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Production Specialist P2

Boxmeer, Netherlands

Job Description

We are looking for a specialist in biological manufacturing with strong interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills, experience with Lean/Six Sigma or ambition to develop.

We have an exciting new job opportunity at our location in Boxmeer and are looking to hire a

Product Specialist Live Vaccines

Welcome in our team

The production facilities in Boxmeer are part of our global animal health production network and manufacture and package animal health products according to GMP standards. Our companies is working according to our specific Production System (MPS), which is based on Lean Six Sigma and inclusion principles. The production organization in Boxmeer consists of several Integrated Process Teams (IPT’s) and Centers of Excellence (CoE’s). The activities of the IPT Live cover the manufacture of live vaccines. Within the department, the Improvement Team (16 FTE) is engaged in the transfer of new production processes to the factory and proactive and reactive improvements of the production processes.

Purpose of the role

Under the direction of the Improvement Lead Live, the Product Specialist Live Vaccines plays a key role in ensuring that our live vaccines are manufactured in line with GMP guidelines and procedures.

Main responsibilities

  • Project management role: Lead IPT-wide projects/transfers, take Site Transfer Coordinator role for product transfers (R&D to site or Site to Site);
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert on product quality related issues and advise the Qualified Person on product quality impact due to changes/deviations in production processes;
  • Act as lead in investigations;
  • Initiate and develop proposals / business cases for (Quality) improvement projects including deliverables and planning for the development and implementation of proposed improvements, in consultation with IPT staff, Quality and external parties;
  • Evaluate consequences of external guidelines, as well as initiate and develop policies and procedures;
  • Assess (incidental) deviations from approved policies and procedures and approve GMP related documents;
  • Support the IPT regarding GMP inspections;
  • Monitor and analyse data (e.g. system and batch data, annual reviews, performance indicators), write or review data evaluation reports;
  • Possible role: SSO (Sub System Owner) of one of the Quality/Safety Systems.

Your profile

  • Preferably academic degree in life sciences;
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in biological manufacturing;
  • Experience in GMP/Quality related role;
  • Result oriented, convincing, initiative, team player;
  • Excellent command of the English and Dutch language;
  • Living at a reasonable distance of Boxmeer.

What we offer

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Our benefits are very competitive, and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect.

  • Competitive salary and a 3% year-end allowance;
  • 35,5 days of leave;
  • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates;
  • Solid Pension Plan;
  • Annual bonus based on own and company performance
  • Travel allowance for commuting
  • Numerous training, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development

Current Employees apply HERE

Current Contingent Workers apply HERE

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Requisition ID: R291542

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