Vaccines Technology Transfer, Technical Operations

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Job description

Primary activities/responsibilities:

· Ensure the highest Quality, Compliance and Safety standards primarily with Technology Transfer but relating to all activities.

· Work within a team to enable the team’s performance within the Vaccine Technology Transfer group in the Technical Operations Dept.

· Responsible for the technical transfer and scale-up of a new process into Vaccines IPT.

· Input into Technical planning and decisions for the Vaccines IPT, to ensure supply of high quality product through tactical planning and execution of production schedules.

· Technical Review, ownership of and approval of Change Control, Quality Notification, deviation and investigation records as required.

· Recommend technical approaches in line with global and local standards.

· Benchmark and remain current with development of new technologies in the vaccine and biopharmaceutical processing field of expertise and seek to deploy process improvements through innovation and utilization of these technological advances.

· Contribute for driving a culture of Continuous Improvement by deploying MPS within the IPT on projects such as: problem solving, reducing cycle time, Lean principles within the new processes.

· Stakeholder management of multiple decision makers, corporate colleagues, cross-functional team by demonstrating the ability to maintain and strengthen trust relationships with people on all levels

· Participate and comply with the MMD Quality Management System (QMS) requirements, including ownership, as relevant.

Continuous Improvements:

Responsible for supporting a culture of Continuous Improvement by championing problem solving tools within Technology Transfer for Vaccines IPT.

Coaching and Training:

ModelLeadership behaviours and understand the MPS principles to drive a culture of continuous improvement building a High Performance Organisation.

Job Experience:

·> 4 years’ experience in biopharmaceutical/vaccines environment

· Demonstrated knowledge in pharmaceutical / biopharmaceutical technical / manufacturing operations.

· Experience of involvement in a technical project an advantage

· Knowledge of Regulations and applicable standards for Quality, Safety, Regulatory within the biopharmaceutical/vaccine area.


· Hon. Degree or Masters in a Science or Engineering discipline (preferably Biotechnology).

· Preference for Lean Six Sigma qualification or experience of application of Lean principles

· Project management qualification such as, Project Management Professional is desirable

· Evidence of Continuous Professional Development

Skill Set:

· Demonstrated knowledge in more than one pharmaceutical or Biopharmaceutical manufacturing operation (e.g. manufacturing, technology, validation, engineering, quality.).

· Demonstrated ability in holding project team members responsible for results and being decisive about non-performers.

· Demonstrated ability to realize improvement initiatives.

· Demonstrated successes in a team environment, such as project teams.

· Demonstrated high level of problem solving and facilitation skills.

· Advanced PC skills such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

· Stakeholder management of multi decision makers, colleagues, peers and cross functional teams.

· Experience in a FDA / HPRA Regulated production environment.


Paul O'Brien

Paul O'Brien

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