Production Manager – Pharmaceuticals

  • Modern aseptic production facility
  • Opportunity to grow with a business
  • Hawke’s Bay location (this position will be based in Napier)

About the Company:
Based in the beautiful Hawke’s Bay, our client is new to the New Zealand pharmaceutical industry and with highly experienced pharmaceutical professionals behind them, a modern production facility and solid customer base, they are well positioned as a mainstream manufacturer destined to grow.  The company offers a challenging but supportive and rewarding work environment where you have the opportunity to develop as the business grows.
 
About the role:
With the company’s growth comes the need for an experienced pharmaceutical Production Manager to oversee their current production team and provide support and direction as their facility grows. With the facility running new purpose built cleanrooms for aseptic compounding, the Production Manager will manage the production schedule, team rosters, team training and development etc., and ensure demand is met on time while meeting all compliance requirements. The position will also be part of the on-site management team, working collaboratively with the other department heads and ensuring this philosophy is followed within the teams.
 
Experience required:
As a suitable candidate you will need at least 10 years pharmaceutical industry experience, with a minimum of 5 years at a management level and have proven experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Ideally your experience will have been within a sterile compounding or manufacturing facility, but if you have strong cGMP knowledge and experience working to regulatory standards such as those outlined by Medsafe or the FDA then this will also fit the needs of the company.
 
As with all independent growing businesses, you’ll have a flexible attitude towards balancing your core responsibilities with additional requirements of the business. You’ll also be a team player, a mentor to your team and have strong time management skills.  As the preferred candidate you will have:
 

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Science/Technology or similar
  • Previous Production Management experience in a GMP/pharmaceutical environment, preferably within a sterile manufacturing
  • Proven team management and mentoring experience
  • Highly developed communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to continually evaluate the needs of the business and improve the production team accordingly
  • Proven ability to deliver results within tight deadlines

The Company:
Our client may be one of the newer kids on the block in the New Zealand pharmaceutical industry but with highly experienced pharmaceutical professionals behind them, a modern production facility, and a strong customer base, they are well positioned to grow their share of the market.  The company offers a challenging but supportive and rewarding work environment where you have the opportunity to develop as the business grows.
 
Ideally located in the sunny Hawke’s Bay, this is a fantastic opportunity to balance pharmaceutical career with lifestyle in a desirable location. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to live in the Napier / Hastings region to take up this position if successful.
 
For a confidential enquiry or to apply for this position please click on the APPLY button below, alternatively contact Tony De Barr on  04 472 6558, or email tony@trs.co.nz .
Need to talk about pharmaceutical opportunities with someone who knows what they are talking about? Tony has 10 years experience working within the New Zealand and European pharmaceutical industry, including managing a sterile manufacturing facility.  If you have any technical questions about this role or any other pharmaceutical role, then please call him for a frank and open discussion.