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Technical Services Manager

Req #: 180005XJ_en
Location: Dublin, L IE
Job Category: Engineering
Date Posted: 3/21/2018 8:08:55 PM
Baxter International

Description

About Baxter
Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-centre dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; surgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services. The company’s global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries. Baxter’s employees worldwide are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.
 
A Career That Matters
Baxter’s employees are united in a mission to save and sustain lives. We are passionate about applying scientific innovation to meet the needs of the millions of people worldwide who depend on our medically necessary therapies and technologies. We focus on increasing access to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, and pursuing creative collaborations that bring our mission to life for patients every day.
 
The Role
The Technical Services Manager will provide technical engineering input and solutions to issues associated with automated equipment and associated utility and building services. Project work to include the management: scope, design, validation and commissioning of turn- key projects.
 
Work to deliver Lean manufacturing processes: to include evaluation and introduction of automated systems for both existing and new concepts.
 
The Technical Services Manager will function as a dual site role working in Deansgrange and Sandyford compounding units.
 
  • Provide visibility on Technical Services activities and Projects to Baxter leadership team.
  • Lead and manage the Technical Services team performance via oversight of their day to day and project activities.
  • Implement continuous improvement and development of Technical/Engineering systems and procedures.
  • Project execution and planning.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Comply with EHS/GMP/GDP/company and corporate policies and external regulatory requirements
  • Management of facilities service contracts for critical and non- critical systems
  • Form close relationships with the EMEA technical services team, sharing best practice, key contacts and expertise 
  • Manage and control of day to day needs and requirements of each compounding unit with respect to facility related issues, prioritizing and scheduling works to fit in with production needs, at a hands-on level when required.
  • Responsible for project program from design through construction and commissioning, management of project risk, resources and cost control, ensuring the project is completed on time, within budget and to the required standards and regulations.
  • Act as a liaison between stakeholders, designer and construction companies to ensure good communication of all activities.
  • Bring together technical process inputs from Baxter to find best design proposal meeting all requirements.
  • Develop and regularly update detailed project plans for capital projects and general facility work programs
  • Produce monthly update of plan to include delays and opportunities to recover.
  • Preparation and compiling detailed User Requirement Specifications for modification of existing infrastructure and processes to new concepts
  • Collate and present financial forecast on monthly basis to manufacturing manager
    • Committed expenditure
    • Forecast expenditure
    • Estimates still waiting to be defined.
  • Maintain overall picture of capex budget
  • Achieve all quality requirements in process
  • Ensure all GMP requirements are met during the construction and fit out phase

 

 

Qualifications

 

Qualifications
 
  • Degree in an engineering/science/healthcare Technology discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environmental is essential.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a management position for Engineering or Project teams.
  • GMP manufacturing environment experience is necessary.
  • Knowledge of GMPs in a sterile manufacturing environment and relevant validation requirements.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines and respond well to time constraints
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Good professional standards and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team based environment, and the ability to manage a wide range of specific tasks
  • Good organizational and coordination skills
  • Good communicator and team worker
 
 

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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