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Manufacturing Process Specialist

  • Job reference: 927380
  • Location: Cork
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing & Facilities, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 02/09/2019

Orion Group are looking for a Manufacturing Process Specialist for our multinational pharmaceutical client based in the Cork area on an initial 12-month contract with the potential to extend.


Job Purpose
We have an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Process Specialist to join our team in Cork. The specialist should have a keen aptitude for implementing and maintaining business systems and improving processes within the operations department.

Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Supports manufacturing investigations, troubleshoot technical issues and provide general technical service support for manufacturing facilities and marketed products
  • Reviews and updates documentation of the production processes, recommending modifications as appropriate
  • Actively participates in Continuous Improvement processes within the Operations department and works cross functionally with operations, marketing, quality assurance and research and development to identify opportunities for cost and process improvements
  • Participate in and lead various initiatives and cross-functional investigations as directed by the Senior Operations Manager
  • Support Identifies new materials, performs test and delivers studies
  • Provides technical solution for cost improvement, business continuity and/or process excellence
  • Performs activities including reformulation, manufacturing process improvements, manufacturing site relocations and qualification as required
  • Takes an active role in project team/technical project activities that focus on cost improvement, business continuity and/or process excellence
  • Identifies, tests and implementation of new technologies, to ensure materials and process techniques are continuously updated, fostering production efficiency and costs improvements
  • Prepares documentation for submissions and preapproval inspections as required

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • Previous Supply Chain experience preferred
  • A minimum of degree level in a recognised qualification
  • A minimum of 2 years of operational experience in a complex multi-national company/environment desirable
  • Experience working in a API environment or with previous pharmaceutical experience
  • SAP knowledge is an asset
  • Team player with an ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational abilities and a hands-on mentality
  • Focus on patients and customers at all times
  • Great attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication, written and oral
  • Working on own initiative to achieve both individual and team based targets
  • Excellent team player with strong customer focus
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent time management skills with good multi-tasking ability

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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