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Head of Engineering

Recruiter: Hays Recruitment
Location: Bristol
Salary: £excellent and negotiable
Application date: 16th Jul 2018

Your new company 

Avara Pharmaceuticals – an international Pharmaceutical Contract Development Manufacturing Organisation that is rapidly building a global capability by acquiring facilities from leading pharmaceutical companies who have demonstrated the highest quality and regulatory standards.

Avara Pharmaceuticals has grown their portfolio in the acquisition of the Bristol site and are now seeking to appoint the Head of Engineering to their Senior Leadership team to further enhance leadership at the site.

The Bristol Site is a Top-Tier COMAH facility and is also a licensed cGMP facility. Exemplary Process Safety, SHE, GMP and compliance are fundamental expectations of the site and its people.

Your new role 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team during of the transformation of a business that has high ambitions for growth and development.

The company was recently recognised by winning the CDMO Leadership awards 2018 and the Bristol Site is a centre of excellence for manufacturing capabilities.

As Head of Site Engineering you will lead the site asset management strategy, lead site delivery for best practice maintenance performance, provide Functional Engineering capability, lead Facilities Management, Site Utilities, IT and Automation to ensure effective lifecycle management for buildings, facilities and equipment.

You will provide leadership to leading professional engineers and technicians in a combination of direct resources, engineering teams across departments, and external supplier relationships.

You will do so through leading deployment of professional engineering practices to increase reliability of complex process plant as well as ensuring compliance with all relevant statutory and regulatory obligations.

As part of Senior Leadership team, you will jointly develop the site strategy in building a World Class Contract Development and Manufacturing business, demonstrate visible change leadership to achieve stable ongoing operations and enablement of new business.

What you’ll need to succeed 

You will be a highly customer focused leader, motivating, and with a proven ability to drive performance in teams to high standards of service and cost effectiveness through change and process improvement.

You will have experience of leading multi-functional engineering teams in a regulated and contract manufacturing environment where asset performance is a business-critical requirement.

You will have full understanding of GxP, SHE and other regulatory obligations applicable to asset management.

You will be educated to an Engineering Degree level with professionally accredited Chartership or equivalent.

Due to the plant being Top-Tier COMAH site we are looking for a background in asset intense, high hazard process and manufacturing operations.
We are additionally looking for experience of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in a cGMP environment.

What you’ll get in return 

As Head of Engineering you will be part of Senior Leadership Team reporting to the Site Director.

You will have opportunity to be considered as a succession candidate within the company’s plans for senior level appointments.
You will join an organisation that lives its values, centred on excellent customer performance through valuing people.

You will be paid a competitive salary and will benefit from a competitive pension provision.

In addition, you will have access to a wide variety of other benefits including holiday, health scheme and bonus to be discussed at final interview stage.

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