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Compounding Isolator Supervisor

Req #: 170009EX_en
Location: Thetford, ENG UK
Job Category: Manufacturing
Date Posted: 10/30/2017 4:20:54 AM
Baxter International

Job title: Compounding Supervisor, Thetford

Reporting to: Thetford Compounding Unit Manager


Business: Medication Delivery

Sub business: Compounding

Country: UK Location: Thetford


This role is accountable for delivering all manufacturing targets for the department within the constraints of the financial budget, and in compliance with the manufacturing license, EHS legislation, customer and Baxter requirements. This includes full compliance with all corporate quality systems, policies and procedures.

In addition the role will provide technical knowledge and guidance for all aspects of the department’s activities, such as aseptic compounding, facility and equipment management, stock handling, procurement and management of workflow, including the implementation of continuous improvement initiatives using Lean Manufacturing tools.

Results will be achieved through dynamic leadership of the manufacturing team enabling all staff to achieve their maximum potential.

The job holder will have day to day interaction with the compounding Quality team and facility maintenance team on site, and with manufacturing personnel at other UK sites.



 Financial Management

o Maintain head count and manufacturing spend within the agreed financial budget.

o Drive efficiencies through Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement programmes.

 Quality Assurance

o Ensure compliance with all GMP, Regulatory & Corporate requirements.

o Work closely with the QA team to drive process improvements.


o Drive a ‘zero lost time’ injury culture using proactive tools and techniques, (Safety Observations).

o Work with site EHS representatives to ensure compliance to requirements

 People Management

o Drive results through proactive leadership, coaching and motivation of the manufacturing team.

o Ensure all PMO reviews are completed and all key staff have development plans in place

o Ensure adequately trained personnel are available to meet the needs of the business

 Facilities Management

o Ensure the manufacturing facility complies with current GMP guidance

o Facilitate regular GEMBA walks as part of the facility maintenance programme.

 Communication and Training

o Regularly communicate with all site staff on Business performance, new initiatives and team progress.

o Ensure all staff understand their responsibilities.

o Ensure training is conducted with staff to enable them to complete their jobs in compliance with the Baxter quality systems and country regulations

o Communicates changes to staff, ensuring appropriate training programs are executed.

o Facilitate daily manufacturing governance meetings

 Decision Making

o The job holder will be required to take decisions on prioritising demand requirements ensuring patients and customers do not encounter outtages.



Degree level or equivalent


Breadth & Depth of experience 2 years experience of working in a pharmaceutical manufacturing operation at a supervisory level

Field of expertise: Ideally experience in all or any of the following:

Aseptic compounding

Lean manufacturing




Language skills

Languages Spoken Written Read



Computer Skills

Familiar and comfortable with using MS Office, including Excel word and Visio.


1 Basic

MS Word, email systems, powerpoint Visio

1 Particular knowledge required



Technical skills

 Aseptic compounding

 Lean manufacturing

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