Validation Team Manager - Biotech

Posted 01 August 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Full Time
DisciplineLarge Molecule
Contact NameFernand Desjarlais

Job description

Mantell Associates is partnered with a leading Biotech organisation in their search for a Validation Team Manager, responsible for managing the Validation Team.

You will provide expertise in biotechnology process validation, cleaning validation, transport validation, continuous process verification and related activities. Furthermore, you will oversee the execution of processes validation, cleaning validation and transport validation ensuring efficient, timely validation, and registration of new processes.

Validation Team Manager - Responsibilities:

  • Manage a Validation Team by organising the work of the subordinate team to make the most effective use of working time and task execution, monitoring the status of ordered tasks

  • Represent the company of development pre-validation / validation strategy, including the strategy for supportive studies

  • Supervise and monitor activities between all departments involved in process validation, cleaning validation and transport validation

  • Initiation of the monitoring and continuous process verification phase and compilation of the first APQR

  • Contribution to the overall strategy and plans of TT projects scope of which includes the process validation phase, including the creation of schedules and budgets

  • Supervision and/or development of validation plans, scientifically sound technical strategies (with validation team), contingency plans, identify obstacles and propose possible solutions

  • Assessment and planning of resource needs (full time, investment, external costs), strategies and schedules

  • Form and lead a validation team, setting team priorities and meetings, coordinating team activities, ensuring compliance with EHS and GMP guidelines

  • Supervision of updating documentation and / or project tracking tools as planned

  • Supervision and/or development of the main validation documentation (e.g. protocol, report)

  • Support the production of the master batch report and documents related to the validation of the DS manufacturing process

  • Review and coordinate the delivery of input data to key documents and registrations for accuracy and completeness

  • Participate in preparations for and in the inspections of pharmaceutical regulatory authorities

  • Coordinate the preparations for the production campaign (as part of the validation of the active substance manufacturing process)

  • Participate in the development and updating of procedures and documentation templates as part of validation of manufacturing processes, cleaning validation and transport validation

  • Contribute to the optimization of validation processes

Validation Team Manager - Requirements:

  • Higher education in the field: biotechnology, pharmacy or related

  • Strong professional experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry in the production area and process validation, cleaning validation and transport validation

  • Several years of experience in managing a team

  • Experience in working with recombinant proteins on a production scale

  • Practical knowledge of process validation (for biotechnological products), cleaning validation and transport validation

  • Excellent knowledge of GMP, EMA and FDA requirements and current guidelines for process /cleaning /transport validation in the biotechnological industry

  • Experience in keeping process and project documentation

  • Ability to identify and solve problems independently

  • Very good knowledge of MS Office and MS Project

Mantell Associates is a specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences headhunting firm. For more information on this role, please contact us at +44 (0)20 3854 7700.