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Lilly Associate Director- Biotech Operations in Kinsale, Ireland

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We're looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Main Purpose and Objectives of Position:

The Associate Director provides leadership and direction to the process team to ensure that they meet their short to medium term goals including day to day operations as well as continuous improvement and facility projects within the area. The Associate Director also ensures that the team’s activities are appropriately resourced.

Key Responsibilities:

Daily Operations/Business Management:

  • Participation in the creation, approval and execution of the production plan for the assigned building.

  • Maintain a safe working environment and conduct production activities in a manner that protects safety, environment and quality.

  • Ensure consistency of operations across shifts through active engagement on the production floor.

  • Ensure all necessary systems, procedures, equipment and facilities are installed, qualified, validated, maintained to appropriate standards.

  • Support New Product Introductions into the building as required. Support and provide leadership to the area through site inspections.

  • Own the implementation of the change and improvement agenda for the assigned area

  • Setting objectives for the process team, owning and reviewing scorecard with management.

  • Manage Events as required, ensuring appropriate communication within the team and with external teams. Provide input and approve investigations.

People Management

  • Build a team, creating clear common purpose and good team spirit.

  • Ensure that team members are appropriately trained, and that operating procedures and training material are available and current.

  • Manage people training, qualification and performance. Set job expectations and goals for individuals linked to team/site goals. Develop people.

  • Communicate appropriately with team members regarding site objectives and team business.

  • Ensure the team is adequately resourced to meet the business objectives.

Site Management Role:

  • Manage collaborations, both formal and informal, between the team and functional support groups such as maintenance, engineering, analytical, financial, purchasing and Technical Support.

  • Member of Biotech Operations Mgt Team, Biotech Governance Teams and Site Management

Pre Requisites (Includes experience, qualification etc)

Previous GMP Manufacturing experience and/or experience working with an Operations Team.

Previous supervision/leadership of a cross functional team or project.

Educational/Experience Requirements

Bachelor of Science, Engineering or equivalent experience.

Preferred > 8 years industrial experience in a cGMP environment.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

Strong interpersonal communication skills.

Ability to work independently, self-sufficiently and pro-actively in the performance of work duties.

Ability to resolve conflict and promote good decision making among team members.

Solid understanding of the importance of and basic requirements of Regulatory agencies such as the FDA, HPRA, HSA and EPA.

NOTE FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS

Please note that owing to the Christmas period, this job will be posted for an extended period of time, until 9th January 2023. Reviewing of applications will commence after this date.

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