Technology Manager

Job description

Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - King of Prussia
Posted Date: Feb 10 2020

Are you energized by a highly technical manufacturing role that allows you to accelerate efficiency and shape product quality?  If so, this Technology Manager role could be an ideal opportunity to explore.

As a Technology Manager, you will manage certain elements (such as upstream or downstream etc.) of the transfer of primary biopharmaceutical production technologies from R&D, third party clients or Contract Manufacturing Organizations to GMS Biopharm and from GMS Biopharm to other biopharmaceutical manufacturing sites.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career.  These responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Support the introduction and possible scale-up of primary(drug substance) processes transferred from R&D or third party clients for specific products new within GMS Biopharm. 
  • Act as technical GMS Biopharm representative on the technology transfer teams and product development project team for specific products. 
  • Propose strategies and priorities in planning technical transfer/process validation activities within area of expertise.
  • Responsible for process trend analysis and assurance that processes remain within control parameters. 
  • Provide technical training to production staff for new equipment and process technologies as required.
  • Evaluate new technologies for GSK and define technology introduction strategies. 
  • Ensure technical accuracy of process documentation and related documentation for specific products. 
  • May need to contribute to technical oversight of manufacturing operations, facility changes or coordinating technical activities for specific products at GMS Biopharm.
  • Contribute to evaluations of potential fit of prospective new products into GMS Biopharm   

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, engineering or equivalent
  • 5 or more years of work in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulated pharma/biotech environment
  • Experience developing process control strategies and Continuous Process Verification
  • Experience with root cause analysis and evaluating variables influencing process performance

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Master’s degree in biology, biochemistry or chemistry
  • Ability to problem solve and identify technical/scientific solutions to resolve process-related issues
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to influence and gain support on complex issues

Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Agile and distributed decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk
  • Managing individual and team performance.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Implementing change initiatives and leading change.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.
  • Developing people and building a talent pipeline.
  • Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.
  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.

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