Pfizer Shift Operations Lead in Grange Castle, Ireland
Closing date for applications: 21st March 2018
Lead the shift operations teams in Suite 1 & 2 to manufacture vaccines to the required safety, quality schedule and cost requirements to meet the business needs. Work with the rest of the Operating Unit leadership team to meet the OpU objectives.
Responsible for a safe work environment
Responsible for cGMP compliance
Oversee highly automated process manufacturing operations
Lead budget planning for production operations
Provide leadership to the Right First Time team.
Work with developmental scientists and engineers on equipment installations, validations, and preventative maintenance
Work in collaboration with colleagues for team development
Oversee and proactively address operation and employee relation issues
Responsible for role modeling supportive leadership style but expected to adapt leadership styles as appropriate to the situation.
Coordinate applicable batch disposition activities with quality.
Participate in cross-functional project teams as applicable
Provide input and work with the OpU leadership team to deliver the OpU objectives.
Responsible for integration of Vaccines workcentres
KPIs/ Deliverables for the Role:
Completion of required production to safety, quality, schedule, cycle time and cost targets.
Effective Leadership of a large team to meet the required business requirements.
Key Challenges for the Role (in no particular order):
Being an ambassador for IIF
Instilling Zero Defects mindset within organisation
Being audit ready at all times
Reducing deviations per batch through effective CAPAs
The vaccines process has a high degree of product critical manual manipulations so the opportunity for human performance to affect the process is high.
Budget responsibility for majority of Vaccines spend
Facilitating operational changes to enable increase in batch/week run rates
Development of workforce flexibility between Suite 1 & Suite 2.
Ensuring technician model in place to support future requirements
Ensuring technician experience level is appropriate across all shifts - future proof organisation against predicted turnover.
Developing and facilitating leadership forums for people leaders within Vaccines
Providing a bridge between the shift and days teams so that each team can work efficiently and effectively together.
Ensuring that Supervisors across all shifts work together and with the RFT to provide clear and consistent leadership messages to the technician team.
Visiting teams out of hours on regular basis to ensure F2F communications.
Providing guidance out of hours (nights / weekends) on key operational calls.
Awareness of the 13 serotypes and the individual manufacturing challenges that each one presents
Consolidate gains made and introduce the next steps for Lean Management Systems for Vaccines.
Development of the Shift Champions program to drive operations success (Cost, Quality & Supply)
Identifying ways in which 6 Sigma can be used to improve operations.
Leading Vaccines manufacturing to the next level of World Class Performance through IMEX
Sharing and learning best practice from other sites
Development of the Shift 'In Great Company' Culture so that it becomes a key differentiator for Grange Castle
Min qualification - BSc scientific or engineering discipline (or equivalent)
Third level Qualification in Science, Engineering or equivalent is preferred, though not essential.Exceptions may be considered where relevant skills/experience and correct attitude and behaviors exist (this may be supplemented by further education in parallel).
Extensive experience in Industry Biopharmaceutical/pharmaceutical environment
Specific knowledge of Vaccines manufacturing
Solid experience in a Supervision/management role for > 6 years - preference in manufacturing
Good knowledge of Lean and 6Sigma tools
Leadership roles in Audit F2F with HPRA and FDA.
Specific experience in Change management and supporting colleagues through change
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbents may be asked to perform other duties as required.
Ensure the GC OWNIT ! values form the basis of how the team operates
Implement and ensure team adheres to all HR Policies as appropriate
Manage Core time management for all FTE'S & Report out performance
Complete regular One: Ones with all direct reports
Ensure contingent staff are managed appropriately - performance, training, 1-1
Develop SMART Objectives for the full team
Develop development plans focusing on the 70:20:10 guidelines
Develop CI capability and utilize CI tools to drive improvements within your area
Proactive engagement with key stakeholders.
Recognition is actively practiced by you and your team
Best practices developed and shared with other teams /sites.
Best practices actively sought and copied.
Complete regular Talent Management
Foster a Feedback rich environment for shift operations
Please note there is no relocation support for this role and a valid work permit is required.
Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.