Operations Lead

  • Contract
  • Dublin

Website Ref:tPM04343

An Operations Lead is required for a biopharmaceutical company in South Dublin. The incumbent will serve as primary production process owner responsible for New Product Introduction and Life Cycle Management Projects and process improvements projects.


  • Function as the site interface between the Product Delivery Teams (PDT’s), and site Manufacturing operations.
  • Develop, review and approve generic batch records and parameter value lists across Formulation, Filling and Inspection.
  • Develop, review and update Production, Engineering, Operating Procedures & training materials.
  • Assist in providing training on scientific or technical aspects of the process/project.
  • Evaluate, plan, and implement solutions for process improvement opportunities.
  • Support scheduling and execution of Characterisation, Engineering and PPQ runs including ensuring all necessary pre-requisites are included on the schedule and assess process performance by observation of floor operations and review of performance data.
  • Provide troubleshooting support throughout the project and on the floor during execution of activities.
  • Hold people to account for delivery and behaviours within Product team.
  • Perform Job Hazard Assessments and Change Control Assessments to determine impact to Manufacturing.
  • Partner with Learning & Performance to define training strategy’s for NPI’s and complex projects.
  • Liaise with Quality Assurance to ensure that GMP standards are maintained in line with current SOP’s, batch documentation and licences.
  • Develop, review and update Protocols for manufacturing activities.
  • Documentation and approval of protocol deviations for manufacturing activities.
  • Liaise with Process Development regarding process changes in an effective and timely manner.
  • Own and lead change controls as required by the NPI Project Team.
  • Review and approve bills of materials.
  • Develop, review and update Product Quality Risk Assessments.
  • Contribute and assist with corporate, FDA, HPRA and other regulatory bodies during company audits.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science discipline.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and regulatory requirements (GMP, EH&S).
  • 3+ years of biopharmaceutical manufacturing experience in Fill Finish or related manufacturing or GMP experience in the pharmaceutical or medical device industry.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong Technical writing skills for GMP documentation (e.g. investigations, procedures, change controls) and good Presentation skills.

To apply for this job email your details to patricia.arrue-elorza@tandempm.ie.