ability to work effectively in a team environment or on one's own initiative without close supervision.
  • Previous experience in the scale-up or tech transfer of new products would be an advantage.
  • An Operational Excellence certification (yellow, green, black belt) would be an advantage.

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary.
  • Annual bonus.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Private health insurance.
  • A well-established further education program.

To discover more about this opportunity, apply now or contact Aisling Clements at HRM on +353 87 752 1041 for a confidential discussion.