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Tech Transfer Lead

  • Job reference: 926800
  • Location: Dublin South, Dublin
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, IT
  • Date posted: 29/07/2019

Hello all. I am currently seeking a Tech Transfer Lead for an initial 18-month contract with our client in the South of Dublin. Please contact me at for more details

Tech Transfer Lead

  • Description: As part of the client Business Operations and Strategy team, the Project Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of key initiatives and projects in the network of functions, which includes Operations, Supply Chain, Quality, Process Development, Finance and Legal. These activities may include analysing opportunities, project scoping and chartering, project strategy, process mapping and definition, process improvement and re-engineering and change management activities. In addition, the Project Manager will be responsible to align and integrate the client performance management processes and systems across the organization.

  • The role includes leading cross-functional teams to support the development of consistent, robust processes and systems to ensure quality and supply reliability with our contract manufacturing network and may include partnering with Contract Manufacturing Organizations as well. Standardization and continuous improvement is a primary focus for this role. Contract Manufacturing's strategy is to reach lean stability as soon as practical and embody continuous improvement to mature the lean culture.

Primarily responsible for Tech Transfer Lead activities, which may include any/all of the following:

  • Manage multiple cross-functional TT projects of medium to high complexity to CMOs and ensure adherence to the client's tech transfer business process
  • Oversee the activities of all operations aspects involved in Technology Transfer to CMOs to ensure a robust transfer
  • Partner with cross functional team, manage TT related meetings, escalations and drive decision making
  • Coordinate creation/update of TT related documents
  • Partner with legal and GSS to create/negotiate TT related contracts
  • Manage PO/invoices requests/approvals
  • Project management of resource planning, generating metrics/ KPIs and presentation materials for management reviews and governance meetings
  • Enhance process alignment and driving strategic discussions in client management and among the client site teams.
  • Lead of technical change controls for NPI (new product introduction)
  • Responsible for building project plans and team assignments using Gantt charts in MS Project, estimating project cost and adhering to budget, directing and monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, identifying resource needs, performing business quality reviews, and escalating functional, quality, timeline and cost issues appropriately
  • Utilize project management processes, software and methodologies to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards and meet customer expectations.
  • Accountable and responsible for adhering to project cost and timeline
  • Coordinate communication with all areas of the enterprise that impact scope, budget, risk and resources of the work being managed
  • Lead continuous improvement projects that deliver measurable gain in quality, efficiency and alignment within the company. Apply the knowledge, skills, tools of project management / operational excellence (OE) to ensure optimal execution of projects, identity potential savings and continuous improvement initiatives
  • There will be some travel involved with this role, circa 20%, travel to CMOs across Europe

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree (maybe in chemistry, but industry experience preferred)
  • OR Master's degree and 2 years of Project Management experience (Tech Transfer, pharma/biotech)
  • OR Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Project Management experience (Tech Transfer, pharma/biotech)
  • 2 years leading medium to complex projects. (pharma/biotech, ideally small molecule)
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools, resource management practices and change management techniques
  • Understanding international pharmaceutical industry landscape and business principles
  • Experience in small molecule tech transfers preferred
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of analytical tools within MS Excel, Smartsheet, ThinkCell, and other software programs
  • Green Belt or Black Belt certification
  • 1+ year of experience in Lean Manufacturing or Operational Excellence
  • MBA or business operations degree or equivalent experience in business/operations management
  • GMP environment work experience and thorough understanding of biological/chemistry technology transfer processes and timelines
  • Keen financial acumen and knowledge of the end-to-end financial
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work and lead effectively in collaborative/team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and act independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Aptitude to think strategically

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