Site Manufacturing Lead
Norbrook Laboratories ltd
Newry, IE
6d ago

In Norbrook we pride ourselves in being one of the top 11 companies in Northern Ireland and in the top 15 veterinary pharmaceutical companies globally.

We develop & manufacture veterinary medicines, supplying products to 120 countries globally. With a strong portfolio of existing products and significant investment in R&D to launch new products annually, we have opportunities for individuals to join us and develop their career in a global company.

Our business strategy is supported by our Values Customer Value, One Team, Results Driven, Excellence, Innovation, and Quality and we support our employees to live the behaviours that creates our culture.

Our on-going success is based on the expertise, knowledge and innovation of our employees. If you are interested in joining our team here at Norbrook and supporting our vision, then apply for this role.

Job Overview

Manage dedicated Manufacturing Suites, responsible for teams producing veterinary pharmaceutical products to the highest standards for distribution globally.

The Site Manufacturing Lead will drive performance and embed a continuous improvement culture in key manufacturing suites, to deliver Customer orders on time.

Adherence with all aspects of the Norbrook Quality Management System and the Environmental Health & Safety system are critical within the manufacturing environment.

Reporting to the Manufacturing Director, the Site Manufacturing Lead will ensure products are manufactured compliantly and aligned with regulatory authority standards globally.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and lead high performing team on one of our 3 manufacturing sites in Newry, managing a 24 / 7 operation
  • Coach & mentor team to drive high standards of performance
  • Responsibility for coordination & planning of the manufacturing schedule, ensuring Customer requirements are exceeded
  • Identify process improvement to maximise output & efficiency of the facility
  • Embed continuous improvement and Quality mindset within the team
  • Responsibility for Operational and Compliance KPIs for manufacturing facilities on site
  • Ensure products are manufactured to the highest standards and associated records are completed compliantly at all times
  • Liaise with and promote teamwork with other departments such as Engineering, Process Excellence, Validations and Quality to ensure all production equipment and areas are fully compliant with all GMP and customer requirements.
  • Lead the change management process for manufacturing issues
  • Actively engage in continuous improvement programmes ensuring that all manufacturing activities are carried out in the most cost effective manner, minimising reject levels and maximising yields to ensuring that daily production targets and annual departmental goals are met
  • Drive a safety culture’ and maintain the highest level of safety standards
  • Adhere to the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice ensuring product is manufactured within the defined parameters of the Quality Management System.
  • Where deviations occur suggest and implement CAPAs. Lead investigations and suggest CAPAs for manufacturing issues.

  • Perform regular internal compliance audits against the appropriate regulations to ensure an audit ever-ready Production facility.
  • Assist with external audits as required

  • Drive high standards of performance within the team and identify development needs / skills gaps
  • Essential Criteria

  • A degree or third level qualification in Pharmacy, Science, Engineering or Mathematics (or a closely related area) or at least 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in a management role
  • Experience and understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing, regulatory, quality and validation requirements, pharmaceutical manufacturing processes (e.
  • g. solid oral dose, aseptic, non-aseptic techniques, API manufacturing and packaging and including materials, sciences and technology activities) and product launch.

  • Manage and be responsible for teams on various shift patterns.
  • Ability to motivate and train team members. Ability to instruct and coach new / less experienced team members.
  • Experience of environmental, health and safety (e.g. complete risk assessments, COSHH assessments, NEBOSH)
  • Knowledge of control of documents (including a document management system).
  • Experience of documentation associated with a Quality Management System.
  • Understanding of production documentation processes.
  • Excellent IT skills (Powerpoint, Excel, Word)
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain compliant & safe working environment, delivering products at high quality and in line with regulatory standards
  • Excellent organisational & communication skills with ability to successfully implement change
  • Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in aseptic manufacturing
  • Experience of inventory control systems
  • Experience of control of cross contamination (microbial or chemical).
  • Duration : Full Time, Permanent

    Location : Newry, Co. Down

    Remuneration : Excellent salary & performance-related bonus

    Benefits : Free Life Assurance, Paid Holidays, On-site Parking, Pension Scheme, Canteen Facilities, Healthcare plan, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Car Insurance, Perks Scheme

    Contact : The Human Resources Department

    Norbrook Laboratories Limited employs a workforce with members of all sections of the community and is committed to appointing people purely on the basis of merit.

    In accordance with our equal opportunities policy we would particularly like to welcome applicants from the Protestant Community.

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